Common Questions About Dehumidifiers

Why do I need a dehumidifier?

A room with plenty of moisture to go around invites mold and mildew. Needless to say, you'll generally want to avoid any surrounding containing the two. The presence of mold and mildew has been known to cause a series of adverse reactions such as wheezing, skin irritation, nasal and throat congestion and even shortness of breath. Things can get even more intense for those suffering from mold or seasonal allergies. One of the scariest aspects of it all is that it can often be unseen. There are even terms for it such as hidden mold and invisible mold. For these reasons and more, even the possibility of mold or mildew in a setting should be handled rather seriously. Think of a Honeywell Dehumidifier as a source of relief from two very understated threats that can adversely influence your quality of life.

Where should I place a dehumidifier?

There's a lot of things to consider before purchasing a dehumidifier for your home. At the forefront of your decision should be “where am I placing this and how much room do I need to cover?” Honeywell Portable Dehumidifiers have you covered here as there are multiple models available that span the 2,000 to 5,000 ft. range. This is huge as you'll have options when selecting a dehumidifier based on your settings. Popular areas for excess moisture can include basements, utility rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and storage rooms.

Why Honeywell Dehumidifiers?

This selection of Energy Star Dehumidifiers can remove up to 30-70 pints of moisture daily from small to large sized bedrooms, dens, bathrooms and living rooms (output is based on model). All portable dehumidifiers include the following features: A smart digital humidistat control system automatically senses room moisture levels and activates dehumidification to help maintain desired humidity levels. Smart digital controls offer fast and convenient operation while a unique and elegant front mirage display will allow you to monitor humidity changes from across the room. Honeywell Dehumidifiers are also designed for portability and feature smooth-gliding wheels with a convenient top handle to move the unit from room to room. Take a quick glance around the Honeywell Store and you'll see that many products such as portable heaters, fans and air purifiers carry the title of being ENERGY STAR certified. Products with this title are designed to use less energy when operating. Less energy consumption can translate into a reduction on energy costs, potentially saving you big on your monthly bill. All Honeywell Dehumidifiers are listed as ENERGY STAR certified.

What kind of setup is required?

The portable dehumidifier is easy to setup and does not require any installation. Just remember to close all windows and doors in order for the unit to successfully work as required. It is important that it is in an enclosed area at all times while it's operational.

What kind of maintenance is required for my dehumidifier?

It is recommended to clean the filter every two weeks. You can wash the filter with water, but it is important to allow the filter to dry before placing it back inside the unit. You can also use a vacuum as an alternate cleaning method for the filter. When you're finished with the dehumidifier for the season, be certain to dump any water that has been collected in the water bin. Disconnect the hose if you used one, and make sure you replace the drain cap and rubber stopper back into the drain outlet. Make sure that you store the unit in a cool place, and away from sunlight.

My dehumidifier continues to run even after the desired humidity level has been reached, why won't it turn off?

There is a 5% threshold when the desired humidity setting has been reached. The compressor will shut off once the relative humidity is 5% lower than your desired setting. The fan will continue to run for up to 6 minutes to cool the motor and will then shut off. Operation restores once the relative humidity is 5% higher than your desired setting.

How is the water in my dehumidifier removed?

When the water tank reaches its capacity, it will cause the unit to shut off until the bin is emptied. There is also the option to attach a garden hose to redirect the drainage and allow it to run without interruption. If you choose to attach a hose, you will need to ensure that the garden hose is free of kinks and that it drains into a reliable receptor, like a sink, Please read the manual for more detailed instructions.

Which Honeywell Dehumidifier is right for me?

As we mentioned before, you're going to want to start with a dehumidifier that meets your sq. ft. range. From there, you have some excellent options to choose from. The newest series of Honeywell Dehumidifiers is available with models covering a 2,000 to 4,000 sq. ft. range. This selection of portable dehumidifiers includes a series of quality of life enhancers. Take the Smart Digital Humidistat for example. By being able to sense moisture levels in its surroundings, the dehumidifier will automatically activate based on your settings. This pairs excellently with the mirage display that will reveal the humidity setting from a distance. Borrowing all of the features of the previous series, Honeywell Wi-Fi Dehumidifiers increase accessibility tenfold. Using your smartphone, you'll be able to activate and adjust the dehumidifier regardless of setting. Alexa Voice control has also been added and works perfectly with the mirage display as you'll be able to verbally control your dehumidifier.

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