Has it ever happened to you that you go into a room and catch that sniff of something off in the air?
This typically happens in basements, wet-rooms, or kitchens. Or anywhere where that perfectly disastrous combination of too much humidity and the right (or, wrong) temperatures occur.
So what is that smell? The answer is easy – mould.
Warm temperatures and a humid environment provide the perfect breeding ground for mould spores and mildew. And once these (at first) invisible foes come calling, allergy symptoms typically aren’t that far off.
Among other problems, mould causes and exacerbates a wide variety of respiratory problems, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and even asthma.
But there is something you can do in order to prevent this from happening. Dehumidifiers are a simple but very effective means of drying out rooms and re-establishing optimum humidity levels throughout your home.
Below you can find the best dehumidifiers for mould currently available:
Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 Dehumidifier
Frigidaire’s dehumidifier reliably protects your home from mould and mildew caused by excess moisture. And while it is at it, it also helps to safely eliminate those bacteria and spores in the air that can make breathing difficult.
The dehumidifiers has a capacity for extracting volumes of up to 70 pints per day. It is well-suited for continuous operation when the unit if it is located near a drain. It comes with a front, pull-out 13. 1-pint tank fully equipped with handle, splash guard, full tank alert and auto shut-off.
Easy-to-use and -read controls include a digital humidity readout, 24-hour on/off timer, as well as a control lock. The effortless humidity control allows you to continuously monitor the exact percentage of humidity in any room, and helps to create the perfect indoor climate.
The FFAD7033R1 is super portable and comes with a top handle and integrated side handles, and is mounted on caster wheels for easy movement from room to room.
- 13.1 pint tank (front pull-out)
- Continuous operation possible
- Digital humidity readout
- 24 hour on/off timer
- Control lock
- Money-saving low temperature operation
- Helps to eliminate airborne bacteria
- Dehumidifying capacity of 70 pints per day
- Uses standard 115V electrical outlet
- Energy Star rated
hOmeLabs 1.500 Sq. Ft . Dehumidifier
hOmeLabs’ portable dehumidifier helps to keep the humidity out of rooms in order to protect clothes, home goods, and furniture from mildew, mould, and moisture rot. It also helps to eliminate allergy triggers from the room’s air and also significantly reduces the threat of mould.
The hOmeLabs offers six different settings and a 24-hour timer. It comes with a touch panel from which you can control the auto shut-off, defrost, restart, and turbo mode. The keep the dehumidifier functioning at its best, makes sure to wash the built-in filter once a month.
With a moisture removal of 22 pints per day, and a tank capacity of 0.8 gallon, the hOmeLabs dehumidifier is perfectly suited for use in rooms up to 1.500 square feet. For your convenience you can also set custom humidity level from 35% to 85%.
It is very portable (just 30.5 lbs), UL and Energy Star rated, and will not disturb you thanks to its very quiet fan.
- Up to 1.500 square feet
- Room temperatures between 41°F and 95°F
- 22 pints per day
- 0.8 gallon tank capacity
- 6 settings
- 24-hour timer
- Turbo mode
- UL & Energy Star rated
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier
Pro Breeze’s mini dehumidifier is small and compact and quickly and efficiently lowers humidity in the air. It is perfect for use in small spaces such as your kitchen, garage, basement, caravan, wardrobe, boat or anywhere else prone to high humidity.
The mini dehumidifier extracts up to 18 ounces of water per day, and comes with a super larger 52 ounce capacity water tank. It also has an LED indicator and an auto-off function for when the tank is full.
Pro Breeze utilises advanced peltier technology (=thermo electric cooling), which is extremely energy efficient as well as whisper quiet. This means that you can safely run the device all day and night without raising your energy bill or experiencing any loud or disturbing noises.
The mini dehumidifier works best in room sizes up to 2.200 cubic feet (220 sq. ft.) and in temperatures between 59°F and 86°F.
- Extracts 18 ounces per day
- 52 ounce tank capacity
- Advanced peltier technology
- Power-off when tank is full
- LED indicator
- Whisper quiet
- Temperatures between 59°F and 86°F
- For rooms up to 2.200 cubic feet (= 220 sq. ft)
Vremi 1.500 Sq. Ft. Dehumidifier
Vremi’s dehumidifier is energy efficient and quiet for superb moisture removal in any room. It helps to purify air by removing unwanted moisture, as well as dust mites, mould, and mildew.
The dehumidifier can handle up to 22 pints of water per day, and has a tank capacity of 1.6 gallons. An auto shut-off feature prevents spillages and an LED indicator alerts you when the tank is full. It is also equipped with a gravity-fed drainage that allows for continuous use.
The Vremi is lightweight, mounted on wheels and comes with built-in handles that make the device super comfortable to move around in your home.
It operates quietly and efficiently and works best in spaces up to 1,500 square feet.
- Dehumidifies 22 pints per day
- 1.6 gallon tank capacity
- Auto shut-off
- LED indicator for full tank
- Gravity fed-drainage for continuous use
- Portable (wheels & handles)
- Energy efficient
TOSOT 70 Pint Dehumidifier
TOSOT’s dehumidifier is a hard-working device that provides your family with the clean, comfortable, and safe air to breathe day in, day out.
It removes 70 pints (9 gallons) of moisture from your home per day (3 pints/hour) and has a tank capacity of 16 pints (2 gallon). It also comes with the addition of an internal pump that you can use to drain water automatically.
With 48 lbs it is easy to transport and the easy-to-read electronic display makes it an all around pleasure to use. It also features an automatic shut-off, bucket-full indicator, a continuous run function, 3 fan speeds, and timed and delayed dehumidification. And it also has an automatic power outage restart.
The TOSOT is super quiet. Its operating volumes are 52/50/48 decibels on the high/medium/low settings, which equals the noise-level of light rainfall or quiet conversations.
The dehumidifier works best with operating Temperatures ranging from 41°F to 90°F in rooms up to 4.500 square feet.
- For rooms up to 4.500 square feet
- Dehumidifies 70 pints per day (3 pints per hour)
- 16 pint / 2 gallon tank capacity
- 48 lbs
- 3 fan speeds
- Automatic power outage restart
- Incredibly quiet
- Optimum temperatures: 41°F to 90°F
Q: Why (and when) do I need a dehumidifier?
If you are living in an are with a warm, moist climate, you very likely already have experience with battling mould. And even if you live in more moderate (or even cold and dry) climate, there will be rooms like basements, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. where high humidity and warm temperatures can easily create the perfect breeding ground for mould and mildew.
And that is where a dehumidifier comes in handy.
It helps to take excess water out of the air, thus restoring optimal humidity levels and preventing mould and mildew to really grow.
This one, simple step goes a long way in terms of easing already existing respiratory problems (allergies, asthma, persistent coughs, etc.) or preventing them from ever occurring in your family in the first place.
Q: The list above features big and small devices. Which one do I need?
The answer to this question, very simply, is the maximum room size you want to dehumidify.
If you are mainly concerned with small spaces like bathrooms, loos, pantries, etc, then a mini dehumidifier may be enough for you.
If you want to dehumidify a whole basement, a device with a super large capacity will be your best bet.
Q: What do I keep in mind while browsing?
Things you should know before starting to seriously consider buying include:
- The maximum room size you need to dehumidify.
- The temperature in the room(s) you want to use it in.
- Are you okay with emptying the tank regularly or do you want to be able to drain it automatically?
- If you use the tank: does it come with an auto shut-off?
- Are you planning on using it inside living- or bedrooms? If so, noise is a factor.
- Will the dehumidifier stay in one part of your home or does it need to have handles, wheels, etc.