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Old 11-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #15
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...so it's really temp-neutral.
Well, not temp neutral. Due to the inherent inefficiencies of compressors and the entire refrigeration cycle used, DEhumidifiers will exhaust air that is warmer than it intakes. By quite a few degrees, albeit far from "hot."
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #16
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I put the Max Air vent covers on all three vents and use the vent insulating pillows on the two in the main living area most of the time. I leave the vent cracked open in the bath room area 24/7 even in storage.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:34 AM   #17
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IWillTry.org » Blog Archive » Heat your home with a dehumidifier

This guy does a nice job of explaining the net gain of heat with a dehumidifier. Plus you're not letting heat out the roof vent.
This is great info - I've been trying to figure out the condensaton puzzel and the answer has been sitting in the closet right next to me. Thank-you DonavonP.
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I'm not 100 percent certain but I do not believe the furnace in any way removes moisture...... am I wrong?
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I'm not 100 percent certain but I do not believe the furnace in any way removes moisture...... am I wrong?
You are right on. Heating to "remove" moisture is not quite the right term. If you heat air then the relative humidity in per-cent will decrease. Thus it will "feel" like moisture has been removed. Cool that same air back down and you will be exactly where you started in terms of humidity.

Relative humidity is a measure of how "saturated" the air is and is directly related to the temperature of the air. Warmer air can "hold" more water (in terms of volume) than cooler air. Thus given the same volume of water in the same volume of air if heated the % will drop and if cooled the % will increase. If cooled too much - below the "dew point" - we have rain. It is the % that we "feel" as humidity.
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Ok now I understand ... LOL
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