What is Humidity?
Humidity refers to the quantity of water vapor present in the air. It is typically measured as a percentage, comparing the current level of absolute humidity against its maximum capacity at a particular temperature. You can use a hygrometer to gauge the humidity levels in different parts of a room.
How Do Our Dehumidifiers Work?
Our dehumidifiers operate much like an air conditioner or refrigerator. They pull in air and pass it through a radiator. One side of the radiator gets warm while the other side cools. The moisture from the air condenses on the cold side of the radiator. If a dehumidifier freezes up due to excess ice, it has a defrost function to handle this.
Choosing the Right Dehumidifier for Your Needs
The type of dehumidifier you require depends on your specific needs and the environment in which you plan to use it.
Our wall-mounted dehumidifiers, ideal for pools, are permanently installed fixtures that include a drainage hose to channel away collected water.
If you need mobility, our portable models are a perfect choice. Equipped with wheels for easy transportation and an internal pump to remove the collected water, these are excellent for commercial uses and drying applications.
For homes, our ducted and wall-mounted dehumidifiers provide a comprehensive solution. These models can be discreetly integrated into your living space, offering efficient dehumidification without disrupting your decor.
Choosing the Right Size Dehumidifier
Selecting the right size dehumidifier for your space is crucial. Oversized units can quickly reduce humidity levels, while undersized units may struggle to maintain the desired humidity, potentially leading to mold growth.
To select the correct size, begin by calculating the volume of your room. For example, a room measuring 3m in length, 4m in width, and 3m in height has a volume of 36m³ (CBM). Share this information with us, and we can offer sizing recommendations based on your specific needs and the size of your space.
What is the difference between a dehumidifier and an air conditioner?
While both dehumidifiers and air conditioners can reduce the level of humidity in your indoor environment, their primary functions differ. An air conditioner’s main role is to cool your space, and it dehumidifies as a secondary effect of its cooling process. On the other hand, a dehumidifier’s primary role is to lower humidity levels, creating a more comfortable and healthier environment. It does this without significantly lowering the room temperature. Hence, while air conditioners are best for cooling, dehumidifiers excel at maintaining optimal humidity levels.
How do I maintain and clean a dehumidifier?
Maintaining your dehumidifier is crucial for its longevity and optimal operation. For portable and ducted models, this typically involves replacing the filters as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or when they become noticeably dirty. The frequency of filter changes will depend on usage and the quality of your indoor air.
For our wall-mounted dehumidifiers, the process is even simpler. These models generally come with washable filters. You simply remove the filter, clean it, let it dry, and then reinsert it into the unit. Always ensure your unit is switched off and unplugged before performing any maintenance.
The exact cleaning and maintenance procedures can vary from model to model, so always refer to your unit’s user manual or contact our customer service for specific instructions.