Compressors and desiccant dehumidifiers are two common types of dehumidification machines used to remove excess moisture from the air. While both types of systems have their own advantages and disadvantages, understanding the differences between them can help you make an informed decision about which type of device is best for your needs.
||Effective in low temp.
||Ineffective in low temp.
|Size and Weight
||Smaller and lighter
||Larger and heavier
||Regular servicing needed
||Effective at low hum.
||Effective at high hum.
||Use harmful refrigerants
Desiccant dehumidifiers are more energy-efficient than its counterpart, as they do not require a compressor to operate. Instead, they use a rechargeable silica gel bed to absorb moisture, which consumes less energy than the compressor used.
Desiccant dryers are effective in low-temperature environments, making them ideal for use in cold climates, while compressor dehumidifiers are ineffective in low-temperature environments.
Size and Weight:
Desiccant based humidity remover machines are typically smaller and lighter, making them easier to move from room to room or store away when not in use.
It can operate more quietly than compressor type units, making them ideal for use in bedrooms and other quiet spaces.
It require minimal maintenance compared to condensation based models, as they do not have a compressor or refrigerant system that needs to be serviced.
Desiccant dehumidifiers are effective at removing moisture at low humidity levels, making them ideal for use in environments where low humidity is required, while compressor dehumidifiers are more effective at removing moisture at high humidity levels.
Desiccant bed dehumidifiers are more environmentally friendly, as they do not use refrigerants that are harmful to the environment which can cause ozone layer depletion.
Desiccant dehumidifiers prices are typically more than other types of machines due to their advanced technology and energy efficiency. However, they may save money on energy bills in the long run.