The vast majority of your body is made of water, and it relies on a certain level of moisture in the air in order to operate properly. If the humidity levels in the airdrop too low, your skin and mucous membranes can dry out and crack. This makes it easier for you to be infected by any germs that you are exposed to. If the humidity levels in your air get too high, however, you can run into a whole new set of problems.
If the air in your building is too humid, contact Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today and ask about our commercial dehumidifier services. We offer free estimates and install, repair, and maintain dehumidifiers throughout Litchfield, Waterbury, Bristol, Torrington, and nearby.
Humidity levels that are too high are just as bad for the human body as humidity levels that are too low. High humidity can make a room seem much hotter than it really is. This is because the moisture in the air raises the evaporation point of liquids, including sweat. When your body sweats, it relies on evaporation to disperse the heat. When your sweat takes longer to evaporate, it is harder for your body to regulate its temperature.
High humidity also promotes mold growth, which can develop into a major problem. Buildings with advanced mold growth pose a major health risk to those inside and often require expensive remediation to be restored to a safe state. Fortunately, with a commercial dehumidifier, you don’t have to worry about that.
A commercial dehumidifier is any device designed to remove moisture from the air on a large scale. There are a number of different ways this is accomplished. Thermal condensation is one of the most common ways, which involves providing a very cold surface for air to flow over. As it flows over the surface, the moisture in the air condenses onto it. The condensate is then disposed of, while the drier air is circulated throughout the building. Mechanical dehumidifiers are another very common way to dehumidify the air. These act similarly to air conditioners, siphoning heat from the indoor air (along with the humidity) then heating it back to room temperature to dry it out.
Installing a commercial dehumidifier involves a lot of crawling around in ductwork and electrical wiring. It’s not something that should ever be done by someone without professional training and experience. So, if you need to have one installed, call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC to schedule an appointment.
We also repair and maintain commercial dehumidifiers. If you suspect that your dehumidifier is malfunctioning, give us a call and we’ll repair it for you. Proper maintenance is a big part of keeping your dehumidifier functioning properly for as long as possible. That’s why we provide annual maintenance checkups. If you haven’t had your dehumidifier checked in over a year, give us a call. We’ll make sure that your dehumidifier is working properly for many years to come.
Contact Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today for your free estimate on commercial dehumidifiers or other commercial indoor air quality services in Greater Waterbury.