IAQ complaints are most commonly related to high humidity (mold/dust mites), particulate in the air, and/or offending gasses (odor and/or chemicals).
The high capacity dehumidifier controls humidity to avoid the growth of mold and dust mites.
Filtration of airborne particulate
The MERV 11 standard filter handles the most known airborne allergens. The optional HEPA filter is the ultimate in filtration of airborne particulates.
Filtration of gasses/odors
The charcoal/permaganate deals with gasses, chemicals and odors. Bulk charcoal/permanganate is placed in the MERV 11 pre filter. This is the lowest cost way to get an effective quantity of this material. The permanganate changes color as it "loads" with impurities so there is a visual sign as to when it requires changing.
The Santa Fe Rx
is a powerful, self-contained, portable dehumidifier designed specifically to be quiet. The unit has the option of adding HEPA and/or charcoal/permanganate air filtration. Wheel it in, run the hose from the built-in condensate pump to a drain and set the dehumidistat. The Santa Fe Rx is Energy Star rated, and is in fact the most energy-efficient unit in the industry—using only 6.3 amps to remove 86 pints of water per day!
Another option is the ducted Ultra-Aire 150H
, a powerful, energy-efficient ducted dehumidifier. It can typically handle about 3,500 square feet. The unit removes about 145 pints of water per day and plugs into a standard 115-volt outlet. The 150H also has optional high-efficiency (a near HEPA MERV 14) air filtration.
Therma-Stor offers schools a free, no obligation demonstration of our equipment, along with monitoring to verify performance. If you are not satisfied, return it with no cost or obligation on your part. Therma-Stor provides data loggers (which monitor temperature, RH and dew points) to document the performance of the equipment. Therma-Stor distributes a complete line of data loggers including a model that has an alarm that can go to an auto dialer. This would alert someone when high humidity conditions appear.