Dehumidifiers, different types and how they work

By: Rex Inego | Oct 25, 2011 10:22 AM

Humidity dampens everything, even your mood! Humidity creates stuffy and heavy feeling inside rooms. You can also experience a musty smell once you get inside the house. However, these are all superficial inconveniences and discomforts. If a home turns too humid, it can even affect the structure. Pests and silver fish thrive in humidity. What more, even your health gets affected by humidity. 


An average home with a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit, should have relative humidity between 30 and 50%. If you find your home is below the level, a dehumidifier will come handy for you. Dehumidifiers eliminate surplus humidity from the air, enhancing the comfort and wellbeing of your family and home.


Refrigerate dehumidifiers; the most popular among dehumidifiers keeps your home comfortably dry. Desiccant dehumidifiers take in air and give it out on to a desiccant material like silica gel. They need not cool air prior to dehumidifying it. This is best for sub-zero conditions. 


Dehumidifiers operate on simple technology. They are available in different sizes and of different strength. Portable dehumidifiers are very convenient and are used in aisle, kitchen and bedrooms. Made of plastic, they are light weight and come very cheap. Heavy-duty machines like Restoration humidifiers are made to tolerate harsh conditions. They are employed in the repair of heavy damages caused by hurricanes and natural disasters. 


Whole-house dehumidifiers are large dehumidifiers made to improve home ventilating, heating, and air conditioning. There are specially made crawlspace dehumidifiers ideal for storage areas and highly powerful dehumidifiers manufactured to address humidity in spas and indoor pools.