Picture it. A nice 107-degree day in the Deep South. 5,000% humidity smacking you in the face the minute you open the door. Sweat pouring down your chin even though the only exercise you did was sighing internally over the fact that you can’t afford to live on the beach in Hawaii.
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Okay it’s the heat too.
The fact is, unless your home is sealed tighter than that 3 year old pickle jar in the back of your fridge, humidity is going to waltz right into your house and act like it owns the place.
That’s why you need a dehumidifier. And the best one by far is this Keystone 70 pint dehumidifier with electronic controls. Going for under $200 right now on Amazon, this thing is a steal. I put this unit in my upstairs hallway and saw the RH (relative humidity) drop from 60% to 48% in about 15 minutes!
If you don’t want your house to kill you…
According to the experts and other random people online, the ideal indoor humidity should be between 30-50% for maximum comfort. Nasty mold is known to be able to grow starting around 55%, and unless you sadistically want to drive your property value down, it’s a good idea to frequently monitor your indoor humidity levels. (I use this highly accurate AcuRite hygrometer which goes for about $19.)
The Keystone 70 pint dehumidifier really excels in helping to maintain a humidity level in that ideal range. With easy to use controls, including a 1-touch Comfort setting, you can just set and forget and the unit will cycle on and off as needed.
It doesn’t sound like a freight train.
One of the biggest issues I’ve had with other dehumidifiers, is how freakin’ loud they are. I feel like most other models should come with a Costco-sized bottle of Advil, it’s so bad. But the Keystone 70 pint dehumidifier is actually super quiet, relatively speaking. I can be standing right next to it and have a conversation without yelling at the top of my lungs. I researched a ton of these things, and I would seriously challenge you to find a more quiet dehumidifier.
The unit also has a nice indicator on the front to tell you how full the bucket is, and it will shut off automatically when it’s full and needs to be dumped.
So if the summer months in your home are as enjoyable as a prostate exam, do yourself a favor and get the Keystone 70 pint dehumidifier today.
- Excellent performance
- Easy to use controls
- Auto shut-off
- Quieter than most other models
- Under $200
- Bucket can sometimes be a little tough to replace
- Air can get hot around the unit