Old-school mechanical and refrigerative dehumidifiers can be cumbersome and noisy. If you are shopping for a quieter, more elegant manner with which to remove excess moisture from your interior air, consider purchasing a good desiccant dehumidifier. The way a desiccant dehumidifier works is quite simple. The active ingredient is a water-absorbent material, also known as a desiccant. Typically, the material used in a desiccant dehumidifier from DehumidifiersUK is a material known as Zeolite. Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals that attract and hold water vapour from the air. Most often, a desiccant dehumidifier runs a slowly rotating wheel that contains Zeolite. An electric fan pulls room air over the wheel. Wet air sucks in, dry air blows out. The moisture from the air is collected and condensed and then stored in a reservoir or tank. Some dehumidifiers are connected to plumbing, so the condensed water vapour goes down a drain. If you use the type of desiccant dehumidifier that collects water in a reservoir, you may use this "grey" water to irrigate houseplants. Please do not give it to your pet or child or water your vegetable plants with grey water. This type of water stands a while, so it may quickly become stagnant or contaminated.
One thing to remember is that a desiccant dehumidifier works much more efficiently than a compressor unit. For instance, a seven litre a day desiccant dehumidifier may actually absorb more water vapour from the air than a thirty litre capacity compressor dehumidifier. A desiccant dehumidifier may cost a bit more at the outset, but since it will run more efficiently, it is entirely worth the added initial expense. When you decide to purchase a desiccant dehumidifier, you will be pleased to find that we stock and sell a fine variety for residential and commercial use. If you want to begin drying your air right away, you may be interested in our Provic P XDRY Deluxe 10L portable desiccant dehumidifier. At US $241.34, the Provic XDRY Deluxe is a decent deal and available for next-day delivery. To dehumidify a basement, the DIO Ruby-Dry DH600 portable desiccant dehumidifier with 5.5 litre per day extraction capabilities is a splendid choice. To dry the air in a large commercial or industrial space, consider the DD200 22 litre per day desiccant dehumidifier from Ebac Industrial Products.
Too much interior humidity is never a good thing. Excess moisture in the air can do great damage and harm your health. So, how can you tell if your interior atmosphere is overly humid? You may see condensation on the insides of your windows. You may notice mould or smell it. Mould has a rather mushroomy scent, so you can sometimes smell mould that is hidden inside your walls or in your ceiling. You may notice wet stains on your walls and ceilings. Even if you aren't experiencing mould problems, your interior space may still be too humid. Humidity is common during winter months when windows are closed and ventilation is reduced. A desiccant dehumidifier can make your home, office, classroom or industrial space a much nicer place in which to be.