When it comes to signs of streaming windows or damp problems in our homes, our thoughts often turn to a dehumidifier. They may draw moisture out of the air, but there are several drawbacks:
- Dehumidifiers are only effective in the room in which they are placed.
- They do not offer a whole house solution.
- They are often very noisy.
- The dehumidifier is often turned off at night (due to noise or cost to run) when they are needed most.
- They require human intervention (turn them on, emptying the water)
- Energy costs are very high; typical dehumidifiers consume anywhere between 50 and 800 Watts.
Situated discreetly in either a loft space (in a house) or central hallway (in a flat or apartment), condensation-control units can provide a permanent and effective solution to condensation and mould problems. They also tend to be energy-efficient, with an average consumption as low as 6 Watts.
What are your thoughts on the common problem?