Why Is My Dehumidifier Making My Room Hot

Why Is My Dehumidifier Making My Room Hot

If you’re experiencing a heat problem in your home, there’s a good chance that your dehumidifier is the source of the problem. You may think that it’s working fine at keeping the humidity levels low and preventing mold from growing in your home, but if it’s getting too hot then this can be an issue. The good news is that there are several things you can do to fix this problem!

The dehumidifier is performing the way it should.

If you’ve noticed your dehumidifier making your room warm, it’s most likely because the unit is working as designed. Dehumidifiers are designed to remove moisture from the air and not heat it up. They’re also not responsible for any changes in temperature caused by other sources like AC units or heaters; this would be an example of an air conditioning system (AC) or heating system (heater).

The air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced.

Your air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. The easiest way to clean it is by removing the top cover and washing with warm water, soap, and a scrubbing brush. If you don’t have access to an air filter cleaning kit, use paper towels and rubbing alcohol (or another disinfectant) to wipe down the inside of your dehumidifier’s case as well as any areas where dust or debris can accumulate over time.

While this may seem like an obvious step in preventing excessive heat buildup in your home or office space, many people do not realize that their dehumidifiers’ filters need replacing every six months—or sooner if they become clogged up with debris or mold growths!

There are too many items in the room.

If your dehumidifier is overheating and shutting down, there are a few things you can do to help it get back up and running:

Move all of the items in your room to another room. If you need to move an item from one room to another, make sure that it’s not too heavy for someone who is moving it—you don’t want them hurting themselves by holding onto something too long!

The compressor is over-working due to an unexpected increase in humidity levels.

If your dehumidifier is working to remove moisture from the air, it will need to work harder. If there’s more humidity in your room, then that means more moisture has to be removed. The compressor may overheat if it isn’t big enough for this extra work. You can buy a bigger compressor or ask if they have an extra one available at their store (if they do).

A window or door is open and causing a draw of hot air into the room.

  • Make sure the door is closed. A window or door is open and causing a draw of hot air into the room.
  • Check to make sure windows are closed. If you can’t close a window, use a fan to blow hot air out of the room

A physical obstruction has blocked a vent or exterior wall outlet.

You might not be able to see the problem, but it’s still there. If you have a dehumidifier and your room is getting hot, consider whether the unit’s ducting system is clogged.

First, check for any physical obstructions that could be blocking airflow through your house. Look under sinks and in cabinets; look along baseboards and around windows; even touch different parts of the wall or ceiling with your hand (don’t worry—it won’t leave any fingerprints). If there are no obvious problems here, try moving around furniture that could be blocking air flow.

The temperature in the room is higher than normal.

The temperature in the room is higher than normal.

It may be that your dehumidifier is working hard to remove the moisture, which means it’s working harder than it should be. The air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced if this is happening regularly.

We will talk about all of these possible issues with your dehumidifiers becoming too hot, and what you can do about them!

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, try the following:

  • Make sure your dehumidifier is set to the correct temperature. If it’s too hot, turn it down a few degrees. If it’s too cold, turn it up a few degrees. You can also go into your home automation system and adjust this manually if necessary.
  • Check that water isn’t leaking from anywhere in or around your unit (e.g., drain lines). This can happen when there is damage to some part of the appliance which is leaking water out into an area where there might be standing water that could cause condensation problems with other parts of your house that don’t have direct access to outside air conditioning vents like rooms with windows opening onto exterior walls where they’d normally collect moisture through evaporation during warm weather seasons—which means those rooms will get humidifiers running overtime just trying keep them comfortable enough without adding excessive humidity levels above 75% RH (relative humidity).


Now that we’ve addressed some of the most common reasons why dehumidifiers are making your room hot, it’s time to take action. If you still have questions or concerns about your unit, feel free to contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to assist you with any issues that might be standing between you and comfort in your home!

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