When embarking on your quest to suck the dampness from the air, there are a few things to consider. Dehumidifiers have three major things to look for.
First, make sure that the dehumidifer can handle the square footage of the area where you’ll be placing it.
Second, check to see how much water the moisture collector can collect per day. Most dehumidifiers can remove 50 pints of water from the air per day. In most cases, you won’t need more than that unless you’re dehumidifying a particularly damp basement or a flooded room.
Third, most tanks we looked at can only hold around a gallon of water. That’s 8 pints. So you’d be emptying the tank around six times a day. Not ideal. If emptying a water tank day in and day out sounds like a drag, look for a dehumidifier that has a continuous drain option.
This means you can connect a drainage hose to the tank. Then, you can put the other end of the hose in the sink, a big bucket, or a floor drain, and the dehumidifier will empty itself automatically.