How Heaters and Air Movers Remove Moisture

By Audra Kotowski on December 17, 2019
Heaters and air movers work together efficiently to remove moisture from the air and affected materials. But do you know how they actually remove the moisture? Check out our infographic to find out. 

 
Artboard 122@4x-100

1. Using a heater, we add heat energy to the air to raise the temperature. This increases the air's energy level.  

 
 
AirMNover
 
2. Air movers help transfer that energy into the affected materials. 
 
 
Artboard 119@4x-100
 
3. As the heat energy moves into the affected materials, the temperature of the affected material increases. This in turn excites the water molecules inside those materials and increases the vapor pressure. 
 
 
Artboard 121@4x-100
 
4. The moisture leaves the affected materials as the increased vapor pressure (high-energy air) seeks to find balance with the lower vapor pressure (low-energy air) in the drying chamber. 
 
As a result, heaters and air movers use vapor pressure differentials to remove moisture from the air and affected materials.
 
Not sure how vapor pressures can affect a water job? Be sure to check out Kris Rzesnoski's ebook, The Basics of Water Jobs, to learn more. Written by a restorer for restorers, Kris' free eBook covers everything from the fundamentals and vapor pressure differentials, to reducing your liability on the job and more!  
 
Download eBook Chapters

Topics: Moisture

About the Author: Audra Kotowski

Audra Kotowski

Audra is the Marketing Communications Manager at Encircle. She loves all things retro-inspired.