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What size dehumidifier do I need for 1000 square feet?

Last Updated: 24th January, 2020

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So if you wish to dehumidify a 1,000-square-foot basement, you'd need a unit with a 14-pint capacity. For a very damp space, choose a dehumidifier that holds 12 pints of water for a 500-square-foot space, adding five pints for every additional 500 square feet.

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In respect to this, what size dehumidifier do I need for 800 square feet?

Many large units handle up to 2,500 square feet, while smaller units handle spaces up to 1,000 square feet. If your basement is 800 square feet, and moderately damp, a small unit that removes between 50 and 70 pints is ideal.

Furthermore, can a dehumidifier be too big for a space? But buying a dehumidifier isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. A model that's too small for your space may hardly make a dent in the moist air, while one that's too large may make the air excessively dry.

In this manner, what size dehumidifier do I need for 1200 square feet?

A 30-pint dehumidifier is suitable for basements and crawl spaces of up to 1,500 square feet. 40 to 50-pint dehumidifiers tend to fall somewhere in the middle of the range as far as capacity is concerned. Again, they are suitable for spaces up to 2,000 square feet in size much like the 30-pint units.

Where should you place a dehumidifier?

To use your dehumidifier, put it in the most humid room in your house, like the bathroom, laundry room, or basement. Try to place your dehumidifier as close to the center of the room as you can, or at least 6-12 inches away from walls and furniture, since it will work better when there's good air flow around it.

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How much water should a dehumidifier collect in a day?

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Where should a dehumidifier be placed in a basement?

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Is it better to get a bigger dehumidifier?

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What is the difference between a 50 pint and 70 pint dehumidifier?

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Will a dehumidifier work for multiple rooms?

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Do I need a dehumidifier with a pump?

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How long does it take for a dehumidifier to work?

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Do I need a dehumidifier in every room?

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When should you use a dehumidifier in the basement?

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How often should I run my dehumidifier?

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