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Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

When I restart my dehumidifier for the fall season it tends to fill up in a week, but 2 weeks like that it seems to go into 'maintenance mode' where the water recovered is much reduced, often going a month before needing to be emptied. We do put a bit of heat on board to prevent the dehu from freezing up.

Keep in mind, everyone, that heat doesn't really 'dry things out' directly.. warm air can actually support more humidity than cool.. it just stays in the air as opposed to condensing. For example warm air against a really cold window really gets to be 'dripping' because of the available moisture in the warm air.

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