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