Who needs a dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers are not a luxury.

In fact, more often than not they are a necessity.

Dehumidifiers have a number of important functions – not only do they create a healthy and comfortable room climate, they also ensure that required relative humidity levels are maintained in production and storage facilities. In addition, they provide effective and reliable non-stop protection against moisture and corrosion wherever they are put into operation – in the home, the office, the workplace.

But what does a dehumidifier actually do? Well, a dehumidifier reduces the relative humidity in the surrounding air. What it does basically is extract excess moisture from the air. The moisture is then contained in the dehumidifier and collected in a tank or drained off via a hose which can be attached to an outlet at the bottom of the unit. If left unchecked, this moisture could seriously damage not only your health but also your prized possessions and your property.

Although dehumidifiers come in all shapes and sizes, the principle is nearly always the same: a built-in hygrostat constantly monitors and controls the relative humidity and automatically switches the unit off when the selected thresholds have been reached and on again when the relative humidity either drops below these values or exceeds them.

These preset values are sometimes a matter of individual taste – as with the room temperature, some like it hot and some like it cold. Most people, however, feel most comfortable when the relative humidity is within the climate corridor recommended by most medical experts. This band normally lies between 40 and 60% (depending on the room temperature and the time of year) – the air is neither too dry nor too moist.

The effects of humid air can be extremely disconcerting. Mould and mildew thrive in damp conditions. This can lead to a variety of health problems and allergic reactions which can be especially dangerous to young children, pregnant women, elderly people or people or with weakened immune systems. In addition, many insects, like moths and cockroaches, use damp patches which form in corners or nooks and crannies as a result of excess moisture in the air as a breeding ground for their larvae. And as if this were not enough corrosion normally sets in when the relative humidity is higher than 60%.

Wouldn’t it make sense then to think about a means of preventing such conditions from developing in the first case? Conditions which not only pose a health threat but also put your valuable possessions like archives, private libraries, paintings, furniture and collections at risk.

The answer is as simple as it is straightforward: a dehumidifier. TROTEC has a wide range of versatile, effective and reliable dehumidifiers all designed to allow you to create your own indoor climate and control the relative humidity in your environment while filtering out airborne contaminants like dust, fluff and pet hairs and keeping the air that you breathe clean.

You will be hard-pushed to find a finer selection of large-scale, low-cost stationary models or compact, exquisitely-designed mobile units.

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