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In humid and damp climates a dehumidifier can pull as much as 50 pints of water from the air each day, depending on the size of the system.

Keep your dehumidifier’s reservoir clean and dry; don’t let water spill over or stagnate when not in use. A dirty or poorly maintained dehumidifier wastes energy and can contribute to moisture problems you’re trying to solve.

Moisture in the air condenses on one set of coils. The water drips into a reservoir or through a hose to a drain.  A dehumidifier does not function well under about 65°F.


Bob Beisbier, owner of BK Home Inspections, is a Certified Master Home Inspector who has been providing professional and thorough home inspections in southeast Wisconsin for over 12 years. Bob is Infrared certified, DILHR Certified, and provides Home Energy Tune-ups, Environmental Data Reports, Pre-sale Home Inspections and Pre-offer Home Inspections.