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Compare Our Marine Dehumidifier to other Dehumidifiers and moisture control products.

Why buy our marine dehumidifier vs. other products for moisture control for use in marine or RV applications?
View the comparisons here and see why you should choose our dehumidifier.

 

 

Table 1 Marine Dehumidifier Comparison to Home Type Dehumidifiers
The Marine Advantage: You can probably buy an ordinary name brand dehumidifier designed for home use from your Department store or home center, but why settle for a home dehumidifier when our marine dehumidifier has been designed with boaterís and RVíers in mind.

Table 2 Marine Dehumidifier Comparison to other marine products
For comparing marine products designed to remove moisture:  We know you have a choice to make.  To help you decide which product is best for your boat or RV need, we have compared our DH-5- dehumidifier with other products you might be considering.  We hope you will find it helpful.

Table 3 Marine Dehumidifier to Home Dehumidifier and other products for humidity control Comparison
For comparing the DH-5 Marine Dehumidifier to home type dehumidifiers (Name brand dehumidifiers sold at department stores and home centers) and other marine products designed for humidity control in your boat or RV.

 

 

 

Hear from a customer ...

I have a 34 foot sailboat in Ventura Harbor and sail it weekly. Ventura is

blessed with a year round boating climate and a nearby wonderful cruising

ground, the Channel Islands. We are also cursed with summer fog. The marine

layer gets very thick for weeks at a time and humidity is often in the 90%

range.

Shortly after moving here from a much dryer Utah, I noticed mold growth on

my teak interior. I decided to do something about it; I invested in several

"flying saucer" type air driers and used them with no success. Finally I

decided to get serious; I washed the moldy areas with 10% bleach solution,

ran a heater and then bought a DH-5-1 dehumidifier. Bringing my inside

humidity down to 45% meant kept the mold away for good and for 2 years my

DH-5-1 has been faithfully doing its job.

I ran the drain hose to my sink and never have to worry about empting a

drain pan. The humidity dial lets me choose the dryness level inside the

boat. I keep the stainless finish clean and shiny with a light cleaning of

WD40. I would highly recommend the DH-5-1 and eDehumidifer.com as the place

to get one. They were all you could hope for in an internet company.

 

JS

Ventura, CA

 

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Table 1: Marine Dehumidifier Comparison to Home Type Dehumidifiers;  The Marine Advantage

Why should I buy your unit verses one at my department store or home center? 

Because our dehumidifier was designed and built with boaterís and RVers in mind.  Our unit takes into consideration  the harsh marine environment: humidity, salinity, space consideration and power consumption, and transformed these into built in features in our unit.

 

 

Home Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier

Marine and RV use
Marine Dehumidifier picture

Features

Designed for Home Use

Designed for Marine Use

Wheels or casters

All have wheels or casters

You donít want wheels or casters on a dehumidifier for your boat or RV since normal boat or RV motion will cause the unit to roll about. 

 

No wheels or casters.
Our unit has no wheels so it sits flat on a surface and so normal roll of your boat wonít affect it.

Low center of gravity

Units tend to be narrow and tall

- easier to tip over in boat or RV use

 
Unit wide and short contributing to a low center of gravity and thus will not tip over under normal roll of boat or RV motion.
Light Weight Units tend to be big, bulky and heavy especially when full

Yes, 38 bs

 
Compact

The higher the capacity rating (how much water it can remove in 24 hrs) of the dehumidifier the bigger it gets with an even bigger water bucket to hold more water.

 

Some units can be converted to continuous draining but they are already built big originally.

 

Our unit (with continuous draining) does not have to make room for a water collection bucket so it is smaller than your home dehumidifier

 

- Our unit is a compact size and not to be confused with a mini dehumidifier

15.5"L X 12"W X12.5"H
Energy Efficient Varies Yes, it use 150 Watts AC - comparable to a 150 Watt light bulb.
Carrying Handle

No

Some units have a carrying handle, but most other units are so huge and bulky they need to be pushed and shoved around to move the unit.

 

Yes

2 handles on sides for easy handling

 
Continuous draining Optional on most units
All units have a drain bucket. You don't want a bucket on a dehumidifier for your boat or RV since normal boat or RV motion will cause the water to spill especially if the unit rolls about.

 *Some home units can be adapted for continuous draining.

Yes

Continuous draining into a suitable drain such as sink, shower, bilge, Other options available are draining overboard or thru hull, with the use of sump or condensate pump.

 

Our unit has no bucket for water to spill so normal roll of your boat wonít affect it. 

 
Cost $150 USD - $400 USD  $375 - $670 USD

 

You can probably buy an ordinary name brand dehumidifier designed for home use from your Department store or home center, but why settle for a home dehumidifier when our marine dehumidifier has been designed with boaterís and RVers in mind. (back to top)

 

 

Marine Dehumidifier Comparison Table 2

For comparing marine and RV products designed to remove moisture in a marine or RV application/environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature

Dehumidifier

Air Heater Dryer, Heat Rod

Desiccant /Silica moisture absorbent chemicals in buckets or packs

Ability to Remove Moisture

Yes

Removes moisture continuously

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

Does not remove moisture they simply heat the air temperature thus reducing the relative humidity, but the moisture is still present. Ideal for small spaces such as closets and storage cabinets.

 

 

 

Yes

Removes moisture but once the desiccant has saturated the bucket must be replaced or dried

-use this product where electricity is not available.  Ideal for small spaces such as closets and storage cabinets.

Returns Hot Air Yes - at room temperature (doesn't cool down cabin temperature) Yes NO
Ability to set humidity level at level you preset Yes NO NO
Ability to Circulate Air

Yes

Durable fan circulates air At 150 cu ft per minute up to 1000 sq ft.

 

 

Yes

Some units depend on hot air circulation or a

tiny fan.  Not as efficient as a fan

 
NO

 

 

 

 

 

Reusable

Yes

From season to season, boat to boat, boat to home

 

 

 
Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

Once the desiccant has saturated it must be replaced or dried

 

 

 

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Marine to Home Dehumidifier and other Products for Humidity Control Comparison Table 3
For comparing our Marine Dehumidifiers to home type dehumidifiers (Name brand dehumidifiers sold at department stores and home centers) and other marine products designed for humidity control in your boat or RV.

 

 

 

 

Home Dehumidifier
 

Desiccant /Silica moisture absorbent chemicals in buckets or packs

 

Air Heater Dryer Heat Rod

 

Marine Dehumidifier

Marine and RV use

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features

Designed for Marine Use

No

No wheels or casters

*

Light Weight

**

Compact

**

Energy Efficient

Varies

None Needed

Carrying Handle

***

None Needed

None Needed

Air Circulation

No

****

Removes Moisture

 

 

 


Ideal for small spaces such as closets and storage cabinets.

No
Does not remove moisture they simply heat the air temperature thus reducing the relative humidity, but the moisture is still present. Ideal for small spaces such as closets and storage cabinets.

Unit will not rust or corrode

Automatic Humidistat  20%  to 80% humidity level selection

No

No

Bucket for collecting Water


*****

None Needed

None Needed

No
*****

Continuous Draining

*****

No

None Needed

Reusable

Some Are

 

*You donít want wheels or casters on a dehumidifier for your boat or RV since normal boat or RV motion will cause the unit to roll about.  Our unit has no wheels so it sits flat on a surface and so normal roll of your boat wonít affect it.

**Units tend to be big, bulky and heavy

*** Some units have a carrying handle, but most other units are so huge and bulky they need to be pushed and shoved around to move the unit.

****Air circulation is poor and depends on hot air rising.  A few units have a small fan.  Our unit has a durable fan that circulates the air at 150 cu. ft. of air per minute.

***** You donít want a bucket on a dehumidifier for your boat or RV since normal boat or RV motion will cause the water to spill especially if the unit rolls about.  Some home units can be adapted for continuous draining.  Our unit has no bucket for water to spill so normal roll of your boat wonít affect it.  (back to top)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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