What size dehumidifier do I need?
Dehumidifiers are rated by how many pints of water they can remove from the air during a 24-hour period. To make sure you choose the right size of dehumidifier, consider two important things: how humid is the area you plan to dehumidify and how large is it?
First, see which of these descriptions best suits the area you want to dehumidify.
Moderately damp: Air sometimes feels damp and area has light, musty odor.
Very damp: Air always feels damp and has a musty odor.
Wet: Area feels and smells wet. Walls or floors sweat.
Extremely wet: Floors and walls are wet.
Then use the chart below to determine what size of dehumidifier would work best for you.
|How damp is your space?||2,000 or less sq.ft.||2,000–2,500 sq.ft.||2,500–3,500 sq.ft.||3,500 or more sq.ft.|
|Moderately damp||25 pint||30 pint||35 pint||40 pint|
|Very damp||30 pint||35 pint||45 pint||50 pint|
|Wet||35 pint||40 pint||50 pint||60 pint|
|Extremely wet||40 pint||45 pint||60 pint||70 pint|
If the humidifier sensor doesn’t properly detect humidity or evaporator temperature, install a new sensor assembly, following these steps.
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If the dehumidifier won’t power up because the control board has failed, use the steps in this repair guide to replace the electronic control board and fix your dehumidifier.
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