Storage Dehumidifiers warm and dry the moist air in storage areas where they are installed near the floor. Warm air, being lighter, rises to the upper section of the closet. At the same time, colder, moist air sinks to the bottom. This creates a constant circulation of air within the storage space. In addition to lowering the relative humidity, the Storage Dehumidifier ensures that air in the closet is not stagnant. By preventing stagnancy, the Storage Dehumidifier prevents mold and mildew as these organisms grow quickly in moist, stagnant air. As the warm dry air expands in the closet, the pressure inside will become slightly higher than ambient. This pressure differential pushes stale air out of the closet and fresh air seeps in to replace the void. This air-changing process removes musty smells, keeping the air fresh and clean.
Does my space need to be air-tight?
No. The Storage Dehumidifier is designed to work in a confined but not sealed space. You do not need to make your storage areas completely air-tight. The small gaps found around the door of the storage area will allow proper circulation.
Storage Dehumidifiers dehumidify with heat. Will they burn or scorch ?
No, the Dehumidifier will not burn or scorch. Just like the Gentle/Delicate setting on your dryer, the Storage Dehumidifier gently heats to about 125 degrees Fahrenheit which will increase the temperature in the storage area by only 2 to 4 degrees.
For maximum effectiveness, keep the area around the Dehumidifier clear so it can circulate the air; do not smother the rod with clothes or other items.
Is the Storage Dehumidifier safe?
Yes, the Storage Dehumidifier is completely safe! It is UL Certified for safety and has continued to meet the stringent safety standards of electrical testing agencies worldwide since the product’s invention in 1947.
What is the cost to operate?
Energy consumption is very low. In the U.S., the electrical cost ranges from 3 cents to 10 cents per day, depending upon the wattage of the Dehumidifier (18-inch: 12 -watts; 24-inch: 15-watts; 36-inch: 25-watts; 48-inch: 35- watts).
How long will the Storage Dehumidifier last?
The Storage Dehumidifier is guaranteed to last for 10 years and we are confident you will enjoy the benefits of this product long after the guarantee expires! Within ten years, if the StorageDehumidifier fails to heat, return it for an immediate free replacement.
Is the Storage Dehumidifier difficult to install?
It is very easy to install! Mounting clips, screws, and a ten-foot cord are included with the Storage Dehumidifier. You can simply set in on the floor of your space using the included feet or attach it to the baseboard with the supplied screws. No special DIY skills needed!