7 DIY Homemade Dehumidifier Options (How to Make Your Own)

Humidity can cause a lot of expensive damage to your home and belongings. However, buying a dehumidifier also carries its own cost, and if you don’t have a major dampness problem, you might be reluctant to purchase one. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to because there are some great homemade dehumidifier … Read more

How to Fix Dehumidifier That’s Leaking Water? Why Is Dehumidifier Leaking?

Dehumidifiers are meant to take moisture out of a room, not put it back in, so if you notice your dehumidifier leaking, something isn’t right. A leaking dehumidifier can damage your belongings, and if left untreated, it will cause irreparable damage to the appliance, so it’s important to fix the issue quickly. In this guide, … Read more

Types of Dehumidifiers (Residential vs Commercial)

Dehumidifiers play an important role in managing humidity. They can protect your home and belongings but also play a vital role in many industrial processes. However, you have to use the right type of dehumidifier, or it isn’t going to be effective. There are many different types of dehumidifiers, and it’s not always easy to … Read more

How Long to Run Dehumidifier to Maximize Its Value? When to Turn it Off?

Dehumidifiers can protect you and your home, but only if you use them properly. If you aren’t running them for the right time, then it might not be having an impact, or it could be costing you more in electricity! So how long should a dehumidifier run? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer, and it will … Read more

Do Dehumidifiers Cause Fire? How To Protect Yourself

Millions of homeowners use a dehumidifier every day to protect their property from mold and mildew, but is it actually safe to be running them? I have often pondered over this question, as safety for myself and my family is my number 1 priority. To help make my home a safer environment, I have done … Read more

Which Dehumidifiers Are Made In The USA? (13 Reliable Brands)

US made products are something you can trust, and buying a dehumidifier made in USA can offer better value than cheaper brands with overseas production. However, there are a lot of manufacturers out there, and it isn’t always easy to tell which dehumidifiers are made in the USA. In this article, I’ve compiled all the … Read more

Dehumidifier Vs Air Conditioner – Which Is Better To Buy?

Over the past decade, I have installed countless air conditioners and dehumidifiers. They have a lot of similar components (fans, condenser coils, vents), but they are designed to do very different jobs, and they aren’t interchangeable. So, which do you need in your home? In this guide, I will answer that question and give you … Read more

What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need? (Size Chart For Homes)

When it comes to dehumidifiers, size matters, and if you want to deal with humidity properly in your home, then you need to get the right size dehumidifier. Last year, a family friend asked me for help because he couldn’t lower the humidity in his damp garage. He was using a good quality dehumidifier, but … Read more

How Do Dehumidifiers Work? (Explained For Homeowners)

I use dehumidifiers every day to remove excess humidity. There was a time when I didn’t know anything about them and my home was suffering badly from damp and moisture issues. Over the years, I’ve worked with all kinds of dehumidifiers to solve a wide range of problems, but back then, I had to do … Read more

How To Install a Whole House Dehumidifier (DIY Explained)

I use portable dehumidifiers in my house because humidity only really affects my basement and garage. However, I’ve worked with homeowners who had damp and humid conditions across their entire home, and for them, portable dehumidifiers just weren’t enough. Instead, they needed to have a whole-house dehumidifier installed. Installing a whole-house dehumidifier can be a … Read more

How To Recharge a Dehumidifier? (Safe DIY Guide)

I deal with hundreds of cases a year from homeowners where a dehumidifier is running but not impacting the humidity levels. There are a few reasons why this can happen, but I find with older models that, it’s usually a sign that the dehumidifier needs to be recharged. I’ve worked in the HVAC industry for … Read more

How To Reduce Humidity Without a Dehumidifier (6 Easy Ways)

Several summers ago the humidity level in my home got uncomfortably high. So I began researching and found lots of natural methods you can use to remove excess moisture from your home. These can range from changing your habits or taking on some DIY work to stop moisture at the source. In this guide, I’ll … Read more

Where To Place Dehumidifiers? (Best Positions Explained)

I have dehumidifiers in my basement, garage, living room, and bedroom, and they all manage the humidity perfectly. This isn’t just because I’ve bought the right models, it’s because they are set up in just the right place. The right dehumidifier placement will help you bring down the relative humidity to a comfortable level quickly, … Read more

Do Dehumidifiers Have Freon? (Refrigerants Explained)

I’ve used dehumidifiers for years in my home, and I’ve even installed them in warehouses and building sites. I tend to use refrigerant dehumidifiers because they work more quickly, but when certain types of Freon were banned in 2020, I started to look more closely at what refrigerants are being used in dehumidifiers.  The majority … Read more

What Should I Set My Dehumidifier At? (Explained By Chart)

I have dehumidifiers in my basement, garage, living room, and bedroom, and they are all programmed differently. This is because they have different jobs to do, and a key part of managing your indoor humidity is setting your dehumidifier to the right level.  Over the years, I’ve used a wide range of dehumidifiers in lots … Read more

Will A Dehumidifier Kill Mold? (Explained For Homeowners)

For years, I couldn’t understand how the mold in my home kept coming back so quickly. That’s when I realized that cleaning wasn’t enough, I had to control the indoor environment too. Dehumidifiers are one of the most powerful tools for managing your indoor environment, so I started to ask the question – can a … Read more

How To Clean a Dehumidifier (Easy 11-Step Guide)

I use dehumidifiers in my home every day and it’s shocking how quickly dirt builds up on the vents. But that’s just the dirt I can see, and there’s a lot more dust and debris building up inside the appliance. Over time, this dirt can stop a dehumidifier from running. That’s why I make sure … Read more

How Much Water Should a Dehumidifier Collect In a Day?

Understanding how much water a dehumidifier can manage will determine how and where you use it. In my home, I have a large capacity dehumidifier in my basement to manage the high humidity and a smaller dehumidifier in my bedroom because it’s drier. This works well for me, but the amount of water you need … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Run a Dehumidifier? (Solved!)

My energy bills have almost doubled in the past few years, but one of the ways I keep my electricity bill low is by selecting the right appliances in my home. I’ve used lots of different dehumidifiers and there can be a big difference in how much energy they use. By understanding the running costs, … Read more

Do Dehumidifiers Use a Lot of Electricity? (Explained!)

Understanding and managing the energy consumption in my home is a priority for me. It lets me stay in control of my electricity bills and keep my carbon footprint as low as possible. That’s why I know exactly how much electricity my dehumidifiers use. I rely on dehumidifiers to manage the high humidity in my … Read more

Can You Drink Water From a Dehumidifier – Is It Safe?

When I was in college I had a dehumidifier running in my bedroom. I noticed a few inches of water gathering in the tank every day and it got me thinking, can I drink dehumidifier water? That’s why I first started looking into the science behind dehumidifier water, and the answer is no – you … Read more

Does a Dehumidifier Cool a Room – Will It Help?

A few summers ago, there was a big heatwave in my area. I have an AC installed, but I started wondering if I could use a dehumidifier to manage the temperature too. Unfortunately, it didn’t take me long to realize that dehumidifiers are not designed to cool a room! That’s what air conditioners are for, … Read more

9 Best Quiet Dehumidifiers (Ranked By Noise Levels)

16Products Tested45Hours of Research27Reviews ExaminedDehumidifiers help me to manage the high humidity in my home, but I also have two young kids, and the last thing I need is a noisy dehumidifier waking them up all the time. That’s when I started researching which dehumidifiers were the quietest.   In this guide, I’ll share what I’ve found … Read more

7 Best Dehumidifiers for Water Damage (2023 Reviews)

14Products Tested35Hours of Research56Reviews ExaminedA standard residential dehumidifier won’t be powerful enough to handle flood water damage, and you need a specific type of dehumidifier that can reduce the moisture content quickly. In this guide, I’ll share the best 7 dehumidifiers for flood damage, which I have tried and tested. These will dry out your home and … Read more

4 Best Dehumidifier And Air Purifier Combos (2023 Reviews)

45Hours of Research37Reviews Examined11Products TestedSwitching to a dehumidifier and air purifier combo unit was a natural way to get the best of both devices.I know other homeowners would benefit from a combo unit, so I have tried and tested various brands to find the highest-performing models.In this guide, I’ll introduce the 4 best dehumidifier air … Read more

9 Best Whole House Dehumidifiers For Perfect Home Air

22Products Tested70Hours of Research112Reviews ExaminedI live in a humid area, and a portable dehumidifier can’t properly manage the indoor moisture levels. That’s why I use a whole home dehumidifier instead.Whole-home dehumidifiers aren’t cheap, and it isn’t easy to determine which model is best for your home. I wanted to make it simpler for homeowners and … Read more

9 Best Dehumidifiers for Basements (2023 Reviews)

16Products Tested44Hours of Research65Reviews ExaminedWhen you need to use a dehumidifier to help remove moisture from your basement, a regular dehumidifier just won’t cut it. You need a basement specific dehumidifier that can manage the task. Basement dehumidifiers are more powerful, durable, and faster-acting than regular residential models. In this guide, I’ll show you the 9 best … Read more

Air Purifier Vs Dehumidifier: Pros & Cons For Air Quality

Air purifiers and dehumidifiers are powerful machines that can significantly improve indoor air quality. However, I’ve encountered many people unaware of how they work or which one to choose (you might need both). As someone intimately familiar with these machines and who has struggled with allergies and respiratory issues, I know firsthand the benefits of … Read more