Industrial Dehumidifier Lifespan

Industrial dehumidifiers are a highly effective way to control humidity levels in the home. According to Electronics Hub, many of these appliances can remove between 70 and 150 pints of water from the air daily. Getting one of these units can improve your industrial facility, so if you’re interested in investing in a dehumidifier, then you may have questions about how long you can expect industrial dehumidifiers to last.

How Long Will an Industrial Dehumidifier Last?

It’s typical for a industrial-grade dehumidifier to last between 9 and 11 years. However, with adequate maintenance, an appliance can last even longer. Similarly, if a unit doesn’t receive regular maintenance, like emptying or cleaning, it may become clogged, which will ultimately shorten its lifespan.

When purchasing one, you should choose an appliance that suits your needs well. Find one that’s an appropriate size and select the correct type to ensure your device will work more efficiently and last longer. There are several options to consider, including refrigeration and desiccant dehumidifiers. Let’s take a look at those.

Types of Industrial Dehumidifiers

Refrigerant dehumidifiers use condensation to reduce the moisture levels in a given area. An internal fan pulls in moist air and circulates it across refrigerant coils, which causes moisture to condense and allows for its extraction from the air. These units are widespread and often utilized in hot and humid locations.

Desiccant dehumidifiers work by attracting water molecules from moist air. The unit pulls in air and passes it across a slowly rotating wheel, which allows water molecules to separate from the air. Afterward, the now-dry air is released. These work well in all weather conditions, including low temperatures.

How to Maintain a Dehumidifier

You can improve the efficiency and performance of a unit by placing it in a suitable location. Confirm nothing is blocking air as it enters or exits your units. Ideally, between six and eight inches should be between the appliance and any furniture, walls, or other objects blocking it. If you can’t find an appropriate spot, then place it elsewhere and use fans to redirect air toward it.

Cleaning dehumidifiers regularly is crucial, and filters should be changed as needed. If you use a condenser unit, then periodically inspect its coils to look for ice or frost buildup. Checking and monitoring your unit can help you address and avoid potential problems.

While industrial dehumidifiers don’t last forever, there are several ways to prolong the lifespan of your appliance. Choosing the right one and giving it the care it needs can make a difference. Contact us if you have questions and want to invest in one.


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