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Mould, Health & Asthma Week

EcoHealth Asthma Council

A great article here by friend of Ausclimate, Building Biologist, Author & CEO of Eco Health Solutions – Building Biology, Lucinda Curran about the role of the Health Practitioner in treating mould in the home or workplace.

There is some very interesting content on the Role of the Health Practitioner when it comes to mould and health, focusing on the evolving landscape of how the problem of mould is treated within the Health Practitioner community. Within the article there is also a link to a fantastic ‘Webinar’ that Lucinda did recently for Hawthorne University, “Mould and Health: The Holistic Professional’s Role”. This insightful webinar is available free of charge to view yourself right now.

Even if you are not a Health Practitioner yourself, this webinar-video provides some fantastic insight into the troubles of mould in the home or workplace, the different types of mould, water damage, how mould can affect human health, finding it & treating it. Very relevant to many of our Ausclimate friends out there using our NWT Dehumidifiers to combat this troublesome & dangerous everyday problem.

Take a look here:
http://ecohealthsolutions.com.au/…/health-practitioner-rol…/

Thanks Lucinda!

For all of our Ausclimate friends in the Melbourne area, don’t miss out on Lucinda’s great Workshop event tomorrow evening, 3 Keys to Creating a Healthier Home. A fantastic opportunity to learn from an excellent source about how to make your home a healthier place. Lucinda knows her stuff!

As we all know, mould can be a common allergen & trigger for both allergy & asthma sufferers. So a timely reminder to stay tuned for the National Asthma Council’s upcoming National Asthma Week. In the lead up to an important week for the Australian Asthma suffering community, Sensitive Choice & the National Asthma Council have some very useful content on their websites that has the potential to save lives. Please also keep an eye on this space, we’ll have some great insights & handy tips heading into this years’ National Asthma Week.

We’ll also have details coming soon on our annual Ausclimate National Asthma Week Asthma Awareness Special.

This years National Asthma Week will run from the 1st to the 7th of September. We are very proud of our partnership with the National Asthma Council Australia and our Sensitive Choice approved Air-Purifier & Dehumidifier range.

https://www.nationalasthma.org.au

Thanks guys, take care out there!

Cheers,
Russell Bryan 
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
ausclimate.com.au

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Ausclimate At Erina Fair & A Lucky Dehumidifier Winner

Ausclimate Erina Fair - Visit NSW

Ausclimate On-Location:
Aug 7-13: Erina Fair Shopping Centre |
Aug 15-20: Park Beach Shopping Centre |

Today wraps up another great week at Hornsby, now onto Erina Fair & Beyond!

But before that we wanted to say a big congratulations to Val of Kings Langley, NSW as the lucky winner of our recent Oak Tree Dural Retirement Resort Dehumidifier special giveaway prize-draw. Barry from our Sydney Ausclimate team was just chuffed to be able to recently present Val with her prize in her lovely home & reported to us that she was just delighted to receive it. Enjoy that Dehumidifier Val!

Today is the last chance to catch us at Westfield Hornsby for all of our Ausclimate friends in the Hornsby region, tomorrow we’re excited to begin our week at Erina Fair Shopping Centre, not far from Gosford, NSW. As always, come on down to say gidday, take a look at our full Ausclimate air-purifier & dehumidifier range on display & ask us any questions that you might have about cleaning your air & ridding your home of mould, moisture & general dampness this dreary winter.

You can find us at the Coles end of the shopping Centre from tomorrow until next Sunday. We’re here for old & new Ausclimate friends alike & always have some handy day-to-day tips under our belts!

See you there!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
http://ausclimate.com.au

(image courtesy of Visit NSW)


Ausclimate locations & dates:

Mon 31st July – Sun 6th AugustWestfield Hornsby Shopping Centre (Located nearby Coles & Kmart) Hornsby, NSW

Mon 7th – Sun 13th AugustErina Fair Shopping Centre, not far from Gosford, NSW

Tue 15th – Sun 20th August @ Park Beach Shopping Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Thu 17th – Sun 20th AugustMelbourne Home Show August 2017, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC


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Ausclimate Latest Happenings & What’s Next!

Ausclimate On-Location:
Jul 17-23: Westfield Chatswood Shopping Centre |
Jul 31-Aug 6: Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre |

That’s a wrap folks. It’s been a busy few weeks for Ausclimate, so we thought that we’d post a little wrap up of our latest happenings & tell you about what we have coming up next! We had just a great time at the Australian Health and Wellness Summit in Melbourne as well as at the Hornsby Westfield Shopping Centre in Hornsby, NSW. We met some great new Ausclimate friends at both events. Pete was just amazed at the amount of great conversations that he had throughout the day at the Australian Health & Wellness Summit.

“It was great to catch-up with the Founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies & Building Biologist, Nicole Bijlsma at the Australia Health & Wellness event. We had some great chats & she did a wonderful job as a speaker at the event, she also also told me all about her exciting new book, ‘Healthy Homes 3rd edition’ which is due for publication soon. Nicole was able to give some great insight about Dehumidifiers & Air Purifiers role in making the home a healthier place. Looking forward to that new book!

I also finally got to catch-up with the founder of Chemical Free Community, Jillian Exton. We are so proud to be part of this great community who’s goal is to make it easier for families to lower or eliminate exposure to harmful chemicals as well as being a great support to chemical free local Aussie businesses. The Chemfree stand & seminar theatre was full of great ideas and advice to reduce toxicity in your life.

“Nicole, Jillian & everyone was just so nice! A truly great event all-round!” – Pete Higgins

Great job Pete! I also had a great time at Westfield Hornsby & met some incredible people. It was such a great time indeed, that we are set to make our return to Hornsby in just a few weeks on the 31st of July! But next up is Westfield Chatswood, NSW. Today is our first day & we’re raring to go! Come on down, we’re located nearby Coles.

As always, for all of our upcoming on-location events, please stop by, say gidday & see our full range of air purifiers & dehumidifiers in-person or ask us any questions that you might have on getting the most out of the Ausclimate products that you may already have. See you there!

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
http://ausclimate.com.au


 

Ausclimate locations & dates:

Mon 17th – Sun 23rd JulyWestfield Chatswood Shopping Centre, (Not far from the Sydney CBD) Chatswood, NSW

Mon 31st July – Sun 6th AugustWestfield Hornsby Shopping Centre (Located nearby Coles & Kmart) Hornsby, NSW

Mon 7th – Sun 13th AugustErina Fair Shopping Centre, not far from Gosford, NSW

Tue 15th – Sun 20th August @ Park Beach Shopping Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Thu 17th – Sun 20th AugustMelbourne Home Show, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC


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Ausclimate at the Australian Health & Wellness Summit!

Ausclimate at Health & Wellness

Ausclimate On-Location:
Jun 26 to Jul 2: Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre |
Jul 2: Australian Health & Wellness Summit – Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building

Ausclimate are very excited to be a part of tomorrow’s fantastic Australian Health and Wellness Summit event in lovely Melbourne. Our own Pete Higgins will be the handsome face of Ausclimate tomorrow and he can’t wait to meet everyone at Ausclimate’s stand at the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building. We’ll be there as proud members of the Chemical Free Community.

“I can’t wait for Sunday’s event, the Health and Wellness Summit is very important to Ausclimate because as we all know, our products are all about improving the health & wellbeing of our customers. The Health and Wellness Summit is all about inspiring & educating people on how to take control of their health. Ausclimate shares this vision & it really is an essential part of what we do through our Air Purifiers & Dehumidifiers for our customers & friends of Ausclimate Australia-wide!” – Pete


Pete can’t wait to meet everybody & let them know just how Ausclimate can improve their home or work space to help them live a healthier, happier life. So get along & check out Ausclimate as well as a bunch of other fantastic exhibitors & speakers (including friend of Ausclimate & Healthy Home Expert, Nicole Bijlsma).

As a special thank you to our Ausclimate friends we are just rapped to be able to provide you with a special limited-opportunity complimentary pass to the event! Simply print it out, bring it along to the Royal Exhibition Building tomorrow & save yourself $15 on admission. This ticket will be available here for a limited time only. So get onto it now!

Wellness Summit Expo Melb Pass 2017

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
ausclimate.com.au


 

Full Ausclimate locations & dates:

 

Allan & Chris

Mon 26th June – Sun 2nd July @ Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre (Located at the Woolies end near Dan Murphys) Hornsby, NSW

Pete

Sun 2nd July @ The Australian Health & Wellness Summit – Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, VIC australianhealthandwellnesssummit.com.au

 


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Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifier Comparison Guide

With the recent introduction of our new Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier range, some of us might be a little confused whether a Cool-Seasons Desiccant or a classic NWT Compressor Dehumidifier is the right choice. So we put together this little guide to help you work out which might be right for you.

Compressor vs Desiccant:
an unbiased view (we sell both!)

 

Compressor dehumidifiers (also called refrigerant) have been used to dry out our homes for more than 40 years. Over this period, they have performed very well, building a reputation as a reliable energy efficient method of removing large volumes of excess moisture.

However, Desiccant-type dehumidifiers are also becoming quite popular in Australia.

So, how do you choose – ‘Compressor’ or ‘Desiccant’ dehumidifier?

In general terms, the Compressor dehumidifier still retains the position as top performer, particularly when the indoor temperature is around 20°C or above.

But if your indoor temperature is consistently below 20°c, then consider the Desiccant dehumidifier as a great option. They may be rated as having a lower overall moisture removal capacity, but they really do perform well at their rated capacity in those lower winter temperatures.

Compressor Desiccant Comparison Chart 5

Selecting the right model will depend on why you want to use it, when you use it, how you use it and where you live in Australia.

Why

Most of our customers purchase dehumidifiers to stop moisture related problems such as mould, dust-mites, condensation and musty odours etc.

Some of the issues are property related: protection of our valued and treasured possessions such as furnishing, clothing, footwear, camera equipment, electronics, etc.

Other issues are health related – a strong need to stop allergens such as mould and dust-mites before they grow, breed and then become airborne and affect our family’s health.

When

“When is the best time to dry the home – wait for winter”?

No, don’t wait for winter. Most homes get a build-up of indoor moisture through the summer and autumn months. So, we suggest you get started early; remove all that excess moisture in the warmer months and then do follow-up drying through your wetter/colder months of winter.

Having said that, some parts of Australia have wet summer months and dry winter months – keep reading for more help.

How

“How do you use a dehumidifier”?

You might be surprised that you do not have to run the dehumidifier every day to combat these common problems. Turning your dehumidifier on just once a week or so is generally enough to manage it. BUT, make sure to do the deep-down ‘structural’ drying first.

Where

So, now that we’ve discussed the WHY, the WHEN, the HOW, we can now help you decide the right type of dehumidifier for your area in Australia:

*Sydney, Northern NSW, WA, NT & QLD

An Ausclimate NWT Compressor type dehumidifier may be the preferred option for these areas because of high rainfall season of summer and autumn.

*As example: even though Sydney has its fair share of rain in winter, it’s often during the warmer wet months that moisture builds up in the home. Then, why do you notice the excess moisture in winter and not the previous months?

Why?… because, as it becomes colder we tend to close our doors and windows: therefore, trapping the excess built up of moisture inside the home. Once we turn the heater on, mould starts appearing, windows have condensation and that musty odour is back.

If you keep your home dry during the previous wetter months, it’s quite likely you won’t see such a problem the following winter.

Melbourne, VIC, Southern NSW, Tasmania & SA

An Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant type of dehumidifier may be the preferred option because these are typically cooler climates where the moisture problems are more confined to the winter months.

Generally, in the southern States, indoor room temperatures are consistently cooler than our northern neighbours: therefore, an Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant type dehumidifier may be the better option.

Others areas around Australia

The above regions all have areas that don’t fit nicely with the above options. There will be many areas where either Compressor or Desiccant or both may operate very effectively. Consider issue other issues such as local geography, elevation, bushland, shade, air movement, winds/breezes and of distance from the coast. These are all factors that influence your choice, including the architecture of your own home.

Also, it is important to note that it is the indoor room temperature and not the outside temperature that has a large bearing on selecting the right type of dehumidifier. Do you generally use a heater when operating a dehumidifier? Or would you consider using a Compressor dehumidifier with a heater option, such as the Ausclimate All-Seasons 35L Compressor Dehumidifier.

A fair bit to think about!

If you’re still not quite sure, make it easy for yourself & talk to an Ausclimate industry-expert.

1800 122 100 (free call)

Ausclimate: Best service, best quality, best prices.

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions, please give us a yell.

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

visit the website:
http://www.ausclimate.com.au


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New Retail Partners for Ausclimate

brunswick-betta-home-living

We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas & here’s to a Happy New Year!

Ausclimate’s own Pete Higgins welcomes on board Kim & the team from the Brunswick Betta Home Living store. Kim and the Betta Home Living team service the inner and northern suburbs of Melbourne. Best prices guaranteed! We’re delighted to welcome them to the growing Ausclimate family.

Brunswick Betta Home Living
843/851 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC

All of our Ausclimate Retail-Partners have taken up the challenge to match our online store’s fantastic sale prices for the Winix Air Purifiers and NWT Dehumidifiers, ensuring everyone will get the best deal Australia-wide.

In addition to Brunswick Betta Home Living, our Ausclimate Air Purifiers & Dehumidifier products are available to see in person & for purchase at the following Ausclimate Retail-Partner locations.
(please note each store only carries limited stock)

Victoria

Brunswick:
Brunswick Betta Home Living
Ph 03 9384 5499

Moorabbin:
Moorabbin Betta Home Living
Ph 03 9596 9233

Olinda:
Olinda Pharmacy
Ph 03 97511269

Templestowe Lower:
Manningham Pharmacy
Ph 03 8850 0555

New South Wales

Coffs Harbour:
Boambee Industrial Supply Co.
Ph 02 6652 6294

Erina (Central Coast):
Erina Fair MegaSave Chemist
Ph 02 4365 6677

Newcastle:
Charlestown Square MegaSave Chemist
Ph 02 4942 5669

North Sydney:
North Sydney Betta Home Living
Ph 02 9929 9399

Queensland

Townsville:
Cate’s Chemist
Ph 07 47284261

Hervey Bay:
Con Souvlis Betta Home Living
Ph 07 41252555

Yeppoon:
Yeppoon Betta Home Living
Ph 07 49393266

If you are nearby one of the above locations, please stop by & take a look, otherwise if you are suffering from home moisture problems, stuffy air, allergies or breathing issues, please take a look at our website or give us a call. Always here to help!

Cheers,

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


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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