How to Clean a Dehumidifier Filter

February 15, 2024

Most dehumidifiers need to be cleaned occasionally, especially those that collect moisture directly from the air in your home. The process will likely involve a damp cloth, vacuum cleaner (with the appropriate attachment) and possibly a cleaning brush. However, it is essential to avoid using cleaning sprays inside the unit as they may damage some sensitive components.

The first thing to do is remove the container and any other visible parts of your dehumidifier that can be easily removed. Then, use a vacuum cleaner to remove large clumps of dust or lint from the interior surfaces. This will help keep the air in your home clean and healthy, while also allowing your dehumidifier to operate more efficiently.

Depending on your model, your dehumidifier might have an air filter, which differs in location from one model to the next (check the manual if you’re not sure where to find it). The general method for cleaning this is to remove the filter and soak it in warm soapy water to wash it out. It’s important to do this regularly so that the dehumidifier’s air flow is not clogged.

Most dehumidifiers draw the air over cold coils, which causes condensation that drips into the bucket. This is then passed over a warm coil before being circulated back into the room. The dehumidifier coils can become clogged with hair, dust and other blockages, so it’s essential to clean these periodically to make sure your device works properly.


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