The next thing after purchasing as well as installing your dehumidifier is setting it up and programming your humidity levels.
Installing your dehumidifier in the ideal location impacts how effectively it runs.
Try to position your dehumidifier as close to the center of your room as possible. Next, you will need to set up moisture draining. There are 3 ways of draining your dehumidifier, you can do it manually, where no setup is required, but you have to empty your bucket often. You can drain your condensate through gravity, where you connect a hose to the back of your HVAC device to direct collected moisture to a floor drain. The last way is by using a condensate pump, where the pump pushes condensate out of the unit. The third step is to set your ideal humidity level. Once your dehumidifier is installed appropriately, and your drainage is set up, it is time to ensure your dehumidifier functions. Dehumidifiers come with onboard humidistats that maintain your set humidity levels automatically, humidity levels of between 45 to 50% are often recommended, but you may adjust it slightly depending on your comfort level. While low humidity levels can cause health complications such as chapped lips and dry skin, high humidity levels pose an even more threat to your health and home! Avoid mildew and mold by keeping your humidity levels at or below 50%. Checking the progress of your dehumidifier is the last step once you install and start running it. If you are using a condensate pump to transport the collected moisture, then check to confirm whether it is functioning as expected.