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Things To Love About A Desiccant Dehumidifier - Solenco South Africa

Things To Love About A Desiccant Dehumidifier

If you have excess humidity in your home, you undoubtedly know how unpleasant it can become. Not only do allergies become extremely difficult to manage, but mould begins to take over your home, and your space that is meant to be relaxing, consequently ends up becoming increasingly intolerable. 

This is where the dehumidifier comes in. If you’re someone who butts heads with allergies on a regular basis, you’ve in all likelihood, thought about purchasing a dehumidifier to make your life a little easier. 

The majority of people are familiar with compressor dehumidifiers. However, there is an alternative model known as the desiccant dehumidifier and although you may not be well acquainted with this type, it might be exactly what you need. We’re here to help you make the right decision.

What is a desiccant dehumidifier?

Unlike compressor dehumidifiers that use condensation, a desiccant dehumidifier utilizes an essential piece of equipment called a desiccant wheel to remove moisture from the air. The rotation of this wheel brings into effect a complex process that ultimately evaporates water and collects it in a tank.

Desiccant dehumidifiers are not only known to be lighter and smaller in size than compressor dehumidifiers but also much quieter, making them ideal for spaces in the home. Another incredible feature is their efficiency in both high and low temperatures in drawing moisture from the air.   

That being said, let’s jump straight into some of the reasons why we think you should invest in one of these for your space: 

Ideal in air temperatures below 10°C

When the temperature drops below 10°C, it’s best to have an option that you can rely on to continue working efficiently. In this case, the desiccant dehumidifier is your best friend. 

Unfortunately, compressor dehumidifiers require that their interior be colder than the surrounding air in the room in order to operate accurately. This makes them far less effective, as the colder the room is, the harder the dehumidifier has to work, often resulting in the development of ice on its coils. 

Typically in sub 10°C temperatures, compressor dehumidifiers actually spend far more time defrosting than dehumidifying

Their counterparts, on the other hand, consistently dehumidify irrespective of the room temperature. As previously mentioned, this is due to the unique process used by desiccants in order to extract moisture from the air. 

Because of this, they are the perfect candidate for high humidity levels at low temperatures. 

A winter saving grace 

Not only are desiccant dehumidifiers' performance excellent in the winter months, but they simultaneously make for superb heaters!

As we know, all air that passes through a dehumidifier is warmed up as it moves through, regardless of the model. 

However, if we’re comparing the desiccant dehumidifier to the compressor, the desiccant once again comes out on top as it releases air that is 10-12°C warmer than the air in the room, as opposed to the compressor’s effort of 2°C. 

If you’re looking for a dehumidifier that can both double up as a heater and decrease overall energy consumption in your home, the desiccant is the answer to your problems! 

You can actually carry them 

Let’s be real.

Although undesirable, back injuries rarely happen the way we’d want them to. Most of the time, they’re just embarrassing the way they creep up on us in the comfort of our own homes.  

Whilst we’d like to believe that something as simple as moving a dehumidifier doesn’t have the power to impale us, ultimately, we’re wrong. 

Unless we’re talking about desiccant dehumidifiers. 

Desiccant dehumidifiers are far more compact than compressors, weighing less than 10kg while the latter can weigh up to 20kgs. 

Generally speaking, it’s not common for homes to need more than one dehumidifier. 

However, some houses are larger with multiple floors and wider spaces. In these cases, a smaller desiccant dehumidifier would be better as it’s easier to transport between different levels and rooms. 

You can rest assured knowing there’s one less injury waiting to happen in your own home. 

What we recommend

At Solenco, we have an option that we believe will be an excellent addition to your space: 

Meaco Standard Desiccant Dehumidifier

Meaco DD8L Standard Desiccant Dehumidifier

  • Used in the prevention of condensation, mould & damp
  • Laundry drying function 
  • Extremely quiet making it ideal for flats 
  • Small & lightweight
  • Anti-bacterial filter 
  • Extracts 8L of water a day 
  • No refrigerants or gases 
  • Two year parts and labour warranty

Described as ‘small but mighty - and very versatile’, the Meaco DD8L Standard Desiccant Dehumidifier is another brilliant candidate for your home, delivering on every front with close on 80% reduction in running costs, near silent operation and our noteworthy intelligent control logic system. 

Make the right choice

We know full well how much of a nuisance the colder months can be. 

We don’t want you to be fighting battles that we can take on for you. Nothing beats the efficiency and power of a desiccant dehumidifier in the winter season for not only drying in cooler temperatures, but also in providing much needed warmth for your home. 

If you don’t have one already, make an excellent choice today by adding one of our desiccant models to your home equipment lineup and improve your living conditions! 

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