What is a Dehumidifier and Where it Can Be Used
What is a Dehumidifier ?
A dehumidifier is an electrical appliance which reduces and maintains the level of humidity in the air, usually for health or comfort reasons, or to eliminate musty odor and to prevent the growth of mildew by extracting water from the air. It can be used for household, commercial, or industrial applications.
Dehumidifiers extract water from air that passes through the unit.
Maintenance of Dehumidifiers:
If condensate water is handled automatically, most dehumidifiers require very little maintenance. Because of the volume of airflow through the appliance, dust buildup needs to be removed so it does not impede airflow; many designs feature removable and washable air filters. Condensate collection trays and containers may need occasional cleaning to remove debris buildup and prevent clogging of drainage passages, which can cause water leakage and overflow, if large amounts of certain particulates or dust are collected then this may need to be performed more often to avoid microbial growth.
Can be used at:
Homes and offices
Dehumidification within buildings can control:
- excessive body perspiration buildup that cannot evaporate in moisture-saturated air
- condensation dripping from cold-water pipes
- warping and sticking of furniture and doors
- mold and mildew, which can cause fabrics, books, and furnishings to develop mustiness
- clothes moths, fleas, cockroaches, woodlice, millipedes, and dust mites, which thrive in damp conditions (basements, crawl spaces, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, spas or indoor pool areas, warehouses, workshops)
Dehumidifiers are also used in construction areas and renovations of indoor space to remove excess humidity or mildew.
Dehumidifiers are used in industrial climatic chambers, to reduce relative humidity and the dew point in many industrial applications from waste and fresh water treatment plants to indoor grow rooms where the control of moisture is essential.