Garages pour voitures
Protégez votre véhicule contre la rouille, même en dessous de zéro degré.
Les spas, les salles de sport, les vestiaires ainsi que les zones de la piscine.
Make sure there is power to the socket or spur you are going to use.
Make sure the unit is working before you install it. Plug in and switch on. Feel the air flow on the outlets and inlets.
Check the installation is right. Is there reasonable air flow?
Try leaving to cool, take the plug out of the socket and then plug it back in & switch on
Make sure there is power to the socket or spur that is going to be used.
Ensure the DryFan is working when it comes out of the box and prior to any installation.
Note all our dehumidifiers have been run for 4-8 hours in the factory prior to despatch to ensure 100% are factory working. We appreciate that damage can occur in transport.
Also note that a synthetic odour from the unit will last for around 24 hours of operation
Smaller Dehumidifiers EPD30 / EPD50 / DH800 / DH1200
Air will be flowing and the small exhaust indicated with purple should get warm 65°C / 150°F (slightly cooler than a typical hair dyer)
Since no water is produced in a DryFan how can you tell it is actually working?
TIP: Try to remember the feeling of the air flowing against your hand from each outlet and the temperature. This will help to check any installation later using ducting.
TIP Keep the exhaust duct short as possible and extend the processed air duct if needed. Move the dehumidifier location if needed. Having a long exhaust can mean cause a “Choking of the Exhaust”. Extending the exhaust duct will have more of a negative impact on the performance of the machine than extending the dry air duct.
Set to Zero. This is not the power on switch. It is a switch to swap from internal to external humidistat control
Turn clockwise to increase dryness. Turn all the way clockwise for constant dehumidifying. All the way anti clockwise to turn the dehumidifier off.
DH800 / EPD30 Rear Outlet
DH1200 / EPD50 Rear View
Ensure correct setupSmaller Units
Ensure the DryFan is working and you have followed the instructions on how to set the unit on the links on the left.
A small dehumidifier can dry a large warehouse given enough time and the right conditions. Likewise the largest dehumidifier will struggle to dry a swimming pool in a short time. Every home and situation is different. More people create more moisture needing a larger unit. A larger home will also need a larger unit or more than one unit may be required. To understand more see here
It is important to understand that every time air flows through the DryFan it is dried around 30% and does not dry the air 100% dry. Therefore, air must be allowed to cycle through the dehumidifier over and over to get the best drying effect.
Adequate and proportional air flow is needed. See the installation pages. If ducting prevents adequate air flow through the exhaust or through the process air then the system is not balanced.
Do not forget very few rooms are air tight. Often the air is completely changed every 1.5 to 2.5 hours even in a modern home. Any dehumidifier will need to dry all the incoming air plus the moisture produced in the room. If you calculate the volume of the room then the volume of air processed by the dehumidifier, you will get an understanding for the size of the dehumidifier needed or if more than one dehumidifier is required.
Check the air flow of the exhaust with and without ducting to ensure they are similar. Less total air flow or not enough air flow from either Purple or Green vents will means less dehumidification performance.
Temperatures in °C
1, You have tested the unit on arrival, set the unit up and it has been working but now it has stopped
2, Smaller models sold after May 2020 have a special feature. If the unit overheats the units will cut out for a manual restart. A manual restart means that you need to take out the plug from the wall socket completely and then reinsert the plug back into the tested wall socket and then restart.
Overheating is where the internal air chamber of the dehumidifier reaches 85°C / 185°F. The reason for overheating can be:-
3, It was drying but seems to have stopped removing water
After a period of use humidity seems to be increasing more
The exhaust duct is cooling the water vapour. Decline the duct or insulate the exhaust duct. See installation page for more info.
The higher the number on the dial, the more humid you making the room.
Therefore, for a humid setting (High RH%) turn the dial more clockwise.For a dryer room turn the dial counter clockwise.Turn dial fully counter clockwise for on all the time and fully clockwise for off setting.
No because there is no water produced. To understand the general principle see the movie.
In some ways DryFan gives an impression of a common kitchen extractor fan in reverse. They of course work completely differently. Air from the dehumidifier is not 100% dry (0% RH). Air that passes through is 30% dryer. Therefore, taking air from outside the room may have the opposite desired effect. For instance, if we have a living space at 80% relative humidity (RH) but want the room to be 60% RH.
Assume it is about to rain and the air outside 95% RH. Taking air from outside may be dried to only to 70% RH. However, what is in room may also be creating moisture may be over 70% humidity and the target will never be reached.
The way to dry is process and dry the air in the space as many times as possible to get a compound effect in drying not just one pass.
A dehumidifier has to dry all the air in a space. Garages tend to leak air around the doors a lot and of course when the door is opened . Therefore, if the wind blows, the air in the garage will change frequently and it will need to be dried over and over. The net affect may be zero as more air enters then is being processed. Seal up holes and even the doors if needed to restrict the air changes in the garage space.
The dehumidifier is working. The issue is either the efficiency of the installation, too much outside air is entering the space or the dehumidifier is too small to cope with the humidity problem.
Relook at the installation guide page and follow the examples closely.
Any space will have moisture in the surroundings. In the floors, walls or furnishings. It will take time for these to dry and the humidity problem to come under control. Typically a home will take 2 weeks with the right dehumidifier to dry out to a reasonable level where moisture can be controlled easily.
Any DryFan or any dehumidifier in genral will not give instantly dry air. It must cycle over and over air to reduce the humidity. It is therefore not possible to take air from outside, dry it through the dehumidifier and get totally dry air inside. Outside humidity also varies. Each time air passes through the DryFan it gets around 30% dryer.
A bad application. Here, the barrel contents are trying to be dried but it is not drying. There is no air allowed in the barrel to make up for the wet air exhausted. One solution is simply to put another hole in the barrel to allow some air in to replace that or use a 4-hole system. To learn more see here.
Sometime we may skip parts of the video but try watching it all the way through this time