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Basics & Theory

Home Tips: How Dehumidifiers Work
Home Tips describes, with a picture, how a dehumidifier works.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Effectiveness of Dehumidifiers In Controlling Moisture In Houses
CMHC study determined a practical and cost-effective method of assessing effectiveness of dehumidifiers in controlling moisture in houses, and assessd usefulness of dehumidifiers in controlling general moisture conditions in houses in different regions of Canada. Results showed that in most regions of Canada, dehumidification is beneficial during the non-heating season, while year-round operation can be beneficial for houses located in milder coastal climates. (PDF)

Home Energy: Dehumidifier Metering Study
Home Energy Magazine summarizes a Wisconsin metering study to figure out just how much energy typical Wisconsin households use to dehumidify their homes.

NREL: Test Report for Six Energy Star Dehumidifiers
US National Renewable Energy Laboratory report Laboratory Test Report for Six Energy Star Dehumidifiers documents the measured performance of six residential Energy Star vapor compression dehumidifiers. (PDF)

US DOE: Performance Of Residential Dehumidifiers Under Cyclic Operation
US Department of Energy report Measured Performance of Residential Dehumidifiers Under Cyclic Operation summarizes tests on the part load performance of four residential dehumidifiers. (PDF)
Procedures

Building Performance Podcast: Mastering Dehumidification
Building Performance Podcast on mastering dehumidification discusses macro-drying philosophy, down to the nitty gritty of ERVs and hairdryers and wet spots on your carpet.

Building Science: Residential Dehumidification Systems For Hot-Humid Climates
Building Science report Residential Dehumidification Systems For Hot-Humid Climates summarizes research on twenty homes that were tested and monitored in the hot-humid climate of Houston, Texas, to evaluate the humidity control performance and operating cost of six different integrated dehumidification and ventilation systems that could be applied by production homebuilders. The system providing the best overall value, including humidity control, first cost, and operating cost, involved a standard dehumidifier located in a hall closet with a louvered door and central-fan-integrated supply ventilation with fan cycling.

Building Science: Supplemental Dehumidification For Humid Climates
Building Science online slide show presentations describes considerations for supplemental dehumidification for humid climates. (PDF)

Building Science: Supplemental Dehumidification In Warm-Humid Climates
Building Science report Supplemental Dehumidification In Warm-Humid Climates covers a description of the need and applied solutions for supplemental dehumidification in warm-humid climates, especially for energy efficient homes where the sensible cooling load has been dramatically reduced. (PDF)

GBA: Dehumidifiers & Energy Costs
Green Building Advisor describes why lowering your indoor relative humidity is usually a good idea, with the only downside being energy cost.

GBA: Pros & Cons Of Running A Dehumidifier
Green Building Advisor discusses pros and cons of running a dehumidifier, and whether or not a dehumidifier might overheat your superinsulated house in the summertime.

JLC: Can Dehumidifier Be Added To Forced Air
Journal of Light Construction Q & A says it is possible to add a dehumidifier to a forced-air system, but there is really no good reason to do so.
Product Supply

Air & Water: Guide To Choosing a Dehumidifier
Air & Water provides a dehumidifier buying guide covering managing indoor humidity with a dehumidifier, overview of humidity levels, recommended levels, what is a dehumidifier? and how to choose the best dehumidifier for you .

Allergy Club: Comparisons Of Dehumidifiers
Allergy Buyers Club sells equipment, and has an online comparison chart below showing pluses and minuses for each model of basement, home, light commercial and industrial dehumidifiers.
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