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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How to Size Your Grow Room Dehumidifier

Posted by Jim Metzger | Dec 5, 2017 3:34:25 PM | 0 Comments

Proper humidity levels are essential for maintaining optimal air quality in a grow room, but efficiently monitoring and managing these levels can be challenging.

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Why You Shouldn't Adjust a Pool Room Thermostat

Posted by Jim Metzger | Sep 25, 2017 2:46:18 PM | 0 Comments

Monitoring and managing indoor humidity levels can be challenging in any type of space, but indoor pool rooms present unique difficulties. Without careful attention and management, imbalanced room air temperature and pool water temperature relationships in these rooms can cause corrosion, condensation, mold, mildew and poor air quality affecting swimmers comfort and building integrity.  

In commercial indoor pool rooms, trained employees are typically on hand to manage dehumidification processes, temperature monitoring, and pool water chemistry. However, residential pool rooms usually can’t rely on employees for upkeep, nor can most semi-commercial spaces in hotels and condos; service technicians are available, but their vists are usually infrequent. 

Partnering with knowledgeable HVAC professionals — ones that can provide useful feedback, recommend reliable technology, and suggest customized management plans for monitoring and controlling humidity levels — can allow for significant time and cost savings.

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When 100% Outdoor Air Dehumidifiers Are Needed

Posted by TWPdehumidifier | Aug 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM | 0 Comments

Maintaining proper indoor air quality is essential for ensuring optimal comfort in a variety of applications. Proper ventilation and humidity management must be implemented in a range of environments that involve anyplace that the public have access.

For systems dealing with high-moisture outdoor air loads (naturally humid climates, for example), employing a 100% Outdoor Air (OA) Dehumidifier can help manage required occupant make up air, and the overall quality of the environment. While extremely versatile, these units are most effective when ducted into an existing Air Handling Unit (AHU) or directly into the space at hand as a last resort.

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Winter Pool Room Dehumidification for Homes and Hotels

Posted by Jim Metzger | Aug 1, 2017 12:35:00 PM | 0 Comments

Indoor swimming pools are ubiquitously known to enhance any home, hotel, or hospitality business by providing a sense of relaxation and comfort no matter what the season. However, all pool owners also understand the high level of maintenance required to keep any pool in optimal condition -- including regular oxidations,vacuuming, and filter maintenance, even during the colder months.

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Creating a Maintenance Plan for Your Pool Room Dehumidification System

Posted by TWPdehumidifier | May 3, 2017 3:23:00 PM | 1 Comment

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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