Why You Might Need A Dehumidifier

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Maintaining proper humidity levels in your house or business is important for health reasons. Too little humidity can cause skin irritation and damage to the building and excessive humidity can cause your building to become a dwelling ground for several bacteria.

In an area like Ireland where average humidity remains high all year round, it is pretty common that buildings have moisture trapped in them which leads to mold growth, fungus dwelling on the walls and roofs, damage to the entire building structure and seepage.

Certain signs can indicate whether or not you need a dehumidifier installed in your home;

  • Musty smell in your carpets, walls and closets
  • Mold growing on walls and roofs or in the basement
  • Wood rot
  • Lots of moisture in the air
  • Damp walls
  • Condensation on windows
  • Stuffy atmosphere


Reasons to have a dehumidified

There are several reasons why you should get a dehumidifier installed in your premises.

To avoid health risks

Respiratory problems like asthma and emphysema can result if there is too much moisture in the air you breathe. Moreover, certain skin problems can also arise. In addition to this, several bacteria and mites are born in damp areas which are hazardous to your health. In order to stay healthy, you need to breathe a moisture balanced fresh air and getting a dehumidifier will let you have that.

To keep the building from damaging

Air moisture easily gets trapped in the walls and roofs and damp walls weaken the structure. Molds growing in the creeks of walls and roofs also damage them. Keeping the humidity to a balanced level can prevent this from happening.

To save energy costs

If you have a dehumidifier installed in your house to keep the air and ambiance balanced, your energy bills will be reduced significantly.

Types of Dehumidifiers

Although dehumidifiers can be categorized depending on the scope of their use, by function, the basic and common types of dehumidifiers are as follows

  • Heat Pump

These are most commonly used dehumidifiers. They have a heat pump, a motor driven fan, and two coils for heat exchange and drainage system. They work by drawing air to the coils via fan, the coil condenses the moisture content of the air and dry air is circulated back into the room after the other coil warms it.

  • Chemical Absorbent

These are suitable for very hot climate. They are desiccant-type adsorbent and use silica gel to absorb moisture through a heat exchange wheel. It then exhausts hot and humid air out.

  • Dehumidifying ventilators

These are simply exhaust fans with sensor controller which can be set to turn the fan on when humidity levels rise. They are much cheaper than the heat pump dehumidifiers.

  • Portable dehumidifiers

These are standalone units which can be moved from room to room. They are usually electronic dehumidifiers which use the heat pump mechanism.

At AM Leak Detection we offer dehumidifier hire. You can contact us on 021-4866133