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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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Thanks for reading, if you have any questions, please give us a yell.
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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)
Brunswick Betta Home Living Ph 03 9384 5499
Moorabbin Betta Home Living Ph 03 9596 9233
Olinda Pharmacy Ph 03 97511269
Manningham Pharmacy Ph 03 8850 0555
Boambee Industrial Supply Co. Ph 02 6652 6294
Erina (Central Coast):
Erina Fair MegaSave Chemist Ph 02 4365 6677
Charlestown Square MegaSave Chemist Ph 02 4942 5669
North Sydney Betta Home Living Ph 02 9929 9399
Cate’s Chemist Ph 07 47284261
Con Souvlis Betta Home Living Ph 07 41252555
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!
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au
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
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!
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
Thu 28 to Sun 31 May - Sydney Home Show
Tue 2 to Sun 7 June - Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, Rhodes NSW
Mon 1 to Sun 7 June - Park Beach Shopping Centre, Coffs Harbour NSW
Wed 10 to Sun 14 June - Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina NSW
Mon 15 to Sun 21 June - Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina NSW
"Off to a busy start to the HIA Sydney Home Show today.
Chris (pictured) and I got to meet a lot of lovely people on the first day of Sydney's biggest home show. Many were surprised to learn how our range of dehumidifiers can be the solution to their moisture problem at home.
The Sydney Home Show finishes up on Sunday the 31st of May so you still have 2 days left to visit us and take advantage of some great show deals. Next week commencing on Tuesday the 2nd of June through to Sunday 7th June Chris and I will be displaying our full range of dehumidifiers at the Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre (near Coles).
So if you can't find the time to see us at the home show then pop on down and visit our stand at Rhodes. If you have any moisture related problems at home that’s lead to mould, musty odours or condensation then you may be surprised how easy it can be to solve most these common problems. Always happy to help! Kind Regards"
Allan Bryan Ausclimate Co-founder
"The Ausclimate team have a busy month ahead, moving around the lovely State of NSW. We're very excited about attending these regular events and even more so meeting with the lovely people of NSW. It's always great to get to meet our Ausclimate friends in person & make many new ones along the way. We look forward to proudly showing off our quality dehumidifiers and giving you the very best prices & expert advice. See you there!"
Full locations and dates:
Allan & Chris
Thu 28 to Sun 31 May - Sydney Home Show
Tue 2 to Sun 7 June - Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, Rhodes NSW (near Coles)
Russell & Joanne
Mon 1 to Sun 7 June - Park Beach Shopping Centre, Coffs Harbour NSW (near Woollies)
Wed 10 to Sun 14 June - Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina NSW (near Coles)
Mon 15 to Sun 21 June - Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina NSW (near Target)
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)
Thanks Lesley, look forward to seeing you again next time we’re in town.