It is unfortunate that even today portable dehumidifier is very new to many urban people. As one of the major dehumidifier supplier in middle eastern region, we daily encounter many FAQs which are very basic in nature. In this article we will list down and answer all possible FAQs about portable dehumidifier or small home dehumidifiers.
Basic FAQ that Dehumidifier supplier face.
There are some of question are very basic in nature but asked by many users. When user facing high humidity issues and from his friends or internet he comes to know that he need a device called dehumidifier then he comes to us with many frequently asked following questions:
What is dehumidifier?
In simple language dehumidifier is a device which converts humidity from air into water and hence it reduces overall percentage of relative humidity in space.
Next immediate question; what is relative humidity?
Relative humidity in majored in percentage and it indicate how much water air relative to amount that air could hold if it was saturated. 100% relative humidity indicates that air is at “dew point” or it is full of water and condensation of humidity will start.
How dehumidifier reduces humidity or how dehumidifier works?
There are mainly three different types of dehumidifier which works on different principles. Those are refrigerant dehumidifier, desiccant dehumidifier and petlier dehumidifier. Refrigerant type or condensation dehumidifier are commonly use for home and industrial applications. Condensation room dehumidifier consists of blower fan, evaporator and condenser coil. It suck humid air and passed over cold condenser coil where humidity from air converted into water due to condensation. This water get accumulated in built in tank and dry air pushed out.
Where from water comes into air?
Moisture in air comes from mainly due to evaporation from open water bodies like lake, sea, river etc. Inside our home it comes from washing, showering, cooking etc. when moisture absorbed in air then relative humidity of air increases.
How much time a portable dehumidifier will take to reduce humidity?
This is very subjective questions. time taken by dehumidifier to reduce humidity is depends on site conditions. Every site is different. If site is very damp due to water flood then it might take in weeks. But in normal home application you can feel reduction of humidity within few hours working of dehumidifier.
FAQ regarding Portable Dehumidifier for home.
These are set of question which frequently asked regarding portable dehumidifier when client wants to buy unit for his home. Some of these questions are as follow:
Will dehumidifier remove bad smell from my house?
Yes dehumidifier will help to remove bad smell from house. Bad smell basically due to dampness ion cloths, carpet etc. When dehumidifier works it make environment dry which makes carpet and cloth dry too.
What dehumidifier capacity I need?
For home use you can select required dehumidifier capacity by following Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) dehumidifier sizing chart. This chart basically helps you to identify humidity conditions (Extremely wet, very wet, extremely damp and very damp) depending on very common symptoms. And then on basis of floor area you can select required capacity of dehumidifier.
Where should I keep dehumidifier in home for quick effect?
As long as air conditioner is common in your whole house it does not matter where you place dehumidifier. However if specific area of your house is more damp then it is recommended to place dehumidifier at that place. for example crawl space dehumidifier should be palace in basement. For better effect and silent operation you can install small ducted dehumidifier which also called as whole house dehumidifier.
Does 25 liter dehumidifier removed 25 liter water from air?
It depends. If your home has very high humidity level then it can remove up to its full capacity. But if humidity is not available to that extend then dehumidifier can not remove water to its full capacity.
Does dehumidifier helps to fight against allergies?
Yes very much. High humidity at homes can cause various types of allergies. High humidity conditions are excellent for development and growth of molds and fungus. Spore of mold and fungus can enter into our respiratory organs through breathing and can cause diseases. Dehumidifier help reduce humidity and hence mold and fungus get vanish.