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Can I use a dehumidifier in the room that my gas furnace and water heater are in?
I have purchased the Kenmore 30 pint dehumidifier and would like to use it in my basement. I may need to put it in the room where my gas furnace and water heater are. There was a safety instruction in the manual that said to ventilate before operating when gas goes out. Does this mean that I cannot run the dehumidifier in this room or my home?
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You can use the dehumidifier in your basement safely. The safety instruction for your furnace or water heater means that before a pilot light is re-lit, that the area should be ventilated to ensure there isn't a large gas buildup. This is a precaution only - there is already a safety feature in place that will turn off the gas at the appliance if the pilot light was to go out. The dehumidifier won't compromise any safety in your basement.
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