One of the best appliances in my family's home is our dehumidifier. But, what really gets on my nerves is when it becomes dirty. There's dust that seems to accumulate all over the thing from time-to-time. I used to get so angry, I'd want to curse it. But, I spoke with my cousin, John, who is an electrician, and he shared some useful tips on how to clean a dehumidifier. I thought I'd share his advice, so readers don't get as frustrated as I have in the past.
First, John stressed the importance of cleaning out the water at least twice a month. To do this, he said to detach the water container, dump out the fluid and replace it with fresh water. Then, my cousin recommended I use a moist cloth to get rid of particles or minerals that were left behind in the container.
Next, John advised that I take out the air filter and see if I should replace it. He said I should check out the instruction manual, which would let me know if it was time to buy a new one.
Then, John helped me out by showing me how to clean the mold, dust and other particles that were collecting on the dehumidifier's coils. He said that filthy coils are often the main reason why these appliances malfunction.
Then, my cousin and and I wiped off the blades, which he said was a necessary step in cleaning my dehumidifier. After that, we were ready to reattach all the pieces, such as the water container.
I couldn't believe how easy it was to clean this appliance. It only took a matter of minutes before I was ready to start using our family's dehumidifier again. The timing was especially perfect because other local weatherman predicted the pollen levels were going to be sky high the following day!