A dehumidifier pulls moisture from the air, helping to reduce humidity and improve the quality of air, but it should be properly sized for the needs of your home. A dehumidifier that is too large will waste energy and lead to higher electricity bills.
Bigger isn’t always better. The size you'll need depends on the size of your room (or basement) and the amount of moisture present in the air. Use the chart below to estimate the capacity you are looking for;
| ||Size in pints per 24 hours |
|Dampness ||500 sq. ft. area ||1000 sq. ft. area ||1500 sq. ft. area ||2000 sq. ft. area |
|Moderately Damp - space feels damp and smells musty only in warm, humid weather. ||10 pints ||14 pints ||18 pints ||22 pints |
|Very Damp - space always feels damp and smells musty. ||12 pints ||17 pints ||22 pints ||27 pints |
|Wet - feels and smells wet. Seepage occurs. Mold and mildew growing on surface. ||14 pints ||20 pints ||26 pints ||32 pints |