Last Updated On April 24th, 2016
Anyone who is thinking of getting a dehumidifier is going to wonder: are dehumidifiers cheap to run? This is a subjective question because the entire concept of ‘cheap’ is somewhat subjective. Some people are running on extremely tight budgets. Here are the monthly costs that people can expect if they’re running their dehumidifiers during the summertime:
- £10.5 to £24.5 to run a typical dehumidifier regularly, which is $15 to $35.
- £35 or $50 to run a dehumidifier in the case of a dehumidifier that normally uses more energy and that people are going to run very frequently, which may be the case for people who are running a dehumidifier during the summer months.
£10.5 month or $15 a month can make a huge difference for families who are poor or who are trying to save money. Naturally, some people are going to want to run their dehumidifiers nonstop, which is going to steadily increase the costs associated with maintaining a less humid environment. Some people are going to need to run their dehumidifiers during the non-summer months as well since they are going to need to maintain certain environmental conditions in order to avoid triggering their illnesses.
It is possible to save money by purchasing dehumidifiers that are more energy-efficient. However, these dehumidifiers are also going to be more expensive to purchase initially in some cases. As such, people are going to have to make sure that they run their humidifiers long enough in order to justify those elevated costs. Those who only use their humidifiers sometimes are going to find it difficult to justify the purchase. However, the people who use dehumidifiers all the time are going to find that the devices will pay for themselves in short order. It’s all a matter of degrees, as is the case with almost anything to do with price.
It should be noted that dehumidifiers don’t have much of a resale value. Consumers are usually going to want to buy new ones and not used ones, and the used ones that they do buy are going to be sold at half of the original price in most cases. However, it is still important for people to consider their needs and the needs of their families when they evaluate the full costs associated with running a dehumidifier.
People who need to have a sufficiently dry environment in order to avoid having their allergies triggered are going to find that even pricey dehumidifiers are worth it. Some people find it almost impossible to be comfortable or to stay comfortable if they’re in an environment that is too moist, so the dehumidifier might be worth it for them emotionally. It is also important to consider the time value of money. If an area is so moist that it is making it difficult for people to work and to earn money, then the dehumidifier might manage to pay for itself in a completely different way with time. Dehumidifiers might be relatively cheap to run.
Also read: Can Dehumidifiers be Used in Bathrooms?