The best compressor dehumidifiers for the Australian climate

In the market for a compressor dehumidifier? We’ve highlighted Ionmax’s best compressor dehumidifiers for the Australian climate, to help improve indoor air quality all year round.

The best compressor dehumidifiers for the Australian climate

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As Australians spend more than 90% of their time indoors, ensuring optimal humidity and comfortable living spaces is top priority. Excess humidity causes many problems in your home, including mould and mildew growth, the cultivation of pests, damage to wooden furniture and belongings, and more.

Dehumidifiers help Australian households create and maintain comfortable indoor spaces free from these problems through desiccant or compressor technology.

Compressor dehumidifiers are typically used in warmer climates as they are more efficient in temperatures above 20°C. Compressor units are also known to be more energy efficient than their desiccant counterparts.

Like your refrigerator, these devices use compressor technology to collect excess moisture. Ionmax’s units can remove up to 50 litres per day.

In this blog post, we dive into how compressor dehumidifiers work before listing Ionmax’s best compressor dehumidifiers for the summer or for warmer Australian states, including Western Australia, Southern and Queensland.

How compressor dehumidifiers work

Compressor dehumidifiers consist of a compressor, a metal coil in the evaporator section that stretches into the condensation section, a fan, and a water tank to collect the water from the ambient air.

Ambient air is processed by the dehumidifier when it passes through the evaporator. This is where moisture in the air condenses and drips into the water tank. Cold, dry air is then passed through the condenser to return to room temperature. It can be simplified to three steps below

  1. Humid air is drawn into the unit and passes through the evaporator.
  2. Moisture from the air condenses into water and drips into the water tank, removing excess moisture from the air.
  3. Cold dehumidified air passes through the condenser, which has a warm surface to help it return to room temperature.

For a complete breakdown of how compressor dehumidifiers work, check out our blog post on the topic.

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The best compressor dehumidifiers for the Australian climate

To help evaluate dehumidifiers, let’s define the criteria that make a good compressor dehumidifier. They are:

    1. Extraction rate: Refers to how much moisture the dehumidifier is able to remove. This is usually measured in litres per day.
    2. Coverage area: Coverage area refers to the size of the room that the dehumidifier is able to work in. A larger coverage area means that the unit is able to remove excess moisture from larger rooms.
    3. Water tank size: Collected moisture from the dehumidifier ends up in the water tank. A larger water tank reduces the need to empty the unit frequently. Ionmax units come with the option of continuous drainage, where users do not need to empty the water tank.
    4. Additional features: Additional features of dehumidifiers include having a humidity display, WiFi app control, an antibacterial filter, and more.

Now, let’s get into some of the best compressor dehumidifiers suited for the Australian climate.

Ionmax Rhine - Best compressor dehumidifier for large spaces

The Ionmax Rhine compressor dehumidifier removes a whopping 50L of excess moisture daily with a coverage area of up to 260 cubic metres and a large 5.1L water tank. The dehumidifier comes with a digital humidity display that tells users the room’s relative humidity (RH) level and ambient temperature.

The unit also comes with mobile phone pairing via the Ionmax app that allows for remote control and real-time humidity monitoring. This allows for users to make educated decisions to the dehumidifier’s settings wherever they may be.

“Works very well and it is worth every dollar. Very powerful and does a great job in an area with high humidity.”

- Tanya Genova ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ionmax Leone - Best compressor dehumidifier for medium-sized spaces

With a 25L daily extraction rate, a coverage area of 95 cubic metres and a water tank that carries up to 4L, the Ionmax Leone is the perfect compressor dehumidifier for medium-sized spaces such as bedrooms, children’s rooms, or even wine cellars.

Like the Ionmax Rhine, the Leone also comes with mobile phone pairing for remote control and monitoring. This provides users with added convenience and ease of use, all at the touch of a button.

“The unit has been quiet and easy to use. Rooms have been dehumidified back to healthy levels within hours in over 90% RH keeping creepy mould and mustiness at bay.”

- Bel Omori ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ionmax ION622 - Best compressor dehumidifier for basements and drying clothes

The ION622 compressor dehumidifier is a tailored solution for spaces up to 50 square metres with a daily extraction rate of up to 12 litres. This helps ensure a consistently dry atmosphere, making it ideal for smaller rooms, home offices, or compact living spaces.

Like all Ionmax dehumidifiers, the unit has the option of continuous drainage, so you don’t need to worry about emptying its 1.8L water tank often.

“We purchased 3 of these recently for our business. They work beautifully and are very easy to empty. Good price and quality.”

- Maria Vastani ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Why choose Ionmax compressor dehumidifiers?

Ionmax compressor dehumidifiers utilise environmentally friendly refrigerants that are free from chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). CFCs are known to cause ozone depletion and global warming due to the greenhouse effect.

The compressor dehumidifiers seen above also come with an extended 4-year warranty that helps give users peace of mind knowing that if anything goes wrong with their dehumidifier, Ionmax has it covered.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.

Jaka Exstrada

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