A dehumidifier is a household appliance with the functionality to reduce air humidity (moisture in the air). This device is essential in places where there is high humidity level, mainly for the purpose of health, comfort and for an odor-free ambiance. The size of dehumidifiers varies depending on the area of installation. There are small dehumidifiers for room whereas the large dehumidifiers are mainly designed for the commercial buildings.
Functioning of Dehumidifiers
The simple way to put the functionality of these appliances is that they are used to force the water out from the conditioned air. The condensate obtained after dehumidifying is later discarded as it is not fit for drinking purposes. The efficiency of these appliances varies to a great extent.
The appliance sucks in the air, extracting moisture out of it and leaves the air in the room, free of moisture. The moisture that has been removed is collected into a tank which is later emptied on a periodic basis.
Best Sign when you need a dehumidifier
There are various signs as to when you need a dehumidifier at your place. First of all, if the damp is rising the walls of your house, or when your room fills with the moisture that either comes from drying your laundry, then you need this appliance. Even the musty odor from your kitchen starts to bother you, then it is time you install a dehumidifier. When your clothes start to get mold or your electronic devices such as the computers start to get short circuit or to rust and even the optical instruments are not left unharmed when it comes to humidity.
If the level of humidity is high indoors then it can help bacteria flourish and mites, virus, and fungi to multiply causing some sicknesses and infections of respiratory systems. If you are suffering from the problems of itchy watery eyes, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, stuffy nose, sneezing, and skin issues such as the skin rashes, then it is time you install a dehumidifier.