On construction sites during the summer, heat, and humidity can cause problems to building materials and wreak havoc on schedules. Dehumidification and cooling are typical pieces of equipment used to fight these conditions. Separate air conditioning and dehumidification equipment requires a large footprint and higher power consumption. Polygon's Humidity Control Unit (HCU) combines cooling and desiccant dehumidification into one unit, significantly decreasing the footprint required, as well as power consumption. When a solution to humidity and high temperatures is needed, save space and money by renting an HCU Unit from Polygon.
Humidity and Temperature Issues with Wood Frame Construction
Many construction sites experience delays and product issues as the heat of summer arrives. A surge of humidity coupled with rising temperatures will impact wood framing, trim, painting, flooring installation, not to mention the safety and productivity of workers. When these issues appear during the hot, humid months, many construction sites turn to rental equipment to solve their issues.
When battling heat and humidity, the combination of dehumidification equipment and rental air conditioning has been the standard solution to climate issues in the summer. Contractors sometimes try using mere fans and air circulation, while others take the necessary steps, using dehumidifiers and/or air conditioning. While the combination of dehumidification and cooling is a great approach, Polygon offers a solution that delivers dehumidification and cooling in one unit. The HCU by Polygon is the equipment of choice across many industries, especially the construction industry when building wood frame structures.
Polygon’s Rental HCU Unit for Heat and Humidity
The HCU Unit by Polygon is a combination dehumidifier and air conditioner, serving most effectively in the summer. Delivering dry, cold air, and requiring less power than a comparable setup of a dehumidifier and air conditioner unit, the HCU is the ideal unit for summer applications. Take wood frame construction, for example. Using an HCU unit helps to lower humidity, removing the water from swollen wood products, and allowing true, measured cuts to molding, trim and other finishing products. Worker safety and productivity increases as hot temperatures are under control.
A Dehumidifier, Air Conditioner, or the HCU – What’s the Difference?
The common question to combating humidity in the summer is typically, why not use a rental desiccant dehumidifier? You may not want to use a standard DH unit because a desiccant dehumidifier uses a heating element to dry the desiccant wheel to “reactivate” (or remove the moisture from) the desiccant wheel. When the wheel is heated in order to be dried, the air that passes through is heated and thus, the air entering any space is elevated by upwards of thirty degrees – not a good situation during the summer. So why not use an air conditioner to combat heat and humidity? While an air conditioner will deliver cool air to ward off the temperatures, there will be minimal reduction of humidity. You need both dehumidification and cooling but without the multiple pieces of equipment or hefty power requirements (and fuel).
The Benefits of the HCU Unit by Polygon
When it’s warm and humid and you need to combat the conditions, especially when space is an issue, the HCU is a perfect piece of rental equipment. Delivering the cool, dry air needed, at a lower power draw, in one single piece, you will be hard pressed to find another solution that offers equal output. Whether you’re a construction site, manufacturing facility, food processor, or other industrial company, you can control humidity and high temperatures with an HCU unit.
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