“Smart” products are quickly becoming very popular. Today, we have all kinds of different devices that use smart technology. Things like smart air purifiers, smart thermostats, smart humidifiers, and, of course, smart dehumidifiers.
Due to the sheer variety of choices and options available on the market, it can be very difficult to figure out which smart dehumidifier is the best one for you.
This buying guide is a solution to that problem!
Here, you’re going to learn about what smart dehumidifiers do, and what you need to look for and focus on when searching for the best smart dehumidifier.
Now, let’s begin with a simple definition of what smart dehumidifiers actually are.
A “smart” device is a device that does a couple of things.
First, it enables you to access its basic features using devices such as your smartphone, as well as smart home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Second, most smart devices – including smart dehumidifiers – use more advanced sensors to produce data that gives you a bit more information regarding things like the quality of your air, how much water is in the moisture tank, along with other pieces of data that can be very useful.
Finally, a smart dehumidifier gives you more control over how the device is actually running. With a smart dehumidifier, you can control the speed at which the dehumidification process is taking place, as well as other, equally important, factors.
As for what a dehumidifier is, that’s very simple.
Humidifiers spread moisture into your air. Dehumidifiers take the moisture that is in your air, and they filter it out. This moisture is then dropped into a moisture tank.
Sometimes, there’s just too much humidity in your air. This can lead to problems with things like mold and mildew, as well as allergens.
So, What Do I Need To Look For In A Good Smart Dehumidifier?
There are four things you need to take note of when searching for the best smart dehumidifier.
The Devices It Supports And What The App Is Like
If you purchase a smart dehumidifier, and it only works with Google Home and Android devices, but you don’t have a Google Home device or an Android smartphone, you’ll still be able to use the smart dehumidifier, but you won’t be able to access the smart features.
For example, using a remote or the control terminal on the front of the device, you can create schedules, but you won’t be able to change those schedules on the fly, while at work. So, the overall functionality and usability of the device is drastically reduced.
Along with that, make sure the app is easy to use and that it actually gives you access to the important features. You can find this information by reading the reviews and, in some cases, even downloading the app and getting a feel for it, before you buy the smart dehumidifier.
The Smart Features That Are Available
Ideally, there are a couple of smart features that your new smart dehumidifier will have.
First off, you’ll be able to create custom schedules for the dehumidifier. Schedules that go down to the minute, and not just the hour.
Second, you’ll be able to change the different settings of the dehumidifier, at any given time.
Third, you can see the quality of the air, at any given time. This makes it much easier to know what kinds of settings you should change.
Fourth, you can turn on the dehumidifier. This is less important, to an extent, but it’s still nice to be able to activate it, even while you are at work, for example.
The Maximum Area Coverage Of The Device
Most people refer to “Maximum Area Coverage” as “MAC”, and it simply refers to the maximum amount of space the dehumidifier can adequately dehumidify. If your space is bigger than the space it’s designed for; it just won’t work as well, unfortunately.
How Much Moisture It Can Remove In A Single Day
Ultimately, this is one of the most important aspects of a smart dehumidifier, because it refers to just how efficient the device actually is. If it can’t remove that much moisture in a single day, it isn’t that efficient of a device.
You can find this information on the store page, most of the time. If it’s not there, probably a good idea to look at a different smart humidifier, that actually displays that information.
Ultimately, a smart dehumidifier is a great device, if you want convenience and control over the dehumidification process.
By looking for the features/attributes outlined above, you’ll easily be able to find a great smart dehumidifier!