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Creating a Maintenance Plan for Your Pool Room Dehumidification System

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on May 3, 2017 3:23:00 PM

At the Dehumidifier Corporation of America (DCA), our engineers frequently come across pool room dehumidification systems that have not been consistently or effectively maintained.

High turnover is common among pool room maintenance personnel — particularly in hotels, motels, and other hospitality-industry facilities — but to ensure optimal safety, performance, and longevity, it’s essential to establish a comprehensive dehumidification system maintenance plan that adheres to manufacturer recommendations.

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Topics: Dehumidifiers, pool room dehumidification system

An Inside Look at Pool Dehumidifier Replacement

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on May 2, 2017 11:02:10 AM

In order to remain functional, comfortable, and safe, swimming pool areas must be equipped with high-quality, reliable dehumidification systems. As with any complex system, pool room dehumidification equipment requires regular maintenance and, periodically, replacement.

Determining whether replacement is the appropriate action, however, can be daunting or confusing, as diagnosing problems is often a complex process in itself. And once system issues have been identified, an operator must determine which course of action will best rectify them: repair, retrofit, or complete replacement.

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Topics: Dehumidifiers, replacement dehumidifiers, pool room dehumidifier replacement

What to Know When Selecting your Replacement Dehumidifier

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Nov 2, 2016 3:48:10 PM

Although dehumidifiers are built to endure harsh environments, the average lifespan of a dehumidifier used for industrial and institutional applications is nine to eleven years. It is typically more expensive to keep an aging unit instead of simply replacing the dehumidifier altogether.

At Dehumidifier Corporation of America, we can easily replace an obsolete dehumidifier. With the help of our team of experts, we can help you choose the exact replacement dehumidifier you’re looking for based on your requirements.

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Topics: Dehumidifiers, replacement dehumidifiers

The Growing Popularity of Urban Farms: Why People are Choosing Vertical Farming

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Sep 21, 2016 2:29:43 PM

Vertical farming is an agricultural method in which crops such as leafy greens and herbs are farmed indoors within climate-controlled environments. As the process becomes more efficient and economically viable, these urban farms are becoming more prevalent across the United States.

By controlling important environmental factors indoors, growers are able to cultivate better-quality crops at higher yields and in shorter periods of time. This also reduces the human footprint on the environment, as water and nutrients are conserved and less pollution and emissions are generated.

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Topics: Dehumidifiers, urban farming, vertical farming, indoor growhouse dehumidification

Air Cooled Vs. Water Cooled Dehumidifiers

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Aug 2, 2016 12:49:40 PM

Whether using dehumidification for industrial, commercial, residential, or swimming pool applications, customers must determine, if applicable, which of the two typical cooling system options will be the best fit for their application — air cooled or water cooled. 

vertical air cooled dehumidifier

Air cooled dehumidifiers, for indoor pool room dehumidification and other projects, are the most common type and deliver warm dry air back to the space when operating. When room cooling is needed they are coupled with an optional outdoor remote condenser. This allows them to deliver warm dry air or cool dry air depending on what the controls call for.

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The Advantage of Swimming Pool Dehumidification Systems

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Jan 19, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Humidity is a major concern for all indoor swimming pool owners. Air-to-air heat exchangers and ventilation systems were commonly used to control pool room humidity.

These methods are expensive to operate and wasteful, in that they constantly exhaust previously heated or cooled air outdoors. They also often fail to prevent structural damage caused by excess moisture, as the formation of mold and mildew in cold walls can cause irreparable damage.

The most effective way to control pool room humidity is to use a full dehumidification system that serves to remove destructive moisture and add room heating as a by-product of the dehumidification cycle. 

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When to Repair or Replace Your Dehumidifier

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Dec 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Hotel, motel, and residential indoor pool rooms are just a few scenarios where you can find dehumidification systems controlling the relative humidity. An unexpected failure of a dehumidification system in these facilities can have some considerable negative impacts.

A malfunctioning dehumidification system can cause mold and mildew build up quickly. This can lead to musty smells and poor air quality, not to mention structural issues.

Malfunctioning dehumidification systems can also lead to unhappy customers and bad reviews, which could hurt a business. In an industrial setting, a manufacturer can lose a large amount of money in downtime, missed deadlines, or ruined product when relative humidity is out of control.

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The Insider's Guide to Fighting Summer Humidity

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Jul 1, 2015 2:47:00 PM

Dehumidifier Corporation of America (DCA) designs dehumidification systems for a wide range of applications. We have provided dehumidification solutions to hotel and motel chains, homeowners and manufacturing facilities where the control of relative humidity is critical. No matter what kind of building you operate, summer humidity can pose a real problem. High humidity is a particular threat for facilities that store sensitive items that can be ruined by moisture, like food or powdered products that take on moisture.

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Topics: Dehumidifiers, Summer Humidity

Understanding Relative Humidity and How to Control it Indoors

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Apr 21, 2014 3:54:00 PM

Humidity and moisture control is a concept truly understood by few people. For the most part, human beings are most comfortable between 40% and 60% relative humidity. In winter’s colder temperatures, percent relative humidity can fall well below 40%. Warm summer months can push it far above 60%.

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Reevaluating Your Commercial Dehumidification Needs

Posted by TWPdehumidifier on Feb 24, 2014 4:52:00 PM

Now's the time to take action concerning your seasonal humidity control issues that seem to come up every year during the warm, humid summer months. You can recognize that time of year when the normal use of room air conditioning doesn’t control the excess humidity. Moisture problems can cause production down time, product degradation, wet walls and ceilings, and many of the other common problems.

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Topics: Dehumidifiers