A room dehumidifier may have a condensation water collection bucket. Most dehumidifiers include an attention indicator
which turns on when the bucket gets full and turns the dehumidifier off.
This is easily overlooked if the unit is in the basement or a room that no one visits regularily.|
Some dehumidifiers have a "check filter" feature which will stop the dehumidifier even if it is draining to a sink.
Sometimes a user will turn off the dehumidifier if the fan is too noisy to make a phone call or watch TV with the intention of turning it on again later. Sometimes the user forgets to turn the unit back on.
The Ruuvi Environment Sensor Tag can monitor the humidity and the minor vibrations of the dehumidifier.
The influx database which is updated by the RuuviCollector, is queried by a job which runs every 15 minutes. It evalutes the humdity and the status of the dehumidifier. If necessary it sends a text message to the phone. It is smart enough to send the message only at hours and frequency that are approiate.