Dec 16

Dehumidifier Types and Guidelines

Dehumidifiers are a great way of keeping moisture levels down around your office, especially since high moisture will often become a cause for mold and that would mean harder house cleaning in the end. There are more than a few types of dehumidifiers you can use for that purpose, but not all of them will have the same performance. With a good dehumidifier you will have a much easier time dealing with carpet cleaning and floor cleaning as well. There are a few types you can make use of, such as the following:

Portable dehumidifiers. There are cases where you will need to have a dehumidifier in some areas of your office whenever you can. To avoid using heavier units with excess weight, then you can find smaller solutions out there. They will be a lot more flexible as a solution for your specific needs.

Whole office dehumidifiers. These are more powerful but their excellent efficiency comes at a cost. Whether you want to use it or not around your office mostly depend on the location and size. You would also do well to consider using these if you have an office that has really serious problems with moisture. This will allow you to keep your house cleaning needs to a minimum and to handle things without everything going too far.

Basement dehumidifiers. Now this is something that is needed around most households a lot more often than one may think. Most basements suffer from moisture levels for more than a few reasons, but the one that is most often the case is the lower temperature in basements that quickly leads to condensation without proper ventilation. Many of the dehumidifiers you can make use of for basements are pretty sturdy and powerful, but also fairly portable so you would make use of it in other rooms if need be. Before you consider using it you should take note of any cracked areas around the walls, floors and windows and to fix them to prevent any further issues you may be having. Check the piping as well and ensure you have no leaks or condensation becoming a problem in the future.

When it comes to making use of technology, you should keep in mind that there are a few different types of this being used in the world:

Heat pumps. Heat pumps work by the use of an exchange coil that removes the moisture from the air and combines it with a fan for better results. The pump takes in indoor air and passes it through the cold temperatures of the exchange coil, reheats it again and lets in into the room once more. All of this works on a cycle base for extended operations.

Ventilation. This is simply an exhaust fan that is connected to a sensor, which activates when the need arises. It is one of the most common types of solutions out there.

Chemical absorbents. This is a solution made from silica gel that acts as a desiccant inside the dehumidifier. The gel gets heated inside a wheel where it dries and exhausts the collected damp air through a vent. This makes them a good fit for hot and humid areas where other dehumidifiers may struggle.

 
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