Keep Your Whole Home Dry With Whole House Dehumidifiers
Whole house dehumidifiers are an important solution for anyone living in a hot and humid climate, or for anyone running a business in these conditions. The humidity which is created by the climate is very different from other types, in that it will infiltrate absolutely everywhere and affect everything related to the household. Structural damage is possible over time if the property is made of wood or has wooden fixtures, and there may also be cases where mold and mildew are intensified by damp over time.
In cases where the problem is widespread and permanent there is only one solution, and that is to have a machine which soaks up the water as quickly as it is created. This will need to be a machine which can be fitted throughout the house, and this obviously means a far greater outlay of time and money in the initial instance. You could install a dehumidifier in each room, but it would be difficult and time consuming to keep them in optimum condition as they will need to be emptied regularly as well as being cleaned and maintained. The dedicated house unit can be fixed to the drainage system for the maximum ease of use.
A whole house unit can be designed in such as way that the water is removed manually, but this is really doing the job the hard way. There is a lot to be said for having it attached to the drainage, even though that will initially delay the start of the operation and make the initial installation more expensive. A full integrated installation will save money every month, because there will be less of a need to continually maintain the unit, and it will run more efficiently as it will not be clogged with water. Maintenance can just consist of routine cleaning.
The only difficulty with using whole house dehumidifiers is if there are are parts of the building which need a different setting to others. This could happen purely because certain parts of the building face north while others face south, or because of activities which take place there. In rooms where hot appliances are used, there will often still be moisture because the heat converts it to steam and it is then converted back again. Where sunlight consistently affects a room, there will be less moisture to remove and a lower setting can be used.
The removal of moisture from an entire home is never going to be cheap, but it can be priceless in the improvement it can give to living conditions. A good unit can remove sixty to seventy pints of water from each room in any given day, and this is all moisture which could accumulate to have an increasing negative effect on illness sufferers. The key to running the unit as cheaply as possible is to make sure that it is kept in good condition, with the water being drained regularly. This can be done by the drain attachment, which will also save you time.
The market in whole house dehumidifiers is completely separated from that of standard units, as they need to be tailored to the needs of the individual property. It is almost more a case of being a construction project than the simple purchase of an electrical appliance. You will need the most reliable and cost effective equipment, which means that researching Internet reviews will be an essential task. You will also need the installation to be carried out as professionally and promptly as possible, so it helps if you can obtain the opinions of other people who have had an installation of whole house dehumidifiers.Written by Marc Knox