As concerns about indoor air quality and black mold have increased over the years, the desire for dehumidification has created additional markets for Desert Aire. Founded in 1978 to dehumidify rooms with indoor swimming pools, the company’s equipment is now specified for indoor ice rinks, water and wastewater treatment plants, office buildings, schools and universities.
Desert Aire’s swimming pool systems not only dehumidify the air, but also heat or cool it so no other HVAC system is required. Its other dehumidification products and dedicated outside air systems work in conjunction with commercial HVAC equipment. The bulk of the company’s products are sold in North America, but they also are exported to the Middle East and Asia, where Desert Aire President Keith Coursin sees opportunities for future growth. Only small indoor pool dehumidifiers are designed for single-family homes, with the majority being designed for the commercial marketplace.