We just bought a new Friedrichs dehumidifier for our damp basement.
The temp is reading 81 and the humidity 63 and it's been running for 2 hours. The basement is about 1000 sq feet and the outdoor temp...
Iris, all dehumidifiers generate some heat while in operation. However, it may be generating higher temps because of it's location. Dehumidifiers don't work well in temperatures below 65 degrees, In fact they struggle below that temp. Unless it's a Low Temperature unit, designed specifically for basement applications.
For example, the ambient air temperature never changes more than 10 degrees F throughout the year.
The air temperature at floor level (where the dehumidifier is placed) is colder then the air temperature at shoulder level. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a bull bucket of water, will generally solve the problem.
Be sure to clean the air intake filter regularly. At least once every 2 weeks. And wipe off the cabinet and the front louvers, when you change the filter. Always, turn the unit OFF & Unplug it, before removing the filter. Never operate the unit without the filter in place. Doing so could cause damage to the unit.
I hope this information has helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.
Aug 26, 2011 |
Friedrich D50 Dehumidifier