Do Bladeless Fans Dehumidify? (will it make the air dry)
As yet, there are no bladeless fans that incorporate a dehumidifier to dry the air. However, there are some that are designed to do the opposite.
Keep reading to find out more…
Does A Bladeless Fan Make The Air Dry?
Let’s start by looking at how a bladeless fan works or more specifically what it does. Bladeless fans, and all other types of fan are not able to cool a room.
All they can do is push the air that’s already in the room around to create a breeze.
That breeze will feel cool on your skin due to the evaporation of sweat. If you position the fan in the right place, it is possible to reduce any areas of high humidity by dispersing the humidity over a larger area.
By circulating pockets of moist air, a bladeless fan could give the impression of drying or dehumidifying the air.
But there are no bladeless fans which have the ability to dehumidify the air like a dehumidifier.
However, we can see where the confusion might have started…
There Are Some Bladeless Fans That Humidify
There are some bladeless fans that incorporate a humidifier. The Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool for example.
This latest innovation from the famous British inventor automatically monitors the humidity level in the air and then automatically humidifies and hydrates the air as needed.
According to Dyson, their Purifier Humidify+Cool has in-built technology that uses UVC light which removes 99.9% of the bacteria from the water. The water tank holds 5 litres and is designed to give you 36 hours of hydration.
They also say that it senses and displays air quality in real time.
It also includes a HEPA filter to remove dust, pollen and other allergens down to 0.3 microns.
Plus it has an activated carbon filter to trap odours. Which would otherwise be redistributed into the air of the room.
There are several companies now making similar bladeless fans which incorporate HEPA filters and a humidifier. With many costing nearly 6 times less than the Dyson.
Only Dehumidifiers Can Dry The Air
If you’re looking for a bladeless fan and a dehumidifier, then you’ll need to buy two separate appliances; a bladeless fan and a dehumidifier.
The main function of a bladeless fan is to circulate air and is not designed to dehumidify.
Dehumidifiers work by removing moisture from the air and replacing it with dry air. Whereas the current range of bladeless fans only seem to have humidifiers, not dehumidifiers.
If you want to dehumidify a room you will need to buy a dehumidifier at this current time.
But watch this space because most major appliance manufacturers have research and development departments that are always looking for ways to improve on existing devices.
How Much Humidity Is Good Humidity?
Before rushing out to buy a dehumidifier or a humidifier you need to be armed with the facts. For instance, what’s wrong with too much humidity? And what level should humidity be at for our safety?
It is widely accepted that maintaining a balanced level of humidity indoors will help to create a healthy and comfortable environment. The accepted humidity level is anywhere between 30 to 50%.
What Are The Effects Of High Humidity?
If your home has a humidity level that is too high, you can expect;
- To feel uncomfortable
High humidity is likely to make you feel sticky due to excess sweat because the body finds it more difficult to evaporate sweat in high humidity.
- Mould and mildew to form
Mould and mildew form and grow if conditions are right for them. High humidity is the perfect conditions for the multiplication of mould and mildew. The spores from mould and mildew can cause respiratory problems, allergies and cause damage to the walls, ceilings and other surfaces of your home.
- Excessive Condensation
High humidity can cause condensation on windows, walls and other surfaces which can cause damage to the structural integrity of your home.
What Are The Effects Of Low Humidity?
If your home has a low humidity level you can expect;
Low humidity or dry air is likely to cause; dry skin, dry eyes, a dry throat and dry nasal passages. This can cause discomfort, itching and in severe cases, respiratory problems.
- Static Electricity
Dryness of the air can lead to static electricity which can be potentially dangerous.
- Damage To Wood
Low humidity can cause wood to become cracked or warped. This includes all wooden objects in your home including; furniture, flooring, and other wooden materials like joists etc.
- Respiratory Infection
If the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract become dry, they will be less effective at capturing minute particles like pollen, bacteria and other viruses. This can lead to an increased risk of infection.
As you can see from the above points, it’s important for your health and the maintenance of your home that you keep to a safe level of humidity.
Do Bladeless Fans Dry The Air?
Bladeless fans don’t have the ability to dry the air, all a bladeless fan can do is circulate the air.
They do not have the ability to dehumidify however, there are some bladeless fans that have a humidifier incorporated.
So to answer the question, no, bladeless fans do not dry the air. In some cases the opposite is true.
Do You Have Any Questions?
We hope we’ve covered any questions you might have had concerning bladeless fans dehumidifying the air. If you do have any other bladeless fan related questions feel free to ask them in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Dyson fan is not a dehumidifier. Dyson and other bladeless fan manufacturers make fans that incorporate humidifiers, but not dehumidifiers.
Dyson fans do not technically dry the air out. All any fan does is move air around so it is possible for a fan to move a pocket of damp air and redistribute it but a fan cannot dry the room’s air.
A fan will not dehumidify a room. Fans just redirect the air that’s in the room. To dehumidify a room, you’ll need a dedicated dehumidifier.
Dyson makes a bladeless fan that has an incorporated humidifier. Which will add moisture to the room. They do not currently make a dehumidifier.