Desiccant and refrigerant based dehumidifiers can be confused as one in the same, but the two use different systems to remove moisture from the air and control relative humidity. Let’s explore both technologies so you can consider the best unit for your application.
Desiccant units are perfect for large scale commercial and industrial jobs where temperature levels are lower, like construction sites, pharmaceutical industries, automotive centers and medical labs.
Many industries use desiccant dehumidifiers to speed up the recovery of materials that have experienced water damage or for job sites that require aggressive humidity control. In order to do this, air passes through an advanced silica gel wheel that works to extract water before pushing it back into the space.
Desiccant dehumidifiers have a higher extraction rate, removing up to 3,200 pints of moisture per day.
Refrigerant units, like the LGR, remove moisture by passing air through a cold evaporator coil.
Refrigerant based dehumidifiers can also be found within industries that require a speedy drying process, however work more efficiently in smaller spaces where temperature levels are warmer.
If your space has noise requirements, refrigerant technology is the way to go. These units are much quieter than desiccant based dehumidifiers.
Using Desiccant and Refrigerant Units Together
Both of these units work to tackle the same issue, but using the two together can be a beneficial way to cover all of your bases. At Priority Rental, we offer a range of dehumidifiers for all kinds of industries that need air quality solutions.
For more information about dehumidifiers in specific industries, check out dehumidifiers in commercial and industrial environments.
Contact Priority Rental for Dehumidifier Rental
If you require temperature control solutions, contact us today or give us a call at 1-877-734-5037. All of our units are easy to use and are delivered directly to your job site. Keep in mind, if your space is big, you may also need a spot cooler or large fan rental for optimal air control.
For more information regarding our units, check out our dehumidifier sizing chart.