The whole house dehumidifier is one of the good options for dehumidification. It is a single compact dehumidifier for the entire house. This central dehumidifier recommended for houses located in seashore cities like Dubai. Generally, a portable unit used at home to counter high humidity. Especially, during May to August months of years. It is a ducted dehumidifier connected to HVAC.
But with changing trends, new villas like to install this ducted dehumidifier. A whole-home unit can be part of the AC system. There are benefits and cons of using the single dehumidifying unit for the total house. Let’s explore unit features and pros of this central dehumidifier.
Whole house dehumidifier description.
This is a single compact dehumidifier that looks like a single box. This unit has two holes from opposite sides. Some of the dehumidifiers have the third hole which used to take fresh air from outside. One hole acts as inlet which generally provided with a filter.
A filter can be a normal or G4 efficiency filter or charcoal filter. Hence, it makes the unit a dehumidifier air purifier combo unit. Another hole acts as an outlet. The whole house dehumidifier provided with drainage point to drain out condensate water. Few dehumidifier manufacturers offer a built-in dehumidifier pump. Hence, it can flush out condensate water at height.
Construction of compact dehumidifier.
This ventilating dehumidifier has an evaporative and condenser coil. As usual, compressor and condensate tray also part of this unit. The unit provided with control buttons like on/off & fan speed. Some of the units provided without a humidistat.
As a result, the user can set the required humidity level. Besides, humidistat triggers on and off of the unit as per set humidity level. Some of the central dehumidifiers offer the option of a duct mount humidistat. It connected eighter to the supply or to the return duct of AC. The whole house dehumidifier can place on a floor or suspend from the ceiling. Also, this unit can mount on the wall.
How does this ducted dehumidifier work?
This inline duct dehumidifier can install in six configurations. It can connect in parallel with supply or return duct. This means, intake and discharge to the same duct. But the most common configuration use is installing in parallel with the AC unit.
Inlet of a compact dehumidifier connected to return duct. And, dry air from unit discharge into the supply duct. Backdraft damper recommended installing at outlet duct of a dehumidifier. So, it avoids the reverse flow of air into the whole house dehumidifier.
The process inside the Whole house dehumidifier.
Humid return air from the main return duct enters into the dehumidifier. Thereafter, this air passed over the condenser coil. At this point, moisture from the return air condensate into water. And condensate water gets accumulated in the drain tray. The dry air then pushed back into the supply duct which reduces humidity level.
First, need to select the right place to install the unit. Two this needs to keep in mind while deciding the location. Most important, the dehumidifier duct length should have as short as possible. Above all, there should be clearances for maintenance. Installation is very simple. You need to do only three connections only. Do power, drainage and humidistat connection and start the unit.
Advantages and disadvantages of this Central Dehumidifier.
Every coin has two sides. It also trues in case of a compact dehumidifier also. Understanding the pros and cons help you to make a better decision.
Pros to notice.
One of the major advantages of a Whole house dehumidifier is you get rid of many portable units. Otherwise, you need to have a separate dehumidifier for each room. A single central dehumidifier will cover the whole house.
Another advantage is about getting rid of the hassle of emptying tanks. In the case of a portable unit, you need to empty a tank regular basis. A compact dehumidifier connected to the drainage pipe for continuous drainage.
Cons of a central dehumidifier.
The entire house dehumidifier cost is higher than the portable unit. The total cost of the units in each room will be high. To clarify, the running cost of this commercial ducted dehumidifier is high. Also, if AC is not in operation then a central dehumidifier will stop working.
Buying the central dehumidification unit is a task. Make sure that the unit has these four major features.
First is a unit should have low power consumption. In other words, it should be energy efficient. This is very important since the whole house dehumidifier always on. It is unlike a portable dehumidifier. Hence you should buy a certified energy-efficient unit only.
The unit should have low noise during operation. If the unit is noisy then it will make your life miserable. This sound will travel to all corners of your home along with the AC duct.
The ducted dehumidifier should have a compact size. Hence, the unit will have more maintenance space.
The system should have the facility to connect remote humidistat. For example, the SPD series unit provided with wall mount LCD humidistat.
Whole house inline duct dehumidifier by CtrlTech.
CtrlTech offers the SPD series a whole house dehumidifier in UAE. The SPD series are available from a capacity of 56 to 600 liters per day. It is suitable for a small two-bedroom villa to a large auditorium.
Quietness & energy-efficient operation is the USP of the SPD series. The unit provided with a quality G4 efficiency filter at the inlet. This system works on the condensation principle.
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