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Improving Humidifier and Dehumidifier Performance

Courtesy Appliance Factory Parts

Generally, any tricks and tips that apply to keeping heat in, will improve the performance and efficiency of a humidifier or dehumidifier.

You can more efficiently control your home's humidity level by:

  • Sealing doors and windows, and fireplaces that are not in use. Air leaks will allow moist outside air to enter your home!
  • Use tape or special window and door sealers/weatherstripping for door
  • Do not keep your humidifier/dehumidifier in a confined space.. make sure it is not being restricted by it's surroundings.  Hiding it behind furniture isn't the best idea!

Do not humidify over 50% !

Reduce setting if moisture forms on windows, walls, etc, or if there is dampness around the area of the humidifier. Recommended humidity levels are between 30-50%, this will vary on your personal comfort and the type of humidifier you own.

Conversely, don't let your dehumidifier too low... under 40% is unnecessary and wasteful of energy!

Our appreciation to Appliance Factory Parts, the top online source of humidifier and other appliance parts, for providing us with this article. "At Appliance Factory Parts, we pride ourselves on giving you the highest quality parts at the lowest possible price. We will beat any competitor's price by 5%." If you have any questions, please visit their site at http://www.ApplianceFactoryParts.com.

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