Whether you need to control humidity in an indoor pool environment, a manufacturing center, a basement, or a utility site - the HI-E Dry 195 Dehumidifier is your trusted solution. Manufactured by Madison, Wisconsin-based Therma-Stor, this dehumidifier is designed to eliminate excess moisture with efficiency and ease in industrial, commercial, heavy-residential, and indoor pool applications. When operating under AHAM conditions (80 degrees F, 60% relative humidity), this unit removes 192 pints of moisture per day. At saturation (100% relative humidity), it takes out approximately 384 pints of moisture.
The HI-E Dry 195 Commercial Dehumidifier is the ideal solution for your indoor space if you:
- Need a high-capacity, highly efficient standalone dehumidifier.
- Want the option of integrating your dehumidifier into your existing ductwork so you can store the unit in a location that is out of sight.
- Require a built-in condensate pump for powered condensate drainage.
- Have a humid space that is prone to low temperatures. The 195 operates effectively in temperatures as low as 33 degrees F.
How It Works
The HI-E Dry 195 Industrial Dehumidifier uses a refrigeration system similar to an air conditioner's to remove heat and moisture from the incoming air and add heat to the air that is discharged back into your environment. To start the process, an incoming air stream is first cooled to below its dew point as it passes through a condenser coil. This cooling process results in the removal of excess moisture as it is condensed into a liquid form and directed into the condensate hose. Next, the now-cooled and dried air is used to help pre-cool the next incoming air stream, which helps the unit's efficiency to increase by as much as 200%. Following the pre-cooling stage, processed air is reheated as it passes over an evaporator coil and is released back into your environment.
Easy Standalone or Ducted Operation
For most applications, no assembly of the 195 unit is required. Simply plug the unit into a 110/120-Volt grounded outlet and run the 20-foot condensate drain hose to a nearby drain or alternate location. Running the unit as a standalone appliance is effective in many applications.
Optional Ducting Kit
You also have the option of ducting this unit to dehumidify multiple spaces at once. Ducting enables you to hide the dehumidifier away in a storage space or to place it wherever is convenient and still reap the benefits of powerful dehumidification in your humid space. This setup is achieved by using the optional ducting kit (sold separately). This kit features two 12-inch collars that allow ducting to be attached to the inlet and outlet locations on the unit.
Possible ducting options include:
- Ducting multiple rooms in a basement for dehumidified air to flow simultaneously.
- Ducting a single room, such as part of an unfinished basement, and directing the unit to blow dehumidified air into another room, such as the finished portion of a basement.
- When used as a pool dehumidifier, this unit can be placed in a nearby mechanical closet, ducted to pull incoming air in through the top of the unit, and positioned to exhaust dehumidified air into your pool area. This helps cut down on noise and maintains the aesthetics of your pool space.
Optional Remote Dehumidistat
To automate dehumidifier control, a remote dehumidistat accessory is available for use with the HI-E Dry 195. The dehumidistat controls dehumidifier operation in the same manner that a thermostat controls an air conditioner's operation. When installed, the dehumidistat activates the dehumidifier when the humidity level in the remote space rises above a set threshold. This saves energy by allowing the unit to operate only when necessary. It also frees you from having to adjust the unit's operation to suit ambient conditions.
Low Operation Cost, Less Energy Consumption
One of the key benefits of this industrial dehumidifier lies in its distinctively low operating cost. Because it uses a compact refrigeration system that requires a smaller electrical load, the 195 unit is able to plug into a standard 110/120-Volt, 15-Amp grounded outlet. During operation, the unit removes 2 to 3 times more moisture per kilowatt hour at a lower amp draw over comparable commercial dehumidifiers. This can result in significant annual energy savings. Combine this savings with the lower equipment cost you'll incur (over other high-capacity dehumidifiers), and you will experience even more savings.
The HI-E Dry 195 comes with a variety of specialized features that make dehumidifying large spaces easy and worry-free:
Onboard Humidistat – Features an onboard humidistat to control operation. Humidity can be set from 20% to 80%, and the controller features positive On/Off settings.
Internal Condensate Pump - Uses an internal condensate pump capable of lifting condensate 17 feet. vertically. A 20-foot condensate hose is included.
Pump Safety Control – If the condensate pump fails for any reason, this safety switch turns off the unit to prevent flooding and damage to your environment.
Blower Switch – Contains a blower switch that allows for continuous air circulation and air filtration that is independent of dehumidification.
Automatic Defrost – Features an automatic defrost system that activates when frost builds up on the internal coils.
Eco-Friendly Refrigerant – Uses R-410A refrigerant, an environmentally friendly refrigerant that will not deplete ozone.
Air Filters – Includes two 2-inch-thick, pleated fabric air filters for filtering particles from the air. These filters can be vacuumed multiple times before requiring a replacement. In order for the unit to dehumidify effectively, these filters must be cleaned and replaced regularly. They typically last a year.
Portability – Four caster wheels allow for quick and easy portability of the unit.
In addition to being used as a basement and pool dehumidifier, the 195 unit excels in these applications:
Health/Fitness: Gymnasiums, hospitals, health clubs, therapy rooms, locker rooms, spas, skating rinks, and allergy control sites.
Utilities: Water treatment plants, pumping stations, power plants, sanitation plants, well houses, switching stations, and telecommunication centers.
Archiving: Museums, libraries, art galleries, record storage, and film and tape storage.
Food/Drug: Cheese factories, bakeries, pharmaceutical labs, food drying, canning plants, restaurants and bars, supermarkets, and meat packaging.
Manufacturing: Tool and die shops, paper and pulp, production, powder blending, packaging areas, plastic molding and processing.
Computer/Electronics: Clean rooms, electronics assembly, and computer rooms.
Graphics: Printing, photo labs, pre-press areas, and silk screening.
Removing 192 pints of moisture per day at AHAM, the HI-E Dry 195 Dehumidifier is a highly efficient, high-capacity dehumidifier that excels in a variety of commercial, industrial, and heavy residential environments.
What Customers Love
Fast Results - The 195 starts working to reduce high humidity and restore moisture-prone environments as soon as it's powered up.
Top-Notch Construction - This unit is manufactured in the USA using quality components that will stand up to years of heavy use.
Things To Consider
Need a Consultation? - When it comes to dehumidifying large spaces, it may help to get a consultation for your specific environment and needs. Our product experts are happy to help. Please contact us at (800) 934-9194.