Have you ever wonder how a dehumidifier works? Then let me tell you the mechanics behind it in brief! Refrigerant-based dehumidifiers are one of the most commonly used methods of dehumidification. You must have noticed how the moisture forms outside on the outside of the cold water of glass on a hot day. This process is called condensation. Once you know what condensation is, the rest will be a lot easier for you to understand the functionality of dehumidification.
Dehumidifier operates similar to that of an air conditioner which draws the warm and moist air into the dehumidifier through a fan. The moist air crosses over the refrigerant cooled coils of dehumidifier causing the air moisture to condense the coil. But ever wondered why?
Similar to that of a cold glass of water, the coils are chilled than the air surrounding them. With the coolness of the air, the ability of it to hold and retain moisture downgrades and when the air holds the moisture more than it can then it forms a condensate. A drip pan or a removable bucket is connected with a Dehumidifier which is used to collect condensate for ease in the disposal. Afterward, the cooled air passes back over the dehumidifier’s warm motor which reheats the air to a little extent before it discharges back into the room. The warm and dry air gets excited from the dehumidifier and attracts the moisture like a magnet, maximizing the dehumidifier’s efficacy.