How to Extend the Life of Your Pool Room Dehumidifier

Posted by Jim Metzger | Sep 27, 2018 3:37:00 PM | 0 Comments

The pool room dehumidifier is the most crucial piece of HVAC equipment for protecting the integrity of the pool room structure from mold, mildew and corrosion.  It controls the relative humidity, room heating and cooling, and can also maintain the correct pool water temperature when equipped. Assuming that the correct capacity dehumidification system was selected initially, many long years of service can be expected as long as the owner adheres to a proper maintenance schedule.   

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Importance of Controlling Moisture in Food Production and Storage

Posted by Jim Metzger | Aug 31, 2018 1:24:39 PM | 0 Comments

The presence of moisture and humidity in any part of the food production cycle can mean the difference between a product being safe and fresh versus unsafe and spoiled. Moisture often leads to the growth of bacteria, mildew, or mold. Condensation on cold products also creates moisture risks when storing food. Fortunately, these risks can be easily mitigated by using temperature control technology and dehumidification systems.

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Managing Humidity in Commercial/Industrial Settings with Dehumidifiers

Posted by Jim Metzger | Aug 30, 2018 8:06:00 AM | 0 Comments

To manage humidity, mold and mildew, dehumidifiers are a critical tool responsible for enhancing a space’s comfort, function, and overall operation. In large scale commercial and industrial spaces, consistent ventilation, moisture management, and desired room air temperature pose a particularly complex challenge.

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Creating Optimal Environments in Indoor Growhouses

Posted by Jim Metzger | Aug 15, 2018 10:07:00 AM | 0 Comments

With the continued legalization of marijuana across the United States and Canada, cannabis growers are finding that their profit margins have begun to shrink. Rising competition from new cannabis growers has forced established suppliers to drive their prices down, leaving many wondering where they can make up for lost revenue.

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Summer Moisture Challenges for Manufacturing Facilities

Posted by Jim Metzger | Jul 25, 2018 8:12:00 AM | 1 Comment

Industries that demand year around strict control of relative humidity have come to appreciate that dedicated dehumidification systems are the answer to the problem.

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Ductwork Best Practices 101

Posted by Jim Metzger | Mar 2, 2018 1:14:47 PM | 1 Comment

A successful dehumidification system is comprised of two critical components: a dehumidifier appropriate for the particular application, which is dependent on a long list of parameters, and proper ductwork system installation. Without proper air flow through the dehumidifier and room being dehumidified, required space conditions cannot be achieved.

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What is an Outdoor Air-Cooled Remote Condenser

Posted by Jim Metzger | Feb 20, 2018 10:51:56 AM | 0 Comments

Outdoor air-cooled remote condensers are used as the cooling component (A/C) of an indoor pool room dehumidifier. Pool dehumidifiers deliver warm dry air to the pool room when operating.  With the addition of an outdoor remote condenser the dehumidifier now can supply warm or cool dry air back to the pool room to help control the temperature and is controlled by a wall mounted automatic change over thermostat.  In most cases this system will provide the proper room temperature needed to minimize pool water evaporation and provide a comfortable environment for swimmers. In very warm climates they often supplement the pool room primary A/C system.

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Industrial Dehumidification: The Printing Industry

Posted by Jim Metzger | Feb 7, 2018 4:06:44 PM | 0 Comments

The printing industry employs multiple complex processes to ensure the production of high-quality paper products; several of these processes center on maintaining a conducive printing environment, as this sector faces several unique technical challenges, including the optimization of resource and energy utilization.

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How to Troubleshoot 3 of the Most Common Dehumidifier Issues

Posted by Jim Metzger | Jan 23, 2018 4:24:20 PM | 0 Comments

Something is wrong: Your dehumidifier isn’t functioning properly, and you need to make the repair as quickly as possible.

But as mechanical devices, dehumidifiers contain complex inner workings with various components and parts. So what do you do, and how do you determine what’s causing the issue in the first place?

Here’s a quick guide for troubleshooting three of the most common dehumidifier issues. 

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Vertical Vs. Horizontal Dehumidifiers

Posted by Jim Metzger | Dec 19, 2017 4:27:10 PM | 0 Comments

DCA offers Dehumidifiers in two basic air flow configurations, horizontal and vertical.  Each has its advantages and normally the size of the equipment room and/or the orientation of the ductwork dictates which is preferred especially if this is a replacement dehumidifier. 

Normally a horizontal dehumidifier replaces an existing horizontal dehumidifier and the same is true for a vertical dehumidifier. 

In general a vertical dehumidifier normally sits on the floor and has a slightly smaller footprint, than a horizontal dehumidifier, but is much taller.  A horizontal dehumidifier can set on the floor or be suspended in a mechanical room.  Horizontal dehumidifiers also have the advantage of having the discharge air flow configured to be straight thru, bottom or top.  

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