Dehumidifiers are residential appliances used to control the humidity level of the air in your home. Indoor air that is too moist encourages the growth of mold and mildew and provides a more favorable climate for insect pests, such as fleas and cockroaches. With a dehumidifier, you can run a humidity control setting to remove unwanted moisture from your indoor air and running the control settings is a breeze.
Locate the "+" and "-" (plus and minus) humidity control keys on the dehumidifier's control panel.
Press the "+" or "-" keys until the desired humidity level is indicated on the control panel display. Note that most manufacturers recommend setting the humidity between 35 and 75 percent for normal operation.
Specify how long you want the current humidity control setting to run. Press the "Timer" button to toggle between the "2-Hour" and "4-Hour" options. Indicator lights directly above the "Timer" button show which option is currently selected.
Tips & Warnings
- Adjust the fan speed for your dehumidifier, if desired. Press the "Fan Speed" button to toggle between the "Low" and "High" fan speed settings.
- The process to run a humidity control setting on your dehumidifier may vary by appliance brand and model. Contact the manufacturer of your dehumidifier for model-specific operating information, if necessary.
- "Aprilaire Model 1750A/1770A Dehumidifier Owner's Manual"; Aprilaire; 2010
- Manage My Life: LG Dehumidifier Owner's Manual
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Problems
Frigidaire dehumidifiers are helpful in eliminating the moisture from the air in a room. As with any other electric home appliance, they...
How to Set Humidity on a Thermostat
The relative humidity for an indoor environment should remain at most 60 percent; however, 50 or lower is ideal, according to HVAClean....
How to Set a Home Dehumidifier
An air conditioner alone may not keep your home free of moisture. Using dehumidifiers in the trouble spots in your home can...
How to Set a Honeywell Relative Humidity Control
A division of the Honeywell International conglomerate, Honeywell Sensing and Control has been producing climate control systems for residential customers for decades....
How to Troubleshoot an LG Dehumidifier LHD30
The LG LHD30 dehumidifier is meant for residential use and is designed to remove excess moisture from the air and return cooler,...
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Directions
Frigidaire is a well-known home appliance manufacturer and a division of the Electrolux Group. In addition to the refrigerators, washers and dryers...
How to Replace the Defrost Thermostat on a Dehumidifier
When your dehumidifier is not working properly, a common issue is a faulty defrost thermostat. The defrost controls are designed to sense...
Should I Run a Dehumidifier in the Winter in a Basement?
Basements can become breeding grounds for mold because they trap moisture and have little exposure to natural heat and sunlight. A dehumidifier...
Recommended Settings for Basement Dehumidifiers
A basement often attracts humidity because it’s built underground with little or no natural light coming in. The cooler, enclosed environment of...
Recommended Humidifier Settings
Both low and high humidity can be bad for you and your home, so setting your humidifier to maintain the correct humidity...
What Is a Normal Dehumidifier Setting in Degrees?
Dehumidifiers reduce the level of humidity in the air. Normal temperature settings for a dehumidifier vary greatly, dependent upon the surrounding temperature....
Haier Dehumidifier Troubleshooting
If you have ever lived in the southern region of the United States, you understand how oppressive the humidity can be. The...
Simplicity Dehumidifier Instructions
Simplicity dehumidifiers are portable units that you can place in a room to remove moisture from the air. People use dehumidifiers for...