Questions, Problems and Answers
If you have dehumidifier questions and want answers, check here for
our guide to common dehumidifier problems.
There are a few common
dehumidifier problems that can happen when running these machines.
What does a
dehumidifier do for my home? It reduces moisture in an
area by taking damp air on side and blowing it over ice cold tubing.
This causes the humidity to collect on the tubing and drip into the
reservoir or bucket. The newly dried air is forced out the other side
so when it circulates, the air has less humidity. This happens over and
over to bring the humidity down to a healthy level.
Why is my
Dehumidifier icing up? Dehumidifiers shouldn't be
operated in temperatures below 50 degrees because instead of
the water dripping off the tubing, it just collects on there and ices
up the tubing. So if it might freeze, it's best to shut it off or add a
heater to that area. Also, you can use a low temperature dehumidifier,
which will operate generally down to the
dehumidifier doesn't dehumidify enough, why? There could
be a number of factors contributing to this. One could be that the unit
isn't rated for the size space you need dehumidified. Do you have extra
tall ceilings? If you do, you will need a larger dehumidifier. Also, if
you live near the coast, you will need up to 50% larger capacity
because of the dampness. Also, you will only get the humidity down to
40%, not much lower.
The best dehumidifier will be within your budget and have all the
features you want. There are tons of options, so read through the info
on this site to get a good understanding of what you want in a
dehumidifier, to get the best for you and your home.
If you have more dehumidifier questions, I can answer them directly.
Just click on the "Questions, Ask Here" link at the top of the nav bar
to the left.