The loud dehumidifier

Even though most central air conditioners are more than capable to dehumidify indoor air to a level that is adequate to most people, others like myself that suffer from extreme asthma and allergies, it just doesn’t cut it by itself.  That’s why I started to look into buying a dehumidifier to add inside our home office to cut down on the moisture inside our house. It’s not that our air conditioner is totally incapable of splitting out moisture, I just want dryer indoor air even when the A/C isn’t working overtime.  I ended up buying this fantastic dehumidifier that is rated to take 69 pints of water out of your air monthly. That’s a big chunk to add to what is already removed by the AC! Although it isn’t free to run this with our house’s electricity, it isn’t as much as many would think either. In the end, it was a fantastic investment, until after a year and a half of weekly use, it has start to make a crazy rattling sound.  After the sound grew in volume more and more, I did some research online ad found out that this big time brand of dehumidifier starts to rattle in the plastic frame of the unit after so much repeat use. It’s basically inevitable, obviously. It still performs well, however the noise is getting out of hand, so I’m not looking at buying dehumidifying devices that attach to central air conditioners. Maybe that will be a better solution for our moisture problem, but I am not convinced quite yet that I need to just transport to the dry desert at this point.