Do you need a commercial dehumidifier? If you or your company has a large space and you want to prevent things like moisture damage to the building or to the good stored inside it, then yes, you do! Unfortunately, many people in Australia may not think that a commercial dehumidifier for a warehouse or large building is something that is necessary, but without sufficient airflow, it should be.
What a dehumidifier will do is extract all of the excess moisture out of the air in a space. This is why you would need a commercial or industrial dehumidifier for a larger open space. They are designed to prevent condensation and moisture build-up by replacing the interior air with fresh air.
What Can Go Wrong?
If your commercial space isn’t properly ventilated, certain times of the years will see more humidity and moisture in the air, allowing it to settle and build-up on the inside of your building. When this happens, things may start to become damp and mould could start forming. This doesn’t just happen on the walls, but if you plan to store anything inside your commercial space, from furniture, to clothing, to almost anything, products can get ruined quickly.
In addition, this could have an adverse effect on your electrical equipment too, causing faults. All of this could lead to not only your commercial storage space being unusable for the foreseeable future, but devastating losses in inventory and overall, profit. You should see your commercial dehumidifier as an investment in your company or business, the same way you would if you installed cameras, or a security system.
Choosing Refrigerant or Desiccant
Refrigerant dehumidifiers will work in a similar way to your fridge at home. They cool a metal plate were moisture will condense and a fan will draw room air through the dehumidifier and over time, the moisture will form and drip into the dehumidifier’s tank. Desiccant dehumidifiers absorb water from the air using a desiccant, similar to the way that silica gel works. It sits on a large wheel that turns and rotates passing through a warm air stream that drives off the moisture and allows it to collect into a tank.
The difference between the two is that refrigerant dehumidifiers work better at regular temperatures and consume less power. Desiccant dehumidifiers are a little noisier, use more power, but can span a wider range of temperatures and humidity.
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