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Does your basement or laundry room get hot a humid? Do you live in a humid climate that causes damp in your rooms in the house? Then you need a dehumidifier for the ideal solution to make life comfortable again. High humidity in a living environment can lead to growth of mildew and mold, as well as other little nasties like dust mites. Allergies can also be irritated by high humidity making life sticky, sweaty and filled with sneezes.

Living with high humidity in the home doesn’t have to be an issue any longer. Our range of dehumidifiers such as our 12L Dehumidifier, 26Lite Dehumidifier or even our mini dehumidifier offer a practical, portable solution to solving your relative humidity woes in your home or office. Let’s take a look at why you would need one of these units in your home and the benefits it offers you for improved living comfort.

How it works

Dehumidifiers use fans to push air over refrigerated coils that draw moisture out of the air and then drip it into the collection tank. To ensure that you get the best-operating effectiveness from your dehumidifier unit, you should make sure that you match the unit to the room size. This is critical and getting the wrong measurements and matching dehumidifier will not solve the issues you have.

Dehumidifiers are quiet in operation, but still produce a little hum that can be tested in the lower range of 60 decibels or less, which is about as loud as people whispering. Modern dehumidifier units are also energy efficient, saving money on your operating costs which can be re-allocated to other areas of your household budget.

A good dehumidifier should be able to remove humidity from the air quickly and efficiently, even in the toughest, damp conditions such as a basement. That being said, even a dehumidifier has its limits and if your home has a leaking pipe that is causing damp, then you do not need a dehumidifier, you need a plumber. Dehumidifiers work wonders but can’t perform miracles, make sure that you know the source of the issue before you go about finding a solution for it.

If you need a dehumidifier, then the best portable dehumidifiers work as a ‘whole home solution’ and give you the ability to wheel them between any room in the home for easy dehumidifying action.

Fix Existing Problems

Even the best dehumidifier may not work effectively if too much outside moisture seeps into your home. Unclogging gutters and checking that downspouts are directing rainwater at least 3 feet from the house can help. For more information, read about the spring fixes that can help keep water from seeping into your home.

Large dehumidifier units take about 75 pints of water out of the air every day, while medium units do around 40 and the smaller ones about 25 pints per day. They typically come as stand alone units for larger home installations or office spaces and also as small portable units that can be mounted on castors and used in any room.

Most portable dehumidifiers come similarly equipped, but a few special features are worth looking for. Dehumidifiers come with programmable memories and LCD displays that feature timers, sleep modes and anti-frosting technologies that keep their maintenance to a minimum while making their operation smarter.

If you need a dehumidifier, check out the GMC Dehumidifier, with its high capacity and complete portability. If you have any questions on what would be the right solution for you, then call into our offices and speak to a knowledgeable member of the GMC Aircon team that can help you solve your humidity issues in your home or business. Email us your query and we will work with you to find the solution for your needs. You can also check out our dehumidifier instruction manual here.

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