When looking at humidifiers, try to factor in all the costs. Impeller and ultrasonic vaporizers might be less expensive initially, but the cost of using distilled water or demineralization cartridges and filters could make them less cost effective in the long run. Evaporative filters have wicks that will need to be replaced which can also run... read more >>
If you frequently smell musty odors or feel damp spots on the floors or walls of your basement, laundry room, or storage area during warm, humid weather, you need a dehumidifier.
The recommended humidity level inside your home during the summer is around 40 to 50 percent, and very humid conditions over an extended period can leave you uncomfortable... read more >>
Placement is important as well. If the unit has an air vent on the top, it can be placed against the wall, but if it lacks an air vent it should be placed away from any walls or furniture to allow for proper air circulation. All doors and windows should be kept closed while the dehumidifier is on, as this will increase the efficiency of its operation.... read more >>
Dehumidifiers need little upkeep or care. The following simple procedures are sufficient:
Always unplug the power cord before cleaning the unit. For regular cleaning, dust the grilles or louvers with a soft brush or the dusting attachment of a vacuum cleaner. Either dust the cabinet or wipe it with a damp cloth. Every few weeks, scrub the... read more >>