Dehumidifer is the appliance which reduces humidity in the room or a house. A humid air could be the cause for mold inside the homes and various health risks. Dehumidifier is very effective and practical solution. There are three most common types of dehumidifiers which could be installed in your home.
Heat Pump Dehumidifers
This type of dehumidifer extracts water from the air by using a heat pump which is similar to an air-conditioner pump. This units intakes the air through a cold coil, which makes the moisture to condense. The water is absorbed into a bucket which is installed inside the unit. The dry air is heated and pumped back into the room. These types of dehumidifers are most pupular among home users and considered one of the most effective.
Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifiers
This type of dehumidifer uses chemicals which naturally attract and trap water vapors, then evaporates and damps the air outside via vents. This type of dehumidifiers work very well in lower humidity places, but less effective in high humidity. Chemical absorbent dehumidifiers required a lot of energy to opereate and use mostly in industrial environments.
Air Exchangers or Dehumidifying Ventilators
These dehumidifers are controlled by a sensor which activate an exhaust fan when humidity riches a specific level. An exchange core draws in cool outdoor air from the outside side and warm indoor air from the other. The air from outside heats up inside the unit and then released back into the room. This type of dehumidifiers works best when the outside temperature reaches freezing levels and less effective in the warm weather and become very less effective when the weather outside is humid. These dehumidifiers are mostly used in basements.
Do not keep humidify levels below 35%. Very low humidity can cause dry lips, nose
or throat itching, electrical problems like sparks and static or damage to furniture.
Always clean the dehumidifier after the winter season or when it will not be used for a long period.
In the first few two weeks empty the tank about twice a day to prevent overflowing. After first two weeks empty the tank one to two times per week, depending on the remaining moisture levels.
When the unit is unplugged wipe all the small parts after emptying the tank to prevent moisture and bacteria buildup.