Choosing The Right Ausclimate Dehumidifier For The Right Sized Room - Which is Best For Me?

In this video, I get to the bottom of another of our most common dehumidifier questions; "Which Ausclimate dehumidifier is going to be best for my rooms?" I talk you through all of the key things to consider including where to start, working out room sizes & which dehumidifiers will be best for different sized rooms.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au


Shop with confidence

Ausclimate's Winix Air-Purifier and Ausclimate/NWT Dehumidifier ranges are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program with select air purifiers and dehumidifiers also officially CHOICE Recommended. Our Winix Zero Air Purifiers are also the proud winners of the ProductReview.com.au ‘Air Purifier of the Year’ award for 2019, 2020 & 2022, along with our Ausclimate Dehumidifiers winning ProductReview.com.au ‘Dehumidifier of the Year’ award for 2021 & 2022 - all based on independent customer feedback. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for Australia. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.

Ausclimate Compressor vs 'Cool-Seasons' Desiccant Dehumidifiers - What's the Difference?

In this video, I get to the bottom of one of the most common Ausclimate dehumidifier questions that we get from our customers. Compressor vs Desiccant - which is going to be best for you? I talk you through all of the key comparison points including ideal temperatures, room sizes and moisture extraction capacity.

For further reading on this topic, you can also check out our Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifier Comparison Guide blog article.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au


Shop with confidence

Ausclimate's Winix Air-Purifier and Ausclimate/NWT Dehumidifier ranges are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program with select air purifiers and dehumidifiers also officially CHOICE Recommended. Our Winix Zero Air Purifiers are also the proud winners of the ProductReview.com.au ‘Air Purifier of the Year’ award for 2019, 2020 & 2022, along with our Ausclimate Dehumidifiers winning ProductReview.com.au ‘Dehumidifier of the Year’ award for 2021 & 2022 - all based on independent customer feedback. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for Australia. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.

Moisture Problem Solving with Ausclimate Dehumidifiers Video

In this video, I take you through some of the key 'Moisture-Problems' that we often discuss with our customers and show you how to solve them with your Ausclimate dehumidifier!

Moisture Problem-Solving Chapters:
0:00 Introduction
0:27 Mould
1:19 Dust Mites & Health Conditions
1:55 Condensation
2:33 Building Moisture Damage
3:53 Musty Smells
4:31 Protecting Valuables
5:38 Outside of Home Applications
6:19 Laundry-Drying
7:01 Unwanted Pests
7:27 'Deep-Down Dry' Usage Tips

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au


Shop with confidence

Ausclimate's Winix Air-Purifier and Ausclimate/NWT Dehumidifier ranges are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program with select air purifiers and dehumidifiers also officially CHOICE Recommended. Our Winix Zero Air Purifiers are also the proud winners of the ProductReview.com.au ‘Air Purifier of the Year’ award for 2019 AND 2020, based on independent customer feedback. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for Australia. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.

Dehumidifiers for Apartment-Living

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A guide to the issues of excess moisture in the home & how to deal with it

These days, many of us live in smaller homes, apartments, town-houses and generally compact living situations. While living in these close quarters we rarely think about how everyday moisture can be adversely affecting us. Does your home smell musty when you get home after being closed up through the day? Do mould, condensation, pests or forever-drying washing sound familiar? Well, you may have a moisture-problem, but thankfully we have a solution!

Moisture comes from many places in the home, from showers to washing the dishes to laundry-drying to our very own bodies. It's everywhere! And without a proper place for it to escape (i.e. good natural ventilation or exhaust fans) it can lead to dangerous consequences like mould growth.

In fact, many homes these days (especially some of the older ones that are prevalent in Australia) have limited natural ventilation and common wall fixtures/insulations that can actually keep the moisture in rather than letting it out. Many of us also lack clothes drying machines (causing us to dry our clothes indoors) and lack effective exhaust fans, resulting in excess moisture that has nowhere to go!

Dee Carter, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sydney, notes that mould thrives in damp, poorly ventilated environments. "I think any amount of visible mould is not a good thing. ...Depending on the environment you live in, you could find it growing on your carpet, on your curtains, or in the ceiling tiles. Any substrate really can be a home to mould if there's enough moisture."

It's well-documented by industry experts that being around mould, mould-spores and dust-mites on an ongoing basis can be very bad for your health. From sleep problems and general restlessness/fatigue to allergy and asthma flare-ups and assorted respiratory issues to even more severe ongoing mould-related health issues; mould is definitely not something we want to be around!

Professor Carter explains that certain species of mould, such as Penicillium, Aspergillus and Cladosporium, can be a particular problem indoors. "These ones can produce a lot of spores and the spores can produce allergies and inflammation. ...They can be inhaled and can cause lung diseases if they get a bit too invasive."

Thankfully, a high-quality dehumidifier can be a great solution to reducing moisture levels in these tricky environments. An Ausclimate dehumidifier will actively reduce these moisture levels and keep them down through ongoing maintenance use. They can remove anywhere from 7 litres all the way up to 50 litres of moisture from your home per day!

Ausclimate's dehumidifiers will reduce/eliminate:
• excess indoor moisture levels & condensation
• mould & mildew (existing mould will need to be safely removed - a dehumidifier will prevent it from coming back!)
• musty smells
• forever-drying washing (simply put your washing on a clothes-horse next to your dehumidifier & it will dry that washing for you!)
• pests (cockroaches, ants & other insects thrive in high humidity levels)
• health risks (mould spores & dust mites are common triggers for asthma, allergies & other serious respiratory issues)

A wide range of leading health experts approve & recommend our products. This array of health field professionals includes Allergy Specialists, Doctors, Pharmacists, Naturopaths, Building Biologists and the Australian National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice programme. Most importantly though, they are recommended by you. Our dehumidifiers are currently rated #1 on Australia’s leading independent consumer product review website: ProductReview.com.au

Please visit the rest of our website to find out more and if you have any questions, just give us a call. We’ll happily discuss your individual needs and circumstances, helping you to find the right solution for cleaner and healthier air in your home.

Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

Get in touch:
ph: 1800 122 100
ausclimate.com.au

Quotes courtesy of "Living with mould: The 'tightrope walk' between landlords and tenants" by Sophie Kesteven, ABC News, posted 15 Aug 2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-15/living-with-household-mould-in-australia/10088802

How Dehumidifiers Can Help with Lucinda Curran

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A great little mini-interview here with friend of Ausclimate & Building Biologist, Lucinda Curran about just how dehumidifiers can help people. Lucinda offers an interesting, educated perspective on just how & where dehumidifiers can make a difference for a lot of people.

Thanks Lucinda! Make sure to check out more of Lucinda's great content on Facebook over at Eco Health Solutions - Building Biology & check out her website at www.EcoHealthSolutions.com.au

Ausclimate’s ProductReview.com.au #1 Rated NWT Dehumidifier range is approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice programme. Take a look at our full range on our website: ausclimate.com.au

Thanks for watching! Stay tuned folks, we’ll have some more great video content with Lucinda coming at you soon.

Cheers!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au


Ausclimate locations & dates:

Fri 27th – Sun 29th October @ Sydney Home Show, (Show Stand C02) Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park

Signs mould is affecting your health

A great article here about the dangers of mould in the home & how to remedy it by 9Honey featuring some very insightful words by none other than friend of Ausclimate & industry-expert, Nicole Bijlsma!

Have a read & for all of your Dehumidifier & Air Purifier needs, take a look at our website at http://www.ausclimate.com.au or give us a call. Always here to help!

Full credit for the article to 9Honey & 9Honey News

Cheers!

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

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Signs mould is affecting your health
by 9Honey

Most people realise they’re battling mould when a musty smell takes over a room, or when a pair of leather heels comes out of the back of the wardrobe with telltale fuzzy white spots. Me? I got seriously ill long before I realised exactly what it was we were battling.

It started with night-time wheezing which quickly turned into recurring chest infections which rendered me useless week after week. Unexplained headaches, constant lethargy and sleep disturbances followed, as did irregularities with my menstrual cycle, an inability to concentrate and daily bouts of crying. As mould remediators tore my bedroom apart trying to find the source of the musty smell I’d noticed in our bedroom (they found it all along the undersides of my drawers, wardrobe and bed), I became hospitalised with pneumonia.

The cause? Mould, mould, mould.

Mould is a common household hazard, and one that can affect your health. Image: Getty

Most people don’t react so strongly to mould, in fact some mould isn’t a problem at all. A naturally occurring species of fungi that is known to live in almost any environment, on their own in small amounts, mould is usually perfectly safe. But introduce its spores (microscopic particles the mould uses to reproduce) to a source of humidity such as a few wet towels left on the back of a door, or a damp wall and the mould will use everything in its path as fuel (particularly natural fibres and MDF-base furniture) until it grows into what could be a major health hazard.

It might sound far-fetched, but mould issues are far more common than we realise, says building biologist, Nicole Bijlsma of Building Biology. “In Australia, one in three homes are affected by water damage and damp which lays down the perfect conditions for mould to grow,” she says, explaining that parts of Sydney and the Central Coast are some of the most badly affected areas since the region experiences high humidity, but cool enough temperatures that air conditioners aren’t run 365 days a year.

“If left unchecked, a mould clean-up operation can cost tens of thousands so the most important thing you can do is to stay vigilant about keeping living areas dry and clean so that the mould doesn’t have an opportunity to take hold.”

Keeping your home mould-free

Damp might be a problem nation-wide, but mould requires humidity levels that sit over 70 per cent before it starts to act out so to that end, homes that are more likely to be affected include those that are located waterside or in flood zones, or those who have roofing, plumbing or ventilation issues. It’s not just location that’s the problem, but poor lifestyle habits, says Mould Rescue mould remediator, Penny Tralau. “Often we see problems in homes where the residents insist on having long, hot showers without using adequate ventilation, and also those who habitually dry clothes on racks indoors,” she says.

Changing said habits is essential, and Tralau recommends ensuring rooms are properly ventilated every day and that clothes and shoes are bone-dry before storing them in drawers and wardrobes. “The last thing you want is damp running shoes sitting at the bottom of your dark, warm cupboard,” she warns.  Dry wet towels (and any other clothing) outside rather than leaving them to hang on the back of the door or on a rail (unless the rail is heated), ensure steam is exhausted from the bathroom while showering or bathing, and vacuum rather than sweep. “Dust is like fast food to mould and sweeping just kicks up dust and makes it airborne,” Tralau says.

To help prevent mould, you should vacuum instead of sweeping.

Investing in a dehumidifier is essential, adds Bijlsma, who says that mould spores begin to germinate once humidity in the home passes the 70% mark. “To ensure the humidity never reaches the ‘danger zone’, set your dehumidifier on a thermostat so that it turns on automatically as soon as humidity in your home hits 65%,” she says.

Removing mould

If you’ve noticed a musty smell or mouldy spots on various items, or if you’ve begun to experience new and unexplained allergies or illness (people with immune system disorders are often affected physically long before they see or smell any mould), it’s time to investigate. To begin with, Tralau recommends pulling furniture away from their resting spots and inspecting the backs and undersides thoroughly with a torch (it’s recommended those with respiratory sensitivities delegate the cleaning to someone else).

If you find mould, isolate the items that have been affected so that disturbed spores can’t travel and settle on other items nearby, and clean them with soapy water before placing them in direct sunlight, recommends Tralau who explains vinegar solutions and bleach can work on non-porous but aren’t much chop on porous surfaces. If mould has infiltrated items and begun to compromise the makeup of the item, it will have to be thrown out, but items with surface mould only can often be saved, says Bijlsma.

If the mould problem is larger than you initially thought, continues after your initial  clean-up, or you suspect it is making you ill, you may be better off calling in an accredited mould remediator.

Mould needs to be killed and removed.

“The key to understanding mould in the home is to understand the causation and it’s vital to have your home assessed by somebody that is trained to a standard,” says Tralau.

Are you being physically affected by mould?

For the majority of the population, living with mould will not cause any serious adverse affects, however for some – particularly those with compromised immune systems – it’s been known to cause the following:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Wheezing/asthma
  • Unexplained skin conditions
  • Unexplained headaches
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of concentration
  • Irregularities with menstrual cycle
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of libido
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Frequent thirst/excessive urination
  • Brain fog

Original article available at http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/05/16/09/41/signs-mould-is-affecting-your-health#PBucX2y4Y10clmw6.99

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