Best Tips About Using Dehumidifier To Dry Clothes

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Dehumidifier is often used in humid places. It’s a dehumidification product as its name implies, but some people find dehumidifier a more interesting function: laundry mode (drying mode).

Drying Mode (Select with the “MODE” key)

Is this mode used to dry clothes? So how long will it take to dry? What does the dehumidifier dry mode mean?
Let’s give you some best tips.

How Long Dehumidifier Will Take To Dry Clothes?

Dehumidifier used to remove moisture from the house. Can it really be used to dry clothes? The answer is”Yes”, that is possible, and easy to use.

In some area often rains, so the clothes aren’t easy to dry. Especially in winter, the clothes are washed and hung for more than a week but are still damp.

Dehumidifier can’t only remove moisture from the house but also blow-dry clothes. When the drying function switched on, testing from dehumidifier manufacturer shows the clothes can be dried in 1~2 hrs.

What Does Drying Mode Mean?

1. Dehumidifier drying mode can use to blow dry clothes. Its effect is the same as clothes dryer, but its drying speed is less than clothes dryer.

2. When using a clothes dryer, you can’t dry multiple clothes at the same time, but dehumidifier can blow multiple clothes at the same time, means more convenient.

How To Dry Clothes By Dehumidifier?

On drying mode, dehumidifier dries clothes by blowing a dry, warm wind; Meanwhile, the dehumidifier absorbs the moist air around it, reduces moisture content in the room, and keeps the room in a relatively dry environment, which is good for drying clothes quickly.

Drying wet clothes using a dehumidifier is very easy, especially if you are using a Removable Dehumidifier because you can move the device to any room where the wet clothes are hung.

Here we need a hint to make sure that your dehumidifier works as efficiently as possible and your wet clothes will dry immediately by putting them in a relatively small room and working in different areas according to their capacity.

For example, if your dehumidifier has a working area up to 30 m2, and you put it in a room of 20 m2, it will work very effectively and can absorb more moisture from wet clothes more quickly.

In addition, you should also close the room where drying clothes. Close the doors and windows to prevent the dehumidifier from inhaling too much moist air to reduce its dehumidification efficiency.

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What Is the Height to Dry Clothes By Dehumidifier?

1. Hang on the air outlet of the dehumidifier.

2. Turn on drying mode to see where the hot air comes from, then hang the wet clothes 15-20cm higher than the air outlet.

Do I Need to Constantly Empty the Bucket?

For most dehumidifiers, you will get a collecting bucket (water tank). This can hold a considerable amount of water and only needs to be emptied ONCE a day under normal conditions.

home air dehumidifier tank

Water Tank

However, if using a dehumidifier to absorb moisture from indoor damp clothes, you may find the collection container will soon be filled with water.

Due to prevent the bucket from leaking after being full of water, you should also make sure it has an automatic closing function, or a water full reminder function.

But there is another option: buy dehumidifier with a drainage hose. This device discharges water continuously, so no need to empty the bucket.

Dehumidifier drainpipe

Drainage House

The only drawback is dehumidifier with a drainage hose must be located close to the drain, so you have to place your dehumidifier in a room with a gutter or sink.

Difference Between Dehumidifier And Clothes Dryer?

They both can dry clothes since they have the same function, which is worth buying and which is more practical?

1. The principle of dry clothes is different

Dehumidifier is cooled by a compressor to convert the room moisture into liquid water, which can directly and effectively reduce the air humidity of whole room and dry the wet clothes at the same time; Clothes dryer used to dry the clothes by heating and evaporating the moisture carried on the clothes, but the evaporated water vapor will also disperse into the room, so that the room will become more humid.

Dehumidifier Structure


Clothes Dryer Structure

2. Different functions

Dehumidifier can also remove room moisture when drying clothes, making the room drier, which can improve the quality of life. Knowing that moisture will affect the health of family members.

After dehumidifier removes the room moisture, it can reduce diseases such as rheumatism and arthritis for the elder. Meanwhile, it can prevent other goods from getting damp and moldy, preventing the wood floor from absorbing moisture and deformation, etc.

On the contrary, clothes dryer not only can’t make the room dryer but also makes the room more humid.

3. Green energy saving

A normal dehumidifier is less than 500W, and the drying time of 5 kgs clothes is approx. 2 hours, while the clothes dryer, with a power of at least 1,000W, also takes 2 hours to dry 5 kgs clothes. So dehumidifier is more energy-saving and electricity-saving.

4. Drying effect

Clothes dried by a dehumidifier won’t be damaged, but clothes dried by a clothes dryer will damage the fiber structure and reduce life of the clothes due to high temperature(45~55°C) and continuous tumbling in the equipment.

High-temperature drying vulnerable clothing, especially silk, fur, and light-colored clothes don’t use high-temperature water washing, let alone high-temperature drying.

Dehumidifier drying clothes, mainly through the removal of clothes and the environment of moisture, coupled with circulating warm air (only 1-2 ℃ higher than the ambient temperature), in order to achieve the effect of drying clothes.
This way of drying clothes can better protect clothes while drying clothes.

So the clothes dried by dehumidifier can keep drying for a long time (as comfortably dry as the sun on a sunny day), which the clothes dryer can’t do.

5. Area covered

Dehumidifier won’t have limitation of the outer frame, just give it a suitable space, it needn’t assemble, and easy to move.

In addition to dry clothes, can also be used for drying quilts and cloakrooms, etc., all-around dry.

6. Somatosensory comfort

Through the high-temperature drying method, clothes dryer heats up clothes’ moisture into the air, making the environmental humidity higher, but drying the clothes increases the environmental humidity and causes discomfort to the human body.

On the other hand, dehumidifiers liquefy the moisture into water droplets and fall into the water bucket.

Dehumidifier not only can dry clothes but also can dry home spaces, taking care of the health of family members.

7. Aesthetic degree of clothes

Clothes dried directly with a clothes dryer will generally have lots of wrinkles and need to be equipped with products such as ironing machines and irons, or take them out and flatten them out immediately after drying and fold them for preservation.

Dehumidifier doesn’t have these problems. After drying, the wrinkles are less, and the clothes are relatively flat.


Through the above knowledge, easy to see that Dehumidifier has many advantages, not only can dry clothes but also can dehumidify, and the performance-to-price ratio is very high.

We recommend using a dehumidifier and clothes dryer simultaneously to achieve optimal results.

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