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What Is A Dehumidifier

According to Wikipedia:

“A dehumidifier is generally a household appliance which reduces the level of humidity in the air, usually for health reasons. Humid air can cause mould and mildew to grow inside homes, both of which pose numerous health risks. Very humid climates or air make some people extremely uncomfortable, causing excessive sweating that can't evaporate in the already-moisture-saturated air. It can also cause condensation that can disrupt sleeping or can prevent laundry from drying thoroughly enough to prevent mustiness. Higher humidity is also preferred by most pests, including clothes moths, fleas, cockroaches, woodlice, and dust mites.”

dryhome dh20How does a dehumidifier work?

The basic functional principle of a condense drying dehumidifier is really quite simple.

A fan draws in humid air and carries it through a refrigerated evaporator.

The air is cooled well below its dew point.

The water condenses on the cold surface of the evaporator and drips into a water container or is led directly to a drain.

Then the cold dry air continues through a hot condenser which heats it up and returns it to the room to pick up new humidity. This procedure is continued until the desired condition is achieved.

What is a Dehumidifier