Use Dehumidifiers to Reduce Moisture in your Home and Improve Air Quality!
Protection of Property
Dehumidifiers will help reduce your homes humidity to protect the building itself and the property inside from damage caused by dampness and mould. Using a dehumidifier will also help keep your air drier, which, in turn, keeps your household items, furniture and building structure safer from moisture damage.
Improvement of Health
Increasing your air quality with an air filter and dehumidifier means simultaneously reducing mould spores and house mites dramatically. House mites, which live in bedding and leave waste that can aggravate asthma, thrive in relative humidity over 50%. Keeping the relative humidity below 50% will help control mites and have a positive effect on respiratory health and allergies.
When air is moist, it takes more energy to heat it than it does to heat dry air. This is because moist air has a greater mass. Keeping your air quality at a less than 50% relative humidity can keep the house several degrees warmer with the same amount of energy output as was needed before using a dehumidifier or an air filter. It will help to not just remove air moisture, but improve the quality of your indoor air.
Keep your Hotels and Businesses Dry
South Africa is the business and travel hub of Africa, creating opportunities for the hotel and guesthouse owners to entice their target market towards their establishments.
In order to do this and meet the air quality standards and criteria of corporate business and international travellers, it’s the responsibility of the service provider to keep his establishment in impeccable condition, and to create a healthy and comfortable living environment for their guests.
Accommodation along the coast line is especially susceptible to damp and mould, thus creating the opportunity for mites, must, damp and mould to flourish in their rooms. The domestic dehumidifier not onlyincreases the air quality, but eliminates damp and keeps maintenance on the property down to a minimum in these departments, saving you time and money, and providing you and your guests with peace of mind.
Dehumidify For Better Health
Moisture reduces air quality and can actually be bad for your health. It can aggravate conditions like arthritis and rheumatism. On top of this, recent research has shown that high humidity causes an increase in house-mites, which increases the risk of asthma attacks.
Asthma attacks are triggered by inhaling the microscopic droppings of dust mites. What is not so widely known is that dust mites only survive in a damp atmosphere, with levels of humidity at 60% and higher. So, use your dehumidifier to remove the damp, and the air filter wipes out the dust mites too. The built-in antibacterial air filter cleans the air, removing house dust, pollen, smoke and odours, as well as minimizing the spread of airborne viruses and growth mould, thus the dehumidifier has a positive effect on respiratory health and allergies.
Keep your Caravan Fresh and Clean
A dehumidifier to control air quality is the solution! This fine investment will combat dampness and unpleasant odours.
To keep the caravan’s interior free from mildew, remove and store as much of the loose furnishings as you can. Remove all linen, blankets etc. Open all cupboard / locker doors. Ensure all roof lights and windows are shut. Check that fixed ventilation points are not obstructed.
Protect your Investments from the Elements
Artworks, collectors items and fine objects are suffering. As the saying goes: It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity. In the case of your books and prints, the paper is absorbing a great deal of moisture from the surrounding air. That’s the source of the dank, musty smell. High relative humidity can promote the growth of mould on paper. You may see prints / stamps with small brownish dots. This is mould growth called foxing.
Changing humidity causes the fibres of your rugs and painting canvases to expand and contract. In the rugs, warp & woof threads do not expand at the same rate; the result is wrinkling. The paintings canvas sags because its expansion has caused it to be larger than its wooden stretcher (which also is expanding but to a lesser degree).
You needn’t be a museum curator to understand that these abrupt humidity and temperature changes have a deleterious effect on your artworks and valuable items. Over time, all this expansion and contraction weakens fundamental materials. The uneven “breathing” causes a break in the adhesion between different types of materials. The result can be paint flaking off canvas, veneer peeling off furniture, even glazing chipping off pottery and coins. Controlling humidity is the most important step in seriously caring for valuable objects. Nearly all antiques, collectibles and works of art are happiest at a relative humidity in the neighbourhood of 50% . So, for very sticky summer weather, a dehumidifier is extremely helpful to the long-term conservation of your valuables. For the well-being of works on paper and other items hanging on walls, it is desirable to mount them so that some air circulates behind the object. Anything that helps air circulate gently is useful.
Protect your Firearms
That ol’ devil rust is a mighty sneaky character. Just when you think you’ve got him beat and can relax your guard, you find those orange blisters creeping along the surface of your favourite sixgun. You’ve all used a variety of oils, greases and silicones trying to salve off that rascal. Some work well, some don’t. But there’s something new on the horizon to aid us in this eternal struggle.
If you plan on passing down your guns from generation to generation, you will need an internal safe climate to stand the test of time. A dehumidifier keeps your firearms in pristine condition for years to come.
If you’ve purchased your gun safe and installed it, especially in the basement, humidity is a big concern for gun safe owners. The chief method for humidity control is the dehumidifier. This absorbs moisture from the air and the relative humidity in the safe is lowered. To work best, the dehumidifier should be placed on the floor of the safe or directly in front of it for maximum absorption.
Keep the Water on the Outside
We found that adding a dehumidifier to your investment keeps your boat dry, light and mildew free. After a long day of sailing we place our wet gear, including a soaked spinnaker, down below and come back the next day to find everything DRY.
A dehumidifier pulls the water out of the musty air and makes you feel more comfortable. Your home and furnishings will benefit as well from this environment change.
As the humidity is reduced, so are the instances of sticking windows and doors, dripping pipes, musty odours and mouldy fabrics.
Over the years, water will have been absorbed into the fabric of the boat, the deck, the hull, the bulkheads, the bunk-tops and the floors. This is why it is important to use a dehumidifier to dry out the boat.
Protect your Construction and Speed Up Production
- The moisture content of the structure may rise to a level at which decay organisms may grow, or the materials themselves may be adversely affected. For example, timber skirting boards or built-in bonding timbers along the base of walls may become infected and decayed by dry rot, wet rot, weevils or woodworm.
- In very damp conditions, the inorganic materials may lose their structural strength. This occurs most spectacularly with walls made of cob (earth) soaked with water. Damp conditions on the surface of walls, particularly in conjunction with condensation, allow the growth of moulds both on the surface and within porous or fibrous materials, such as wallpapers or carpets fitted against the base of the wall. Not only is this aesthetically unacceptable and damaging to finishes, but it can pose a significant health hazard to occupants. Where evaporation takes place, the deposition of soluble salts on the surface or within the pores of materials can cause aesthetic and structural damage.
- This can all be reduced dramatically by using our dehumidifiers for the relevant steps during construction, thus speeding up productivity, and saving time and money for the future maintenance of the structure.
Air Purifiers – Get better Air Quality
Indoor air pollution inside our houses needs some drastic attention. 80% of people’s lifetime is spent inside a room and this is were TVOC gas, formaldehyde, benzene, venomous gases, lots of bacteria, viruses, body odours, smoke, nicotine and dust reside.
Air Purifiers are designed for homes, offices, hospitals, hotels, farms, schools, laboratories etc.
Air Purifiers use various air filters to improve your home air quality:
- Primary Mesh Air Filter: Absorbs bigger dust particles, fiber, hair, etc.
- Photo-catalyst Filter Air Mesh: Absorbs harmful gases and decomposes them with UV lights.
- Nano Silver Cotton Filter: Traps and destroys dust, bugs, bacteria and viruses
- Photo-catalyst Lamps: Activates the photocatalyst membrane to kill bacteria and viruses
- Medical Grade HEPA Filter: Removes motes, viruses and bacteria smaller than 0.3 micron
- Active Carbon Filter: Absorbs noxious gasses and peculiar smells
- Negative Ion Equipment: Infuses the purified air contain with negative ions which creates a fresh environment.