How to Keep Your Dehumidifier Working

Your dehumidifier is just like any other electrical appliances such as air-conditioner and refrigerator in your house, and needs to be maintained and cared for regularly. If you want your dehumidifier to work for its money’s worth, then it is wise to invest some time once every 6 months or a year to service it.

What you need to do is to disassemble the dehumidifier and clean it inside out. Sounds difficult? Don’t worry, here’s a guideline on how to do it.

What You Need

First, you must prepare the tools (make sure you have everything before you start or risk wasting your time and energy screwing everything back). The things you need are:
1) Various types of screwdrivers
2) New filter (if the original filter is not washable)
3) Laundry detergent/soap
4) Vacuum cleaner
5) Rags/cleaning cloth
6) Fin comb
7) Narrow brush with long handle
8 ) Spray detergent/Air cond coil cleaner
9) Oil can with general purpose oil or motor oil

How to Do It

Now you’ve got everything you can start:-

1) Turn off the switch and unplug your dehumidifier.

2) Take out the water container or tank to wash.

3) Put that aside after washing and take out the filter next. The filter is usually located at the back of the dehumidifier.

4) Replace it with a new filter if it is not washable. If it is washable, place it in a basin or plugged sink and soak it in warm water with laundry detergent or soap. Just leave it there while you work on other parts of the dehumidifier.

5) Unscrew the rear, front grille and metal cover of the dehumidifier with caution. It may be a good idea to check the way it is put together before you pull anything out, so that you know how to put it back together. DO NOT unplug any wires connecting to humidistat and indicator light.

6) Now you can see the coils. With extra caution, use the brush and spray detergent or coil cleaner to clean the coils. The fins are very soft and might damage easily so use soft vertical strokes. You can pour warm water slowly over the coils to rinse them afterwards but be very careful not to let it drip onto electrical components or the motor. Tip: Use the rags to absorb excess water.

7) Then use the fin comb to unbend the fins gently.

8 ) By this time you can rinse that filter in your basin/sink and put it aside to dry.

9) Find the oil holes in the motor and put a few drops of oil in. Not too much though.

10) Use the rags or cleaning cloth to wipe the fan blades clean. Take care not to bend them.

11) Wipe up any water that is found in the dehumidifier.

12) Before you put everything back, vacuum the front and rear grilles of the dehumidifier to get rid of any dust and dirt that accumulated there.

13)When everything is dry, screws the parts back in reverse order of the way you took them out. Be gentle when placing the water container/tank back in because you don’t want to damage the float arm.

Basic Care

Be assured that if you find this task very overwhelming, you can always call in a technician to do it for you. But here are some tips on basic care:

  • Don’t switch on the dehumidifier as soon as you switch it off. Wait for about 15 minutes.
  • When emptying the bucket/tank each time, gently put it back so that you don’t damage the float arm.
  • Try to wash the filter regularly or change a new filter using steps 1- 4 above.
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Leather Sofa Beds are a Comfortable Attractive Investment

You generally see sofa beds in apartments and condos. These beds are very popular this day in age. Sofa beds can save you space because of the sofa can change into a bed just like the name states. In addition, these sofa beds can also save your pocket book. Leather sofa beds are the most popular sofa beds that people usually pick. The leather sofas come in many different colors and fabrics.

Different Colors and Fabrics

These leather sofa beds can be customized to match your home. There are many different types of fabric for sofa beds, but the moist popular is the leather. You will see more people getting the leather sofa beds because of the awesome look that is cheaper than the real deal. These are available in a variety of different colors and skins.

The colors range from Red, blue, green, yellow, whatever color that matches with your home. They also have a variety of styles that will match whichever room you want to use the leather sofa bed. Rooms such as living rooms, drawing rooms, and bedrooms are popular choices of rooms for these sofa beds. Click here for more on sleeper sofas.

Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many advantages of buying a leather sofa bed. One of these advantages is that they take up little space. This space saver piece of furniture is convenient for smaller homes. Instead of buying a bed and a sofa, you have a 2 in 1 deal. Another advantage is that there a whole lot cheaper than buying a brand new leather couch and a brand new bed. Leather sofa beds cost half the price of a brand new couch. Now that is a real good deal when buying these leather sofa beds.

There really are not many disadvantages, just, which with having this sofa bed you will have to sit and sleep in the same place. Also with it, being leather just as many other pieces of furniture you will have to avoid spills and dirt. These sleeper sofas can also accommodate a guest like folding guest beds can do.

Tips on where to shop

The tips on getting the right sofa bed are very simple. Just pick out the one that is right for the space and the color of your home. You can find sofa beds just about at any furniture store near you. If you want a custom-made leather sofa bed then you might want to check out some of the website online. For discount Leather sofa beds you can find them online on websites such as eBay and Amazon.

The prices are whole lot cheaper than buying a bed and a sofa separate. Although some of the leather, sofa beds can be a little pricey. The best way to get a good deal on a leather sofa bed is to look at websites online. Most of all the businesses online offer discounts that go as high as 50% off. That is a great deal for a two In one.

Therefore, while keeping all these tips in mind will help you go out and find the right leather sofa that suits you. Sofa beds are the best space saver for an apartment. They do the job in 2 in 1 that will give you a nice comfortable place to sleep and sit.

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