When to Choose a Desiccant Dehumidifier

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A desiccant dehumidifier is a piece of household equipment that is used to keep indoor humidity levels in check.  This device will pull moisture right out of the air, and can drastically reduce the humidity inside.  This is a very important process, as if left untouched, indoor humidity can cause extremely serious damage to your health and your home.

High levels of moisture in the air is the best condition if you want mold and mildew growing in your home.  Most people do not want this, though, and for good reasons.  Mold and mildew can release dangerous bacteria into the air that will be breathed in by any occupants or visitors of your home.  This can lead to sickness or make allergies flair up.  You do not want this, so make sure you are doing the responsible thing and have a desiccant dehumidifier to keep your home nice and dry.

There are many types of dehumidifiers, some used exclusively in industrial settings, others used to maintain indoor pools, and others specifically designed to go in damp basements.  There are a lot of choices, but a desiccant dehumidifier is one of the most effective devices you can use in your home.  These appliances use desiccant materials, like silica gel for example, to achieve some of the most effective dehumidification effects possible.  These are reliable machines, and will keep working for you for years.

The desiccant material in a desiccant dehumidifier works to absorb water, making the air drier and more comfortable.  Similar to a vacuum cleaner, this device needs to emptied sometimes to keep it working at its best.  If your vacuum is full of dust or other debris, the suction will be dramatically reduced and its overall effectiveness will diminish.  The dehumidifier is the same way.  So it is important that you keep a clean air filter in your desiccant dehumidifier at all times.  This way dust, dirt and debris do not collect in the desiccant material and lessen its effectiveness.

The water collected by a desiccant dehumidifier is removed through the dehumidifier usually by heat.  When the desiccant material goes through the heated air stream within the machine it will release the water it collected in the form of a gas.   This “wet” air will need to be vented to the outdoors.  After the desiccant passes through the heated area of the machine it will then cool down before going back into the air stream that is processing the air in the area to be dried.  It will then collect more humidity and the cycle will continue. 

These types of dehumidifiers would be a better choice for drying large amounts of cubic feet of air because these machines typically process more air than refrigerant style dehumidifiers.  Also, if the area to be dehumidified is going to be below 70°, then you ought to seriously look at a desiccant style unit over a refrigerant one.

Protect your home, and your health, with a desiccant dehumidifier right away.  It is an investment that will pay for itself in no time with all the time and money it will save you!

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This article was published on Thursday 16 August, 2012.

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