It is a common thought that dehumidifiers are a cure for condensation in a property. Yes they do take the moisture out of the air, but there are a number of drawbacks.
Dehumidifiers draw excess moisture from the air, helping to combat condensation, prevent mould growth and reduce damp on walls. There are two main types of dehumidifier to choose from – refrigerant (also known as compressor) and desiccant. They work in different ways and claim to be better suited to different environments.
Refrigerant (or compressor) dehumidifiers
You can use a dehumidifier when you notice signs of damp, such as condensation on your windows. However the effect is limited, if your property suffers with severe condensation you need a ventilation solution.
Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) is a complete whole house ventilation solution which combats condensation and mould problems within your home. Not only does Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) provide an effective solution to condensation and mould problems but they are also energy efficient too - costing less that £6 a year to run.
PIV units work by delivering fresh, filtered and clean air into the home, gently ventilating it using a technique called Positive Input Ventilation (PIV). This method dilutes high levels of humidity and harmful household contaminates which include Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), created by the use of aerosols and formaldehydes which are found in furniture and carpets, chemicals from cleaning products and allergens from house dust mites. Furthermore, PIV units can be beneficial to people who suffer from asthma and allergies. High levels of relative humidity create a perfect breeding ground for the household dust mite, a known trigger for asthma and allergies.
So why not consider a PIV unit to control problems with condensation and black mould?
Enjoy the autumn and winter months in a healthier home.
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