Do I Need A Dehumidifier?

When to use a dehumidifier -

Use a dehumidifier when a room feels damp. Rooms that feel damp and smell musty have a relatively high humidity level. Using a dehumidifier can restore the room to an ideal relative humidity. If the walls feel damp to the touch or have moldy patches, a dehumidifier should be used frequently.

A dehumidifier is necessary if you have experienced flooding in your home. Use a dehumidifier constantly to help remove excess moisture from the air.

Use a dehumidifier to improve health problems. People suffering from asthma, allergies or colds can benefit from a dehumidifier. A dehumidified room can enable some people to breathe more easily, clear up sinuses, and improve coughs or colds.

What size to get -

Choose the right size dehumidifier for your room’s square footage. The best size of dehumidifier to buy depends on how big the room is that you want to dehumidify. Measure the square footage of the main room where you’ll use the dehumidifier. Match that to the size of dehumidifier.

Choose the right capacity for the dehumidifier. In addition to being categorized in terms of room size, dehumidifiers are categorized according to the level of moisture in a given room. This is measured in number of pints of water that will be extracted from the environment in a 24-hour period. The result will be a room with your ideal level of humidity.

•For example, a 500 square foot room that smells musty and feels damp would require a 40-45 pint dehumidifier. Consult a buying guide to determine the proper size for your needs.
•Dehumidifiers can accommodate up to 44 pints (20.8197 liters) per 24 hours in a space as large as 2,500 square feet (232.257 square meters).

Placement of the dehumidifier -

Allow air to circulate around the dehumidifier. Many dehumidifiers can be positioned against a wall if they have top-mounted air discharge. If your machine does not have this feature, you should make sure that you leave plenty of room around the machine. Do not place it against a wall or furniture. Better air circulation will allow your machine to work more efficiently.

•Aim for about 6-12 inches of airflow space around all sides of your dehumidifier.

When To Use An Air Mover

Air movers are a great tool. They are similar to fans in that they circulate the air of the spaces in which they are placed. Unlike fans, however, they have the ability to start and stop immediately.

They also blow over a more concentrated area rather than a wide space. Most commonly they are used for drying dampened areas after water has seeped in, however, commercial air movers have many uses for any workplace environment.

There are several uses for an air mover. While similar to a fan, it is much more effective. It has the ability to start immediately at the desired speed and stop just fast.


The most common use for an air mover is drying out water damaged areas. An air mover is considered a water damage restoration piece of equipment. It is designed to blow lower to the ground at high speeds, forcing water to quickly evaporate from floors and carpets.

Being lower to the ground, it can be directed under cabinets or other heavier pieces of furniture. A huge benefit of reduced drying time is the prevention of mold growth. They can also be used to dry paint or other applications.

 A janitorial maintenance man can use this fan as an essential tool for you getting your work done faster. When refinishing or waxing a new floor, you can stack multiple fans together to help the floor finish dry more quickly. This fan moves just enough air that you won't have to worry about your floor finish rippling.