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Thank you Nicole!

Thank You Nicole

Ausclimate On-Location:
September 16 to 25 – Costco Canberra

Ausclimate have just finished up at the Melbourne Home Show & phew, what a week! We had a great time meeting everybody & providing them with clean-air & home-moisture solutions.

We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to Nicole Bijlsma for her wonderful “Allergens in the home” discussion this past Sunday. She provided such a wonderful & interesting insight on everyday home pollutants & what you can do to reduce your exposure to them.

Pete Higgins also did a fantastic job at his first Ausclimate Home Show, impressing everybody with his personable approach, great product knowledge & his very suave David Beckham aftershave.

Pete noted to us: “It was so pleasing for both the customers & us that we were able to offer a genuine solution with either an air-purifier, a dehumidifier, or both. Many visitors to our stand weren’t aware of the moisture trapped in their carpets, furnishings and bedding and that this was causing mould and condensation which in turn was making them sick. It was great to help.

We were wowed by Nicole’s talk on Sunday. Very interesting stuff! Nicole offered some real insight into the potentially damaging effects of an unhealthy home & some great solutions including; cleaning techniques, natural cleaning products, micro-fibre cloths, as well as our dehumidifiers & air-purifiers. It was great to have Nicole with us!”

A big thank you to Nicole & everybody that made the Melbourne Home Show such a success for Ausclimate. We’ll be back in action on-location in September at Costco Canberra & then in October at the Canberra Home Show. Until then please feel free to give us a call, or visit the website for all of your Dehumidifier & Air-Purifier needs.

Cheers

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Full locations & dates:

Fri 16th to Sun 25th September – Costco Canberra

Fri 21st to Sun 23rd October – Canberra Home Show


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Protecting top-notch Guitars with an Ausclimate Dehumidifier

Kallquist Guitars

See us in-person:
June 14th to 26th – Erina Fair Shopping Centre

Of all of the uses for a Dehumidifier, guitars might not be the first on your list, but you may be surprised. We’ve had quite a bit of interest for our Dehumidifiers from the guitar community of late, looking to protect their pride & joy.

Luke Kallquist of Kallquist Guitars in Indooroopilly, QLD is a traditional Guitar Maker & “Luthier” & is very passionate about the craft. Luke uses his Ausclimate Dehumidifier in the manufacture & followup protection & upkeep of his top-quality guitars.

“Just wanted to say what a great asset to my workshop the Ausclimate NWT medium Dehumidifier is! I am a Luthier and need to keep the workshop at a steady 40-50% RH to be able to keep the timber at it’s most stable and to give the finished instruments the best chance at survival once out in the real world and it’s fluctuating RH. Thank you to Russell and the Team for all the expertise, I would highly recommend Ausclimate and it’s Products to anyone. Thanks again, Happy Pickin”

– Luke, Kallquist Guitars
http://www.kallquistguitars.com

Thanks for the kind words Luke, keep up the good work. Your instruments really are a thing of beauty! For all of our guitar-enthusiast friends out their, make sure to check out Kallquist.

We’re back on the road to one of our favourite spots, Erina NSW. Always a great time, we’ve just finished setting up today & are all ready for our first day back at Erina tomorrow. Make sure to stop by, say hello & take a look at our full Air-Purifier & Dehumidifier range.

See you there!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Full locations & dates:

Russell & Joanne
Tue 14 Jun to Sun 26 Jun – Erina Fair Shopping Centre (The Coles End) Not far from Gosford, NSW


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WIN with Ausclimate’s Air-Purifier Facebook Competition!

Ausclimate_FB_Air-Purifier Comp

See us in-person:
15th to 28th of Feb – (Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina NSW)
4th to 13th of Mar – (Costco Auburn, Western Sydney NSW)

“Like” our Ausclimate Facebook Page, “Share” the competition Facebook post & make sure to tell us how a WINIX Air-Purifier can help you in the comments for your chance to WIN.

Visit http://ausclimate.com.au/products_purifiers.htm to find out all about our WINIX Air-Purifiers.

Ausclimate Dehumidifiers & Air-Purifiers – your solution for a healthier indoor climate.

Competition Period: Commences 12:01am AEDT on 25/02/2016 and concludes at 11.59pm AEDT on 25/05/2016.
Prize: 1 x WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier (model WAC-9500) valued of $795 RRP (inc GST).
Terms & Conditions:
https://ausclimate.wordpress.com/how-ausclimate-can-help-you-terms/

 

 


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Boiling one day, buckets of rain the next!

Erina Crazy Summer

See us in-person:
15th to 28th of Feb – (Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina NSW)
15th to 21st of Feb – (Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Sydney NSW)

Australia is certainly experiencing a crazy summer – boiling summer heat one day, buckets of rain the next! (As you can see here today outside on-location at the Erina Fair Shopping Centre) During this time with these hot & clammy conditions we can really feel the humidity in our homes.

So here’s a timely reminder to get yourself ready for some serious home drying. Stop the mould, stop the dust-mites and protect your clothing, footwear, furnishings and other valuables. There is no better time than now to start up your Ausclimate Dehumidifier to keep everything dry, just remember a few of these moisture issues and maintenance tips:

  • Humidity: above 55%-60% means ideal conditions for mould & dust-mites
  • Do some serious structural drying: set the humidistat at 30% for ‘deep-down drying’ – run the Dehumidifier long enough to get those humidity levels really low!
  • Then make sure to do a follow-up 1-2 weeks later of drying at 30% to remove the surface dampness that accumulates
  • Keep the room/s closed up during the dehumidifying process
    Open up your wardrobes and cupboards to ensure everything dries out
  • Let the mattresses dry out too – (dust-mites can’t breed in a dry mattress)
  • AND don’t forget to keep your air filter clean too – it’s easy, just vacuum or run under water.

Survive this crazy summer, feel better & get a better night’s sleep; dry out your entire home now. There has never been a better time!

P.S. (Don’t forget your boat, caravan and storage areas, particularly before the winter weather arrives!)

We’ll be at Erina till next Sunday with our full range of Dehumidifiers & Air-Purifiers. Come by & say hello!

Russell Bryan Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Full locations & dates:

Russell & Joanne:
Mon 15th to Sun 28th of Feb – Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina (Central Coast) NSW (at the Coles end)
Thu 10th to Sun 13th of Mar – Brisbane Courier Mail Home Show, Brisbane QLD (site A29)

Allan & Chris:
Mon 15th to Sun 21st of Feb – Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Sydney NSW (near Dan Murphys)
Fri 4th to Sun 13th of Mar – Costco Auburn, Western Sydney NSW


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NOW is the time to dry out your home!

Cyclones Lam and Marcia Head Onshore

The recent weather has been staggering – it’s just so wet! Following Cyclone Marcia, Cyclone Lam and all of the other recent heavy rains, we sincerely wish all of our Ausclimate friends that have been effected a speedy recovery.

Now that the immediate wild weather has passed, it’s high time for a “big-dry” to beat those musty smells and other potentially dangerous moisture-related issues. These musty smells are the first tell-tale signs that we may have excess dampness, mould growth, dust mites and other unhealthy allergens in our homes.

For this reason, we’ve put together this easy how-to list for this “big-dry” for all of our Ausclimate friends.

BIG-dry time!

It should be no surprise – the way to control these unhealthy conditions is at the source – “the moisture”. Common areas of excess moisture include: kitchens, bathrooms, cupboards, walls, windows & ceilings and of course our bedrooms, where we spend about 8 hours/day – under the bed, behind the bedhead, inside wardrobes and behind our other furnishings.

Here’s a few tips:

Wipe down & dry the damp areas – the longer we leave our homes damp, the more likely we are to get moisture damage such as wood rot, as well as mould and those other airborne allergens.

  • Ventilation is the cheapest option –open up the windows and some doors, turn on the ceiling fans and exhaust fans on dry, warm and sunny days.
  • A Dehumidifier is one of the quickest and most efficient options – just close up the moisture-affected room and let it remove all that unwanted moisture from the whole room.

Your Ausclimate dehumidifier will pull all that unwanted moisture straight from the room and into the dehumidifier’s water tank, or we can use the optional drain hose to run the water straight outside.

Extra tips to get improved dehumidifier results:

Push the Ausclimate dehumidifier into the worst affected room

  • Close the external windows
  • Remove the bed linen from the bed – drape the linen over a chair to also dry out the bed linen
  • Pull out the drawers partially – might as well dry the clothes inside the drawers too
  • Open the wardrobe doors and separate footwear & clothing slightly for improved drying
  • Turn on a fan such as ceiling fan for improved air circulation
  • Turn on the Ausclimate dehumidifier and set the humidistat at the lowest level of 30% (electronic models) or continuous/maximum (manual models).
  • Close the door behind you on the way out.

All rooms take varying times to fully dry – depending on seriousness of the moisture issues, size of room and capacity of your dehumidifier. Imagine pulling out 50litres from a room in just 24hours!

As always, if you’d like any extra help & guidance – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experts at Ausclimate. We are here to answer any of your questions, particularly initial deep-down drying times and followup drying times – we want you to get the very best from your dehumidifier.

For more details & our complete range of Ausclimate Dehumidifiers, check out our website at:
http://www.ausclimate.com.au/

All the best!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

(Photography courtesy of The Guardian Newspaper)


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Evaporative Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers

Evaporative Air Conditioner
Recently I spoke to a customer about the humidity problems they were experiencing with their Evaporative Air Conditioner so it prompted me to write this article about how a dehumidifier can help.

Many homes throughout Australia have Evaporative Air Conditioners. These types of air conditioners are very efficient and are an effective way to keep your home cool during the hot dry days of Summer.

The Evaporative Air Conditioner is quite different to the common refrigerant type models. A large fan draws the hot dry air in to the AC unit which is located on the roof. As it draws air in it passes through wet honeycomb type pads which cools the air. The cool air is then ducted into each room of the house.

However… there’s a downside.

Whenever it rains or even when its overcast the Evaporative Air Conditioner struggles to cool the home because the Relative Humidity can soar to as much as 80 – 90% inside. Therefore the home does not feel as cool as it should and the comfort level has become somewhat diminished. The Evaporative AC is then less effective; in fact it can make the indoor climate conditions worse. Everything in your home can start feeling damp and clammy like your bedding, flooring even the clothes in your wardrobes. In some cases it can lead to mould problems throughout your home.

Solution?

My wife Chris and I spend a lot of time in the NSW city of Wagga Wagga. This lovely city can be very hot and dry during Summer however lately they have experienced thunder storms, rain and high humidity. The Evaporative AC was working overtime until we started running our Ausclimate Dehumidifier. It removed a huge of the moisture/humidity therefore allowing the AC to function much more effectively. At one stage our NWT Large Home Dehumidifier was collecting an amazing 1 litre of water per hour and that was continuously over 2 days. Imagine that much water building up in your home!

If you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane in fact anywhere in Australia and you find your Evaporative Air Conditioner is struggling with humidity consider using an NWT Dehumidifier from Ausclimate www.ausclimate.com.au .

We’re sure you’ll feel the difference.

Regards,

Allan & Chris
Ausclimate


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Wet weather camping & your dehumidifier

Camping Trip Dehumidifier

It’s that time of the year again & we’ve already experienced our share of extreme wet weather, but we’re determined not to let it take away from our holidays!

Last week my son, Cameron (pictured) got his fill of rain on a QLD camping trip. Lucky for him, upon his return he made great use of his Ausclimate Dehumidifier; drying out both his 4-wheel drive & his camping gear. This important step eliminated the moisture & prevented any potential nasty surprises for next time. He’s already excited for his next trip tomorrow!

Make sure to follow suit with your Dehumidifier next time to get the most out of your camping gear and enjoy your next camping trip. Please refer to our previous camping gear post for step-by-step instructions. And as always if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Allan or myself for expert advice and custom solutions for all of your moisture problems. Check out our website at:
http://www.ausclimate.com.au/

Cheers!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder