What is the dehumidifier?
This is an electronic device, whose sole purpose is to reduce the level of humidity in the house. A dehumidifier lowers the humidity levels in the house to mainly avoid health complications and for health reasons.
There are dehumidifiers of a variety of sizes and different capacities: ranging from household dehumidifiers, commercial dehumidifiers to industrial-sized dehumidifiers. The level of humidity and the size of the space determines the right dehumidifier to buy.
How does a dehumidifier work?
Most dehumidifiers will have a fan that pulls the air from the room into the unit, where this moist air is passed through a number of coolant coils. Here the excess moisture is condensed from the air and collected in a collection tray while the dry air is passed through hot coils that warm the air before it is pushed out back into the room.
This process continues till the entire air in the space has been processed and the entire room level of humidity is lowered to below 50%.
The dehumidification process:
The dehumidification process takes place in two different processes, namely the :
- The outer circulation – this process is sub-divided into three different steps:
- Sucking off the moist room temperature air into the dehumidifier by the fan.
- Condensation of the moisture from the air.
- Drying of the air by as it is heated copper tubes before being passed to back to the room.
- The inner circulation – in the inner circulation of the dehumidifier, the compressor sucks in low-temperature and low-pressure refrigerant gas (known as fluorine) to compress it into a high-temperature and high-pressure gas. The high-temperature and high-pressure gas pass through the condenser, so the copper tube is very hot.
For air heating, it becomes a medium-temperature high-pressure gas after heat dissipation. The medium-temperature high-pressure gas becomes a low-temperature low-pressure liquid after capillary throttling, and the low-temperature low-pressure liquid passes through the evaporator (copper tube and fin, copper tube at this time)
It is a low temperature, which is cooled by a humid air at a normal temperature to cause the water vapor to liquefy and precipitate. It is a low-temperature and low-pressure gas and then sucked into a high-temperature and high-pressure gas by the compressor, so as to reciprocate to form an inner circulation.
These two combined in all BaseAire dehumidifiers to ensure the unit consumes less energy while extracting more moisture from the house.
- Normal dehumidifier – this dehumidifiers only remain fully operational at room temperatures.
- Crawl space and basements dehumidifier – built to remain fully operational at low temperatures as low as 3?
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Control the humidity levels anywhere inside your home with BaseAire products.
Whether you're located in the Atlantic coastline states, the central states, or the Pacific coastline states, humidity remains an important factor in our daily lives.
The humidity levels change throughout the year depending on different seasons changing. You will never see the increase in humidity, but you will feel it.
Most warm regions, especially along the coastline, are known to have high moisture and humidity levels.
High humidity is not only the biggest threat to the structural integrity of your home, but it can also affect your household belongings and physical health.
At BaseAire, we show our dedication to helping you control the humidity level in your home and commercial workplace by offering a variety of dehumidifiers, different in:
- Airflow capabilities
Our specifically designed dehumidifiers will:
- Decrease the humidity level to below 50%
- Eradicate mold, mildew, and dust mite infestation
- Cleanse the indoor air of any mold spores, odor, and other impurities
- Reduce allergy triggers
The effects of high humidity:
i. High humidity levels in your home will make it feel warmer and stuffier.
ii. Increased humidity will make your home the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and dust mite growth! Known as some of the most common allergy triggers, this can cause health issues.
iii. Skin allergies.
iv. Wood warping – since wood can absorb some of the excess moisture, this makes the wood warp, causing wooden floors to feel uneven as well as wooden doors and windows not closing properly.
v. Appliance failure – in your home, if the excess moisture can condense inside the appliances, this can cause fluid damage to said appliances.
vi. Wallpaper and paint will peel within a space with excess humidity.
vii. Wood rot – wet wood provides the perfect place for fungi growth which causes the wood to rot at an accelerated rate.
Repairing the appliances or replacing the rotting wood can be expensive for many homeowners, hence the importance of a BaseAire dehumidifier.
Common signs of high humidity in the house:
You can easily determine the humidity levels of your home using a hygrometer. But if you do not have access to one, here are some of the signs that show the presence of high humidity in your home:
- Constant reoccurring condensation on window planes and glass doors, especially in the morning.
- Water spots on the walls and ceiling.
- Black mold growth on the walls or ceiling.
In heavily moisturized spaces, like the basement, you will see condensed water on the walls or floor.
How does a dehumidifier work?
Dehumidifiers are electric appliances that extract excess humidity from the air.
We designed our dehumidifiers to pull the air from the house into the unit where it then passes over a series of coolant coils that condense the excess moisture. This removes odor, mold spores, and other impurities from the air. The unit then collects condensed water in a collection tray or pumped out of the unit depending on the model of BaseAire dehumidifier you buy.
The air is then warmed up and pumped out of the dehumidifier back into the room. This process repeats until the relative humidity level of the space lowers below the set level.
Why should you invest in a BaseAire dehumidifier today?
We have a wide variety of dehumidifiers designed for residential and commercial use. Our engineers have gone a step further, designing need-specific dehumidifiers for the basement, crawlspace, garage, office, and storage room. BaseAire dehumidifiers will lower the humidity levels in your home, making it impossible for harmful allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites to grow. So, if a customer needs a humidity issue in their home fixed, our dehumidifiers will exceed their expectations. Improve your indoor air quality today! Speak to us about your humidity issues and our water damage & restoration experts will help pick the right dehumidifier for you