How Air Purification Systems Work
Air filters utilize fine sieves that filter particles from circulating air. As air flows into the air purifier, the finer the sieve used, the smaller the particles it traps. The accepted benchmark for air filters has been set by the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which are guaranteed to trap 99.97% of airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. Microns are the standard unit used for measuring air particles. Each micron is equivalent to 1/25,400 of an inch. The naked eye cannot see anything smaller than 10 microns, so pollutants like bacteria and viruses escape detection. Room air conditioner filters only capture particles 10.0 microns or larger. HEPA filters remove smaller allergens like dust, smoke, chemicals, asbestos, pollen, and pet dander.
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Air Purification Systems
Humidification Control Systems
How Does a Dehumidifier Work?
Much like your glass of ice water, the coils are colder than the air immediately around them. As air cools, it’s ability to hold and retain moisture drops, and when the air has more moisture than it can hold, it forms that familiar condensate. The condensate then collects in a drip pan or bucket for disposal while the now cooled air passes back over the dehumidifiers warm motor to that it is slightly reheated before being discharged back into the room. By being slightly warmed, the air exiting the dehumidifier is dry and warm – which means it will attract moisture like a magnet and maximize the dehumidifier’s efficiency.
- Air is drawn into the unit by a fan
- Air passes over a cold surface
- As the air is cooled, it’s moisture condenses
- Water falls into the container
- Air is re-heated by the heat recovery system
- Air Passes back into room 2° Celsius warmer and considerably dryer
- Defrost system automatically de-ices unit as necessary
- Unit switches off automatically when container is full
- When the unit achieves the selected level of dryness it switches off automatically