The moisture and chemicals in a jacuzzi always find their way into the air, which increases the relative humidity and negatively affects the health of users and the appearance of the room. Some of the associated problems include the formation of moulds, wood rot, the corrosion of metals, the peeling of paint, and increased bacteria levels.
The best way to eliminate these hazards from the jacuzzi and the surrounding areas is to invest in a good dehumidifier for your jacuzzi. Many people avoid the purchase of such a dehumidifier with the mentality that exhaust fans will be effective removing excess moisture, but this may often be insufficient.
With the increased moisture in the air and the hazards that come with it, it is important to find a jacuzzi dehumidifier that works effectively to reduce humidity. To facilitate this process, dehumidifiers use a fan, which pulls the air in the surrounding region into the device. The cool coils in the dehumidifier cause the moisture to condense and collect in a container. The dehumidifier then reheats the air and transmits it back into the room.
Users need to keep in mind the size of the container for collecting the water. While very large containers are possible, they will cause a problem when it comes to emptying them. Since the jacuzzi is prone to high amounts of moisture, it is recommended that the users connect their dehumidifiers to an outlet point for continuous drainage, so that they will not have to worry about emptying the container.
Some dehumidifiers for jacuzzis come with a humidistat, a device that allows the users to set the level of humidity they desire. This will automatically adjust the intensity of dehumidification as required.
When considering the dehumidifiers for jacuzzis, users will find various designs in the market. Some of them include:
- Refrigeration dehumidifiers
These are frequently wall mounted types and are a great choice for the summer months.
- Desiccant dehumidifiers
These are the more portable units that can self regenerate. They are a good choice for the cold months.
Regardless of the choice, it is important that the users keep a number of things in mind. Firstly is the water surface area of the Jacuzzi, the temperature of the water and the frequency of use, which allows one to estimate the amount of evaporation taking place. The dehumidifier selected must have sufficient capacity to handle the appropriate humidity levels. Another factor to consider is the room and outdoors temperatures. If the room has glass doors and the temperature difference is significant, there will be excessive misting on the glass, creating runoff water droplets. This creates slipping hazards and over time ruins the glass itself unless cleaned regularly.
With dehumidifiers, users will be able to enjoy a number of benefits. For starters, they will lower the humidity to acceptable levels which will result in better health, not only for those who are suffering from asthmatic conditions but also for healthy users. The appearance of moulds and mildew will be a thing of the past and the users will be able to protect the appearance of the jacuzzi without worrying about blistered and peeling paint or rotting wood.
In order to enjoy these benefits for a long time, it is recommended that the users carry out a number of maintenance practices to keep jacuzzi dehumidifiers operational. Users must follow the installation instructions properly to ensure safety and effective operation. It is advisable that they place the dehumidifiers where the air circulates properly, in order for it to process plenty of air.