Recommended Dehumidifier Features

Some people just buy the first dehumidifier they see that looks good. If you spend a little more time looking at what options are included, you can be sure that you are getting a more useful machine.

Here are some features to look out for:

  • Auto shut off when the water storage tray is full, or better still, a continuous drainage system that requires no maintenance at all. These usually require a floor level drain in the room that they will be used, but if that option is available to you it will save a lot of time and effort in the long run.

  • Some sort of visual indicator that the water tray is full. (Assuming that you don't have a continuous drainage system).

  • Built in humidistat (humidity meter / hygrometer) that can automatically control the humidity of the room. This is a vital feature to prevent the air from becoming too dry.

  • For larger units, wheels make them much easier to manoeuvre.

  • A frost sensor that will switch off the unit if it gets too cold.

  • An on/off switch. This may sound silly, but without one you will need to be able to reach the main socket, and that is not always convenient.

  • Extras such as an air filter can be useful to some people, particularly allergy sufferers.

  • Variable fan speeds. (most dehumidifiers have them).

  • Low noise levels. Everybody likes a bit of piece and quiet.

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