5 TIPS ON HOW TO DRY CARPETS FASTER
Creating proper ventilation can help speed up the drying process by increasing airflow.
Three Important Factors
Temperature, airflow, and humidity are the three most important variables when it comes to drying anything. Consider your dryer: it uses heat, rotates to move hot air around the clothes and extracts moist air out of the way, producing dry clothes quickly.
Actions You Can Take
Sadly, you cannot dry your carpets in a dryer, but there are some simple steps you can take to speed up the drying process:
Increase the heat (or decrease the cool) – if you have air conditioning and prefer to keep your home cool, this could lengthen the drying process. It can be accelerated by turning up the thermostat a few degrees and allowing the temperature to rise a bit higher than usual.
Unless it is extremely humid outside, opening windows can help increase airflow and speed up drying times.
Run floor fans in damp carpeted areas to help move the moist air produced by evaporation out of the room and speed up the drying process.
Run the furnace fan. Even if your home isn’t air-conditioned, you can still improve air circulation by turning on the summer fan on your furnace. Since only the fan will be running, and not the heat, this will help the air circulate more quickly and promote drying.
Open interior doors. Closing off a space with a wet carpet will only prolong the drying process. By leaving your doors open, you will let the moist air out and promote air circulation in your house.