Dehumidifiers

How dehumidifiers are providing a drier way for drying rooms.

Occupations and activities that are involved with water – such as fire fighting or white-water rafting – will inevitably mean that clothing will end up being wet at the end of the day. For both leisure organisations and professional services, a system that is designed to quickly and efficiently dry clothing could prove significant.

Room dehumidifiers provide an effective, yet low-cost solution for many organisations that  that need to dry clothes quickly and effective. Here are a few examples that illustrate some of the diverse drying applications . For dehumidifiers.

Fire service facilities

Practical training for fire fighters will, inevitably, result in wet clothing and equipment at the end of each training session,  causing problems for training sessions later that day or the next day. Consequently, fire service facilities and training centres are utilising room dehumidifiers to ensure clothing is dry and ready for trainees and instructors . When required.

Traditionally, heating and extraction fans have been used to dry equipment and clothing. This is an expensive and inexact method, especially in the winter months.

 Heat pump dehumidifiers are efficient, effective, economical to run and now the  product of choice. Drying rooms that are installed with effective dehumidifiers – such as a Calorex DH60 – have the capacity to dry up to 50 uniforms at a time. 

Outdoor activity centres

Outdoor activities that involve water such as skiing, mountaineering, canoeing and caving will result in wet clothing and wet equipment at the end of the day. Consequently, customer’s clothing and equipment must be dried for their comfort and convenience,  in time for the following adventure. Welsh outdoor activity centre, the Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre in Llangollen, host a range of outdoor activities for visitors. The centre utilises a Calorex DH150 that is installed in a drying room to provide a flow of recirculated dry warm air across the wet clothing. This ensures the visitors are comfortable, dry and ready for the next adventure. 

Room dehumidifiers explained

Unlike conventional heating processes, which will merely increase the amount of moisture the air holds, a room dehumidifier has valuable moisture control functions. A room dehumidifier will physically remove moisture from the air by drawing its moisture into the system. The air passes over a cold refrigerated coil so that the water vapour in the air condenses. The dried air is then heated as it passes over hot coils in the refrigeration circuit to then re-enter the room.

This process is extremely energy efficient as it utilises the latent heat released by the condensation process. This enables the dehumidifier to produce  heat energy  from the electricity consumed by the refrigerant compressor e.g. 1kW of input power produces 3kW of heat The method assists the drying process to ensure that drying time and operating costs are substantially improved compared to the use of a conventional heating system. 

The team at Australian Climate Agencies assist clients throughout Australia in need of dehumidifiers to be used for various purposes, including drying rooms and preservation facilities. Get in touch with our helpful team today on 03 5981 0308.