A dehumidifier is a appliance will reduce the amount of humidity in the air. Removing the amount of humidity in the air can reduce the ability of mold growth indoors creating a healthier environment. High levels of humidity are often uncomfortable for humans.
- remove moisture from the air by mechanical / dessicantive methods – decrease in relative humidity
- Mechanical -refrigerative methods use a small fan to draw the indoor air over cool coils, like your air conditioner this can collect water and be removed from the area.
- Dessicantive methods will heat the air passing by to decrease the relative humidity.
- Air conditioners will typically remove moisture from the air. This moisture must be drained from the unit.