My 3D printer room has been engineered with multiple levels of containment along with air scrubbers and filters. For starters, I use an enclosure that has a filtering unit in it. I also have a sealed room with a dehumidifier. However, I am encountering problems with PLA printing where I am getting heat creep. The room gets pretty warm and it gets even warmer in the enclosure. I will need to design a filtered venting system to let cool air in for certain filaments like PLA. I also need to cool the room.
I have tried air conditioners but I find that they actually contribute to moisture and end up competing with the dehumidifier. My last air conditioner was a dual port portable a/c so it was pulling and exhausting with the outside but it is still blowing moisture into the room.
I bought my TAZ printers mostly for my seven year old son as I figured it is like having a personal library. Just like having books at his fingertips has helped him to be a precocious reader so too can 3D printers develop his engineering skills. But I am also going out of my way to make sure that his exposure to air born material is limited as much as it can be.
Does anyone have any suggestions to how I can get a dry air conditioning unit? Is there a keyword I need to search on? Can anyone recommended any specific units?
I would also like to hear how anyone else designed their containment or filtering systems for their rooms.