Are Dehumidifiers Worth The Cost?
If you are looking to cool off your work place, you have probably looked into dehumidifiers as an option. Having climate control in your office spaces is an important aspect of work, as it promotes both employee health and productivity. Cornell University did a study which found that productivity levels are best at a temperature of 71.6 degrees.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a permanent addition of a dehumidifier or if you need temporary cooling or temporary heating for construction, the advantages are the same. Here are some of the top reasons for getting a rental or permanent unit installed in your workplace.
Helps Prevent Mold: Mold can become dangerous if it is allowed to fester and grow, putting people’s health at risk. Mold allergies can induce eye and throat irritation, skin rashes, sneezing, and asthma attacks. Typically mold flourishes in environments with damp air and a humidity point of 50-65%. Using a dehumidifier will help reduce the extra moisture in the air, which prevents new mold from growing.
Increased Air Quality: When mold stops growing, air quality obviously increases. However it isn’t just reducing mold that increases the air quality of your office or workplace. Air quality is measured by the presence or absence of toxins in the air as well as by the air humidity. With high humidity areas, it is critical to lower the humidity in the office or workplace to maintain good air quality.
Easy to Install Anywhere: One of the biggest advantages to dehumidifying units is that they can be easily installed in any office space or room. This makes it easy to use in mobile work places, such as construction, as well as stationary ones. Additionally, this makes it easy to move from room to room if there are certain areas that generate more humidity than others. There are numerous size options available as well, making it easy to find the right type for your office or workplace.
Very Cost Effective: In terms of cost effectiveness, these win hands down. There are plenty of ways to save money with dehumidifiers, especially if you are just looking for rentals. Renting can save you extensive money, especially if you are only setting up a temp office for a few months. No need to spend extra money on purchasing a unit, and no need to suffer through a humid few months.
Energy Efficient: There are many options that have an Energy Star Rating, meaning the unit is able to operate in an energy efficient manner. This helps cut down on utility expenses and creates a better outcome for the environment.
Easy Maintenance: Unlike an HVAC unit, maintenance for dehumidifiers is quick and easy. Units with the top loading filter only take a few minutes to clean or replace the filter.
Smart Options Available: There are some cool dehumidifier designs that allow you to further save on energy costs with automatic shut off and restart options. Units can be programmed to turn on and off automatically on a time schedule, or even based on the current air humidity level in your office. Additionally, these units will automatically shut off once the internal reservoir is full, ensuring easy maintenance of each unit. The auto restart is especially handy in the event of an electrical outage. As soon as power is restored, the dehumidifier will automatically resume its work without any manual input from you.
Continuous Draining: Many units feature continuous draining, which reduces the amount of manual maintenance required. This also allows for continuous dehumidification of your office or work place, and is especially useful in super humid areas. Gravity is used to drain the liquid vertically out of the unit. In some cases, this may not be enough and a pump can be added to the unit to further drain liquid as the humidity is pulled from the air.
These are just some of the many advantages reducing the humidity in your office and workplace. By reducing the humidity and control the temperature of the workplace, you create an area where employees can be more productive and that promotes workplace health. If you need rentals or would full time units, contact us today to find out what options best fit your work space needs.