Dehumidifiers

Assist with the prevention of mould by installing a dehumidifier

Desiccant Dehumidifiers:  Ionmax Ion632 the secret to a healthier home

What is a desiccant dehumidifier?

Desiccant dehumidifiers work according to the absorption principle, making them ideal for high humidity levels at low temperatures. Desiccant dehumidifiers use a slowly rotating disc or belt that absorbs moisture from the air. The damp section then moves through a drying process (typically a heating element) that evaporates the water and collects it in a tank.  As they don’t use cooling to extract the moisture, desiccant rotor models can be much more effective than refrigerating models in cold climates. Best of all, the performance of desiccant dehumidifiers are largely unaffected by the temperature of the air. The dehumidification rate remains stable in low and high temperatures, making them suitable for all seasons.

How to help manage ongoing mould and moisture problems

The Mould Doctor recommends the multi award-winning Ionmax Ion632 desiccant dehumidifier. Here’s why:

  • Removal of up to 10 litres of moisture per day from domestic or commercial areas.
  • Helps dry laundry efficiently.
  • Multiple humidity control settings.
  • Helps prevent mould and mildew.

The Ionmax Ion632 lowers and maintains optimal humidity in a property, preventing mould and mildew, protecting wood flooring and furniture, and preventing walls and ceilings from rotting and peeling due to moisture. It assists in drying laundry efficiently in cooler months. It features a CFC-free desiccant rotor, air filter, and various safety functions.

Sturdy and durable, the Ionmax Ion632 is perfect for daily use in preventing mould and dampness, drying clothes, and improving the air quality in your home and office. Being able to remove 10 litres of moisture per day (20°C RH60%) while staying energy efficient, it is ideal for daily use.

What is condensation?

When water is heated it changes into vapour. Condensation occurs when the vapour cools and changes back into liquid. When air is humid, condensation will occur at the slightest drop in temperature. For water to condense, the air within an apartment has reached a level of humidity where the dew point is above the temperature of a surface.  Indoor condensation can cause damage to fabrics, discolour paint and wallpaper but, more importantly, promotes conditions suitable for mould growth.

Why is condensation a problem in modern houses and apartments?

Insulation and construction materials used today are designed to keep cold air outside. However, energy efficient designs and weather stripping also keeps warm moist air inside. When combined with the additional moisture from showers, cooking and clothes dryers, the result is excess moisture and higher levels of relative humidity.

What contributes to humidity in a property?

Operations within the property causing the humidity level to become elevated include:

  • High numbers of people within a property.
  • High amount of steam escaping from bathrooms.
  • Traditional dryers being used.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Plants, pets and fish tanks can also increase humidity levels.
  • Building defects such as leaky plumbing, roof defects, covered passive vents and broken seals on doors or windows.
  • Poor ventilation.
  • Moisture generated within a property will remain in the space until the air conditioning system is used in cooling/dry mode or any of the exhaust air systems range hood, bathroom exhaust fans or dehumidifiers are used.

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