What is a Dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier is a unit which works towards decreasing humidity in a certain limited space. These systems are used when the humidity level in a room is very high and needs to be reduced to a particular level to avoid discomfort in living and any kind of damages to things.
Why do we need a dehumidifier?
When humidity level is very high in the air, it does not feel good to the human body. It makes it uncomfortable for a person to breathe easily. This is not good in perspective of health. There are many adverse effects of high level of moisture in the air. Having a dehumidifier installed in such places will help bring down problems occurred due to humidity. Dehumidifiers are used so that the moulds and mildews formation is reduced and keeps the area fungus free. The smell generated by these mildews and moulds are very bad and harmful for humans. Dehumidifiers operate to bring down this smell and odor too. The dehumidifiers act as device to stop the foul smell in an area. Things and materials like furniture, clothes, etc are also protected for a really long time by making use of dehumidifiers. Dehumidification has become a very important concept in today’s world. Many skin issues for human beings are resolved by using a dehumidifier. Skin problems are critical with high humidity. Dehumidifier also helps and works towards dust reduction in the room. More than anything, a dehumidifier device creates a comfortable atmosphere and environment to work and to live. And when the environment is comfortable, it makes the place more productive and also helps in being happier.
Can A Dehumidifier Cool A Room?
Dehumidifier only removes and reduces moisture from the room. It does not act as a cooling machine to cool the room. Basically, dehumidifiers do not blow out cool air directly into the room. It helps in a way where the room gets dehumidified and in turn cool the room a bit. The concept here is that, when the room gets dehumidified, it leaves behind a dry and cool room. Dehumidifiers can behave like a support to air con units as it helps in energy saving.
What Are The Signs That Show The Requirement Of A Dehumidifier:
- You can see moulds and mildews formed on walls and corners of walls
- A mushy odor in the house or living area
- Walls and Ceilings having moisture stains
- Stickiness in the air and sweaty skin
- You can see condensed water on the windows
- Wood getting damaged
What are the types of dehumidifiers:
There are basically two types of dehumidifiers:
- Desiccant Dehumidifier (Adsorption type dehumidifiers)
- Condensation Dehumidifier (Refrigerant type dehumidifiers)
Desiccant dehumidifiers also well known as adsorption type dehumidifiers are used mostly for colder areas. These units are used in places where the maintained temperature is towards the lower end. Desiccant Systems work well below 15 degrees Celsius. They can works until temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius. Desiccant Dehumidifiers work on the concept of a silica gel filter and a rotor. For example, applications like cold stores and cold rooms need desiccant dehumidifiers to bring down humidity levels to the desired point.
Condensation Dehumidifiers also called as refrigerant type dehumidifiers are used in ambient temperatures only. These units will not function when the temperature goes too low. Condensation dehumidifiers work on the concept of a filter and a compressor and a coolant. It consumes less energy when compared to the desiccant type. For example, applications like warehouses, clean rooms, poultry farms, museums, homes, restaurants need consolation type dehumidifiers.