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)

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

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

A stormy summer & your dehumidifier

Storm Season

Summer’s here

Wow! What a start to summer.

Heat, rain, storms and humidity; we got the lot! With weather like this it’s time to crank up your dehumidifier. Keep your home dry and you’ll protect your valuables, stop mould and musty odours.

Try running it in your bedroom once a week and feel the difference; no more uncomfortable damp and clammy bedding.

Can’t remember how to get the best out of your dehumidifier? Just check out our FAQs and Operating Tips @ www.ausclimate.com.au/faq.htm

And don’t forget to clean your air filter. Generally, by washing it under a tap once every few months will do the trick. The cleaner the filter, the more efficient your dehumidifier will be.

Cheers,

The Ausclimate team

QLD Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

QLD Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

Thursday 22 May - Sunday 25 May 2014

A callout to all of our Ausclimate boat enthusiasts, make sure to come out and visit us at Booth 53 of the QLD Sanctuary Cove Boat Show where we will be exhibiting our range of NWT Dehumidifiers!

Just like our homes, boats have more than their share of moisture problems. The number one choice for our boat owners is the NWT Compact 12 lire/day Dehumidifier. Don't let the small size fool you, this powerful yet compact unit sure packs a punch and is suited to boats, caravans, storage rooms and walk-in robes. It removes up to 12 litres of moisture per day and is suited to 20 square metre/50 cubic metre areas. The low centre of gravity and continuous hose drain option are ideal for running the water straight down the sink!

Our Ausclimate friend, Tony Smith uses his Ausclimate Dehumidifier to keep his pride & joy, the Free Spirit (pictured) dry & in ship-shape.

Cheers Tony! Happy boating & see you at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-Founder

Cyclone Ita - Baby Charlie

Cyclone Ita - Baby Charlie

As many of you will know, Cyclone Ita recently rocked north QLD as the strongest tropical cyclone to impact the area since Cyclone Yasi three years prior. But despite Ita’s destruction, we at Ausclimate were very happy to hear of a little blessing from some of our latest Ausclimate friends, Kasia and Daniel of Tully, QLD.

Kasia and partner Daniel are from the small town of Tully - approximately 140 kilometers south of Cairns and 210 kilometres north of Townsville and one of the wettest places in Australia. Kasia and Daniel had planned well ahead for the disastrous effects of Cyclone Ita with their Ausclimate Dehumidifier purchase. It came as a surprise however that a little bundle of joy decided to arrive just as the cyclone hit! We were delighted to hear of the safe delivery of baby boy, Charlie and that mother and son are doing well.

Kasia spoke of their thought process through this crazy series of events; " As I was watching the cyclone's progress, I decided we were in the safest place possible - surrounded by midwives and an obstetrician on call in a solid brick building".

We were also happy to hear that in addition to the safe delivery of their baby boy Charlie, their Dehumidifier was also delivered safely despite the wild weather. All the best to Kasia, Daniel & Charlie as well as all those effected by Cyclone Ita. And as always, if you have any home moisture problems of your own, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we're here to help with friendly, expert advice and product details.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
www.ausclimate.com.au

Home Shows & Shopping Centre demonstrations

Home Shows & Shopping Centre demonstrations

Ausclimate’s back on the road again!

Upcoming dates:
(Mon 27 Jan - Sun 2 Feb) Forster Stocklands, Forster NSW
(Wed 29 Jan 2014 – Sat 1 Feb) The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora QLD

Our expert sales team of Russell, Joanne, Chris and myself (Allan) will be demonstrating Ausclimate’s range of NWT Dehumidifiers at shopping centres and home shows across various locations in NSW and QLD.

You can be sure to expect friendly expert advice from our family owned company and if you want to purchase a Dehumidifier on the day, you will be guaranteed to take home a bargain. Unsure which Dehumidifier you need to fix that moisture problem? Russell or I will gladly pop around to homes in the local area for a free no obligation inspection. We’ve had years of experience so you can feel confident in purchasing the right Dehumidifier to suit your home.

To all our valued customers, if you’re in the area call in and say ‘hi ’and have a chat. We’d love hear your feedback and make sure that you’re still getting the most out of your Dehumidifier.

See you there,
Allan and the Ausclimate team

Locations and dates for late January and February are:

Russell & Joanne (Queensland)
Wed 29 Jan 2014 – Sat 1 Feb: The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora
Wed 5 Feb 2014 – Sat 8 Feb: Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore
Mon 10 Feb 2014 – Sat 15 Feb: Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed
Wed 19 Feb 2014 – Sat 22 Feb: Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, Noosaville
Thu 27 Feb 2014 – Sun 2 Mar: Brisbane Home Show, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Allan & Chris (New South Wales)
Mon 27 Jan - Sun 2 Feb: Forster Stocklands, Forster
Wed 5 Feb – Sun 9 Feb: Toormina Centro, Toormina
Mon 10 Feb – Sun 16 Feb: Coffs Central, Coffs Harbour
Mon 17 Feb – Sun 23 Feb: Park Beach Plaza, Coffs Harbour

Boating and caravan enthusiasts – exciting news!

Compact Dehumidifier boat interior

Ausclimate has just relaunched the most powerful compact Dehumidifier on the Australian market, the NWT Compact Dehumidifier.

This quality model has proven over and over again to be ideal in not just the marine industry but also perfect for caravans, storage rooms, walk-in robes, bedrooms - the list of uses just goes on and on.

The highlight of this unique Dehumidifier model is its compact size and powerful moisture removal capacity. Standing at only 44cm high, it weighs 8.6kgs and extracts up to a whopping 12 litres of water per day!

The sturdy base and low centre of gravity are great for boats and caravans, while its strong fold-down carry handle makes it easy to move and stow away in small places. Another great feature is its continuous drainage option. If you want to bypass the 2.5 litre water-holding tank, it’s as simple as unscrewing the drainage cap, removing the rubber bung and pushing on a 12 - 13mm drainage hose. This can be done in a matter of seconds!

One last added bonus; if there’s a power failure, this dehumidifier will automatically re-start again once power returns. The dehumidifier’s manual start also makes it perfect to use with timers.

Remember, all Ausclimate NWT Dehumidifiers are covered by a 2 year full replacement warranty for domestic use.

To check out more features and specifications, check out our NWT Compact Dehumidifier Specification Sheet or to view our full range of Dehumidifiers, take a look at our website: www.ausclimate.com.au

To make a purchase or for friendly expert advice you can always call Allan or Russell, 7 days a week.

Allan, NSW Sales Manager
allan@ausclimate.com.au
0427 693 273

Russell, QLD Sales Manager
russell@ausclimate.com.au
0422 008 777

www.ausclimate.com.au

Bedroom Mattress Dehumidifier Drying Guide

Bedroom Mattress Dehumidifier Drying Guide

Get rid of mould and dust mites from your mattress with your Ausclimate Dehumidifier!

We spend around a third of our lives in bed, and if you examine that bed closely, you may be unpleasantly surprised at who your sleeping with! Dust mites and other various microscopic nasties are likely breeding in your mattress all year round and can cause skin allergies, general allergies irritations and various breathing issues.

But luckily, there is an easy solution; Your DEHUMIDIFIER!

My partner, Joanne (pictured) always tells people how amazed she was the first time she saw about how much moisture the Dehumidifier was able to extract from the families mattresses at home.

Follow these simple instructions to dry out your mattress, carpet and inside of your wardrobe, reducing the moisture levels, therefore eliminating their optimal breeding conditions for these “nasties”. Through regular use, you’ll sleep better knowing that dust mites won't be there to affect you or your loved ones anymore.

Some easy to follow tips to dry out your bedroom:

  1. Place the Ausclimate Dehumidifier in a central location within the room
  2. Remove the bed linen to fully expose the mattress
  3. Drape the pillows over a clothes airer (optional)
  4. Pull the mattress away from the wall, about 20cms
  5. Prop up the mattress on its side (optional)
  6. Close the windows
  7. Turn on the ceiling fan or other fan/s for additional air circulation (optional)
  8. Set your Ausclimate Dehumidifier’s humidistat control to 30% for electronic models or ‘continuous’ for the smaller 12L/Day models
  9. Close the door behind you and let your Dehumidifier do its magic!

(Repeat this process every couple of months or during times of high rainfall/humidity)

And as always, if you have any questions, specific moisture issues or water-damage restoration questions, please feel free to contact Allan or myself for expert advice. We're always here to help! Ausclimate Contact Page

You can also review our Operating Tips on the FAQ page of our website: Ausclimate FAQ Page

Regards,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

Ausclimate Visits Pure Paws

Ausclimate Visits Pure Paws

Ausclimate On-Location Update:

The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora/Gold Coast QLD (Thursday 14/11 – Saturday 16/11)

We’ve had a great time this past week visiting Maroochydore and other areas of the Sunshine Coast. We were particularly delighted to meet Lesley Richards (pictured) and her cute little friend here at Pure Paws in Buderim. Lesley runs Pure Paws which is much more than a just a dog grooming business - "it's a first class natural canine boutique bakery, spa and training centre."

As seen in the picture, this curious pooch was particularly fascinated by the new Dehumidifier. Lesley uses her Ausclimate Dehumidifiers in the shop to dry out the doggy towels, keep mould at bay and assist in keeping away that “wet-dog-smell” that we all know and love!

So next time your giving your pooch a wash, get the Dehumidifier on the job to dry out your towels and prevent any of those musty “wet-dog” smells before they set in. And make sure to check out Pure Paws if your in the area, we’re sure your pooch will thank you for it! (We hear they've even got some lovely doggy birthday cakes for their special day)

Pure Paws Facebook
www.purepaws.com.au

Thanks Lesley, look forward to seeing you again next time we’re in town.

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-Founder

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