How to Make Full Use of Dehumidifier?
As the saying goes, not because of heat, but because of humidity. Indoors, humidity is a big problem, especially in basements and bathrooms. Signs that the air is too humid include musty smells, damp conditions, condensation on windows, and damp spots on walls. Moisture can cause mold to grow and spread, creating unhealthy living conditions in your home. A dehumidifier is a good line of defense. It absorbs moisture from the air and collects it in a removable container. In this article, we will introduce how to get the most from your dehumidifier.
- Set the humidity level. According to research data, the optimal relative humidity level is between 30% and 50% (during the heating season, the relative humidity in cooler areas is 30% to 40%). If the humidity is too high, it can breed dust mites and mold, and can cause allergies in severe cases.
- Choose a suitable location. Make sure there is enough room for air to flow freely in and out of the dehumidifier. Air is exhausted from the top on most models, but some are exhausted from the side. Regardless, there should be free space around the dehumidifier.
- Close all windows and doors. Enclosing your space allows the portable dehumidifier to work more efficiently.
- Empty the fuel tank regularly. When the fuel tank is full, the indicator light comes on and the dehumidifier turns off. To keep your dehumidifier running when you're out and about, empty the tank regularly. Or you can attach a hose to any tested 190 pint dehumidifier to direct the water to a nearby drain. Some dehumidifiers have a built-in water pump that pushes water through a hose, horizontally or vertically, into the sink, or even outside.
- Keep it clean. The filter purifies the air that flows through the commercial dehumidifier, and if the air is dirty, the efficiency of the dehumidifier suffers. It should be washed and dried regularly as recommended by the instructions.
Other Methods to Deal with Dampness:
- Run the exhaust fan. When you're cooking or right before you shower, turn on the range hood or bathroom exhaust fan to remove moisture from the space.
- Clean your dryer ducts. A clean duct vents the dryer's hot exhaust air to the outside. Cleaning the lint ducts will keep the air flowing, allow clothes to dry faster, and help prevent dryer fires.
- Check the pipes for leaks. Check the pipes you have access to (in the basement, under the sink, outside faucets) for leaks or condensation.
- Clear gutters. Direct rainwater away from the house by preventing clogged gutters and extend downspouts to allow rainwater to flow off the house foundation.
- Check the grade of the soil. It should be sloped from the foundation of your home to prevent water pooling. When you're watering plants near the foundation, don't overwater.