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Healthy Breathing Month: Dehumidifier Comparison Guide

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Hi there folks! We sure hope that you’ve found some of the content that we’ve shared so far this Healthy Breathing Month to be useful. Since Healthy Breathing Month is all about sharing handy resources, we thought it a great time to bring your attention to a guide that we’ve gotten some great feedback on in the past; our Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifier Comparison Guide! 

As we’ve covered last time, the regular use of dehumidifiers (& removing excess moisture in your home) can be a key part of the equation when it comes to eliminating respiratory issue triggers & allergens. One of the first questions that we get from people thinking about a dehumidifier purchase is whether a Cool-Seasons Desiccant or a classic NWT Compressor Dehumidifier is going to be 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.

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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


 

Healthy Breathing Month Special

A reminder not to miss out on our ‘Healthy Breathing Month Special’ on right now, giving you an additional 10% off of our already reduced sale prices. Please note that this offer is for over the phone purchases only, when you mention “Air Treatment Month”. So if you’ve been thinking about an air purifier purchase, now is a great time to buy!

Visit our website today to see our complete dehumidifier range & give us a call to take advantage of this very limited special. All of the details here

Stay tuned to this space throughout ‘Healthy Breathing Month’ as we’ll continue to put a spotlight on more great information and resources to help you & your family to breathe easier.

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Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier Range Now Available

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Ausclimate On-Location:
March 24 to 26 – Sydney Home Show
April 3 to 9 – Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (NSW Central Coast)

Ausclimate is excited to announce the launch of our newest “Cool-Seasons” Dehumidifier range.

This range features “Desiccant” technology; the most effective & efficient technology for moisture control in cooler climates. With winter fast approaching, this all-in-one dehumidifier & clothes-dryer might just be the perfect solution for you, especially those of us living in Australia’s cooler climates. No more condensation, no more mould & no more cold, damp rooms!

Remember, all Ausclimate’s quality products are backed up by our full 2-year replacement warranty. No repairs, no fuss.

Our Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifiers are available for purchase either online (below) or over the phone now.

1800 122 100 (free call)

Ausclimate: Best service, best quality, best prices.

Great Introductory Savings

We’re launching with some great, limited introductory sale prices plus a complementary Digital Climate Gauge (valued at $24.95 RRP) with every Cool-Seasons Dehumidifier purchase!

We’ve selected the following 7L & 10L/day models for the Australian market, both featuring Desiccant technology – the most effective & efficient technology for cooler climates:

The Ausclimate Cool-Seasons 7L Desiccant Dehumidifier

(model AU0700DD) Your cool-seasons solution for a dryer, healthier indoor climate

Our powerful, light weight 7 litre/day model is ideal for the smaller home or office. The all-in-one dehumidifier & dryer, your perfect choice for winter!

Cool-Seasons 7L

  • Combats mould & condensation
  • Energy-saving drying feature
  • Nano-silver air filter kills bacteria & viruses
  • Versatile clothes drying “laundry-mode”

Additional info, features & specifications available HERE

Special introductory price: $389 (RRP $469) with free delivery & 2-year Ausclimate warranty + complimentary Digital Climate Gauge.

Purchase now online through paypal with your credit/debit card or an existing paypal account:

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The Ausclimate Cool-Seasons 10L Desiccant Dehumidifier

(model AU1000DD) Your cool-seasons solution for a dryer, healthier indoor climate

Our powerful, light weight 10 litre/day model is ideal for medium to large sized home. The all-in-one dehumidifier & dryer, your perfect choice for winter!

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  • Combats mould & condensation
  • Energy-saving drying feature
  • Nano-silver air filter kills bacteria & viruses
  • Versatile clothes drying “laundry-mode”

Additional info, features & specifications available HERE

Special sale price: $519 (RRP $599) with free delivery & 2-year Ausclimate warranty + complimentary Digital Climate Gauge.

Purchase now online through paypal with your credit/debit card or an existing paypal account:

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Ausclimate Digital Climate Gauge

Monitor room moisture levels with our easy to use digital humidity & temperature gauge, with a built in clock function.

RRP: $24.95 – available FREE with every Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Dehumidifier purchase for a limited time only!

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If you’re not quite sure whether a “Cool-Seasons” Dehumidifier or our regular  Ausclimate “Compressor” technology Dehumidifier is right for you or have any questions, please give us a call. We’re always here to help find the right solution just for you.

We’re very excited about this new range & can’t wait to see the positive results that these machines will bring to our cool-climate customers. They will be available on display at the Sydney Homeshow from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March.

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

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

Full Ausclimate locations & dates:

Fri 24th – Sun 26th March – Sydney Home Show @ Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour (Site A25)
http://www.sydneyhomeshow.com.au

Mon 3rd – Sun 9th April @ Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (Located on level 2 near Coles) NSW Central Coast