A convincing case.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
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Keystone Dehumidifier
Credit: Sam's Club

Dehumidifier. Try to say that ten times fast. It might not be one of those words that rolls happily off your tongue, but it's a workhorse appliance that often gets overlooked when trying to enhance your living environment.

Recently, we stumbled upon an Apartment Therapy article extolling a dehumidifier's virtues: "Much like an air conditioner cools, a dehumidifier works by taking away moisture in the air," writes Samantha Leal. "The benefits? A reduction in dust and allergens in the air and help fighting mold and mildew in your home." As Leal also points out, a dehumidifier can make the air in your home better which is particularly handy during the dog day's of summer.

With many dehumidifiers on the market, it can be hard to pick what's best for your needs, so we reached out to Sam's Club to shed some light on the topic. "A dehumidifier is a great way to keep unwanted moisture out of the home," said Kirk Tabor, Sr. Merchant - Seasonal Hardware at Sam's Club. "I'd encourage members to buy a dehumidifier to limit the mold and mildew their homes are exposed to during rainy seasons."

Three of their top picks? The best-selling Keystone 70-Pint Dehumidifier ($192.98) which comes with free shipping for Sam's Club Plus members and is available online only. They also recommend the Frigidaire FAD301NWD Energy Star 30-Pint Dehumidifier ($169.98) which is availalbe online online and the Midea 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump ($199.98), which is available online and in-club. Both of these options also come with free shipping for Plus members.

Of course, these powerful machines are an investment. If you're looking for something that costs less money and you have a smaller space, consider hOmeLabs Small Space Dehumidifier ($33.99) on Amazon.

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Once you've got your dehumidifier jumping into action in your living space, we promise those dog days of summer won't be so icky, after all.