Posted on 2-3-2022 by Niels
Optimal humidity essential for health and damage prevention!
Humidity is crucial for an optimal indoor climate. When the air in indoor spaces is too humid, quality of life can be severely affected by mould spores, allergens and respiratory problems. Daily household activities such as cooking, taking a shower or using a dishwasher or washing machine create moisture. If this moisture cannot be removed properly, it can cause humidity to rise far above the normal level of 40-60% relative humidity.
Some of the moisture released by daily household activities evaporates and circulates in the indoor air. When there is limited ventilation, moisture remains in the indoor air and humidity can rise well above the recommended 40-60%. Too much moisture in indoor air creates an unhealthy indoor environment and can lead to problems such as moisture build-up damage, bad odours and mould.
Dehumidifying indoor air using condensation technology
The condensation dryer is the most commonly used type of dehumidifier and can be deployed in a wide temperature range. This type of dehumidifier draws in air after which it passes a cooling element. This cools the moist air in a very short time, allowing the air to condense (liquefy). The condensed moisture is collected in the water tank or can be drained directly by connecting a drain hose.
The dehumidified air that remains is reheated by a condenser and then blown out by the dehumidifier.
Peltier element for electronic dehumidification
A Peltier element is an electrical component that can be used to dehumidify the air. The Peltier element makes one side of the element very hot and the other very cold. This condenses the moist air that is drawn in, after which the moisture can be collected in the water tank or discharged directly by connecting a drain hose.
Support for laundry drying
Clean Air Optima® dehumidifiers support the drying of your laundry. As dehumidifiers draw in and blow out air, they help to create good air circulation in the laundry room. The dehumidifier also gives off some heat in the laundry room when in operation. This combination helps to dry the laundry. When compared to a tumble dryer, this is both a very energy-saving and environmentally friendly method of laundry drying.
The Clean Air Optima® pre-filter captures large dust particles such as dust fibres and lint from the laundry room, while the activated carbon filter neutralises odours. The negative ions produced by the ioniser during the laundry drying process also have a strong anti-static effect, which benefits laundry drying.
Clean Air Optima® dehumidifiers help to prevent:
• Mould: Moulds need moisture to grow. If humidity is reduced, the main cause of mould is eliminated.
• Bacterial growth: When humidity is kept below 50%, the necessary environment for the growth of bacteria is removed.
• Corrosion: Iron and steel will not rust when the air has a relative humidity below 50%.
• Condensation: Condensation does not form on surfaces when the air has a dew point below the surface temperature.
• Odour transfer: Bad odours are drastically reduced when the relative humidity is kept below 60%.
• Damage to wooden parts in the interior: If humidity is too high, wooden parts can deform permanently as wood absorbs moisture.