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How to Choose a Dehumidifier for Crawlspace& Basement?

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Choosing the Right Capacity Dehumidifier


►Crawlspace and Basement Series Dehumidifier
When you are choosing a dehumidifier, the first thing you need to figure out is what's the size of place you need to dehumidify and what's the capacity of a dehumidifier.

Crawlspace& Basement series dehumidifiers focus on eliminating high humidity in challenging environments in those tight crawlspace and basement where mold, mildew growth, musty odor and corrosion can easily appear. With optional water removal capacity ranging from 55 pints/day to 90 pints/day.
Horizontal configuration and unique dual airflow outlets makes this series a professional dehumidifier for crawlspaces and basements. this series machines are stackable to save the room. Every dehumidifier is ENERGY STAR qualified for super energy efficiency. And they continue to remove water at lower temperature.

►Using chart to match the capacity and space area
Dehumidifiers from this series have moisture removal capacities varied from 55 pints/day to 90 pints/day to meet different capacities from customers. . So choose a suitable dehumidifier, first step you should know how much the size of the place you need to dehumidify before matching it with machine's capacity. Below is a very simple chart help you to find out the right capacity based on space conditions and space square footage:

So before using this chart to help you choose the right size dehumidifier, you have to know the current environment of the space, is it slightly damp, moderately damp or very damp? Well, the moisture you want to remove is always depend on several factors, such as the number of people living in the space and the routine activities. More people in a space can produce more air breathing and that leads to excessive moisture. And houses with low height are more prone to condensation and dampness.


After your judge of space environment, then just match the environment with the space square footage you owned, finally you can get a dehumidifier's capacity data, such as 70 pints, and this is the dehumidifier capacity for a specific size area dehumidification.

Which Dehumidifier Model Do You Need 
When choosing the right dehumidifier, not only the item's price that you should consider at present, but also the long-term electricity consumption. Conventional dehumidifiers consumes more power to remove moisture in the air, while AlorAir's Dehumidifiers with Energy Star Rated can save a lot of energy with machine drying the dampness and purifying the air. You can save up to $250 per year in energy cost with dehumidifier working for your families. As the dehumidify have functions like drying machines, air purifier, using one machine can help you main a consistent relative humidity of 50% or less, you will no longer have to keep the thermostat at low, uncomfortable temperatures once used to control inner house humidity, and that also save your expense on purchasing a thermostat or a air purifier.
The below charts show series features and you can compared those series for an accurate choice:
Consider Room Conditions
When choosing the right type of dehumidifiers for real life applications, you might not just depend on the chart as conditions vary in real usage. For example, if a small place has multiple people in it, then more moisture will be produced by breathing or daily activities, such as taking a shower or baking or cooking. If any of the below conditions are right for you, you will have to add more pints to the product when choosing:

●If your place is located in a humid climate, add 10 pints.
●If multiple people live or have routine activities in the space, add 5 pints.
●If your space have many doors or windows, add 5 pints.
●If there's a washer and dryer nearby, add 5 pints.
Still Have Questions?

Not sure what's best for you?

We know choosing a dehumidifier isn't an easy decision. To learn more about dehumidifiers, you can write us emails by sales@alorair.com, we are glad to solve your any doubt about choosing products. We want to serve you and try our best to make your living space healthy and comfortable.

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