High-Efficiency Home Dehumidifiers
Controlling relative humidity in your home is not just about comfort, but also very important for your health.
Improve the air quality in your home with whole house dehumidifiers.
If your home has a humidity level of over 60 percent, your home is at risk of fungi, bacteria, and viruses taking root. That’s why dehumidifiers are important. They work to create a comfortable home and provide a healthier environment by removing moisture from the air.
The ideal humidity level for a living space is right around 50 percent.
There are telltale signs that the humidity level is too high. Firstly, there’s a musty smell. Secondly, if your home has warped edges on laminate flooring, rotting wood surfaces, bubbles underneath the paint on your walls, and peeling wallpaper, it likely a humidity issue. And lastly, harmful mold growth.
What Models of Whole-House Dehumidifiers Are Available?
A whole-house dehumidifier attaches to your home’s HVAC system. As a result, it benefits all rooms in your home. Clean Comfort created a thoughtful line of dehumidifiers that match your home’s square footage and ducting.
DV070 - Ventilating Dehumidifier
Removes up to 70 pints of water from your air per day. That provides dehumidification for locations of up to 1,800 square feet. Its compact form and clever cabinet unit design lets you set it up in tight spaces. Both vertical or horizontal orientations work. It’s particularly well-suited for use in a smaller home or in an apartment.
DV098 - Ventilating Dehumidifier
The DV098 provides a midpoint between the DV070 and DV155, removing up to 98 points of water a day. Designed for use in spaces of up to 2,300 square feet. Like the DV070, the DV098 works in both horizontal and vertical orientations. This helps mitigate the problem of cramped spaces. Like the DV155, the DV098 is made for convenient integration with existing ductwork.
DV155 - Ventilating Dehumidifier
If you’re looking to dehumidify a large area, the DV155 is a powerful and effective solution. This high-capacity dehumidifier can remove up to 155 pints of water daily and can handle spaces of up to 3,000 square feet. It’s built for exceptional performance during the spring and fall, when changing temperatures and weather patterns work your dehumidifier the hardest. Its energy-efficient design means that the DV155 uses as little as 6.9 amps. Therefore, making it kind to both the environment and your electric bill. Above all, it’s easy to integrate the dehumidifier into your home’s duct system.
Clean Comfort makes optional add-ons for their whole-house dehumidifiers that extend their capabilities. This includes:
- digital remote control to tweak the unit’s settings from across the room.
- duct damper to connect the dehumidifier to your HVAC and control the flow of air to specific rooms in your home.
In addition, all dehumidifiers have MERV-11 air filters. Consequently, this captures most pollutants that negatively affect your home’s air quality.
How Do Dehumidifiers Work?
A dehumidifier works by using an internal fan to pull in air. Once inside, the air touches the machine’s coils, which collect the moisture from the air and turn it into water. Next, the water is retained in a reservoir and returns the drier air to the room. Many dehumidifiers can sense the level of humidity in your rooms via an integrated humidistat. The humidistat can be set to maintain a specific level of humidity.
What Are the Benefits of Dehumidifiers?
If you suffer from allergies, dehumidifiers can help. For example, mold growth in humid homes can trigger allergies in the same way that pollen does. Humid environments are thriving conditions for dust mites, microscopic little creatures. These make life particularly unpleasant for those with asthma and other respiratory illnesses and diseases. An effective dehumidifier drops the moisture levels in your home, making it a less welcoming location for such allergy triggers.
In addition to protecting your health and home, dehumidifiers also help protect your personal belongings. This includes books, vinyl albums, delicate clothing, musical instruments, sensitive electronics, flatware, and pictures. All of these can all experience damage when exposed to overly humid conditions. Regulating your home’s humidity levels helps you keep your valuables and collectors’ items in great shape.