Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifier Comparison Guide

With the introduction of our 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 decided to put together this handy 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


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 Dehumidifier type 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 Dehumidifier 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 NWT 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: ausclimate.com.au

Healthy Breathing Month: Dehumidifiers

Healthy Breathing Month: Dehumidifiers

When it comes to asthma and respiratory issues, the removal of ‘flare up triggers’ or ‘allergens’ can be a key part of the puzzle. Some key steps that are always good to keep in mind include; regular cleaning of your home, fresh air and cleaning the actual air in your home with a quality air purifier. While these steps are great, an issue that people often miss is the moisture levels in the home. Being Healthy Breathing Month, we thought that this would be a great time for a guide all about this issue of moisture in the home and keeping it under control with a quality dehumidifier!


Healthy Breathing Month: Home Moisture & Dehumidifiers

Everyday moisture is one of the most common underlying causes for the many of the triggers affecting sufferers of asthma and other respiratory issues. These moisture levels can build up over time due to rainy weather, everyday condensation from showers, your washing, the dishes or even the very presence of people contributes to moisture levels in the air. Without comprehensive ventilation, these moisture levels can lead to conditions conducive to a range of well-known allergens/triggers such as mould, dust mites, cockroaches and a range of other nasties.

Regular use of a quality dehumidifier will actually remove this moisture from your air, helping to dry your home and eliminating those moist conditions & resulting triggers.

Ausclimate’s range of dehumidifiers will prevent/remove:
  • Mould growth: reduce the moisture levels throughout your home
  • Dust-mite breeding: reduce by drying out your mattress and carpet – they need dampness to breed
  • Dampness: attracts cockroaches, ants and a range of other nasties (cockroach droppings can also be potent allergens)
  • Condensation & water damage: often a problem during those cooler winter months (you’ll be surprised how easy the condensation disappears)
  • Musty smells: a definite sign you have excess moisture (let your dehumidifier get rid of this moisture and help freshen up the rooms)
Clothes drying:

In addition to this primary purpose, our dehumidifiers also work great as energy efficient clothes dryers. Very handy during dreary weather or for spaces with limited outdoor clothes drying options. More cost effective than the average clothes drying machine & no more shrunken clothes!

Picking the right dehumidifier:

We offer both dehumidifier technology options; the popular NWT 'Compressor' Dehumidifier range (great for a variety of temperatures), as well as the very effective Ausclimate Cool-Seasons 'Desiccant' Dehumidifier range (great for temperatures consistently 20 degrees and below).

The right size:

“Size is important”. A key consideration in dehumidifier selection is picking the right size dehumidifier for the job. The easiest measure of the strength of a dehumidifier is the amount of litres of water that it can remove in a day. Our NWT Supreme All Seasons model is our most powerful domestic dehumidifier removing up to 50 LITRES of moisture in just one day!

We are here to help

Please take a look at the rest of our website to find out all about our full dehumidifier range. For any questions or extra information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are only a call away! ph: 1800 122 100 (free call)

Ausclimate are very proud of the fact that our NWT Dehumidifier range & WINIX Air-Purifier range are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice programme. Give them a visit to find some excellent air treatment content this month:
sensitivechoice.com


Healthy Breathing Month Special

Be sure 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 “Healthy Breathing Month”. So if you’ve been thinking about an air purifier purchase, now is a great time to buy!

Take a look at the rest of our website today to find out all about our WINIX air purifier range & give us a call to take advantage of this very limited special. All of the details right here


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

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au

Healthy Breathing Month: Air Purifiers

Healthy Breathing Month Air Purifiers

For those of us who suffer from asthma & other breathing issues, it’s a scary thought that the very air that we breathe can be a big part of frequent flare-ups. A top-quality air purifier can be an excellent option to clean the air in our homes and eliminate many of these triggers. We thought that Healthy Breathing Month would be a great time to share this little go-to guide about our WINIX air purifiers especially for those of us who suffer from respiratory issues.


Healthy Breathing Month: Air Purifiers

At it’s most basic, our WINIX air purifiers will actively remove asthma and allergy triggers from your air (airborne dust, mould spores, dust mites and VOCs are a few examples)

WINIX air purifiers will reduce/remove:
  • Airborne viruses and bacteria (filter harmful viruses, bacteria & other contaminants to protect the health of the young & elderly members of your family)
  • Unpleasant odours and VOCs (such as harmful chemical vapours & gases)
  • Pollens and other airborne particles (seasonal pollen & allergens can cause breathing problems, sneezing, itchy skin & sore eyes to sufferers of hay fever and asthma)

Our air purifiers also work great for all of the pet-lovers out there by removing pet hair and dander allergens from the air. They also do a great job of providing clean breathing air for our furry friends.

Our Ultimate 5-Stage WINIX air purifiers also feature air quality smart sensors that will automatically adjust the settings to suit the changing indoor environment

Ausclimate are very proud of the fact that our NWT Dehumidifier range & WINIX Air-Purifier range are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice programme. Give them a visit to find some excellent air treatment content this month:
sensitivechoice.com


Healthy Breathing Month Special

Make sure 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 “Healthy Breathing Month”. So if you’ve been thinking about an air purifier purchase, now is a great time to buy!

Take a look at the rest of our website today to find out all about our WINIX air purifier range & give us a call to take advantage of this very limited special. All of the details right here


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

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au

Healthy Breathing Month Resources

In addition to our great special, ‘Healthy Breathing Month’ is about us bringing you great information and resources to help you & your family to breathe easier. We’ve got a couple of excellent fact sheets for you here from our friends over at Sensitive Choice, make sure to take a look:

Dust Mites


House Dust Mites by Sensitive Choice

Dust mites can be a serious health problem for many people that can often be prevented through the use of a quality dehumidifier. Reduce the moisture levels in your home to remove ideal breading conditions for these nasties! Quality air purifiers can also do a great job of cleaning your air of these little critters.

Allergy Triggers


Know Your Triggers by Sensitive Choice

This one has some great information all about Allergy Triggers, including those from our furry friends! Several of these such as dust mites & mould can be prevented through the use of a quality dehumidifier. A high quality air purifier can prove a life-saver for many of us with allergies by actively cleaning these allergy triggers right from your air!

Thanks Sensitive Choice!

Ausclimate are very proud of the fact that our NWT Dehumidifier range & WINIX Air-Purifier range are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice programme. Give them a visit to find some excellent air treatment content this month:
sensitivechoice.com


Healthy Breathing Month Special

For the month of March, we are proud to be offering an EXTRA 10% OFF* our already reduced Ausclimate website special sale prices store-wide when you mention “Healthy Breathing Month”.

This rare special is our way of helping to provide much-needed relief to our customers by making it a little easier to get products that can make a real health difference into the hands of those who can use them most!

To take advantage of this offer, please take a look at the rest of our website to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention “Healthy Breathing Month” when placing your order.

Offer Fine Print:

*Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the month of March 2018. 10% off all current listed Ausclimate website prices for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only. Offer not eligible on previous orders, offers not to be combined. Commercial range & accessory products not included in 10% off offer.


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

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au

Healthy Breathing Month Special

Healthy Breathing Month Special 2018

Hi there folks, Ausclimate are proud to announce the start of Healthy Breathing Month & our Healthy Breathing Month Special!

This month is about getting back to Ausclimate’s mission to help our fellow-Australians improve their overall health & breathing with our Dehumidifier & Air Purifier products. In keeping with this healthy breathing mission, we are giving back to you with our Healthy Breathing Month Special!

For the month of March, we are proud to announce that we will be offering an EXTRA 10% OFF* our already reduced Ausclimate website special sale prices store-wide when you mention Healthy Breathing Month.

This rare special is our way of helping to provide much-needed relief to our customers by making it a little easier to get products that can make a real health difference into the hands of those who can use them most!

To take advantage of this offer, please check out the rest of our website to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention “Healthy Breathing Month” when placing your order.

The month of March also marks Sensitive Choice’s ‘Air Treatment Month‘, whereby they will be providing some excellent information on the topic of ‘air treatment’; especially relevant to those of us with asthma & respiratory issues. Ausclimate are proud to report that our NWT Dehumidifier range & WINIX Air-Purifier range are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice programme.

Give them a visit to find some excellent air treatment content this month:
sensitivechoice.com
Sensitive Choice facebook page

Stay tuned to this space throughout ‘Healthy Breathing Month’ as we’ll be spotlighting some great information and resources to help you & your family to breathe easier.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au


Offer Fine Print:

*Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the month of March 2018. 10% off all current listed Ausclimate website prices for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only. Offer not eligible on previous orders, offers not to be combined. Commercial range & accessory products not included in 10% off offer.

A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole Bijlsma: ‘Bathroom Moisture’


Ausclimate are proud to present the grand finale of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ video series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is all about the everyday moisture in our bathrooms & laundries & the potentially harmful mould problems that can arise from it. Nicole gives us some great tips on how to keep those moisture levels down. Thanks Nicole! We very much hope that everyone has gotten the most out of Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month.

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Thank you so much for tuning into Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Moment video series! As always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to check out the rest of the website & get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
http://www.ausclimate.com.au

A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole Bijlsma: ‘Kitchen Containers’


Ausclimate are proud to present the 5th of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ video series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is all about our kitchen containers, what we should be watching out for & some great alternatives. Thanks Nicole!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to check out the rest of the website & get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
http://www.ausclimate.com.au

A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole Bijlsma: ‘Bedroom Allergens’


Ausclimate are proud to present the 4th of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ video series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is all about bedroom allergens & some excellent tips on what you can do about them. Thanks Nicole!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to check out the rest of the website & get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
http://www.ausclimate.com.au

A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole Bijlsma: ‘Household Dust & Allergens’


Ausclimate are very proud to present the third of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ video series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is about household dust, allergens & assorted common household nasties (such as pollens & dust mites) Nicole gives us several great tips on how you can keep them at bay. Thanks Nicole!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to check out the website & get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
http://www.ausclimate.com.au

A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole: Water Filtration


Ausclimate are very proud to present the second of our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one is all about the tap water that we drink, just what might be in it and what we should be doing about it. Thanks Nicole!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to check out the website & get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
http://www.ausclimate.com.au

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