Psychrometric Processes and Dehumidification

Posted by Jim Metzger | May 10, 2019 10:48:09 AM | 0 Comments

Psychrometric charts graphically depict changes in temperature and humidity within a given climate to help ensure efficient dehumidification procedures are implemented.

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Commercial Dehumidifiers for Fitness Centers

Posted by Jim Metzger | Feb 20, 2019 2:38:07 PM | 0 Comments

100-Outdoor-Air-Dehumidification-SystemsControlling the relative indoor humidity in your fitness center will reduce mold and bacteria buildup and produce happy patrons. Without dehumidification systems leading to unacceptable indoor air quality, these facilities tend to get grim pretty fast—when not controlled, moisture buildup from patron sweat results in foul odors, shorter equipment lifespans, and the proliferation of diseases. 

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How Relative Humidity Relates to Room Temperature

Posted by Jim Metzger | Dec 6, 2018 10:34:07 AM | 0 Comments

Relative humidity (RH) is the percent water vapor contained in an environment’s air compared with the maximum amount of water vapor the air can contain at a specific temperature. In general as room temperature rises air can hold more moisture so the resulting RH decreases, and vice versa.

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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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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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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 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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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