Dehumidifiers decrease the moisture from the atmosphere. While it also reduces corrosion or metal parts. Similarly, it eliminates rust, rot, mold, and mildew. Dehumidifiers remove from liters of water in the atmosphere every day.
The entry of outsider air through the door, windows, and sometimes via HAVA is the source of humidity. A humid atmosphere is also, by definition, saturated in water. It condenses in the wall, upholstery, skin, the kitty, anyplace. Moist air may cause not a great deal of distress for you but also extensive damage to your house. In perticular, it affects furniture, wall paint, painting, and wallpaper suffer particularly.
The dehumidification system always designed to reduce humidity. Worst of excess, moisture makes for a fantastic Petrie dish for mold and other kinds of harmful germs. Thus, demonstration of a health hazard you can not afford to dismiss. About the only thing which may gain from humid surroundings are cigars.
How can dehumidifiers work?
A dehumidifier consists of a compressor, evaporator, and condensate coil. Besides, it fitted with a control panel for the user interface.
The fan draws air out of the space, moves over the cold evaporator, and blows it out to the room. This process causes all the water to float on the evaporator coils. The water then drips to a heating pan, which divides the water into the tank.
The condenser coils then heat the dry air back to room temperature until it’s blown out to space. These wear out fast and have to replaced each season. Always select dehumidifiers with a larger condensate tank. Be aware that a reservoir tank capacity is more significant. A dehumidifier should stop working when the tank gets full to prevent overflow. “Tank Full” sign on the control panel of the dehumidifier glow up to avoid overspilling.
Or, most versions have a facility to connect the drain hose. Hose connection ensures continuous drainage.
Benefits of dehumidifiers.
There are several advantages of using a dehumidifier in home, industry, and indoor swimming pools. It helps to keep your home & indoor pool rooms healthy. By maintaining low humidity, dehumidifiers help to maintain the quality of industrial products.
Protection from dampness.
Dampness not only create unpleasantness, but it smells terrible. On top of that, it may result in an allergic response. It is essential to control the effect of moisture before it spread to fabrics, partitions, and rugs. It is the worst nightmare for homeowners or renters that their house has a sign of high humidity. If high moisture left unaddressed for a protracted period, then it might result in pricy affaire. Early treatment is a better option, always.
There are several ways to reduce dampness. Using dehumidifiers is one of the best amongst them. A dehumidifier designed to keep moisture level lower than the set limit and hence reducing damp. In return, there will be no mold and bad smell.
Prevent Mold and Fungus formation.
A humid environment is a haven for mold. One of the easiest ways to minimize mold and fungus is to reduce moisture. Mold cannot grow in dry places. Hence reducing humidity is the right approach to protect homes from mold and its spores.
In our daily life, we contribute to the moisture level. For example, when you take a hot water shower, you increase humidity. Unknowingly when you spare water on ironing cloth or cooking, you generate moisture.
Mold develops where there is dampness. And dampness occurs if there is moisture that cannot escape. Hence use dehumidifiers whose sole responsibility to reduce humidity and, therefore, dampness.
Mitigate Asthama and allergies.
As explained, mold, dust mites, fungus, and meadow thrives in humid places. When we inhale spores of mold, then it can hamper our immune system. Therefore, our body reacts with symptoms like sneezing, cough, blocked nose, etc. The humid home occupant is more prone to allergies and asthma.
Dehumidifiers create dry spaces to remove dampness. And hence, it stops the formation of mold. Set your dehumidifier to the humidity level of 50 to 55% RH and relax.
Some of the other benefits of using dehumidification systems are as follow:
- It helps to dry cloths and reduces the chances of increasing humidity. In urban places, many apartments are without a balcony. In such a situation, we forced to dry clothes inside houses. We can dry wet laundry inside but with a dehumidifier.
- Dehumidifier system kills mold and fungus, removes smells, protects from allergies, and hence it improves overall health and well-being.
- Maintaining a low moisture level helps air conditioners to achieve low temperatures early. Thereupon, it helps to reduce electricity bills.
Dehumidification systems categorized based on application, technology, and mounting. Let’s understand different types of dehumidifiers and their advantages over other brands.
Classification based on applications.
Applications classify dehumidifiers into industrial, swimming pool, warehouse, cold room, marine and boat dehumidifiers.
Industrial dehumidifiers made to be reliable. Because most industrial dehumidifiers cater to harsh operating environments, they’re in danger of breaking down regularly, and demanding designs ensure they operate even in the harshest of climates. The industrial dehumidification system needs an expert hand for its installation and capacity calculation.
Care of optimum humidity levels is of significant value in Industries for many reasons. High moisture levels can directly affect product quality in specific sectors, like printing or food processing businesses. Corrosion can also be hastened in humid weather and ends in wear and tear of machines that can significantly raise depreciation prices and bring production to a standstill.
Electronic goods are more prone to high humidity. Due to high moisture, condensation can damage circuit boards permanently. In Middle Eastern countries, dehumidifiers are remarkably popular within the building market. High humidity at construction sites not only dangerous for workers but also to the building structure.
CtrlTech dehumidifier Dubai offers fleet of industrial dehumidifiers.
This type of unit is nothing but an industrial-grade unit with high extraction and airflow capacity. Warehouses stores valued industrial output. And, extra humidity is very can prove to be a very risky proposition for the warehouse. Dampness can spoil all stored goods and make financial losses.
Almost all warehouses have a large door for loading and unloading of goods. This large door allows entry of outside air into the warehouse, which brings humidity inside the warehouse. Dehumidifier calculation should include the effect of these massive doors into account.
It becomes more critical when it is food storage. Dampness acts as a catalyst for the development of mildew and molds. Mainly, it affects more in warehouses that store natural food production. Other than stored goods, it also can compromise the health of the employee working in the warehouse.
High moisture inside a warehouse not only damages goods but also caused corrosion of equipment stored inside it. Furthermore, it reduces the infrastructure value of the warehouse. Insurance companies will offer lower risk coverage for such warehouses.
Considering the massive volume of the warehouse, it needs to install multiple dehumidifiers if needed. Instead, a large capacity unit with ducting can be install. CtrlTech offers FSD series warehouse dehumidifier to dehumidify large spaces.
Cold Room Dehumidifier.
High humidity is a common problem in a cold room. Cold rooms are the backbone of the supply chain in today’s world. Food processing and pharmaceutical industries need cold places to store produced goods. Ice forms Due to the low temperature inside these cold rooms.
A capable dehumidifier needs to install in a cold facility to avoid the effect of high humidity. Please note, the refrigerant-based unit will not work in a cold environment. Therefore, a silicon-based substitute needs to use. The desiccant dehumidifier works perfectly in cold weather. CtrlTech offers DD series desiccant dehumidifiers.
Swimming pool dehumidifiers.
In the Middle East, due to harsh outside weather, everyone prefers the indoor swimming pool. Indoor pool rooms come with its issues of high humidity. The large water surface of the pool generates moisture, which can damage the wall, ceiling, paintings, curtains, and electronics items. As a result, installing a swimming pool dehumidifiers become inevitable.
As per indoor pool size and type, users can decide if they need to install ceiling, floor, or wall mount dehumidifier. Thus, CtrlTech launched all kinds of a pool dehumidification system suitable for all types of pools.
These units designed to avoid the adverse effect of high humidity on boats. Boats always surrounded by salty water. When moisture evaporated from salty seawater enters into the boat, it brings lots of issues. Hence, it is vital to eliminate humidity from air entering the ship.
CtrlTech offers ASE 300 series small and light boat dehumidifier. It is desiccant based mobile unit. It is very light and easy to install.
It is equally essential to protect commercial spaces from high humidity. Therefore, CtrlTech offers a wide range of commercial-grade dehumidification system. It is a myth that dehumidifiers need only for residential areas. It also proved to be an excellent value adder for commercial facilities.
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, RAK, and Ajman are full of commercial spaces like malls, parking, marriage halls, and cinema theaters. It is scary to imagine that your retail areas and employees are getting affected by mold caused due to high moisture.
The market is full of a lot of commercial dehumidifier brands. Choosing the right model is solely depend on the understanding of the client. UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia are always hot and humid places. The choice of an excellent commercial model will help to protect your facilities.
Dehumidifiers types based on technology.
Based on the working principle, dehumidifiers categorized into majorly two types. Firstly, it is a condensation type, which also called a refrigerant type. Another category is the desiccant type, which also knows as an absorption dehumidification system.
Refrigerant based unit.
These are compressor-based system which use the condensation process to remove moisture from the air. The principle of working is very similar to that of a refrigerator. This type of unit is generally large and costly to operate but eliminates high quantities of water.
All condensing dehumidifiers create liquid water as a byproduct. This water has to eliminate utilizing storage or drain container. Storage containers will need to empty frequently as the dehumidifiers made to prevent when they’re full. Drainage systems are more suitable but demand additional piping. For commercial and industrial uses, regular upkeep adds considerably to the lifetime cost of ownership of this machine.
Desiccant based unit.
Some of silica gel material has natural properties to absorb moisture from the air. You might have observed a white pouch inside computer packing, which contains some granules. Those granules are nothing but desiccant material. Consecutively, it protects electronic gadgets from humidity.
An absorption dehumidifier equipped with a wheel made up of desiccant material. When humid air forced over it, moisture gets absorbed. Notably, these types of units work perfectly in a low-temperature environment like cold rooms. This desiccant is non-flammable and non-toxic. Most of all, it is nonreactive. On the other hand, it has a high operating and initial cost.
Categorization based on mounting.
Based on the type of mounting, dehumidifiers can be portable, floor mount, wall mount, and duct type. Let us understand the advantages and cons of each type.
These units are easy to transport from one place to another place. There are many advantages to this type. First and foremost, these are plug-n-play devices. Unit available in many capacities.
The portable unit fitted with wheels and push handle. Therefore, it is very popular with flood restoration companies. It is easy to install and can disconnect quickly. CtrlTech offers CD-85L, CDM-50L, CDM-90L, and CDM-138L portable dehumidifiers. The choice of different capacities saves clients money.
Ducted dehumidifiers are fixed type units. Indoor swimming pool rooms, pump rooms, and spas generally use duct type units. It installs above fall ceiling with intake and discharge grill on the false ceiling. Duct system available in large capacities.
Most of the contractor prefers to connect this unit with the HVAC duct. It can connect parallel with the supply of the return duct. At the same time, this also can use to dehumidify fresh air.
CtrlTech’s SPD-136L duct dehumidifier is easy to install and operate. It provided with the wall mount humidity controller. The unit needs a single-phase power supply and drainage connection. Above all, they offer SPD at very economical prices.
Wall mount dehumidifier.
Wall-mounted dehumidifier use for small swimming pools, museums, archives, hotel reception, and pump rooms. Unit available in smaller capacities. Available with or without a built-in condensate tank. If not, then, at lease, a drainage point is provided.
The Wall mount system looks very elegant and goes with every interior. The Control panel generally mounts on the front panel of the system itself. Some of the units have a facility to take optional fresh air intake. These unit needs to install as near as possible to the swimming pool. Most importantly, it should not fit at the height of not more than 1.5 meters.
CtrlTech provides several wall mount dehumidifier. For example, DRY 400, DRY 500, CDP 75, and CDP 125 models.
Floor mount unit.
These are free-standing units. They designed for indoor pools, warehouses, community hall, and underground parking. Generally available in extra-large capacities. Typically, the size of these dehumidifiers starts from 240 liters per day till 1600.
CtrlTech’s FSD series floor mount dehumidifier is a popular model in this segment. FSD unit designed with high airflow and extraction capcity. Thus, it can dehumidify vast spaces like waehouse.
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