Originally Posted by Carnhzkr
It seems that every year I have to shuck out another $200 for a dehumidifier for my basement. I just bought one from Sam's Club last year and it worked fine, but this year it just runs but doesn't collect any water. Am I doing something wrong in the off season? In the fall, I just unplug it and empty the bucket, and hope it runs again in the spring. Seriously, if I can get two years out of one, that's better than average for me.
Quit buying dehumidifiers and do what I do now. Go to Dollar Tree and for a buck you buy a charcoal/charbon MOISTURE ELIMINATOR. They last about a month and they pull an amazing amount of water out of the air. Spend $12 per year instead of $200.