Humidity can cause significant problems in your home. Thankfully, there are effective solutions to address the issue, like a wall-mounted heat pump. To learn more about the subject, we interviewed Luc Larivière, a residential and commercial sales representative at Groupe Master specializing in air conditioning and heating solutions.
Can a wall-mounted heat pump be an effective dehumidifier? Heat pumps are designed to maintain continuous airflow in an enclosed space. For this reason, a wall-mounted heat pump can be an excellent solution for removing moisture from your home. It is designed to keep ambient air at a constant temperature and moisture level.
How does the dehumidification mode work? What happens to the moisture? Humidity, composed of water droplets, floats in the air. When using the dehumidification mode, the wall-mounted heat pump collects the water, which is then expelled through the unit’s condensate drain. This way, moisture is removed from the ambient air and evacuated outside.
Can the dehumidification mode be used throughout the year? No, the dehumidification mode of Fujitsu units is used sparingly because the unit initially dehumidifies while air conditioning. However, it is recommended when the humidity level is very high. In the summer, for example, the dehumidification mode helps to maintain a comfortable temperature and humidity in the house.
As for the basement, is a heat pump an effective way to remove moisture? Yes, absolutely. A heat pump is an excellent way to keep a basement at a good humidity level. Since it’s designed to draw water from the air, the risk of mold and moisture issues is greatly reduced.
What are the main advantages of using a heat pump to dehumidify your home? The most important thing to remember is that heat pumps improve the comfort of your living space by controlling the temperature and reducing humidity. It is also very energy efficient. So it provides the same comfort at a lower cost when compared to traditional heating or air conditioning appliances.
With technological progress, wall-mounted heat pumps are becoming more and more efficient and offer a practical and effective solution to dehumidifying your home. Don’t hesitate to contact us for personalized advice and to find the most suitable solution for your needs.