Dehumidifiers get rid of water but we need water for plants
Although plants need to be kept at the correct air and soil humidity, there are more considerations as well.
A refrigerant dehumidifier uses electric power, all dehumidifiers do. In fact, all the energy used in a refrigerant dehumidifier is returned to the room – sometimes even more (latent) heat is returned by sometimes a factor of 2.5x. Furthermore, appliance heat is not a contributing factor of increasing temperatures with Ecor Pro desiccant dehumidifiers. As with desiccant dehumidifiers the heat can be vented to the outside – therefore there is no need for a secondary system to cool the growing environment.
The water that is collected by a refrigerant dehumidifier is condensation, which is not the same as rain water, also a condensate. Rain water that travels through the atmosphere becomes more enriched with nitrogen, and minerals are infused when the rain is filtered through rocks and soil. Hence, these resultant nitrates and minerals are essential for healthy plant growth. Condensation from refrigerant water has none of these plant aids.