Aprilaire Dehumidifier Maintenance DIY

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Making sure you're Aprilaire dehumidifier is maintained properly is crucial to insuring your basement, crawl space and other parts of your living space keep the low humidity required to minimize mold growth throughout your home.

Best Humidity Range

Depending on what organization you talk to the rule of thumb is to keep relative humidity below 60% year-round. We recommend 55% but not to go lower than 45%. Believe it or not having humidity too low can also damage your home plus could cause nosebleeds in the occupants. If you have ever been in a really dry climate you understand what having the air to dry can do.

How to Maintenance a Dehumidifier

Here is a video that shows one of our Ninjas performing dehumidifier maintenance. We hope this is helpful and please provide comments below and let us know what you think. Make it a great day!

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Please Note: Aprilaire states that dehumidifier maintenance must be performed by a qualified service technician. For more information call 800-334-6011 or visit https://www.aprilaire.com/

Aprilaire Model 1830 Dehumidifier features:

  • Has the capacity to remove up to 70 pints of moisture per day (8 3/4 gallons)
  • Provides dehumidification for homes up to 3,800 square feet
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty
  • Made in USA
  • Is placed in the basement, crawlspace or any room, and can be installed to an HVAC system.
  • Rigorous reliability and durability testing, assuring the high-quality performance.
  • Automatic humidity sensing for efficient and effective removal of excess humidity.
  • Includes a built-in, easy to use control.
  • Performs quietly installed away from your living space.
  • Low maintenance. No messy trays to empty; simple once a year filter cleaning or replacement. (part number 5443)

Aprilaire Model 1820 Dehumidifier features:

  • Has the capacity to remove up to 70 pints of moisture per day (8 3/4 gallons)
  • Provides dehumidification for homes up to 3,800 square feet
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty
  • Made in USA
  • Is placed in the basement, crawl space or any room, and can be installed to an HVAC system.
  • Rigorous reliability and durability testing, assuring the high-quality performance.
  • Automatic humidity sensing for efficient and effective removal of excess humidity.
  • Includes a built-in, easy to use control.
  • Performs quietly installed away from your living space.
  • Low maintenance. No messy trays to empty; simple once a year filter cleaning or replacement. (part number 5443)

The Aprilaire Model 8620W WiFi Thermostat with ​IAQ Control:

  • Saves you money on energy costs: Set back the temperature overnight and when you're away. The WiFi Thermostats improve accessibility. "Away" and "Heat Blast" buttons allow easy over-ride of the schedule.
  • Offers Event-Based™ Air Cleaning: When paired with a Whole-Home Aprilaire Air Purifier, this feature allows you to clean your home's air on your terms.
  • Offers humidity or air freshness control options
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Remote monitor and control capabilities with the Aprilaire Wifi Thermostat App on iOS and Android

The Model 8620W WiFi Thermostat is a programmable touchscreen thermostat that allows you to achieve total comfort throughout your home by controlling various aspects of indoor air quality in addition to temperature. It works with any heating and cooling system and is installed by a local HVAC professional.

This thermostat fully integrates with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, giving you complete control over your smart home without lifting a finger.

About Michael Church

Michael Church has been involved with indoor air quality since 2005 and feels the unhealthy crawl space is one of the major problems causing poor indoor air quality.