Dehumidifiers remove moisture or humidity from air. Dehumidifiers have only a few components, and operate on the same principle as a refrigerator, freezer, or air-conditioner. When a dehumidifier runs, the fan continually draws room air over the evaporator coils, which are cold, and then over the condenser coils, which are warm. Because the evaporator coils are cold, the moisture in the room collects on them – just as the outside of a glass of icy liquid “sweats” on a warm, humid day. When the moisture on the coils increases, it drips off of the coils into the collection container. The air then flows over the warm condenser coils and out into the room.

This process removes water from the air and, because of the heat from the fan motor and compressor motor, the exiting air is somewhat warmer, as well as dryer.

Typical Dehumidifier
Typical Dehumidifier

Most dehumidifiers can be adapted to connect the drip output directly to a drain. Manufacturers may price dehumidifiers differently solely on the size of the collection bucket. There are usually sensors to detect when the collection bucket is full. <p>Air conditioners automatically act as dehumidifiers when they chill the air and thus need to handle the accumulated water as well. Window units simply allow the water to drip outside. Central air conditioning units need to be connected to a drain.<p>Here you’ll find some leading dehumidifier brands including Santa Fe dehumidifiers, Delonghi dehumidifiers and Fujitronic dehumidifiers.

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