At Dehumidifier Corporation of America (DCA), we manufacture dehumidification equipment for industrial applications. Our dehumidifiers are available in horizontal and vertical air flow configurations, both of which offer a unique list of advantages and disadvantages.
By understanding the differences between the two types, industry professionals and procurements agents can make a more informed decision as to which is best suited for a new or existing system. The following information outlines the applications and advantages of horizontal dehumidifiers.
Applications of Horizontal Dehumidifiers
Horizontal dehumidifiers commonly find use in the following applications:
- Humidity control. Horizontal dehumidifiers are used for controlling the relative humidity of smaller spaces, such as crawl spaces and basements. Employing this equipment prevents the growth of mold, mildew, and potentially harmful bacteria, reducing the development of unpleasant odors and decreasing the burden on occupants with allergies and other respiratory issues.
- Damage prevention. Excess moisture in the air can compromise the structural integrity of a building. Stored items made of fabric, wood, and other porous materials may also suffer in excessively moist conditions. Using a horizontal dehumidifier reduces the internal moisture levels, protecting floors, furniture, support structures, and items stored in your space from moisture damage.
- Space conservation. By using horizontal dehumidifiers, industry professionals can conserve space in smaller rooms. Outdoor models make it possible to preserve your entire floor space by placing the unit on a rooftop. In mechanical environments, the equipment can be suspended from the ceiling, which takes advantage of empty vertical space.
- Workplace quality and safety maintenance. In addition to maintaining adequate ventilation and air conditioning, achieving proper relative humidity levels is crucial to ensuring the quality and safety of the work environment. According to experts from the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the American Medical Association (AMA), optimal relative humidity levels are between 30% and 50%.
Advantages of Horizontal Dehumidifiers
Regardless of orientation, all dehumidifiers facilitate maintenance of comfort levels, prevent damage, and provide better air quality. However, horizontal dehumidifiers offer additional benefits that cannot be realized with other models, such as:
- Installation flexibility. These units can be installed on the floor or suspended in mechanical rooms to fit the space. Installing the unit against a wall or suspending it from the ceiling are options in other locations where space conservation is a concern.
- Air flow discharge adaptability. Horizontal dehumidifiers are available in a variety of air flow discharge configurations, such as straight-thru, top, or bottom discharge, to match different ductwork systems.
At DCA, we offer a comprehensive selection of horizontal dehumidifiers ranging between 1.5 and 30 nominal tons. An optional top or bottom discharge can be specified for models that require a 90-degree turn.
Horizontal Dehumidifiers From DCA
Regardless of the size and purpose of your room, there is a DCA dehumidifier to fit your needs. Our horizontal units are designed to accommodate existing structures and mechanical rooms and allow easy service access for maintenance and repairs. They are available in air-cooled and water-heated models to suit different applications.
With decades of experience and the industry’s most comprehensive warranty, Dehumidifier Corporation of America has the expertise to assist you with your horizontal dehumidifier solution. For assistance in selecting a humidifier for your application, contact us, or request a quote today.