Dehumidifiers get rid of water but we need water for plants
Its an obvious thought that although plants need to be maintained at the correct air humidity and that the moisture that is removed from the air could be put back into the soil saving water. However, there are more considerations.
A refrigerant dehumidifier uses electric power. All dehumidifiers do but there is an efficiency aspect. That energy increases the temperature in the growing environment. All the energy used in a refrigerant dehumidifier is returned to the room. In fact even more heat is returned by sometimes a factor of two and a half times. This is latent heat and appliance heat is not a contributing factor of increasing temperatures with Ecor Pro desiccant dehumidifiers. With Ecor Pro desiccant dehumidifiers the heat can be vented to the outside. No need for a secondary system to cool the growing enviroment.
The water that is collected by a refrigerant dehumidifier is condensation. It is not the same as rain water which is also a condensate. Rain water travels through the atmosphere becoming more enriched with nitrogen. Minerals are infused when the rain is filtered through rocks and soil as it lands on earth. Nitrogen or rather resultant nitrates, are essential for healthy plant growth as well as minerals minerals. Dehumidifier water has none of these elements.