Dehumidifier Maintenance Tips

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Many dehumidifiers utilize a simple, electrostatic filter located in the front grill. The filter allows the air to pass through. We recommend replacing the filter at least once a year. Also, clean the dehumidifier every year before putting it into operation. Pictures

Water container

You need to clean the container that catches the water from the evaporator coils from time to time. How often depends on how much you use it. Check the condition of this container monthly until you learn whether your unit needs frequent cleaning.

Coils frosting up

Running the dehumidifier in ambient temperatures below 65 degrees is not recommended. At times, putting the unit on a table and off of the basement floor may help. If temperatures below 65 degrees cannot be avoided, a de-icing kit may be available for the unit.