Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air, keep mold out of your home and provide a healthy and comfortable living environment for you and your family. It could be a must-have device for you. Does the dehumidifier need maintenance? How to maintain the dehumidifier? Here are eight tips to help you.
1. Install in a suitable place
Dehumidifier placement is essential. First, make sure the dehumidifier is placed on a horizontal surface, and there are no obstacles around it. Because obstacles will block the air inlet and outlet, resulting in low efficiency of the dehumidifier and overheating the system. In addition, the distance between the dehumidifier and the wall needs to be at least 6 feet, and ensure that the doors and windows are closed when running to prevent the dehumidifier may working overtime, absorbing too much water, resulting in an excessive dry home.
2. Adjust the humidifier
A humidifier is a device that comes with most units to control the amount of water that the dehumidifier sucks away. The humidity regulator is ideally maintained at 45 to 50 percent. Because machines are constantly working, removing too much moisture can lead to uncomfortably dry rooms and high energy bills. On the contrary, if the humidity setting of the humidifier is too high, the dehumidifier will not solve the humidity problem.
3. Use a hygrometer
Depending on the ideal humidity level, you can adjust the humidity as required. Therefore, you need a hygrometer to measure the current indoor humidity level. Whether you hang it on a wall or put it on a desk, a powered one or a thermometer can be used to measure actual humidity levels.
4. Keep it clean
It is necessary to clean the dehumidifier regularly. We recommend cleaning the condensate bucket monthly. Proper cleaning involves unplugging the device, removing the container, and cleaning with warm water and a small dishwashing liquid. After cleaning, ensure that the condensate bucket is completely dry before returning it to the unit. To prevent mold growth. In addition, we recommend using a vacuum brush attachment to remove dust and debris that accumulate over time in the dehumidifier's intake and exhaust grille at the beginning of each season.
5. Replace the filter
We recommend checking filters twice a year for breakage or damage. In addition, to keep the dehumidifier working effectively, replace the filter every two years. For some unique filter materials, in the maintenance of the user's manual to see, in strict accordance with the manual guide maintenance.
6. Check the coil
Check the evaporator coil of the dehumidifier periodically for ice. Typically, icing occurs when the temperature drops below 60 degrees. And the closer it is to the ground, the colder the air, the more likely it is to freeze. If you notice that the dehumidifier is freezing up, try raising it higher than the ground.
7. Avoid short cycle problems
Because dehumidifier systems need time to equalize the pressure to avoid problems such as tripping circuit breakers or overheating, you should wait at least 10 minutes before turning the dehumidifier on and off. In addition, a short cycle unit will make the dehumidifier not have enough time to evaporate excess water, resulting in a decrease in its working efficiency.
8. Check the drainage
If your dehumidifier uses condensation buckets to collect water, it will put the unit in shutdown mode when the container is full of water. In this case, humidity levels rise, and standing water in the container can cause mold to grow. If your dehumidifier uses a drain hose, check the hose regularly for proper drainage.