Dehumidifiers Buying Guide


Getting Started

Humid indoor air can cause damage to your home and furnishings and also promote the growth of mold and dust mites. Purchasing a quality dehumidifier can erase those issues. Controlling humidity levels is important because too much moisture in the air can cause health problems like allergies and asthma to worsen. Purchasing a quality dehumidifier is a smart way to solve all of these problems.

Why Purchase A Dehumidifier?

How They Work

Dehumidifiers work a lot like air conditioners. Warmer, moist air comes through the dehumidifier and then crosses cooled coils. This process causes the moisture in the air to condense on the coils, thus the moisture is pulled from the air by lowering the temperature.

Ideal Spots for Your Dehumidifier

•  Basements •  Crawl spaces insert photo here •  Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms •  Garages / workshops •  Spa / indoor pool areas •  Water-damaged areas


As always, you need to determine a solid budget for buying any new appliance. Prices for dehumidifiers range from $200 to over $1,000. You want a quality product worth your money, but you obviously don’t want to spend more than you need to.

What Size is Best for You?

Three Types of Dehumidifiers


Water Capacity & Water Removal


The major brands of dehumidifiers are Kenmore, LG, Whirlpool, GE, and Haier. These all offer a number of great options with wide price ranges.


Buying a humidifier is a great investment for your home, saving you money in the long run. Dehumidifiers are available as large or small units like many appliances. Options for moisture amounts the machine can remove are also a consideration, as well as some fancy high tech features. With careful consideration and a well thought out budget, there’s no reason you can’t buy a humidifier perfect for you.