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Best Dehumidifiers for Home and Cars in India | 2020 Guide

Best Dehumidifiers for Home and Cars in India

During rainy seasons, humidity levels rise like a flood especially during a storm. Many parts of Indian weather is already very humid. Therefore buying best dehumidifiers can help protect your clothes from smelling musty and your things from getting moldy.

However, with plenty of brands and models to choose from, it can prove challenging. To help you, we’ve prepared a few guidelines to make sure you choose the best dehumidifier for your home. We’ve also included a list of some of the top dehumidifiers to buy online in India, so make sure to check that out.

List of Best Dehumidifiers of Medium and Large Capacity

BEST DEHUMIDIFIERSTANK SIZECAPACITYWARRANTY
POWER PYE ELECTRONICS5.5 litres20 litres2 Years
POWER PYE ELECTRONICS ABS2.3 litres12 litres2 Years
CRANE Dehumidifier2.6 litres12 litres1 Year
Origin Novita Dehumidifier6 liters30 litersN/A
WHITE WESTINGHOUSE6.5 litres30 liters1 Year

List of Best Mini Dehumidifiers to Buy in India

BEST MINI-DEHUMIDIFIERSTANK SIZECAPACITYWARRANTY
Hysure Dehumidifier 500 ml250 ml2 Years
ANSIO Dehumidifier500 mL250 ml2 Years
KEDSUM Dehumidifier500ml250 mlN/A
Gurin Thermo-Electric 8 oz16 ozN/A
POHL SCHMITT Dehumidifier500 ml/17 ozN/AN/A

Detailed Review of Large and Medium Capacity Dehumidifiers

1. POWER PYE ELECTRONICS Dehumidifier

Power Pye electronics’ 20-litre dehumidifier can work up and dehumidify a room as wide as 280 sqft to 380 sqft and also used for the purification of air. This dehumidifier regulates the humidity and dampness in a room and thus reduces your cost of air-conditioning and thus give you a low power bill.

POWER PYE ELECTRONICS Dehumidifier

Thanks to the inbuilt air filters, apart from deterring excess moisture present in the air, this dehumidifier also gives you cleaner and safer air to breathe inside your home. In order to upgrade the device’s purification, you buy additional HEPA filters.

There is also a clothes dry mode on the device which lets you dry your clothes inside your own home with great ease. 

The large LED display gives you a clear idea of humidity levels in a room and lets you toggle the desired temperature levels. There is also a timer included in the dehumidifier that lets you set the desired duration for which you wish the dehumidifier to run for.

It has a memory function pre-built inside it that is super helpful in cases of power outages. Whenever there is a power outage, the dehumidifier not just shuts down automatically but remembers the power state it was in while shutting down. When the power comes back, it resumes to its previous operating mode on its own.

The device also has an auto-frost technology which is perfect on cold damp rainy days when all of the evaporation might get your dehumidifier frosty.  

The operation of this device is pretty standard. Basically, the device has two coils; Hot and Cold. While the fan brings in the air from the room inside, it is heated up, passed on to the cool coil which condenses the air. The water generated thus is then stored into the dehumidifier’s tank while the air is heated back to the original temperature and released back into the room.

The reservoir tank has a 5.5-litre capacity and the LED screen lets you know when it is time to empty the tank. Overall, the device has a total of 20 litres air dehumidification capacity.

The only con for this device would be that the heated back temperature is slightly higher than room temperature. Also, the entire process of dehumidifying the air is noisier than expected. 

Winding up, the performance of Powerpye branded model is excellent and best to use in a home, offices, cars, and public areas. It can be used to regulate the humidity levels and purify the air. Hence it is considered as the best 3 in 1 air purifier and dehumidifier device that utilizes 320-watts of the power supply. It even comes with a 2-year onsite warranty.

PROS (good things)

  • Clothes dry mode option.
  • Large LED display.
  • Auto-frost technology.
  • 320-watts of power supply.
  • 5.5 litres of water tank capacity.
  • 45˚-90˚ of oscillating function.
  • Backed with 2-years onsite warranty.
  • 1˚-35˚C of the temperature display range.
  • Suitable for room size up to 280-380 sq.ft.

CONS (poor things)

  • Heats up quickly on continuous operation.
  • Warranty does not include gas leakage or liquid emissions.

2. POWER PYE ELECTRONICS ABS Dehumidifier

An economic alternative to the Power Pye 20 litre Dehumidifier, the Power Pye 3 in 1 Dehumidifier is quiet and sleek. It comes with a 12-litre performance capacity, a 2.3-litre capacity water tank and is easily fit for a maximum room size of 300 sqft.

POWER PYE ELECTRONICS ABS Dehumidifier

A definitive noise improvement over its 20-litre version, this device is specifically designed to operate silently and also be energy efficient at the same time. 

The device runs at a pace of 1.5p per hour(fast) and has a massive air purification capacity of 7.5 L/Kwh. This means that the device costs you very less on electricity bill too. 

By design, the device is sleek, slender and is something that you would not feel shy to place at the centre in a room. Smooth by touch, the dashboard on top of the device is similar to its predecessor, the Powerpye 20 litre version. It has a large LED screen and with ample toggle buttons to switch different temperatures, timer and modes of operation.

While the cloths dry mode, helps you dry out clothes, there is also a temperature control within the dashboard. It lets you maintain the desired temperature of the output of the device thus making it work as some of the best air conditioners too. You can change the humidity levels of the room. While there is a maximum of 90% humidity removal, it is advised that you start out with smaller chunks of 20% or 50%.

You can even toggle the speed of the fan which will decide how quickly the room gets dehumidified. Higher speed fan can get your room dehumidified in about 5 or 5.5 hours whereas a low-speed fan takes about 7 hours.

Once the tank is full of water, the indicator lets you know and you can remove it or replace it. This tank, with its 2.3-litre capacity, is made out of polycarbonate material and is thus sturdy. 

There is a basic air filtration unit present within the device which aids in air purification. If you wish to use device for complete air purification, you can get a HEPA filter which further purifies the air inside the room.

Apart from this, the device also has an automatic turn off feature along with a timer setting. Place the device on a timer and sleep peacefully. The autodefrost keeps the device from not getting jammed or cold when you are not looking around.

The laundry plus option is specifically built to aid you to dry off your clothes on a rainy or on a non-sunny day. A child lock button present on the device is perfect if you have any kids at house or you happen to have large fingers too. 

Easy to use and go about, the device also comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty but this does not specify warranty for any gas or fluid leakage.

PROS (good things)

  • Sleek Build
  • Silent in Operation
  • 2.3 Litre storage capacity 
  • 12-litre performance capacity
  • Large LED screen
  • Easy to use dashboard
  • Automatic turn off and on
  • Timer option
  • Laundry mode
  • Auto Defrost
  • Sturdy Polycarbonate build
  • Child Lock
  • 2 Years manufacturer’s warranty

CONS (poor things)

  • Pricing is high
  • Warranty does not specify gas or fluid leakage.

3. CRANE Dehumidifier

With aesthetically pleasing looks and competitive pricing compared to most to large volume luxury dehumidifiers, the Crane Plastic Dehumidifier is perfect for a room even of the size of 350 sqft. 

CRANE Dehumidifier

Thanks to its compact size, you can easily place it on a desk, under the furniture or even in the corner of a room. The Crane dehumidifier comes with a 2.6-litre storage tank and a dehumidification capacity of 12 litres. 

With a 24 hour automatic timer, you can set the device to the desired time setting and leave it. It shuts down automatically and it also can turn back on when the humidity in the room rises. In cases of a power outage, the device has the ability to remember its previous power settings.

Silent in operation, the humidity control range of the dehumidifier is between 40% and 80%. The fan has an oscillating capability between 45 and 90 degrees which makes it easier to cover almost every inch of the room. 

There is also a clothes dry mode for drying your clothes inside the room on a rainy day. The auto defrost will take care of the removal of any frost being generated on the device. 

Though the LED screen is large and well lit, the buttons are a bit small. In order to compensate for that and to protect the device from any child pressing any random buttons, there is also a child lock feature. 

With a manufacturer’s warranty of 1 year, it is safe to say that this is a worthy product for small families and medium roomed houses. But keep in mind that the warranty does not cover for any liquid or gaseous emission. Also, make sure that you place the device in a vertical position for about 5 hours immediately after taking out the device out of its box after delivery. Clean the air filters and the tank once every 10 days for best results.

PROS (good things)

  • Compact and stylish in design
  • Silent in operation
  • 350 sqft room capacity
  • 20-litre performance capacity
  • 2.6-litre storage capacity
  • Automatic shut off
  • Auto defrost
  • Large LED screen
  • Child Lock
  • 45-90 degree fan oscillation for better coverage of the whole room
  • 1 Year manufacturer’s warranty

CONS (poor things)

  • Warranty does not cover fluid or gaseous emissions
  • No proper air purification than other dehumidifiers

4. Origin Novita Dehumidifier

The next best product is the origin Novita dehumidifier. It will condition your environment by removing the excess moisture in air and thus provides ideal humidity levels. This ND838 comes with a water tank capacity of 6 liters, with continuous drainage option and can work to dehumidifier the room with wide coverage area of up to 300 – 350 sq. ft.

Origin Novita Dehumidifier

This energy-efficient dehumidifier has various features like timer function, focus drying function, anion mode, semi-purification mode, semi-permanent built-in ionizer, child-lock function, auto stop with full tank indication, and it comes with an extraction capacity of up to 30 liters/day.

The lightweight, compact, and portable will make this dehumidifier a prefect choice for every one and it suits even in small storage spaces. This heavy-duty performance dehumidifier will consume 405 watts of power supply that let you breathe comfortably.

The airflow of this dehumidifier will be 250 cubic meter per hour and has rotary compressor with a noise level of 46 dB, which operates quietly and even suitable to use in baby rooms. The auto restart feature will resume the operation when once the power comes on and auto resume feature will pre-set humidity levels maintained on power resumption. It can maintain from 80% relative humidity to even as low as even 30% of relative humidity in room.

The child-lock function will prevent your child mishandle unknowingly by changing the operating mode. It works as an air purifier, dehumidifier and a clothes drier that makes it must to have for drying your clothes inside the home with great ease. Its outer case is a robust and sturdy frame with ergonomic handles and its caster wheels will allow for easy movement. Its drawbacks are that run with 405W power consumption and it won’t have any warranty period.

PROS (good things)

  • Have features like auto restart, auto resume, auto shut-off, child lock and semi-permanent built-on ionizer.
  • Comes with 30-inch drain pipe and has wide coverage of 300 – 350 sq.ft.
  • Small and compactable size
  • 46dB max noise which works quietly
  • Set the temperature on device from 5 to 35 degrees centigrade.
  • Comes with a clear instruction manual.
  • Has two separate modes – air purification and dehumidifier.

CONS (poor things)

  • Consumes 405W of power
  • Doesn’t come with any manufacturer’s warranty.

5. WHITE WESTINGHOUSE Dehumidifier

A famous and beloved American brand, the White Westinghouse’s plastic house tranquil dehumidifier is perfect for large rooms of 300 sqft. It can go on for very long periods of time thanks to its massive 6.5-litre water storage tank.

WHITE WESTINGHOUSE Dehumidifier

Apart from the standard 6.5-litre tank, there is also an option of continuous drainage. This essentially means that you can ditch the tank and directly place a pipe which drains out all of the water accumulated out into the bathroom.

Also, the dehumidifier comes with a 30-litre performance capacity. Thus no matter how humid your city, room, cupboard, bathroom or your clothes are, this can handle it with more than simple care.

The dashboard comes with a large LCD display with 6 different toggle buttons which manage functions such as frosting, fan speed, temperature and humidity control. 

Speaking of humidity, the device can maintain from 90% relative humidity to even as low as even 30% of relative humidity in the room. 

While the automatic humidistat takes care of the humidity in the room, the auto frost takes care of any frost developed within the device during operation. With a promise of silent operation, the maximum noise limit is lower 45 dB. 

Working as an air purifier, dehumidifier and a clothes drier, the device comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. Please note that this warranty does not cover for any fluid or gas leakage.

PROS (good things)

  • 6.5 Litre tank capacity
  • 30 Litre working capacity
  • 45 dB max noise
  • Large LCD Screen
  • Minimum 30% humidity to high as 90%
  • Automatic Humidistat
  • Auto-defrost
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

CONS (poor things)

  • Pricing is high
  • 300 Sqft for coverage (expected higher coverage for such a heavy-duty product)

Detailed Review of Best Mini Dehumidifiers to Buy in India

6. Hysure Mini Dehumidifier 

Another mini dehumidifier in the list, the Hysure portable dehumidifier camp pump up a volume of about 250ml/day. But given the small and portable nature of the device, it is designed to work in about 10-20 square meters of space.

Hysure mini Dehumidifier

At an optimum 30 degrees celsius, the dehumidifier can bring the humidity up to RH 80% which is an impressive feat for such a small and portable device.

Quiet in operation, the maximum noise generated by the Hysure dehumidifier is less than 37dB. Compact in size and highly flexible in usage, the device never takes up too much space on any surface or box.  

So silent and handy that you can use this device to keep the room humid and damp free for babies and toddlers to sleep in peace. Place it on your desk, beside or under your bed and sleep/work in a quiet, damp and mould-free environment.

There is also an automatic shut off that powers down the device when the tank is full (it gives you a cup full light indicator) so that you can empty the tank. On typical humid days, you would maybe need to empty the cup once every 2 days at max.

Given the size of the dehumidifier, it hardly costs you any electricity (consumes just 21W of power). It does not use any additive chemicals and is an eco-friendly device. 

One of the only and major con that we found with this otherwise great device is that nowhere within the packaging does the seller/manufacturer mention warranty. There is, however, a 2 year extended warranty that you can purchase at the manufacturer’s website

PROS (good things)

  • Compact in size
  • Quiet
  • Seamless in function
  • 250ml tank capacity
  • Can remove up to 80% Rh
  • Consumes just 21W of power
  • Automatic Shut Off

CONS (poor things)

  • Covers just about 10-20 sqft of room
  • Does not specify the manufacturer’s warranty but users can purchase an extended warranty

7. ANSIO Mini Dehumidifier

Next on our list is a personal and one of the most economical dehumidifiers. The ANSIO electric is a portable mini dehumidifier which has a tank capacity of 500 ml and can purify up to 250 ml a single day.

ANSIO Dehumidifier

Highly compact and portable, this dehumidifier is a perfect fit for college students, bachelors and even for small storage spaces that need to keep the goods dry. Place it inside a clothes cupboard to keep your clothes, photography or electronic equipment dry, always. Place it by your study desk or by your bed and get to breathe fresh air. 

It can remove moisture and humidity from your closed quarters of about 40 sqft area. Power it on and you can have it running for about as high as 4 hours. In rainy cities like Kolkata or Mumbai or Bangalore, you can easily place this in your small-compact bedroom and can expect a dry room when you enter.

Ideally, when the device is set at 30 degrees C, it can reach its capacity of dehumidifying almost 250 ml. Depending on the humidity of the air in the room, this would mean pulling down the humidity of the room to about 80%. 

The automatic shut off feature of the device will turn off the device if the tank reaches full capacity or if it reaches its maximum dehumidification capacity of 250 ml continuously.

Noisier than advertised, you can still use the device for just about fine and without much complains. The device comes with a 2 Year manufacturer warranty too.

PROS (good things)

  • Compact
  • Economic
  • Automatic Shut Off
  • Ideal for small rooms and closets for keeping clothes and electronics dry
  • Saves up on electricity 
  • 2 years manufacturer’s warranty

CONS (poor things)

  • Tad bit noisy
  • Very small capacity (250 ml tank)

8. KEDSUM Mini Dehumidifier

Yet another mini dehumidifier, the KEDSUM thermo-electric dehumidifier is small, compact and is also FCC approved. 

Small but powerful, this device could work its magic in even large rooms of 150 sqft. Apart from bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens, you can use this small and handy device in closets, laundry rooms and even cars. Perfect to remove not just damp mould or humidity, but also the odours that accompany it.

KEDSUM Dehumidifier

It has come with a 500 ml removable water tank that is good at deterring almost 250 ml of moisture per day (when used continuously). There is an auto turn-off feature which will switch off the dehumidifier when the tank is full.

The ultra-quiet whisper technology works as advertised. While there is no total quietness, the sound it emits is low and almost negligible. You can barely hear it work.

Designed to fit almost anywhere, it has a simple dashboard. This contains an on/off button, water level indicator on the front. There is also a protective anti-skid mat at the bottom.

Along with the dehumidifier, you will also get a DC power adapter (9V/2.5A) and an instruction manual to guide the new users. If you’re not familiar about installing a dehumidifier in home, then the read/follow the setup guide, instructions, do’s and don’ts, and warning labels given on the instruction manual.

The lightweight and portable design make the device easy to carry from one location to another. Besides all, it generates a very little noise of 42 dB which is suitable to use for baby rooms.

PROS (good things)

  • Thermo-electric cooling.
  • Suitable for 150 sq.ft rooms.
  • Generates little noise of 42 dB.
  • Removable 17.6 0z water tank.
  • Portable and lightweight design.
  • Removes 8.8 ounces of water/day.
  • Automatic turn off and LED indicators.
  • Ultra-quiet Peltier whisper technology.

CONS (poor things)

  • No disclosure of warranty information

9. Gurin Thermo-Electric Dehumidifier

Next on our list is a highly compact, lightweight, and portable electric dehumidifier. The Gurin thermo-electric dehumidifier works with advanced Peltier technology (with no compressor) or whisper quiet technology that makes it lightweight and quiet.

Gurin Thermo-Electric Dehumidifier

It comes with 8 oz of water in water tank and holds up to 16 oz of water, which you can detach to empty it easily on daily basis. It is perfect for spaces up to 1100 cubic feet, which suits best for bathrooms, basements, closets and any small to medium sized rooms where humidity and dampness is a big issue. Also, it fits easily on your workbench, safes and desk.

Its auto shut off feature will shut the unit off whenever the water reservoir is full and the built-in LED indicator will let you know when to empty the tank reservoir. All you need is just plug in the dehumidifier to clear the humidity out of air with 80% relative humidity, even at 86-degree Fahrenheit. It effectively extracts the moisture from the air and store in its spill proof reservoir.

With low power consumption, you can save a lot in your electricity bill. The in-built air filters will provide you a clean and safe air to breathe inside the home. A 9V DC power adapter comes along with this product to make it run smoothly. The clothes dry mode on this device will let your clothes dry inside the home.

PROS (good things)

  • Compact, portable and lightweight
  • Automatic shut off
  • Ideal for small to medium sized rooms with 1100 cubic feet.
  • Saves a lot of electricity
  • Operates quietly due to whisper quiet technology.
  • The built-in LED display will let you know when the tank is empty.

CONS (poor things)

  • Very small tank capacity (473 ml tank).
  • No warranty
  • Comes with 110V, which is not suitable for Indian sockets having 220V.

10. POHL SCHMITT Dehumidifier

This POHL SCHMITT is a Switzerland based portable dehumidifier will clear the excess water from air in no time. It comes with a maximum water tank capacity of 17 oz/500 ml that makes it suits perfect for dehumidifying small living spaces with limited ventilation like cellars, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry room, and basements, where moisture build up commonly.

POHL SCHMITT Dehumidifier

Its ultra quiet Peltier technology that work quieter and make the dehumidifier as perfect one even for baby’s rooms, offices, and bedrooms and thereby helps to live a happier and healthier life by reducing and maintaining proper level of humidity to make it feel comfortable.

This cleanse air and let you stay healthy even in humid climate, as it triggers allergies and other breathing disorders. It reduces the mold developing on clothes, fabrics and furniture. This dehumidifier will bring humidity from 80% down to 65%.

PROS (good things)

  • Small, compact, lightweight, and efficient
  • It runs smoothly and suits best for small spaced areas.
  • Ultra quiet Peltier whisper technology will make it run quietly.
  • Easy to use as air purifier, & dehumidifier.

CONS (poor things)

  • Comes with small tank capacity of 17 oz
  • No disclosure of warranty information.

Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose a Best Dehumidifier?

In the market, there are different types of dehumidifiers and each serve a different purpose. So here are the guidelines to choose best dehumidifier in India.

1. Choose the type of dehumidifier based on season and space

There are 4 types of dehumidifiers: compressor, the desiccant, hybrid, and Peltier type. Find out what makes each of them unique to determine which one will suit your needs best.

a) Compressor dehumidifier: Best for summer and rainy seasons

Compressor dehumidifier

The hotter the weather, the more effective a compressor dehumidifier. Compressors humidifiers take in hot humid air and condense it on cool metal coils.

However, these tend to be bulky and noisy, so you might want to think twice about where to place it.

b) Desiccant dehumidifiers: Disposable, Rechargeable, and Full-Size

Desiccant dehumidifiers

There are different types of desiccant dehumidifiers:

  1. Disposable desiccant humidifier: It uses silica gels to absorb moisture from the air. It’s used for tiny spaces like a kitchen cupboard or closet. They have to be thrown out once they’re full of water.
  2. Rechargeable desiccant dehumidifier: It functions similarly to the disposable type, except that once it’s full it can be recharged and used again. Although this type doesn’t need electricity to function, it will have to be plugged it for you to recharge it.
  3. Full-size consumer grade desiccant dehumidifier: It sucks in the air, heats it up, and cools it down to take out the moisture. It has the tendency to warm up a room, so it’s best used for the cooler ber-months. It also uses up more electricity than the compressor type, so keep this in mind.

c) Hybrid dehumidifier: Good for throughout the year

Hybrid dehumidifier

Hybrid dehumidifiers combine the benefits of a compressor and a desiccant dehumidifier. You can use this all year round and in any place. It uses a compressor, so it’s a bit bulky and can be pricey. It’s extremely convenient though, so we’d recommend it if you can afford the splurge.

d) Peltier dehumidifiers: Compact and silent but not that powerful

Peltier dehumidifiers

Peltier dehumidifiers are smaller, so are used to dehumidify smaller parts of a room like a closet or a cabinet.

They use a Peltier type cooling device similar to that found in computers, which makes it less effective than compressor or hybrid dehumidifiers. They’re also small enough to take on-the-go.

2. Get a dehumidifier to suit area of your space

All dehumidifiers have the coverage area they can dehumidify. Smaller sized 4-6L dehumidifiers are best for 20-25 sqm rooms, while larger 6-8L ones are best for 25-30 sqm rooms. Though you need to remember that concrete rooms and wooden rooms will have different effects on a dehumidifier’s performance.

  • Wooden rooms tend to reduce its performance by 50%, cutting the actual coverage area in half.
  • For those who hang their laundry inside the house, it would be best to choose the product with a larger coverage area than the said room.

The following tablewill help you in choosing the right modeland will help you understand the water extraction capacity (in liters) per 24 hours depending on the dampness level of the area.

Dampness Level In The Area1000 Sqft1500 Sqft2000 Sqft3000 Sqft
Moderately Damp (50 – 60% Humidity)7 Litres8.5 Litres10.8 Litres13 Litres
Damp  (60 – 70% Humidity)9 Litres10 Litres12.7 Litres15 Litres
Extremely Wet (70 – 80% Humidity)10 Litres12 Litres15 Litres17 Litres
Wet (80 -100% Humidity)11 Litres14 Litres17 Litres19 Litres

3. Choose a dehumidifier that is easy to clean and maintain

Just like an air purifier, a dehumidifier should be cleaned once every 2 weeks.

  • More specifically, you will need to clean its filter and tank, so make sure to select a model with an easy to remove filter and tank.
  • Mold can grow quickly inside dehumidifiers, so pay careful attention.

There are dehumidifiers with an auto clean function, but these will be more expensive.

4. Check any additional features as per your need

Dehumidifiers can also come with extra features to help make your life easier. Let’s look at some of them.

a) Clothes drying: Hanging laundry indoors

It’s especially difficult to do your laundry during the rainy season. It’s unbelievably humid and cloudy, so it’s almost impossible to dry your clothes. Some dehumidifiers offer this specific function that not only sucks out the moisture in the air but also blows air towards your clothes to help it dry quickly.

Drying clothes indoors can also cause a stuffy smell. Some humidifiers can also come with an option that keeps bacteria from multiplying, thus keeping the smell at bay.

b) Auto shut-off or timer feature

Dehumidifiers with a fully automatic mode can automatically detect the humidity levels in a room and work accordingly. Those with a night operation mode can work quietly so as not to disturb your sleep.

If you’re busy to turn off your appliances, then make sure to get one with an auto shut-off function or timer.

c. Whisper quite technology

The technology used for this is Peltier technology. It aims to reduce the amount of noise produced from the device. This kind of device is good to be placed in kids room, elder’s room, kitchen, or bathroom. They work to let the appliance work quietly with minimal amount of noise.

d. Defrost option

This is very essential if you live in a warm climatic area. It is because the heat exchange coils present frost when the temperature fall below 15 degrees. The defrost option prevent the coils from freezing up. So, prefer buying energy certified dehumidifiers that frosts the temperature between 40-45 F.

Why You Should Buy a Dehumidifier?

Apart from removing excess moisture from the air, there are many benefits of having a dehumidifier at your home.

  • Prevents growth of mold and mildew: By maintaining an optimum humidity level, the dehumidifier helps in preventing the growth of mold or mildew. Generally, they grow and reproduce in hot and humid conditions above 60%.
  • Takes care of the allergens: High levels of humidity can also lead to the growth of allergens, airborne bacteria, etc. The dehumidifier helps in reducing the irritation caused to the skin and respiratory system caused due to the allergens.
  • Pest Control: Pests like spiders, cockroaches, and centipedes also reproduce at a higher rate in a moist environment.
  • Protects your property: Due to high humidity levels, you can notice the interiors of your house spoiling. Because of the moisture, wood can warp, crack, or even split. Not only just wood, but metal things also get spoilt and you can notice rust over them. Using a dehumidifier can prevent your house form deteriorating.
  • Bad odor: When humidity mixes with allergens and fungus, it creates a foul smell. After a point, it gets difficult to get rid of this odor using a room freshener too. A dehumidifier can help you get rid of this odor.
  • Water Stains: High humidity can also lead to water stains on the wall or furniture. It can ruin the entire house.

Common Questions about Dehumidifiers

1. Which is the best place to put a dehumidifier in home?

Dehumidifiers can be placed in a room with a high level of humidity and dampness. Dehumidifiers should be placed away from walls to allow enough air circulation.

2. What is the typical life span of a dehumidifier?

The average life of residential dehumidifiers is 3-5 years. However, the life of a dehumidifier depends upon its usage. A person who uses the dehumidifier entire year is likely to encounter more problems as compared to someone who uses it occasionally. Also, using a small dehumidifier for a large room will deteriorate a dehumidifier’s life.

3. Can I sleep with dehumidifier on all night?

Yes. A dehumidifier helps to keep the air moist enough (balances the water percentage in the air). So, you can keep the dehumidifier on all night. It helps to keep your airways moist and help proper breathing all night.

4. Do dehumidifiers use a lot of electricity?

Yes, they use quite a lot of the energy. You would be spending around Rs.300-400 in a month if you use them for 12-14 hours a day constantly.

Over to You

Best fix for humidity levels at home is investing in a good humidifier. In this post, we have listed best dehumidifiers for home, cars and bathrooms based on different capacity.

POWER PYE ELECTRONICS and Hysure Dehumidifier are among our top pics. But you should choose the one that falls under your requirement or price range.

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