By admin | June 27, 2010
If you’re currently in the market for a dehumidifier, you may be trying to decide between a whole house dehumidifier and a portable dehumidifier. If so, you should be aware that both types come with a number of pros and cons.
Whole House Dehumidifiers
As the name suggests, whole house dehumidifiers are able to dehumidify your entire home as result of being directly linked to your home’s heating and cooling systems. Depending on the brand and model you select, these dehumidifiers can be conveniently adjusted with either a remote control or a manual keyboard option. The primary downside to this type of dehumidifier is its price tag. Most whole house units are sold at a minimum of $3,000. Additionally, as these units are directly connected to your heating and cooling system, you may see an increase in your heating and cooling bills if the device is frequently used.
Portable dehumidifiers are convenient in that they’re able to go wherever you go, ensuring that you won’t be bothered by humidity even on long strips. As an added bonus, most portable dehumidifiers sell for $20 to $100, making them affordable on virtually any budget. Their primary downside, however, is their inability to cover large amount of space, as their effects generally do not extend beyond a single room. Regardless, unless you live in a mansion, it would be more cost effective to purchase a portable dehumidifier for every room of your home than to buy a whole house model.
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Whole House Dehumidifier vs Portable Dehumidifier
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