Dehumidifiers by Capacity
If you have a consistent source of excess moisture in a room, purchase the most powerful dehumidifier you can find. Shop for a dehumidifier by daily capacity below:
Choosing the Correct Sized Dehumidifier
When shopping for dehumidifier, make sure you purchase one that's the right size for your needs. The size of a dehumidifier is usually based on the amount of moisture extracted from the air in 24 hours (measured in pints).
Purchase a larger capacity model over a smaller one because larger units can dehumidify more area in a shorter amount of time. A dehumidifier with a smaller capacity may run continuously and still not lower the humidity to proper levels. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers recommends the following dehumidifier size guidelines (please note that these are just estimates):