There are certain appliances that can contribute to the household. They can be seen as accessories to the home. There has been a lot of curiosity floating around about the benefits and whether a dehumidifier is worth the buy. Read below to discover what you could be missing by not having a dehumidifier in your home.
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On November 2, 2016 a recall was issued by CPSC on behalf of GD Midea for approximately 3.4 million dehumidifiers due to reports of smoke and fire. The recall applies to select 20, 30, 40 , 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75 pint dehumidifier models manufactured by GD Midea. Continue reading
There has been a multitude of dehumidifier recalls mainly due to overheating which can potentially lead to a fire. There are a few things that you can do to prevent your dehumidifier from overheating.
If you turn your dehumidifier off wait at minimum 10 minutes before turning it back on
Powering off and then on right away can disturb the circuit-breaker and then cause the dehumidifier compressor to overheat
Replace filter at least once a year
Check condenser coils
When using the dehumidifier, the temperature in the air needs to be above 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If its below this temperature it can cause the coils to freeze which causes the inside of the dehumidifier to heat up and potentially catch fire
If the coils are frozen and show breakage replace them