Dehumidifiers are convenient devices to have around. Especially when you live where there is high outdoor humidity levels. Summers can get very sticky. Or, you have certain rooms in your home with poor ventilation or no ventilation.
Here are ways to find the best place:
The first step is to make sure your dehumidifier is close to the source of the air moisture.
What’s the source of the excess moisture? Is it coming from within the house, like from a shower or an laundry room? Or is it coming from somewhere else, like a window or a door?
It is more efficient to place your dehumidifier near the source of moisture. Your dehumidifier will absorb moisture before it can spread to other areas.
What is the size of the room you need to dehumidify? The ideal positioning of the dehumidifier is also influenced by the size of the space. Is it a big room, like a living room or a basement? Is it a small space, like a bathroom?
If it’s a large space, you’ll want to put the dehumidifier in the center of the room to get the best coverage. In a small room, the exact placement is less critical.
Do you have an exhaust fan? Is there anything blocking air circulation into or out of the dehumidifier?
Dehumidifiers need clearance from neighboring objects to maintain airflow. This means you should keep your dehumidifier away from furniture, walls, and things. Blocking airflow means your dehumidifier won’t work its best.
4. Types of dehumidifiers
The type of dehumidifier also plays a role in where to place it! Some designs are compact and can fit in any space, even small tight spaces.
Others blend in with your household appliances. There are also larger types like crawl spaces and whole house dehumidifiers.
A portable dehumidifier is a good choice if you need to move it from one room to another.
The goal of all types of dehumidifiers is to achieve a comfortable level of humidity.
When you are looking for a reliable dehumidifier, size is always a factor. The mini and small dehumidifiers work best in small tight spaces. The large ones work in bigger more humid spaces.