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[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=4]Which uses less electricity, a dehumidifier or a 110 window air with a dry cycle? -- I have a

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:46 PM
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[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=4]Which uses less electricity, a dehumidifier or a 110 window air with a dry cycle? -- I have a dehumidifer running in my unfinished basement. It makes my basement drier, but [U]lots hotter[/U] as it pumps all its exhaust back into the open space. I get about 5 gallons of water in 12 hours. I was wondering about buying a 110 window unit to fit in the basement window and running it on the dry cycle. Will the a/c work as good to dry it outthe basement? Will the window a/c use more electricity than the dehumidifier? [/SIZE][/FONT]

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Both draw the same amount of power. The dehumidifier will do a better job of removing moisture from the room. If you want the temperature to go down more, I would use both A/C and dehumidifier.
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Thanks for the response. I am always looking for the way that save the most energy.
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Can't blame ya...I'm trying to conserve energy as well. Richappy nailed it right on the head, exactly what I would suggest
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