Now that you have your dehumidifier for your space, it can be challenging trying to figure out how to maintain it. It is smart to keep up regular maintenance to ensure that the machine is running as smoothly and as efficiently as it can.
While there is very little regular dehumidifier maintenance required, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on them so they continue to run at peak condition. So, what can you do to make sure your dehumidifier is running at top performance?
Here Are 5 Tips For Your Dehumidifier Maintenance
1. Read Owner’s Manual
First, you will want to make sure to save the owner’s manual for specific tips on your particular unit. Each unit is unique, so you will want to keep it around just in case you have specific questions that may be addressed (it is also available on our website- https://eva-dry.com/support/product-manuals/.
2. Check Sensors
Keep an eye on the Eva-Dry sensor on the front of the dehumidifier. This will ensure that you renew at the proper time to keep your area clean and dry. Also watch the automatic water level detector switch, if applicable.
The sensor indicates that that tank is full and ready for emptying. By watching these indicators, you will have an easier time keeping your room’s moisture level down consistently.
3. Use Hydrometer
Use a hygrometer to double-check humidity levels, especially if you are reducing humidity to preserve sensitive documents or the like. By checking temperature and humidity levels, you can stay ahead of any problems.
Speaking of staying ahead, you will also want to clean your dehumidifier before it gets too dirty.
4. Clean Water Container
Dehumidifiers occasionally get clogged, and some, of course, need to be renewed for peak performance. Clean the water container, if needed.
After turning the unit off, remove the container. Wash it with warm water and a small amount of dish detergent. Rinse the container thoroughly. Then rinse it once more with white vinegar and dry it before returning the container to the dehumidifier.
Doing this will reduce any chance of mold or mildew build-up in the water-filled container. This goes along with checking the sensors and water level detectors.
5. Remove Dust
Next, you will want to ensure your unit stays dust-free. For electrical units, you will want to turn the unit off, remove the water tank, and use a can of compressed air to dust out all the vents and then in where the water tank is.
Using compressed air will remove any dust accumulation from the inside of the unit’s fan and internal components to keep it running optimally. Cleaning dehumidifier at least monthly.