On a hot day it's often the humidity that causes most discomfort and stops you from getting a good night’s sleep. In these situations, a dehumidifier can help to make you much more comfortable.
Some people may consider this a luxury, but the long term effects of excess humidity can be quite horrific: Dust mite populations increase causing problems for allergy sufferers.
Condensation forms on windows, water pipes and in extreme cases even on the walls causing paint to blister and wallpaper to peel. Metals will begin to rust and wood will warp causing doors and draws to stick.
Uncontrolled moisture during production, processing, storage and packaging is undeniably a major menace for the industry. It wrecks havoc on raw materials, finished goods and machinery. While moisture spoils/ wastes the food, drugs etc. corrosion and other related problems results in frequent breakdown of electronic goods and other equipments. Moisture is responsible for the enormous downtime losses in heavy industries.
The Primary function of most A/C system is to transfer heat from indoor environments to the outdoors. The evaporator coil design of most A/C systems dictate a tightly configured design of aluminium fins which do a good job of transferring heat but a poor job of dehumidification. Tests have shown that when A/C systems are installed in high humidity situations, their service life is severely affected. The power consumption also increases further. The overall life span of Dehumidifier in high humidity applications when compared to air conditioning is much longer A/C systems provide some dehumidification while discharging cool air only creating a cool clammy environment that requires costly re-heat to make these rooms comfortable.
A Dehumidifier is different from a regular air conditioner in that both the evaporator and condenser coils are placed in the same air path and the entire unit is placed in the environment that is intended to be dehumidified rather than requiring the condenser coil to be outdoors. The evaporator (cold) coil is placed first in the air path, dehumidifying the air. The air next passes over the condenser coil re-warming the now dehumidified air. Having the condenser coil in the main air path rather than in a separate, outdoor air path (as in a regular air conditioner) result in two consequences – the output air is warm rather than cold and the unit is able to be placed anywhere in the environment to be dehumidified, without a need to have the condenser outdoors as our dehumidifiers are portable.
Power consumption of our dehumidifier is very low with comparison to A/C (For instance our AMDF100 Dehumidifier power consumption is 220 watts and equivalent AC will be more than 7000 watts).
Dehumidifier removes odour, contaminants apart from excess humidity. It also give option of desired humidity selection.
Some of the most common allergens are directly affected by humidity levels in your home. Mold and dust mites flourish in more humid environments. Mold generally thrives in relative humidity levels as low as 60-65%. Dust mites live and breed at levels over 50%. It is generally suggested that you keep your household relative humidity under 50% whenever possible.
Overall, maintaining a relative humidity of less than 50% will greatly reduce or eliminate dust mites, mold, and other allergens.
If you regularly see condensation on your windows, or damp and mould spots in the corners of cold or little used rooms, the air in your home probably contains excess moisture. If you don’t do anything about it, this moisture can damage your carpets, curtains, furniture and even your walls. You need a dehumidifier to remove this excess moisture before it becomes a serious problem.
Many of the benefits of reducing the humidity in your home or work place, store or industry are quite obvious, namely:
But there are other less obvious benefits such as:
Health improvement: Reduction in mould spores and house mites will have a marked effect on the respiratory health of the building occupants. If the application is in the home then the benefit is clear, but if it is a workplace the benefit is financial through reducing staff absence through sickness.
More efficient heating: Wet air takes more energy to heat than dry air as the the air mass is greater. The efficiency bonus can be significant and will vary from building to building, however on the same heat setting, a rise in 2 to 3°C should be possible with a dehumidifier.
Where buildings are left unoccupied for long periods and the heating is left on a frost protection mode, the addition of a dehumidifier can both protect the contents and walls from damp damage and also ensure that the heating is running as efficiency as possible. For this type of use it makes sense to have permanent drain connection.