Dehumidifiers can be found in two major types, industrial/commercial and residential type of dehumidifiers.
Residential dehumidifiers are usually portable and self-contained equipment which reduce humidity level in small and large indoor areas. Such models are available in large, medium and small moisture capacities and usually have a lot of convenient features which we simply use for day to day need.
When you buy a dehumidifier, you might observe that most of the residential dehumidifiers include an electronic control panels, casters, multiple fan speeds, water buckets, onboard humidistats, and some also have energy star ratings.
These are just a few of most common features that are found in the residential models. Most if not all residential dehumidifiers work well for daily dehumidifying needs around homes and some can also be effective when used for larger spaces like basements and crawl ways.
Whole House Dehumidifiers
Whole house dehumidifiers options is in the middle of a residential and commercial humidifier because it can keep a whole house, building and sometimes even for small to medium work setups dry and comfortable. A ducted whole house unit install straight into your HVAC system to dehumidify air as it is cooled. Cool and dry air is distributed across all rooms via ductwork. Such models are best if you need to dehumidify houses over 1,500 sq. ft. It is generally best to have whole house dehumidifiers installed by professional HVAC service provider.
There are also some stand along whole house units that are portable yet big enough to reduce humidity whole floor. Just like portable units, these are plug and play. However it is far more important to place them in centralized place to get most effective dehumidification.
According to research firm Technavio, the US air humidifier and dehumidifier market will grow by USD 278.84 million by 2022.
Industrial also known as commercial dehumidifiers are heavy duty and larger units that are designed in a way that they can cope with more challenging dehumidifying tasks. Such types of models usually have moisture removal capabilities that are much larger as compared to the residential or whole house dehumidifiers units and they are well suited to the houses that are constructed with much rugged and the all-weather materials in order to withstand the severe conditions.
Many other common features of commercial or industrial dehumidifiers include internal condensate pumps, low temperature operations, power failure protection, and other simplified controls. Industrial dehumidifier are also helpful in flood damaged areas, indoor pools and the like.