Where the climate is humid, the air can hold fixed amounts of water vapor. Humidity can seep into homes and cause a variety of problems like breathing problems for some people and humidity can attract insects and pests into the home. Insects and pests that live in homes can make the people who live in these homes really sick and some of the causes are allergies and bacteria. An air purification system can help solve the humid condition in the home.
Air purifiers, also known as dehumidifiers are easy to operate devices that remove excessive humidity and moisture present in the air.
A dehumidifier is part of an air purification system and it simply works by removing excess moisture from the home. All air purifier units feature the following components-
- Fan compressor – This enables the unit to pull air inside it as well as distributing cooling agent over the coils of the unit.
- Cooling Coils – These coils cool the air and thus remove the moisture.
- Air Re-heater – This component reheats the cooled and moisture-free air before it is sent back into your home.
- Reservoir – All systems have some kind of reservoir, normally it’s a plastic bucket, which is used to collect the excess moisture removed from the air.
- Even modern dehumidifiers that may have additional or slightly different components to the above, work the same. They remove moisture and humidity from the air when there is too much.
- Additional components that a dehumidifier may consist of include –
- Hose – To attach to the reservoir
- Humidistat – This enables you to monitor the air’s humidity levels.
- Built-in Condensate Pump – To pump the collected water out of the system.
How it works:
- From the area, a fan collects the air and it is pulled into the dehumidifier.
- The air then passes through the coed coils.
- The air is then reheated by the dehumidifier and it is then released back into the room.
These are just a few of the basics of the technology of a dehumidifier.
Types of Dehumidifiers
There is a wide range of dehumidifiers available on the market today, each designed for specific conditions. There are whole-house dehumidifiers and portable units, refrigerative, and dessicant, among others.
The perfect dehumidifier in a space with pleasant temperatures might not work at all in freezing climates. These colder temperatures require either a dessicant-based unit, or features such as auto de-icing to prevent ice buildup and keep the unit functioning well.
The Danby DDR50A2DP Dehumidifier is a portable model that can withstand colder climates; providing a unique low-temperature feature that allows it to operate during temperatures dropping to 41 °F, while the coils are being protected from any ice build-up by the automatic de-icer. Other features, such as the direct drain (which allows for continuous operation), the ability to auto-restart, an easy-clean air filter, and castors for ease of mobility make this unit a convenient purchase.
This Danby DDR50A2SP can remove moisture from a space of up to 3000 square feet, removing up to 50 pints (23.7 liters) a day of water from the air. This unit is Energy Star compliant and the refrigerant is environmentally friendly R410A.