How to Make a Dehumidifier Empty Automatically

Dehumidifiers are very important equipment for households that have damp basements or even very humid rooms. You probably know that is not a walk in the park when emptying the storage tanks of these dehumidifiers. It is therefore advisable to check out these wall mounted dehumidifier reviews before buying one.  Removing the tanks from the machines alone can be quite a complex process. You will have to carry the bucket with great care up to the point where you will empty it at, which can be very tricky.

You will realize that it is more convenient to make the dehumidifier drain automatically compared to draining it yourself. This article will guide through the different methods that will make your dehumidifier drain automatically.

Drain connection

You should ensure that your dehumidifier is fitted with a place for connecting drainage pipes. The nozzle is normally used to directly empty collected water into the bucket. You then have to remove the storage bucket. You will be able to see the connection point on your dehumidifier. Attach a hose pipe on to that point and direct it away into a drain system. Doing this allows continuous automatic draining of the dehumidifier at all times.

Above the sink method

You may not be having a floor drain in your house which will force you to seek an alternative method to automatically drain the dehumidifier. One way is to install the dehumidifier slightly above your sink for easy draining. You will be required to mount a wall bracket to hold the dehumidifier in position above the sink. You can now allow the water collected to freely drain into your sink. You will however be limited to using your dehumidifier in one area. It is important to note that regular maintenance like cleaning of filters will become more tiresome since you will be required to remove it from its position and mount it back when you are done.

Drain hose method

It is more convenient to use the drain connection normally found at the rear of your dehumidifier to your advantage. You can add a hose pipe to the connection which will greatly increase the distance between your dehumidifier and the location of the drain. It is also important to keep in mind that water uses the force of gravity to flow hence it will flow downhill. You should therefore ensure that your dehumidifier is placed on a higher position than the drain point.

You may have noticed the repeated use of the word “floor drain” throughout this article. If your house does not have one, you can consider alternatives such as, a shower stall drain, sink, sump hole or even your toilet. Using a floor drain is easier but the other methods will also work efficiently. All these drain points are normally slightly high above the ground which means you also have to raise the dehumidifier end of the drain higher than the drain.

These methods may sound quite simple but you may find a situation where the dehumidifier is in one side of your basement while the floor drain is in another place. For this situation, you may require to use a very long hose pipe to connect the two points. The ultimate hack involves identifying the appropriate heights for placing the dehumidifier and position of the drain point. Once you have all this figured out correctly you will not have to empty the machines manually.

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