Is your home overly humid? Achieving balanced humidity in the home can be a challenging task, particularly in areas that have high humidity to begin with such as the coastline. Excessive humidity conditions can give rise to a host of health issues such as respiratory problems, as well as provide pests and parasites such as dust mites, with the optimal conditions they need to breed and expand their colonies. Many people ponder the question. “How does a dehumidifier work?”, Let’s take a look inside these amazing portable machines that have the power to change your home and your life

 

 

To avoid high humidity in your home or office, the use of a good quality dehumidifier is essential to recondition the air and bring the humidity levels under control for comfortable living. If you find that your home or office is exhibiting signs of high humidity such as wet walls, ceilings, and floors, or condensation on the inside of windows, then chances are that you need a dehumidifier to solve the issue. Learn more about whether a dehumidifier can ice over here or why not check out the GMC Airconditioning dehumidifier instruction manual here.

 

 

 

A dehumidifier works by drawing air from the room into the unit where the water is separated from the air via means of condensation and then expelled back into the room as clean, filtered air at exactly the right humidity according to your preferred settings.

Dehumidifiers also come with a host of beneficial features such as ionisers, that remove harmful bacteria from the air such as mold spores. Mold, especially black mold, can be incredibly harmful to your health and can leave you in very poor health if it’s spread is not curtailed immediately.

Vital points worth considering when selecting your dehumidifier

When selecting the right dehumidifier for your application in the home or office, it is crucial to take into account a few points regarding dehumidifiers and their operating principles. The following points will give you a better idea of what to expect from your dehumidifier unit and what size unit to select that will give you the most efficient, hassle-free operation. The basic operating parts of a dehumidifier are a compressor stored inside a plastic housing, alongside a fan, air filter and water collection tank.

 

Sizing

The first place to start in selecting your new dehumidifier is with the capacity of the unit in relation to the size of the room in which you will be running the unit. Dehumidifiers come in a variety of capacities to suit just about any residential or commercial application.

Dehumidifiers are rated based on their capacity to remove moisture from the air, in pints per day. A small capacity unit may remove up to 20 pints of water from the air every day, while a larger unit can remove up to 70 pints of water from the rooms air.

Dehumidifiers will often display their capacity in relation to the room size, making it easy for you to select the right unit. If you select a unit that is too small for the room, you will over-run the unit’s compressor and motor, leading to premature failure of your dehumidifier. However, should you select a unit that has a larger capacity than the room, you should not experience any problems other than the unit switching on and off too frequently, this will easily keep the room to the humidity settings you desire, however, it may over-tax the units working parts such as the power supply as the unit will have to turn on and off frequently.

 

 

Standard Features

As we previously mentioned, modern dehumidifiers come complete with a variety of features that make them easy to use and efficient in operation. Large LCD screens with programmable memories and remote controls that offer easy operation are standard on most units, with other enhanced features such as auto-defrost for the condenser coils and humidistats that monitor the rooms humidity level and then automatically turn the unit on and off when the humidity levels have been achieved.

Conclusion

Living in an overly humid home, or working in an office with high humidity can be an incredibly uncomfortable experience. Using a dehumidifier to remediate the air is sure to bring back the environmental air conditions to a relaxing and comfortable living and working space. You can learn more about us here and of course if you have any questions at all then please don’t hesitate to contact us today and we’ll be more than happy to help with any questions you may have. We also have a feature packed FAQ page here.

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