When it comes to using commercial dehumidifiers in Canada, two things matter. First, the device you select absolutely has got to be able to operate efficiently in cold weather environments, and second, more is always better where commercial applications are concerned.
We’ve evaluated a trio of excellent commercial grade dehumidifiers, and our top pick of the bunch has got to be the BluDri Commercial 100 LRG Dehumidifier. We’ll go into why that is in just a moment, but before we do, let’s take a look at the two runners-up because we want you to have the full and complete picture in order to make an informed purchasing decision.
Our pick as the Best Commercial Dehumidifier for Sale in Canada
Top Pick for Commercial Dehumidifier For Sale in Canada
Our top pick of commercial dehumidifiers sold in Canada is another of the impressive BluDri lineup: the BluDri BD100LGR Commercial Dehumidifier. Consider this to be the big, burly brother of the BD 76P described above. With a staggering 200 pint per day extraction capability, this beast can handle anything you can throw at it. Even better, it is designed and rated to work in near freezing temperatures, with an operating range from 33 to 100 degrees (Fahrenheit).
Commercial grade dehumidifiers tend to be a bit noisier than their residential cousins, so this one will make a bit of a racket, but most of the time when you’re on a job, you go in, set up the equipment and leave it, so that shouldn’t be a deal breaker in most cases.
With an impressive 306 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air handling capability, you can set this up and walk away, with full confidence that it’s up to the task at hand, whatever that task might be.
As with its little brother, described above, the BD100 comes with a digital display so you can track your progress at a glance. A well-engineered, heavy duty piece of equipment.
Commercial Cool’s WPAC 12RZ
The great thing about this little unit is that it’s multi-functional. It’s an air conditioner, a dehumidifier, and a fan. As with all commercial grade dehumidifiers, it’s highly portable, so moving it from job site to job site is a snap.
The three-speed fan means you can adjust it to a variety of jobs, and the 24-hour timer makes it relatively set and forget. All of those are good things. The main reason it didn’t make our top pick is its moisture extraction capabilities.
Coming in at just over 60 pints a day, it’s mostly designed for smaller projects. Commercial grade, yes, but only just. For big jobs with lots of humidity, you’ll need more than one. It also suffers slightly in that it’s not optimized for cold weather use.
If you’re a small shop and need a stand-in or extra dehumidifier that can serve multiple roles, this is a great pick, but it’s not for everyone, which is why we couldn’t give it top billing.
The BlueDri BD 76P Commercial Dehumidifiers Canada
BluDri’s 76-pint commercial dehumidifier beats Commercial Cool’s offering by ramping up the moisture extraction capabilities and optimizing for cold weather operation. It’s not as aesthetically pleasing to look at as Commercial Cool’s stylish model. This is an all-business machine!
Then again, if you’re buying for commercial use, it doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to get the job done, and the entire lineup of BluDri’s products are excellent on that front. Again, though, remembering the mantra that more is almost always better where commercial dehumidifiers and moisture extraction are concerned, the 76 pints a day is good for small to medium sized jobs, but you’ll probably need two working in tandem for a bigger operation.
We should note that all of BluDri’s equipment come with easy to read digital panels that let you know at a glance how the machine is progressing against the moisture in the air at the job site.
Best Commercial Dehumidifiers for Sale in Canada
We wanted to create a comprehensive short list of the best commercial dehumidifiers for sale in Canada, and these were the top solutions we found available. As we mentioned before, there were two components that we needed to consider to make our decision: more extraction capability is almost always better and, considering the Canadian weather, the dehumidifier had to be able to operate in cold environments.