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How To Clean Your Dehumidifier

Basements are notorious for being cold and damp all year round, but they can be especially humid during the summertime. Does your basement have humidity to spare? Mold and mildew thrive in environments with excess moisture and it can severely damage the structure of your home. But don’t worry, you can fight back by running a dehumidifier.

While using a dehumidifier can help eliminate mold and mildew and create a dryer, more comfortable living environment, there are a few things you should consider to make sure you are getting the most out of your machine.

Proper Placement

Don’t just set your dehumidifier in any area and forget it. To make sure it’s working at maximum efficiency, make sure any windows and doors in the vicinity are closed. It’s also necessary to allow at least 12 inches of space around the dehumidifier to allow air to flow freely.

Sometimes a single dehumidifier is not enough for your entire basement. If you have multiple rooms or areas that are much more humid than others, you should consider using multiple units or have an entire home dehumidification system installed by a professional.

Cleaning

Dust and debris will collect in the coils so you should clean them regularly for optimal performance and if your unit has a filter rinse it with warm, soapy water regularly.

For more information, contact the air conditioning experts at ABC. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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