Tips & Tricks/07.19.22

Optimizing Dehumidifer Placement

Using enough dehumidification is important, but proper dehumidifier placement is equally critical.

Start with plenty of airmovers to promote sufficient evaporation and circulation among the damp areas. Then place dehumidifiers where the most evaporation needs to happen – in other words, in the wettest places.

Set Moisture "Capture Zones"

If achieving proper circulation is a challenge (for example where there are doorways, alcoves or other structural barriers), set up multiple "capture zones" using multiple dehumidifier and airmover sets to ensure even drying and reduce the likelihood of secondary damage.

Create an Ideal Drying Environment

  • When using multiple dehumidifiers, space them evenly throughout the structure. The more moisture capture zones there are, the more effective the drying.
  • Do not blow air directly into dehumidifier intakes. This can change the rate of airflow across the dehumidifier coils and reduce performance.
  • Place dehumidifiers near (but not blocking) an airmover's outlet. This airflow helps to disperse the dehumidified air, increasing the dehumidifier effectiveness.
  • Do not blow warm, dry air directly over finished, hard surfaces. This can cause them to over-dry and be damaged.

Monitor Moisture Levels

It's critical to regularly evaluate humidity levels in the environment to ensure effective humidity control throughout the structure. With Dri-Eaz Command Hub dehumidifiers, that's easy - either view relative humidity on the Command Hub display or use our mobile app, Dri-Eaz Command Center Pro, to monitor humidity levels and drying progress remotely.

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