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How to Choose a Restoration dehumidifier

2016-11-23
How to Choose a Restoration dehumidifier?
 
Help you choose the best Restoration and commercial dehumidifier for your job.
 
    ◎ Choosing the Right type Dehumidifier
    ◎ Conventional (Relative LGR) Dehumidifier VS LGR and SLGR dehumidifier
         ►Application of conventional Dehumidifier?
         ►Application of SLGR Dehumidifier?
    ◎ Charts show series features for an easy choice
    ◎ The Identification of AHAM and Saturation
    ◎ Very Import things you need to know before
       ordering
    ◎ Still Have Questions?
 
 
 

 

◎ Choosing the Right Type Dehumidifier
 
As an essential part, Dehumidifiers plays an important role in water damage restoration jobs. Whether it is a flash flood, hurricane, heavy rain or water main break, it is especially important to offer the balanced drying system needed to safely and effectively perform a water restoration job on a property.
ALORAIR Solutions offers two versions of Water damage restoration dehumidifiers
● l Conventional dehumidifiers (Relative LGR)
● l Super Low grain refrigerant dehumidifier, Super LGR dehumidifier, allow us to explain what made this LGR super as SLGR!. 

 

◎ Conventional (Relative LGR) Dehumidifier VS LGR and SLGR dehumidifier
 
Conventional (Relative LGR) Dehumidifier
ALORAIR conventional (Relative LGR) dehumidifiers, are they really Conventional? why did we call them as Relative LGR? Just because All Alorair Restoration dehumidifiers work greatly in Low grain refrigerant what normal conventional dehumidifiers cannot! For example, Alorair Storm Elite is removing 35.5PPD at 50℉/60%RH, where the GPP is 32, How can we achieve that? With world-class manufacturing capability, extensive R & D facilities and dedicated team.
The conventional (Relative LGR) dehumidifiers are designed for most water-damage remediation projects, A feature same as LGR dehumidifier they can easily be transported from job to job and loaded and unloaded from a vehicle. Compared to ALORAIR SLGR dehumidifiers, conventional (Relative LGR) models are not as effective or efficient at removing moisture and drying air in environments with large volumes of water as SLGR models are. However, conventional dehumidifiers (Relative LGR) are less expensive than SLGR dehumidifiers but strongly powerful than conventional dehumidifiers in the Market.

 

1. The unit can be disassembled in 10 seconds when some internal service requested, like Internal Cleaning, Pump Service.
2. The Conventional (Relative LGR) dehumidifiers are almost great in all applications.
 
► Application of conventional (relative LGR) Dehumidifier?
First, we need to know What the LGR dehumidifiers, is it a dehumidifier just says "LGR” on the Lable? The answer is certainly NO!!! Don't believe someone simply used as a marketing term.
The IICRC S500 2006 defines LGR as it has an enhanced refrigeration system that allows the dehumidifier to dry a space too much lower humidity than conventional dehumidifiers, LGR can effectively remove some moisture below 34GPP,removes more water with less electricity consumed,continue to dry at lower humidity,such as 50F/60%,that conventional dehumidifier does not work.
Conventional(Relative LGR) dehumidifiers, Excepting the Extremely hot working application, the Conventional(Relative LGR) dehumidifiers are almost great in all applications,they are Ideal for removing Damp, Mould ,Rot and Moisture from Flood & Restoration ,Carpet Cleaning ,Basements / Cellars ,Laundries ,De-Flooding ,Drying Furnishing ,Offices ,Laboratories ,Tradesmen ,Garages . Keep Dry and Restrain Bacterial Growth. 
Conventional(Relative LGR) dehumidifier works as a great Commercial and industrial dehumidifier, But it can be more powerful if use it with Alorair’s Air movers and Air Scrubbers, you can buy Packages combine all of them in big discount price. 
 
► Super LGR Dehumidifier
SLGR stands for Super low-grain refrigerant, How do they work? The ALORAIR SLGR technology uses a special air-to-air heat exchanger system to help bring the air closer to dew point temperature before it passes over the super-cooled evaporator coils, besides with the combination of Microchannel Alu Condenser, Maximize the Capacity and efficiency. This leads to more condensation that forms on the coils inside the machine, and fastest for the interchange of heat, which in turn leads to more moisture pumped out and less moisture in the air that is returned to the room. This extra efficiency makes ALORAIR SLGR dehumidifier perfectly suited for low humidity conditions. When faced with particularly challenging water damage restoration jobs where higher amounts of water are involved, an SLGR dehumidifier is your best bet for achieving maximum results.
Application of SLGR Dehumidifier?

A powerful SLGR dehumidifier is a key component in your suite of tools. SLGR dehumidifier operates properly in warm and humid conditions and even in very dry condition, even above 130 Degrees Fahrenheit. They are rugged yet mobile equipment that will operate under extreme conditions and pull large amounts of moisture offers extraordinary performance in a variety range of job site conditions – in low humidity and high temperatures
As a water damage restoration professional, you need professional-grade equipment that helps you tackled the toughest of jobs and deliver outstanding results for your clients. A powerful SLGR dehumidifier is a key component in your suite of tools.
 
◎ Charts show series features for easy choice
The below charts show series features and you can compared those series for an accurate choice:
Model
Storm
 LGR Extreme
Storm Pro
Storm Ultra
Storm Elite
Storm SLGR 1600X
Capacity
(AHAM,80°F/60%)
85 PPD(43L/D)
70 PPD(32.8L/D)
90 PPD(42.5L/D)
125 PPD(59L/D)
160 PPD(75L/D)
Capacity
(Saturation,90°F/90%)
190 PPD
160 PPD
180 PPD
270 PPD
330 PPD
Current Draw
5.5 Amps
4.46Amps
5.5Amps
9.0Amps
6.7Amps
Energy factor
(115V/60Hz)
2.80 L/kWh
2.85 L/kWh
2.85 L/kWh
2.40 L/kWh
2.40 L/kWh
Size for
up to 3,600 sq. ft.
up to 4,000 sq. ft.
up to 5,500 sq. ft.
up to 7,000 sq. ft.
up to 7,000 sq. ft.
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
22.8 x 13.8 x 17.3in
21.3 x 31.5 x 19.3in
21.3 x 31.5 x19.3in
24.2 x 36.6 x 24.0in
19.7 x 16.5 x 30.3in
Weight
78.0lbs
85.0lbs
93.0lbs
110.0lbs
82.0lbs
 
◎ The Identification of AHAM and Saturation
To Answer this question, We need to know the difference Between AHAM and Saturation, AHAM means the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. AHAM ratings 60% humidity and 80 degrees Fahrenheit to present a realistic picture of how equipment will perform in an “average” environment. So, if a dehumidifier is rated at 90 PPD (AHAM), that means that you can expect it to remove 90 pints of water per day at AHAM conditions. Saturation, A saturation rating is measured at 90% humidity and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, It is easy to the listing but makes most People misguided, therefore we listed both of them and let people clear and deeply understand how will them works in extremely hot and wet applications.
 
 Very Important things you need to know before ordering?
 
5 Years Warranty and Free Unit Re-dispatch
We believe in quality and after-sales-service, All our high-quality ALORAIR equipment are made for your full utilization. It is sure to last long and still keep its shape look. Your 100% satisfaction is guaranteed with 5 Years Warranty and great after-sales-service team countrywide.
If the unit fails, and If it can no longer be fixed, we will arrange the pickup of the unit and ship the customer a new unit within the same year warranty from the date of replacement!
 
► Durable as a tank
 
 
► Alorair SLGR technology
Alorair SLGR microchannel technology has improved the performance and efficiency, uses a special air-to-air heat exchanger system to help bring the air closer to dew point temperature before it passes over the super-cooled evaporator coils, besides with the combination of Microchannel Alu Condenser, Maximize the Capacity and efficiency, increased by 30~50%. This leads to more condensation that forms on the coils inside the machine, and fastest for the interchange of heat, which in turn leads to more moisture pumped out and less moisture in the air that is returned to the room. This extra efficiency makes ALORAIR SLGR dehumidifier perfectly suited for Low grain Refrigeration conditions.
 
► Water proof circuit board
As a major design point, most of Alorair units get waterproof PCB cover for the circuit board. You can sink the unit in the water as the rubber strip makes the circuit board 100% sealed. It is a great feature when flood coming, especially excellent for cleaning and restoration water removal job, and other usages which get water resources. Please watch the video for more introduction.
 
► Hot Gas Valve Defrosting System
HGV- a quick and efficient Defrosting process, truly make dehumidifier able to work at the Low temperature(36 degrees Fahrenheit), makes unit work continuously and efficiently without periodic stopping during the defrosting process, not only saving the energy but also making unit last longer
 
► High COP designed for energy saving
The coils on AlorAir dehumidifiers are larger than the coils of a conventional dehumidifier. Additionally, the coil and fin design includes unique features that cannot be found on cheaper, mass-produced dehumidifiers. The oversized coil and heat exchanger can remove 2-3 times as much moisture per kilowatt as a conventional dehumidifier. AlorAir’s highly efficient dehumidifier saves up to $250 per year in energy costs and will typically last 10+ years with a five-year limited warranty.
 
► BYPASS AIR DESIGN
As the unique design compared with others, Alorair have the humidity sensor in bypass air design which makes the short-cycling go away,In well sealed dehumidification applications,such as Crawlspace and basement,when the humidity set point get satisfied and dehumidifier stoped,most of the dehumidifier in the market always get the worng signal to restart right after it turned off,Actually the ambient condition does not need, because the humidity senser get effected by the heat and wet resources from the internal parts, such as compressor and evaporator,make dehumidifier turn on and turn off repeatedly until it dies after year, or even quicker.
 
► Epoxy Powder Coating on Coils
To avoid Freon leakage, a fatal flaw for a dehumidifier, AlorAir has introduced epoxy coated coils. This innovative feature extends the life of the coils by providing protection against corrosive environments and maintaining the coil’s heat transfer ability. Furthermore, the high-efficiency rotary compressor ensures maximum effectiveness at the lowest possible cost.
 
► Heavy Duty Condensate Pumps
Pumps often have serious issues such as overheating, detection failure and rusting. Luckily, our engineers have developed a pump that is much more reliable. With a 20’ lifting distance, the condensate pump gives you the freedom to drain anywhere.
All cables on AlorAir’s condensate pump have quick connected plugs. This makes installation and maintenance fast and easy. 
 
► Quick Access to Internal Components
All AlorAir dehumidifiers provide easy access to internal components. The Storm Series has a clamshell cover while the Sentinel Series is equipped with access panels. In addition, the pump has quick connected cables, so it can be easily removed without accessing the control board.
 
► Unbeatable Main Board Performance
The main board can dramatically affect the performance of your dehumidifier. Because of this, all AlorAir circuit boards are coated for protection. The board is tamper proof and resistant to magnetization. The parts and performance of each board are 100% tested.
 
◎ Still Have Questions?
Not sure what's best for you?
We know choosing a dehumidifier isn't an easy decision. To learn more about dehumidifiers, you can write us emails by sales@alorair.com, we are glad to solve your any doubt about choosing products. We will try our best to support you.

 

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