Author Topic: Looking to replace a dehumidifier  (Read 3640 times)


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Looking to replace a dehumidifier
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:35:22 AM »

I am asking for advice on replacing a dehumidifier. I live in a bungalow with a basement in continental Canada. The basement is not finished (yet) and the humidity in the summer is pretty high (70%+). In order to prevent mold and structural decay, I had installed a dehumidifier that I ran on a timer so that it only ran a few hours per day. That was enough to maintain a low humidity in the summer.

The unit that I had (a Gree 70 pint model) was subject to a recall and I was fully reimbursed when I brought it back for the recall. I am looking for a replacement model that can accomplish the job and that is not too energy hungry.

- needs to be able to cover 1500 sqft
- energy efficient
- drain hose attachment

I am usually keen on looking for used items but, in the case of dehumidifiers, I believe that new might be the way to go (the unit that I had before only lasted 2 years before rusting out...).

I am looking for suggestions.


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Re: Looking to replace a dehumidifier
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 08:26:44 AM »
Costco has them. If you have a membership you can return it any time if it craps out on you, or isn't meeting your needs in some other way. If the warehouse near you doesn't have one in stock you can order it online from


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Re: Looking to replace a dehumidifier
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 08:46:20 AM »
Ah yes, costco. I purchased my previous dehumidifier at Costco.

Frankly, I would buy the same brand if they still made it, but that is not the case.

Maybe they have more choice in the states, but there are only 4 models online at costco canada and they are pretty much all more expensive than the previous one I bought while also being under sized (compared to my previous choice).

The DeLonghi 23.7 L (50-pint) Dehumidifier looks ok, but it is only 50 pint and I don't know how much energy it uses...


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Re: Looking to replace a dehumidifier
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 02:48:52 PM »
According to this:
you should be looking for at most a 30 pint for 1500sqft.


Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!