our place is about 1175 sq,ft do u just get one turn it on and open every door or do u just wheel it to every room? i've no clue~ never own one or needed one before
Best to sort of divide your space up into sections and buy a unit for each section. We have one floor that is pretty wide open, so we have one (bigger) unit. Another floor has a lot of interior walls so we use one on each end.
And you need cubic feet, not square. Granted that it only becomes an issue if you have really high or low ceilings.
Is your place that wet? The AC units will also dehumidify when they are running.
We were recommeneded the rowenta - and so far so good but must admit it is noisier than what I was led to beleive
I think that there is some pot luck involved with dehumidifers (the cheaper ones, at least). When I picked up a Rowenta RE150, I tried out two different units and took the quieter one.
It is about a year since this thread was last used and I wonder if you guys can say how your dehumidifiers are going now?
I have an LG unit I bought at Fortress 2 over 2 years ago. It is turned on almost full time, all year round. Still going strong, keeps the whole place dry now. Before using it full time, we would have minor issues with mold and bugs (silverfish love humid wood floors) but I haven't seen any of that in a long time.
The only issue is, when it is hot and humid, the dehumidifier can heat up a room pretty rapidly. That leads to the A/C being used, and up goes the electricity bill
No problemsm with any of ours and it has been 2-3 years. But we don't run them when the humidity drops, unless we decide we need them as heaters and it really doesn not get that cold here too often.