Cost Comparison

Should you buy two standard appliance-grade dehumidifiers or one high-capacity dehumidifier to handle extremely wet conditions?

 

Two
Dehumidifiers
 Approximate
Purchase Price
 Estimated
Monthly Operating Cost
One 40-pint Unit $350.00 $36.00
One 25-pint Unit $250.00 $23.00
TOTAL $600.00 $59.00
     
One High-Capacity
Dehumidifier
 Approximate
Purchase Price
 Estimated
Monthly Operating Cost
One 100-pint Unit* $1,150.00 $20.00

 
* removing 65 pints in a 24-hour period


In this example, you save $39.00 per month in operating costs by purchasing the high-capacity unit. After 11 months of operation, the electricity savings will pay for the higher purchase price of the high-capacity unit. From then on, you save money for each month of operation.

Comparison is based on 7.5 cents kWh, 24-hour operation, and 80°F 60% relative humidity.

To find out more about pricing for Therma-Stor dehumidifiers please call 1-800-533-7533 or contact us.

SOURCE: “Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers” published by MG&E, Madison, WI.