How to use dehumidifier

Author: Deye
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1. Do not use the newly purchased dehumidifier immediately
After the newly purchased dehumidifier arrives, do not use it immediately, it needs to stand for 4-6 hours. This is because it is inevitable that the machine will be tilted or overturned during transportation. Tilt and overturn will cause the condensate in the compressor to shift, resulting in failure of normal operation or poor effect and high noise.
By leaving the dehumidifier to stand still, the refrigerant in the compressor will flow back into place, and the dehumidification effect will be brought into full play. At the same time, you should also pay attention when you carry the dehumidifier at home to ensure that the inclination of the dehumidifier is not greater than 45 degrees. Generally speaking, a newly purchased dehumidifier using a rotary compressor needs to stand for 3 hours, and a dehumidifier using a reciprocating compressor needs to stand for 12 hours.

2. The placement of the dehumidifier is very important
Many people think that the dehumidifier takes up space, but put the dehumidifier in the corner of the room. This approach is wrong. Placing the dehumidifier in the corner or close to the wall will prevent the moisture from entering the dehumidifier and the dry air from exiting, thereby affecting the dehumidification effect. It is recommended that the dehumidifier be placed in the middle of the house, leaving enough space for the surroundings, and placed on a flat and hard ground to prevent the dehumidifier from tipping over on soft and uneven ground.
In addition, the water pipes of the dehumidifier should not be placed randomly. There are two types of dehumidifier drainage methods, one is water tank drainage and the other is drainage pipe drainage. When using the drain pipe, pay attention to the placement of the water pipe from high to low or horizontally. Never fold it or from low to high, which may cause drainage blockage. Of course, if the dehumidifier is automatically equipped with a drainage pump, the drainage from low to high can be achieved.

3. Doors and windows must be closed to use the dehumidifier
If the doors and windows are not closed when the dehumidifier is working, the humidity from outside will continue to enter the room, even if the dehumidifier is turned on for a whole day, it will not be effective. Therefore, it is recommended to close the doors and windows of the room before starting the machine to form a closed space. This is the same as the cooling of air conditioners and air purifiers to purify the air.

4. Dehumidifiers have higher requirements for room temperature
Dehumidifiers have great requirements for room temperature, generally between 20°C and 38°C. Use outside this temperature range, the dehumidification effect will be greatly reduced. When the dehumidifier is used below 18°C, frost will appear, but general dehumidifiers have an automatic defrost function, which defrosts for about ten minutes per hour. When the knot is too thick, the defrosting time will be correspondingly longer. The knot will affect the air inlet and outlet circulation, and the dehumidification efficiency will be reduced.
In addition, it is not recommended to place the dehumidifier next to the heat source. First, thermal expansion and contraction will easily deform the machine. Second, the dehumidifier uses the box to dissipate heat. If there is a heat source nearby, the heat will not be dissipated, which will affect the dehumidification effect and cause a waste of resources.

5. The maintenance of the dehumidifier cannot be ignored
Some people think that the structure and principle of the dehumidifier are simple and require no maintenance. In fact, this view is very wrong. The dehumidifier has a filter at the air inlet. After a long time, it will attract hair and dust to block the air inlet, which seriously affects the air inlet effect and dehumidification efficiency. Therefore, it is necessary to clean the filter regularly and ventilate it before using it again. The surface of the dehumidifier can be cleaned with a soft cloth. Do not rinse it directly with water to avoid leakage.