Testers found that large-capacity dehumidifiers are generally more energy-efficient than
medium-capacity dehumidifiers, and they will cost you less per pint of water removed.
That’s important because dehumidifiers use a lot of energy.
Testers also check how accurately dehumidifiers control the humidity in the room.
Comfortable settings are anywhere from 30 and 60 percent. If you suffer from allergies
or asthma, it’s important to set the humidity levels on a dehumidifier between 40 and 50
Consumer Reports named the large-capacity Soleus Air SGDEH-702 a Best Buy. It
costs $225 and would be a very good choice for a large basement.
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