Drury Hotels Benefits from a Single Point of Contact

As many hotel engineers will probably agree, there is an art to the task of managing multiple sites. This complexity multiplies when you’re dealing with differing types and brands for the mechanical systems.

Every indoor pool is different and has unique requirements, and this is true for the HVAC as well. When you’re responsible for many hotels, you often find yourself dealing with many disparate contacts for all of your needs: maintenance, repair and procurement.

On top of that, not all HVAC contractors can effectively service and support indoor pool dehumidifiers to a high level, so you often wind up paying for them to simply call the manufacturer for factory assistance.

For 10 years now, Drury Hotels has benefitted in more ways than one from standardizing as a national account with Dehumidified Air Solutions. Their team of experienced in-house engineers have just one point of contact for all things indoor pool HVAC, from design to start-up and commissioning.

Your Pool Dehumidification Partner

With a full team of engineers focused on creating the perfect guest experience through cutting-edge designs, Dehumidified Air Solutions ensures ease to all pool projects while getting the job done the right way the first time, every time.

Drury uses semicustom controls on units for some of their indoor pools that can be opened up and converted to outdoor pools via glass doors. Guests love these unique facilities because they get the feeling of being outdoors on those summer days of perfect weather. However, it creates hidden challenges with the control and operation of the dehumidifier. After all, you don’t want to be dehumidifying when the doors are opened as that would waste energy. At the same time, Drury still wanted the option to circulate some air, so the space doesn’t get too stuffy.

With their single point of contact for design help, Drury’s engineers were able to get dehumidifiers built the way they needed for these special situations. There is full control with the unit, enabling Drury to shut off the compressors when doors are opened, with the option to keep fans running or also be turned off. The atypical feature was no trouble to add because of Dehumidified Air Solutions’ experience with hotel pools, including those of this type.

Simple and Trustworthy

You’ve probably benefitted from having a “single point of contact” without realizing it. If you use an email app that includes a calendar, that is one example. Another is investing with the same bank where you have your checking account. In many situations, your life is just easier when you only need to deal with one company for all your needs in a given area. When it comes to indoor pools, we want to be your single point of contact.

Since going with a single point of contact for their indoor pools, Drury has an easier time getting their issues taken care of. Because Drury works directly with their National Accounts representative, there is no “broken telephone” effect from communicating with a third-party sales firm, who then communicates with a manufacturer. Drury Hotels gets exactly what they want because they work directly with a dedicated expert who is their touchpoint for everything they need when it comes to hotel pool HVAC, whether it’s design help, service or parts.

As a national account, Drury also gets a special discount on all factory parts sales, along with the option to buy factory-direct service contracts for added peace of mind and simple management. Or they can simply call for factory support anytime they need it.

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Real Peace of Mind with Web Monitoring — Standard on Every Unit

With Dehumidified Air Solutions National Accounts, you get full access the industry’s most powerful web monitoring platform for the lifetime of your equipment, for free.

We were the first to offer web monitoring for dehumidifiers in the industry, starting in 2003. Back then, connecting HVAC equipment to the internet was very new and web monitoring was a novel concept. Every dehumidifier we build ships standard with this feature so you have the best support possible.

Since the beginning, we have continuously innovated our offering to build in stronger capabilities and take full advantage of the advanced sensors that form the heart of our designs. Refrigerant pressure transducers enable you and service technicians to check the pressure of the refrigeration circuit from an internet-connected device, with no need to use a manifold gauge to open the circuit and take a reading. This saves money on service visits and totally eliminates the small losses of refrigerant that equipment experiences when gauges are removed from a unit.

There are many benefits to ensuring all your new units get connected to Web Monitoring. Not only do future maintenance or service situations become a breeze, but units continually connected from start-up also get an additional nine months of coverage on the initial 90-day repair labor allowance warranty for a total coverage term of one year!

When a unit is online, it’s uploading operational data to our servers every 60 seconds, 24/7. That means it’s easy for end users and service technicians to monitor operation and ensure peak performance. It also helps to identify and remediate root causes when something goes wrong. In some cases, issues can even be resolved remotely.

Key Advantages

With Web Monitoring, you can provide these benefits to your customer:

  • Real peace of mind – 24/7 unit monitoring for life.
  • Robust online reporting of real-time performance data.
  • Simple plug and play Ethernet connection.
  • Optional Wi-Fi and cellular connections available.
  • Secure access and control via computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Connection activates premium extended 1st year labor warranty.
  • Allows remote assisted unit start-up.
  • Authorized technicians fine tune unit performance remotely.
  • Real-time sensor monitoring including refrigeration pressures.
  • Remote access and control for authorized service personnel.
  • Adjust fan speed remotely.

To understand how the small cost and effort required to bring an Ethernet line to a dehumidifier can really pay off, consider these two scenarios.

Scenario 1 — Unit Connected to Web Monitoring

A unit is frequently suffering high pressure trips. You call your service contractor, but the good news is the unit is connected so a visit is not immediately required. Instead, your technician logs onto the unit via web monitoring. The first thing they can do is clear the alarm and reset the unit, to allow it to run normally. If the alarm was nothing serious, that is all they have to do. If it is a real issue that needs attention, the alarm will come up again. The technician can set themselves up to be alerted via email of any alarms, so then if it comes up again they can move onto stage 2 of response.

The next stage is to log into the web monitoring system to look at the unit history. By viewing the history up to the alarm, the technician can make an educated diagnosis of what the problem is. In this case, they notice the unit trips on head pressure every time it calls for air conditioning mode. To confirm their diagnosis, they can call Dehumidified Air Services to speak with a factory technician, who can also check the data and give a second opinion. After agreement, your contractor has you go out to the outdoor heat exchanger to find it blocked by debris. After you clear the heat exchanger, your contractor can remotely simulate an A/C call and to confirm there are no more head pressure trips. Problem solved — and at a fraction of the cost it would have been to have a site visit by your contractor.

Scenario 2 — Unit that is Not Connected

Your contractor doesn’t see the unit online, so has to visit it inside the mechanical room to find the latest alarm on the touchscreen and try to figure out what’s causing it. They can make some guesses, but without access to the history of the unit there is no way to be sure of the cause. There are a lot of reasons for an alarm, and a dehumidifier has a lot of components the technician would have to check if they want to run down the cause. Generally in these cases, the best they can do is reboot the unit and come back again next time it happens. This is a recipe for repeated callbacks that do little to resolve the problem, and often make the owner feel like their unit just isn’t working at all.


As the two examples illustrate, units that are connected to Web Monitoring are a lot more convenient for everyone involved. When you contact your service contractor with the unit serial number, technicians are able to see the relevant operating history and more easily diagnose causes.

Web Monitoring ships standard with every dehumidifier from Dehumidified Air Solutions National Accounts. Our years of development has created the most powerful offering in the industry, with detailed sensor readings, trend charts and diagnostics — for free, for life.

3 Reasons Why Indoor Pools are Different

Indoor pools are quite unlike any other type of room in a hotel. When it comes to designing and operating them, they are also notably more complex. Indoor pool projects don’t come around every day, so having experienced people involved in the design of a new facility is the most reliable predictor of success.

In this post, we’ll explain 3 things that make indoor pools special.

Reason #1: High Moisture Load

The HVAC requirements for indoor pools are nothing like in your typical indoor space. The average room is air-conditioned from a temperature perspective, i.e. it is focused on the sensible load of the space. With indoor pools, the system is primarily designed for moisture removal, i.e. latent load. As most HVAC applications are not latent-heavy, this fact alone really makes a difference. The equipment that must be used is sized and designed differently, and getting it right requires experience and focused knowledge.

Most consulting engineers will only design one indoor pool in their career. As a result, they appreciate the assistance of dehumidifier manufacturers, who specialize and work with the technology every day. When they team up with us, you get the best possible outcome.

Reason #2: Different Air Distribution Needs

The kind of air distribution duct design that works in traditional indoor spaces quickly lead to problems when applied to indoor pools. In fact, many facilities today struggle with poor indoor air quality for this reason.

A very common type of duct layout in traditional indoor spaces will place the supply air diffusers and the return air intakes overhead. When applied to indoor pools, this approach results in poor air movement and a failure to break up and remove chemicals that accumulate above the water surface and deck.

For an indoor pool, it is essential to have good airflow in the “breathing zone”, which is the area from the water surface and deck level to about 7 feet. This is where the people are, and they need fresh ventilation air to breath. The best quality air in a pool comes directly out of the dehumidifier. This air has been dehumidified, filtered, blended with outdoor air and conditioned for optimal comfort. It’s the best quality air in the space by far, and so you need a well-designed duct system that works airflow down to the deck level, as well as across the water surface to break up accumulating chemicals.

If you have overhead supply ductwork, a low return is effective towards getting a good overall airflow pattern in the space. When you add in an exhaust fan that is strategically placed to capture off-gassing chemicals (like directly above the hot tub) and eject them from the space, you can get significantly better air quality for minimal investment.

Knowing what works and what doesn’t work from an air distribution perspective really comes down to experience. While a good general guideline is to have high supply and low return, the specifics of all indoor pool air distribution designs are very dependent on the project.

Reason #3: Different Guest Comfort Needs

Pools are one of the most popular amenities at any hotel. Many people, especially families on vacation, will not even consider staying at hotels that do not have a pool! When you have so many people drawn to your business because of your pool, you’ll also encounter a wide variety of guest expectations that all need to be met. This is where our experience really helps. We have designed thousands of hotel pools and know where most facilities need to operate to keep swimmers and people on the deck comfortable. While this experience is vital, the design team still needs to get vital input from you to ensure your patrons are happy.

One of the ways guest comfort needs can vary is in water and room conditions. What temperatures should you operate your facility at? If you have a lot of elderly guests, then they will probably prefer warmer temperatures, like 84–88°F water and 84 or 85°F for air. While this is not much different to the typical 84°F water and 82°F air used, that small change has a big impact and needs to be known up front.

This is where experience goes a long way in the design. Someone who is not experienced with indoor pools may pick a set of space conditions from a table, without considering what the special needs of the space are.


Here’s the big question: Are indoor pools extremely difficult to design? The answer may surprise you: No, not if you know what you are doing. It all comes down to experience. Everybody is much more polished the 10th time they do something compared to the first and second time. You learn from your mistakes and refine your design. You get better and better. Here is the rub: there simply aren’t enough indoor pools around to afford many people that luxury. It is exceptionally rare that everyone on a team involved in an indoor pool design will have significant experience.

As you do more and more pools, vital aspects of the design become second nature.

That is where we come in. We’re Dehumidified Air Solutions and in our years of experience with indoor pool dehumidification through our Seresco, Dectron and PoolPak brands, we’ve seen just about everything.

We want to help you make your specific hotel pool a total success that keeps guests happy and generates revenue. If you’re looking for detailed expert advice, please leave a comment below or complete the form on the right for a direct response.

The Benefit of a Turnkey Partner

Addressing your indoor pool with the right team will get you the best result at the best value. But it’s hard to cover all your bases when dealing with many points of contact. If you want your indoor pool’s HVAC system to be completely trouble- and worry-free, your best bet is an expert team that can be a single point of contact for equipment selection, installation and after-sales service and support.

Indoor pool dehumidifiers are essential to providing a good guest experience at your hotel pool. It ensures a comfortable and safe environment for guests and staff, while also maintaining humidity levels to preserve the hotel investment. The equipment is different than other types of HVAC and the environment it operates in has special requirements, which means not everybody is qualified to be involved with indoor pool HVAC system installations or service.

Dehumidified Air Solutions National Accounts is your turnkey partner for all your indoor pool dehumidification requirements. Let our experience and perfected dehumidification systems make your indoor pool the trouble-free asset it should be.

Get the Best Equipment in the Industry


Dehumidified Air Solutions includes the three leading equipment brands in the indoor pool dehumidification industry. Years of innovation and tweaking has given us the best product on the market, both for overall efficiency and ease of operation.


Our National Accounts program streamlines all aspects of your indoor pool dehumidification requirements.


  • One point of contact to help you manage equipment across multiple sites.
  • Access to the industry’s true experts.
  • Nationally negotiated rates for equipment, parts and service packages.


Turnkey Contracting Partners

We have contracting partners who specialize in this market and have the experience necessary to execute a smooth and trouble-free installation. They know all the latest codes and have installed our systems many times before with no problems.


Because our contracting partners are highly experienced with dehumidification equipment, they can do the install for a more competitive price than other mechanical contractors because they do not need contingency costing in their quote.


Flexible Financing

If your existing dehumidifier is costing you significantly in repair bills, it is time for a new system. If this decision is being delayed due to funding challenges, we have your solution. Our financing partner can help you with 100% financing solutions that convert a major, one-time investment in affordable, monthly payments over time. Read more about our financing option here.

Teaming Up with a Preferred Partner Brings Ease to a Major Changeout

They say a team is only as strong as its weakest link — this idea is true for mechanical equipment as well. No matter how good your hardware is, it will not work right if it is not installed and set up correctly by a competent mechanical contractor.

This truth was highlighted by a recent installation of a Seresco indoor pool dehumidifier for a popular hotel chain. This customer benefits from the Dehumidified Air Solutions’ National Accounts Program, and is assured top of the line equipment and services for all its pool facilities across the country. In addition, Dehumidified Air Solutions has a Preferred Partners Program that enables countrywide referrals to qualified contractors for all its National Accounts dehumidifier sales.

Picking the Right Contractor is Key to Success

When it comes to installing pool dehumidifiers, there’s a lot to know. Replacing old and failing equipment becomes complex and challenging. Due note that unique precision HVAC equipment comes with many elements different from traditional rooftop air conditioners and air handlers. With pool installations being less common than other projects, you’ll often find many contractors lacking experience and specialization with dehumidifiers. As a result, the field of contractors qualified to successfully install them is limited.

An example of where this can cause real challenges is with air balancing. Every dehumidifier in a public pool needs to blend a certain amount of outdoor air with its supply airstream, and this amount is adjusted manually at installation with a special balancing damper. This is not dissimilar to a commercial air handler, however for example, if the pool is located in a northern climate and the outdoor air damper was left open too far, it would result with cold air being mixed in with the supply airstream. Cold air is dry air, and when it gets heated the relative humidity (RH) typically drops down to around 30% or 40%.

In a traditional indoor space like an office, humidity levels would likely go unnoticed (a slight increase in the next heating bill is likely), but in a pool environment it is a major problem. The RH can drastically lower more than 50%, increasing the pool’s evaporation rate and energy requirement of the dehumidifier. This can also add discomfort to the swimmers as they will be chilled when exiting the water. Many inexperienced contractors tend to miss valuable intricacies that come with pool installations.

The unique challenges posed by dehumidifier installations are not just faced by the contractor — the owner is implicated as well. After all, knowing how to properly identify qualified contractors will save the client both time and money. Inexperienced contractors can miss quote due to lack of knowledge regarding product cost and time frame for installation.

The National Accounts Solution

These challenges were avoided when one of our major clients purchased a dehumidifier in 2019 through the Dehumidified Air Solutions National Accounts Program. Seresco’s NE-006 unit was provided and installed by a Preferred Partner who specializes in pool dehumidifiers. The hotel had the option of hiring their own contractor, but was familiar with this partner’s track history of success and wanted to replicate that with their project.

Our partner not only installed the new dehumidifier perfectly, but also designed and installed a new duct take off that fit like a glove. Take offs can be tricky as they have to align perfectly with the unit, so expert planning and knowledge is the only way to be sure of getting it done right.

Complete After-Sale Manufacturer Support

Contractors who install HVAC equipment typically have an obligation to support any issues that arise within its first year of operation. Invariably, if problems surface it is likely the contractor won’t be able to solve them on their own. When trial and error doesn’t work, the manufacturer typically ends up being called in to address the issues. The owner can suffer a lot of wasted costs because of these challenges.

With the National Accounts Program, factory support for the product begins at start-up. Dehumidified Air Services, the manufacturer’s service organization, sends a trained technician to supervise all equipment start-ups ensuring a trouble-free operation. As well, the organization offers support requirements for the first year with optional extended service contracts if desired. Factory-direct service ensures the owner gets the best possible support with technicians who work directly for the manufacturer and only service Dehumidified Air Solutions products.


Indoor Pool Dehumidifier Changeout Goes Swimmingly

When an aging pool dehumidifier stopped working at one of America’s top hotels, it was clear that a replacement was needed quickly to minimize downtime and keep guests happy. Concern was raised when contractors told the hotel that walls would need to be taken down in order to replace the unit. That was not a viable option.

Instead, our client got an opinion from another contractor, a partner of the National Accounts division of Dehumidified Air Solutions, who quickly devised a desirable alternative. After visiting the site, they demonstrated to the pool owner how they could perform the replacement work without demolition — and quoted a much more affordable cost to do so as well.

A Simple, Quick Changeout

The new Seresco NE Compact dehumidifier was quick to install. After the old unit was dismantled and removed, the NE was easily placed into the mechanical room because of its very small footprint (designed for tight mechanical rooms)! The new unit was a perfect fit and included expertly measured duct takeoffs and a tidy copper line set for the new outdoor condenser.

With our Preferred Partner’s experience, the whole installation, start-up and commissioning took only two days and required little downtime. Installed on day one, it was then started-up the next day and optimized. The unit was also connected to Seresco’s free WebSentry Internet connection platform for a lifetime of complete access to all operating parameters and logs from a smart phone or computer by authorized users.

National Account members can opt to purchase support for the first year by a factory technician rather than the installing contractor. This means the equipment is being monitored and supported by a team of dedicated factory technicians to ensure the most timely and effective care possible. Our technicians are trained experts, so members know they are getting the best possible service. Thanks to WebSentry Internet Monitoring, our technicians can access a unit’s operating history when a call is made for support, to help diagnose an issue as quickly as possible.

Expert Installation, Every Time

Indoor pool dehumidification equipment needs a certain level of expertise to ensure smooth operation and a comfortable pool environment. This is especially true for hotels, where the pool is a key amenity that can influence a potential guests’ decision on which hotel they will stay at. A poor guest experience at the pool can easily result in a negative review, so it’s clearly in everybody’s best interest to have high-quality equipment that is properly installed and fully functioning.

With the Dehumidified Air Solutions National Accounts Program, equipment from the leading brands in dehumidification are available and can be installed by a qualified Preferred Partner mechanical contractor. This means hotels across North America get the latest and greatest in dehumidification equipment, installed by a knowledgeable contractor at the best price. Preferred Partners under the National Accounts program have completed many installations with the equipment line and know exactly what to expect with every job, so installation quotes are competitive with no “contingency” cushioning. We also have financing partners who can affordably cover the upfront costs of your entire project to ensure you have the best system in place at your facility from day one.

With National Accounts you get one point of contact for a turnkey dehumidification equipment solution that is every bit as successful and efficient as the changeout at this particular hotel.

Giving You Options, with 100% HVAC Equipment Financing

Financing Calculator

These unprecedented times call for creative ways to ensure your indoor pool dehumidifier operates at peak performance, protecting your indoor pool environment. That’s why Dehumidified Air Solutions National Accounts has a partner to offer 100% financing options for your equipment purchase.

Financing Calculator

NewLane Finance has provided a convenient equipment financing calculator to quickly calculate monthly payment options.

Why Financing?

Financing is a new option to help you ease the financial challenge of replacing old equipment or beginning new projects that require indoor pool dehumidification solutions.

There are many reasons why financing could be a good choice for you: If you urgently require a replacement of failed equipment, you may wish to minimize your capital expenditure during uncertain times, or prefer affordable payments over time instead of a large, one-time capital cost. Whatever your needs or preferences may be, financing gives you options. Financing is available for just the dehumidifier, or you can apply to get financing for your full mechanical if desired.

Financing with our partners is fast, because your business deserves priority. Application decisions are typically made in under two hours and funds are wired same-day. This means administration for your project is simpler because, once agreements are signed, all parties are funded quickly and easily.

Are You Replacing Failing Equipment?

Financing can help you get up and running quickly. If an existing dehumidifier is causing significant repair costs or has failed, it is time for a new system. If that decision is being delayed because replacing dehumidification equipment poses a significant capital investment, we have your solution.

Ease the Financial Burden

Financing options can give you the flexibility you want with the speed you need, with a simple application process and decisions typically in under two hours. Funds are wired directly to parties providing goods and services. The result? You get your hotel pool back up and running to minimize downtime and asset damage, and to keep guests coming back.

Financing allows you to:

  • Get back up and running right away.
  • Eliminate upfront capital costs of equipment and installation.
  • Make affordable payments over time.
  • Take advantage of IRS Section 179 to deduct the complete cost of equipment, and 100% of its depreciated value, the same year of purchase.
  • Pay for full installation costs and service contracts.

Providing Options

Speak to a member of our National Accounts team about how our turnkey financing and installation partners can help you. We’d love to discuss your unique pool environment and conditions and recommend a financing company to provide you options.

Email us: nationalaccounts@dehumidifiedairsolutions.com
Call us: 1-833-DAS-HVAC (1-833-327-4822)

The National Accounts Program from Dehumidified Air Solutions offers indoor pool owners of hotels, athletic facilities and swim schools exclusive membership benefits for dehumidification equipment, parts and service.

Indoor Pool Health Check

Get expert advice on the issue(s) you are currently experiencing in your indoor pool environment with the Dehumidified Air Solutions Health Check.

Move your mouse over the question(s) below to get to the bottom of the issue instantly and learn how to best solve it.

Are your room temperature and relative humidity conditions too high?

Are patrons complaining of poor air quality in the pool area?

Can you smell your pool from other parts of the building?

Do you have sweaty windows, doors and ledges?

Does your dehumidifier need frequent and expensive repairs?

Want to take a deeper dive?

We’d love to discuss your unique indoor pool environment and conditions to provide more detailed expert advice. Leave a comment below or complete the form on the right for a direct response.

Does Your Dehumidifier Need Frequent and Expensive Repairs?

Indoor pool dehumidifiers are precision pieces of equipment. From the materials they are constructed with, to their actual layout and inner workings, they vary in numerous ways from other types of HVAC equipment like air handlers and air conditioners. The environment they operate in is also significantly different than other HVAC systems.

These two facts mean that there are not many service technicians with deep knowledge when it comes to diagnosing and repairing indoor pool dehumidifiers. Often, basic problems can be overlooked and many service visits only see resolution after the manufacturer’s customer support department gets involved.

To help you avoid expensive and unnecessary service company visits, here are some things to consider when you experience challenges with your indoor pool dehumidifier.

Finding the Reason

Anytime you experience an operational challenge related to the room environment, you should think of the dehumidifier. The first question to ask is whether the dehumidifier is operable.

  • How old is the unit?
  • Is it blowing air as intended?
  • Are any of the fans impeded? They may need a belt replacement, if applicable, or could be blocked by foreign objects.
  • Have any parts failed?
  • Is there major corrosion on key parts such as the coils?
  • Are the filters still good or do they need replacement? It’s recommended to change them about once per quarter.
  • Has fluid or refrigerant leaked?
  • Is the outdoor condenser experiencing any similar issues? For example, it may be blocked by some debris that should be cleared away.

The older the unit, the more likely there is a mechanical issue to blame. It’s always recommended to periodically inspect and maintain the dehumidifier to keep track of any issues that may arise and prevent as many as possible. Preventative maintenance is always the best kind of maintenance.

If there is a mechanical or electrical problem with the dehumidifier, it should be addressed by a qualified service technician.

Check the Conditions

Before you call in a service company or contact warranty support, double-check the dehumidifier’s operating conditions. What space conditions (air temperature and RH, plus water temperature) is it currently set to maintain? Compare these to what the unit was designed to maintain (usually on the nameplate). If they are different, then the dehumidifier should be reset to follow what it was originally designed for.

We have observed many facilities turn down their space conditions over the years, often at the request of patrons. While it’s true that patron comfort should always be the priority, unfortunately once a pool has been designed for a certain set of conditions, there are negative things that happen when setpoints get changed. For example, if you lower the air temperature by just a couple of degrees the water will increase its evaporation rate. The result will be higher operating costs to heat the water as well as, ironically, patron discomfort. (As patrons exiting the pool will feel chilled as the water on their skin evaporates quicker.)

Are the Filters Dirty?

Dehumidifier coils are much deeper than standard air conditioner coils, which helps them effectively condense moisture out of the air. It also makes them hard to clean thoroughly if any foreign particles get into them. Therefore, it’s extremely important the air filters are changed consistently to prevent that from happening.

It’s also important to note that dirty filters can impede airflow over the coil, which can cause inefficiency and potentially lead to trips on low pressure. This could potentially damage your unit!

The good news is that filters are inexpensive and well worth the price of regular replacement, compared to what it will cost the operator through inefficiencies caused by dirty coils. Refer to the stickers on the equipment or submittal documents for the type of filter equipped (or inspect the filters themselves). Any number of local stores may sell suitable replacements. Check filters for replacement at least once per quarter


If it doesn’t seem like there is a problem with the dehumidifier itself, you may be experiencing an air distribution issue.

When to Replace?

One good time to replace is near the end of the normal life cycle when several other issues you want to fix have been identified. Bundling the work can be more efficient and easier to get funding for since you can show numerous problems will be resolved.

The normal lifespan of a high-quality dehumidifier is 10–15 years. In perfect conditions, they can last much longer. We’ve seen some still in great shape beyond the 20-year horizon. When to replace is entirely reliant on what condition the unit is in.

Cheaper dehumidifiers tend to have a shorter lifespan because they are built with lower-end components and use fewer corrosion protections. A five-year replacement cycle is common.

In many ways, a dehumidifier is like a car in terms of knowing when to replace. If the unit is constantly raising alarms and shutting down, frequently needing repairs and losing major components like coils or compressors, then it’s probably time to replace. Like a car, the repair bills add up and eventually it would be cheaper to buy a whole new machine rather than replace yet another compressor.

Want to take a deeper dive?

We’d love to discuss your unique pool environment and conditions to provide more detailed expert advice. Leave a comment below or complete the form on the right for a direct response.