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Dehumidification Facts w/ Nikki


In today’s podcast, Nikki and Bryan discuss dehumidification. They cover the relationship between cooling and dehumidification, humidity control, and dehumidifier installation practices.

If the A/C unit is the king, the dehumidifier is the queen. The A/C unit controls cooling and humidity, but it can only do so much. A dehumidifier helps the A/C manage comfort under more demanding conditions. Many factors contribute to comfort, including sensible heat ratio (SHR), relative humidity (RH), and ventilation. Dehumidification reaches all of those factors.

Humidity control requires a holistic approach. Band-aid fixes DO NOT work. Dehumidifiers should work with the A/C system and building design to keep RH in the 50-55% range. Proper installation is vital. For example, tying into the HVAC supply is a recommended practice. Returns are the opposite; dedicated returns are preferred. Other factors to consider are proper sizing, Manual J, and customer expectations.

Join Nikki and Bryan as they cover:

Relative humidity targets
Sensible heat ratio (SHR)
Latent removal capacity
Ventilation
Building design and tightness
Manual J
Challenges with ductless systems
Ducting into the supply with dedicated returns
Installation practices
Dehumidifier sales and customer service

And much more…

 

To learn more about Santa Fe Ultra series, go to www.santa-fe-products.com. You can scroll through the products to find the Ultra series free-standing ventilating dehumidifiers.

 

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