Dehumidifiers are just some of the most common appliances or materials that you can find in parts of houses with a humid environment. When one is in a humid environment, there is a “damp” kind of smell that lingers within the place. Also, sweat does not easily escape and instead of cooling us, makes us all the more uncomfortable once the conditions are humid. Another disadvantage of humid environments is the fact that these could promote the growth of moisture-loving mold and mildew, which when inhaled could cause adverse effects on the human body.
To help address the risk and over-all discomfort associated with humidity, people make use of dehumidifiers for humid places at home, the most common of which being the basement. The following are the two most common types of dehumidifier for basement you can find in homes:
The dehumidifier appliance is one which is characterized by the presence of condensing coils, compressor, fan, and a tank for water storage. What this appliance basically does is that from the interior, it absorbs the air with the help of the compressor and the fan, and then lets it pass through the coils. These are condensation coils that return the water vapour back to the liquid state. Once this process is accomplished, the dehumidifier then returns the air to the room, this time without the water vapour. The water storage then gets emptied every now and then or if not, has a smaller hole where water could drip on a continuous basis.
These dehumidifiers are usually made of silica gel. These are present in a lot of shoe products, as well as in desiccated flowers, as these are moisture absorbent. This is their natural property, and this does not employ an intricate mechanism in absorbing the moisture out of the air, although they have to be replaced on a regular basis as the beads can become saturated themselves.