Dehumidifying in Winter - What to Look Out For

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Winter Dehumidifier Tips & Tricks

According to the University of Cardiff, U.K winters are expected to be significantly wetter than winters past. With this, the usual suspects of wet weather begin to rear their ugly heads. Damp, cold and (of course) damage caused by mould and other unwanted moisture in your home. Whilst it may seem like dehumidifiers will perform the same all year round, sadly this is not the case. At Senelux, our team of experts have reviewed the weather warnings and our available range of exceptional dehumidifiers and we've put together a small article outlining how you can make the most out of your Senelux dehumidifier this winter season.

The first thing you'll notice about dehumidifying in the winter is that the weather is much colder. This may seem like an obvious observation, however there's more to the story where dehumidifiers are concerned. Some dehumidifiers will use refrigerant to collect moisture and that can cause complications in the dehumidifying process. The big concern is that performance may suffer due to the room temperature being too low, causing a freezing-effect within the refrigerant dehumidifier. To combat this issue, there are a few tricks you can use to ensure that your refrigerant dehumidifier performs as intended.


  1. Close windows and doors. Not only does this stop any drafts or outside chills affecting room temperature, but this is also a good rule for general dehumidifying. By keeping external factors to a minimum (by closing windows and doors) you will prevent your dehumidifier from collecting excess moisture- effectively giving you significantly more control over where your dehumidifier is extracting moisture from.
  2. Run a heater inside the same room as the dehumidifier. Generally another good idea to prevent the freezing effect between the refrigerant and the cold temperature. You don't need to keep your heater on during the entire operating process (consider the energy bill!) But generally, the fastest way to warm up a room is to use a high efficiency heater for a few minutes. If you're struggling to find any high efficiency heaters, we can assure that our range of Senelux heaters are exceptionally high performance.


Dehumidifying in Winter

As you may expect, with more rain- there's going to be more moisture as well. This may seem innocuous as it gives your dehumidifier more moisture to extract from your space. But this actually brings us neatly on to our next point; make sure that you're checking your dehumidifier regularly. The moisture extracted by a dehumidifier is collected into a tank and once that tank is full, your dehumidifier will cease operation. Obviously, we want to make sure our dehumidifiers are running smoothly for as long as they need to, so make sure that you're staying on top of your water-tank-emptying game to get the most out of a high performance Senelux dehumidifier.



A Senelux Dehumidifier

Let's move on to a major positive of choosing a Senelux dehumidifier as your faithful winter companion. The answer is remarkably simple and concise. Reducing your energy bills on heating. Dehumidifiers naturally extract moisture from the air in the space in which they operate. Moisture helps contribute to the cold temperature within rooms by soaking into walls, ceilings and even floors- spreading cold air throughout a home whilst also damaging the affected areas. Now we've covered the damage that excess moisture can cause in our previous article Banishing Black Mould With Senelux Dehumidifiers, but the (literal) chilling effects of excess moisture could be costing you unnecessary amounts on your energy bills through heating alone. 

A major advantage of Senelux dehumidifiers is they come fully equipped with high performance and low maintenance (including a range of features designed to reduce costs in energy bills.) By absorbing moisture out of areas such as walls, ceilings, floors and carpets- a Senelux dehumidifier is also saving you potentially hundreds of pounds in heating bills alone when it comes to reducing the root cause of chilly, indoor spaces. Many of our customers report that rooms feel "cosier" and "warmer" when they have used one of our dehumidifiers in their homes and this is the reason why. Whilst heaters may add warmth to an indoor space, a Senelux dehumidifier tackles the core of the problem and so much more when it comes to keeping you warm this winter.


In Conclusion

With all this in mind, we hope that you're prepared to tackle the issues of the Winter months with renewed vigour and confidence and, of course, a trusty Senelux dehumidifier. Make sure that you examine your dehumidifier carefully to make sure you're getting the most out of yours. At Senelux, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to our outstanding range. If you'd like to see what specifications to keep an eye on when picking up your new dehumidifier, check out our previous article Frequently Asked Questions About Dehumidifiers. Alternatively, if you'd like to see Senelux's extensive range of robust dehumidifiers, check out our Senelux Dehumidifiers for more details.

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