Pint capacity is the amount of moisture in pints that a dehumidifier model can remove from the surrounding area in 24 hours. The paintability is affected by the size of the area and the initial humidity within that area. Generally speaking, models with a paint capacity of less than 70 pints are suitable for domestic or residential use, unlike models with capacities greater than 70 pints, which would be suitable for commercial or industrial applications. Choose a dehumidifier that fits the space where it will work.
To get a dehumidifier of the right size, you need to know the square meters of the room you want to dehumidify and have a general idea of the humidity levels of the area. It is important to choose the right size of the dehumidifier. Otherwise, the unit may not be able to remove enough moisture from the air and it will waste energy by working too much. For best results, select the correct sized unit based on the square footage of space you need to dehumidify.
If your space is at the upper limit of a dehumidifier's capacity, choose a larger size to ensure efficiency. It is also imperative to consider the noise level when choosing the right dehumidifier, especially if you plan to run the unit at night or if your children are going to sleep near it. If you are going to buy primarily the unit for your bedroom, you should limit the sound level to no more than 40 to 45 decibels. In addition to interrupting sleep at night, high noise levels can also hinder productivity during the day.
If you want to get a heavy dehumidifier, you should look for a model that has carrying handles and wheels. You can move the unit much easier that way and the wheels will allow you to clean the floor under the unit easily. Many people may put off buying a dehumidifier because they attribute it to a large investment. Before examining the technical specifications, it is essential to describe the reasons for buying a dehumidifier.
Everyone likes to buy things at low prices, but that's not the best thing to do when buying one of these devices. Many of the functions found in these devices are completely unnecessary, but there are some that you should look for when buying a dehumidifier. If you don't see a size chart with the model you plan to buy, ask a retailer for the AHAM Selection Guide.