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The most popular and widely used dehumidifiers are refrigerative, but depending on your needs there are several very effective alternatives to help keep your interior property healthy, comfortable, and dry.

Have you ever noticed the small packets of silica gel that are packaged with items like electronic equipment and shoes? These are desiccant dehumidifiers. They are quite effective, particularly in cooler conditions because they don’t need to cool air in order to dehumidify it. Desiccant dehumidifiers, which naturally absorb moisture from the air that comes in contact with them, are even effective in extreme sub-zero conditions. They are versatile, can be used in a wide variety of settings, and are available in a plethora of sizes and potency.

If you are seeking to dehumidify a smaller space, a portable dehumidifier is an inexpensive and effective alternative. They are usually made of lightweight plastic materials and are widely available at home improvement stores.

If you are dealing with flood conditions or other damage caused by natural disasters, then a restoration dehumidifier may best fulfill your needs. These durable units are designed to withstand the most extreme conditions.

Whole-house dehumidifiers are designed to compliment a building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. They are the industry’s largest models and must be installed by an HVAC professional.

Other alternatives include custom-sized dehumidifiers that are designed to absorb moisture in attics, crawlspaces, and storage lockers, and heavy-duty units that are designed to absorb moisture in humid environments like spas and swimming pools.

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