Dehumidifier Reviews Top 15 FAQs

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Do you have some FAQs about dehumidifiers, humidifiers, or controlling humidity around your home?

Then please check our frequently asked questions section below as we may have the answer you are looking for there. If not, feel free to send us a message using the form at the bottom of the page and we will do our best to find an answer.

Frequently Asked Questions…

How much power does a dehumidifier use?

Many factors impact the amount of power used by a dehumidifier. This includes the size of the unit, how long it is in operation per day, the size of the room where you are trying to control the humidity, how much humidity is in the air, and how efficiently it operates.

How do you get rid of condensation?

There are many ways to reduce condensation in your home. The solution can be as simple as opening a window, fixing leaks, and diverting water to run away from your home. Other methods include using dehumidifiers (including room, whole-house, basement, or crawl-space dehumidifiers), or installing extractor fans that remove humidity.

How much does it cost to run a dehumidifier?

The cost of running a dehumidifier depends on the size of the appliance, where it is being used, how long it is in use, and whether the appliance is operating correctly. It is safe to say that smaller units used in smaller spaces for less time per day will use less energy than larger-capacity dehumidifiers in bigger rooms operating longer hours.

How do you get rid of moisture under a house?

One of the most effective ways to remove moisture from under a home is with a crawl space dehumidifier. These devices will not only reduce the moisture content in the small space but will regulate the humidity level to where it is safe for both you and your home.

How do you control humidity in an incubator?

There are specially designed incubators that have control humidity during incubation. As humidity levels have to be higher during hatching than during incubation, these devices work well as they can control the humidity levels and temperature during the incubation period.

How much is a dehumidifier?

Many factors determine the cost of a dehumidifier. The main factors are the size, then the type of dehumidifier, as well as features (such as auto-on/off, remote and display, etc), and brand. For example, a dehumidifier that uses a compressor will likely cost more than a desiccant dehumidifier that uses special material to withdraw moisture from the air.

What is a desiccant dehumidifier?

A desiccant dehumidifier uses a chemical compound to pull moisture from the air. There are different types of desiccant dehumidifiers depending on the type of chemical compound being used (disposable and rechargeable are two examples).

What is the best dehumidifier?

The best dehumidifier for one person may not be the same for another. That is because different types of dehumidifiers are better than others in certain applications. For example, the best dehumidifier in an RV won’t be the same as one needed to dehumidify a whole house. It comes down to how and where the dehumidifier is being used.

How do you keep moisture out of a gun safe?

A dehumidifier will keep gun safe moisture content under control. Two different types are designed for use in a gun safe. They are electric dehumidifiers or desiccant dehumidifiers. Both have advantages and disadvantages depending on the gun safe.

How to install a dehumidifier in a gun safe?

An electric dehumidifier requires a hole drilled into the gun safe to permit an electrical cord to pass from the inside of the safe to a wall outlet outside of the safe. Desiccant dehumidifiers just sit on a shelf or the floor of the gun safe and do not require a hole to be drilled into the wall of the safe.

What is a hygrometer?

A hygrometer is a measuring device. It is used to measure the amount of moisture in the air. In other words, it measures humidity levels.

How does a humidity sensor/hygrometer work?

A hygrometer is a measuring device used to determine the amount of moisture in the air. There are many different types of hygrometers and each uses a different technology to read the humidity level.

How do you measure humidity?

The amount of moisture in the air is the humidity. It is easy to measure by using a device called a hygrometer. The hygrometer determines the moisture content in the air and displays it as a measurement either in a digital or analog format.

What does a hygrometer look like?

There are two different types of hygrometers when you are discussing their appearance. There are digital and analog hygrometers. Digital ones are usually in a box style and have LED displays. Analog hygrometers have a dial with a needle that points to the humidity level on the dial.

Where do you place a dehumidifier?

There are three main considerations related to the placement of a dehumidifier. They include the size of the room, where the humidity is coming from, and if there is anywhere in that room where airflow is restricted. The dehumidifier should be able to operate freely with proper circulation.


  1. SEQUOIA D SCHROEDER on July 23, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Suggested Question: What is the “healthy” or desirable amount of humidity in a home?

    • Admin on July 23, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Hi Sequoia
      Thanks for your question.
      Humidity in your home between 40-60% is generally considered ideal. However, it does depend on how warm or cool the area is.
      Please see this article for more information.

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