Learn about the benefits of having a Moisture Master Dehumidifier and more

Dust mites

House dust mites are found in most homes. They are microscopic, eight-legged creatures.

The concern about dust mites is people are allergic to them.

Symptoms associated with dust mite allergies include sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, nasal stuffiness, runny nose, stuffy ears, respiratory problems, eczema and asthma. Many people notice these symptoms when they stir dust during cleaning activities or even high volumes of foot traffic in carpeted areas.

House dust mites feed on human skin scales, pollen, fungi, bacteria and animal dander. Dust mites do not drink free water, but absorb water from the air and the environment – you see HUMIDITY is really the level of moisture in the air.

Remove the humidity with a Moisture Master dehumidifier and prevent dust mites from breeding in their millions.

To thrive, dust mites need very warm temperatures (23.8-27 deg C and above) and high humidity levels of70-80 % R/H (Relative Humidity)

One study showed when humidity is 60 percent or lower, the mite population stops growing and dies out.

Lower your humidity levels in your home with a Moisture Master dehumidifier

The dust mite produces around 20 highly allergic faecal pellets per day, they are light and stay airborne for up to 8 hrs making it easy to inhale. It is the protein in the excrement that causes the allergic reaction. One gram of dust can contain 500 dust mites…how many millions live in your mattress.

Humans continually shed skin and lose around 6 grams of dead skin each week. We also spend about one-third of our lives sleeping so high levels of dust mites are often associated with the bedroom, especially bedding and the amattress.

We recommend a vigorous cleaning program to ensure the initial build up dust mite contaminants are removed.

WASHING BED SHEETS – Wash all bedding and pillow cases in hot water and replace them at least once a week.

VACUUMING - The most important tool for managing house dust and dust mites is the vacuum cleaner. Regular, thorough vacuuming of carpets, furniture, textiles and other home furnishings such as draperies will help keep dust mite populations low. Vacuums with a water filter are preferable to those with a disposable paper bag because a water vacuum removes a greater range of particle sizes than paper-bag types. There are vacuums with highly efficient filters (HEPA) designed for use by people with allergies to dust. It is better to vacuum thoroughly once a week rather than lightly on a daily basis. Vacuum mattresses and padded furniture thoroughly; 20 minutes for each mattress is not too long.

DUSTING – Dust furniture before you vacuum so the dust has time to settle on the floor, where it can be picked up by the vacuum. Do not scatter dust. Instead, dust with a damp cloth rather than dry dusting. Spraying furniture polish/dusting liquid directly on surface reduces airborne particles by 93 percent compared with dry dusting.

Good news for asthma sufferers

ASTHMA – Recent research indicates that high humidity causes more house dust mite activity, which increases the risk of the well known respitory condition asthma. Given that research suggests dust mite allergen can cause asthma in infants and children near the start of their life. Moisture Master Dehumidifiers are the ideal solution to this problem.

A Healthy Home is a Happy Home

We have an important input in the design and manufacture of all our machines due to the high level of workmanship and reliability required in this price driven market we now live in. We will not sacrifice a few dollars to bring you the cheapest dehumidifier; we insist on quality and reliability…that’s why we have been in business all this time.

We also pride ourselves in after sales service. Isn’t it nice to know that if anything happens to your machine we will always carry the spare parts to repair or replace any accidently damaged parts?

With amazing features such as:

  • LCD and LED display window that shows your current relative humidity (R/H) / Moisture levels
  • Advanced electronic PCB
  • Variable touch button humidistat to set your dehumidifier to the desired R/H level
  • Current room temperature display
  • Convenient built in heater (Model: WDH 928DBH-20R)
  • 2 speed fan
  • Automatic shut off when bucket is full
  • Continuous drain option (No bucket to empty)
  • Timer
  • Washable air filter
  • Castors for ease of manoeuvrability
  • 3 year warranty
  • Extraction rate of up to 50 Litres of moisture per Day (Model: EUR-505)

Is moisture damaging your home?

Dehumidifiers can reduce the potential damage to wood, paper, furniture, drapes, expensive electrical items and other materials that are sensitive to moisture. Serious moisture problems can cause irreversible damage to the structure of a home or other buildings.

Moisture Master Dehumidifiers are also a great option for controlling moisture, especially in basements where moisture tends to build the most, causing mould and destroying valuable stored items.

Moisture is known to cause serious problems to expensive electronics and cameras not to mention the buildup of mould on your favourite leather jacket or shoes can be just as devastating. Mould will breed on just about any surface so act now and stop the buildup of moisture in your home with a Moisture Master dehumidifier.

If that’s not enough did you know high moisture levels and humidity can be detrimental to your health.

We all like to consider our home a safe haven - Could your home be making you sick?

Humidity and condensation can pose a threat to your family’s health and wellbeing. Continuous moist conditions creates opportunity for mould growth. It doesn’t take long for mould to thrive in moist humid conditions and it will only get worse unless you Act Now!

Mould is a living organism that thrives in warm humid and damp conditions. Not all bad but ingested it can cause some harmful affect…

It is not uncommon for some people to experience an allergy for all of summer if it is caused by an outdoor mould or even through the entire year if it is caused by an indoor mould. There are also cases when the mould spores deposit in the lining of the nose and can cause irritation. When this happens, it is possible for the person to experience symptoms of hay fever. If the mould spores reach the lungs, or worse, it can develop into an illness called bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

Excess moisture can also aggravate conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism (especially in colder damp areas).

As this dehumidifier helps prevent your home from mould, mildew and unwanted dampness, it will make your home feel warmer and dryer every day. Help to prevent the perfect breeding ground of dust mites by reducing the R/H level in your home to below 65% with your Moisture Master dehumidifier.

Reducing dampness with a dehumidifier can help reduce allergies and asthma.

Dust mites thrive in damp conditions, and their faeces are known to be a leading asthma-causing allergen. Mould spores can also cause allergic reactions, and mould loves the damp.

Healthy homes

If you want to use a dehumidifier to help control moisture for health reasons:

  • Chose our Suki model that has a high rate of water removal, and which allows you to set specific humidity levels using a display. This type is much more convenient when trying to set for low humidity levels.
  • Keep your house warm, as dehumidifiers work better when it’s warmer, and the relative humidity drops as temperature rises.
  • Do everything you can to limit the amount of moisture in the air (see “Condensation control” below).

As for dust mites, the best way to reduce your exposure to them is to wrap bedding and mattresses in special covers, and vacuum regularly, using a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

Condensation control

  • Keep rooms ventilated and warm during winter – at least 7°C warmer than outside temperatures. Install heavy curtains and draw them at night: it helps keep the home warm and reduces the number of cool surfaces for water vapour to condense on. Leave windows closed on damp days.
  • Always use close fitting lids on pots when cooking and fit extractor fans over the cooktop or stove, and in the bathroom (these must be ducted to the outside).
  • Dehumidifiers have often been teamed with unflued LPG heaters. One spews out moisture (and other contaminants) while the second mops up the moisture. No, no, no. It’s not the dehumidifier that’s the problem here – it’s the unflued LPG heater. Their exposed flame is a fire risk and they fill the house with water and other harmful contaminants. Don’t use them. Use cheaper to run and safer electric heaters.
  • Use a cupboard heater in problem wardrobes. A ventilation grille in the top of the wardrobe will also help.
  • Vent clothes dryer to the outside and don’t hang clothes inside to dry. Close doors when cooking, showering or using the dryer, to limit the spread of moist air.
  • Limit the number and size of pot plants in the house.
  • Check the ground under your house is dry. If it’s wet, cover with polythene (if feasible), taping the joints, and ensuring a tight fit around piles. Check that drainage systems are diverting water away.
  • Fix any leaks in the roof or around windows.

The General answer to this question is yes – for a number of reasons.

If you have a humid house and you use an air conditioning to combat this most A/C thermostats in houses turn on/off when you reach your desired temperature.

The A/C does not factor the humidity. If the thermostat doesn’t turn on the A/C, then no dehumidifying takes place.

Many people have the notion that your Air conditioner reduces the humidity. Well yes it can but not like a dehumidifier that is portable and can be moved around the home. Not only that but high humidity not only causes discomfort but can also make your A/C work much harder to cope with the high levels of humidity.

A dehumidifier not only keeps you comfortable but may reduce your A/C bill… Remember; it’s the HUMIDITY that makes you hot, not the HEAT. In a lot of cases by using a Moisture Master dehumidifier you may not feel the urge to use your A/C as often or for as long a period, saving you on your power bill.

If you experience cold winters. Damp air requires at least 30% more energy to heat than dry air.

A dehumidifier turns on/off based on the relative humidity (R/H), so if you’re aiming for a certain R/H (say 50-60% in the summer), you’ll need a dehumidifier to make sure you consistently reach that R/H.

If your A/C is on constantly (especially during the heat wave or through the winter for a heating system ), then it does dehumidify slightly, this will entail the A/C being run constantly through out the summer/winter months which would be costly, However running a Moisture Master Dehumidifier in conjunction with your current A/C system may reduce cost significantly to the homeowner. Your basement will also be effected due to lack of airflow especially with the humidity in the summer so a Moisture Master dehumidifier is an inevitable purchase.

* Please refer to Product Page for the running costs of our SUKI dehumidifier products.

Imagine enjoying a soda during a particularly warm day. When you pick up the can, you might notice that it’s wet — there’s moisture on the outside. Why is that? As air loses heat, it also begins to lose its ability to retain moisture; the colder surface pulls and collects water from the warmer air, creating condensation. Your dehumidifier does pretty much the same thing. Most dehumidifiers can be broken down into five component parts:

  • Fan Compressor — This compresses and expands a refrigerant gas like freon to cool the dehumidifier’s coils. Moisture Master uses environmentally friendly CFC Free gas
  • Reheater — This captures and collects heat that the cooling process generates.
  • Compressor cooling coils
  • Reservoir

How do all these parts fit together to pull moisture from the air? It’s fairly simple, but very effective:

  1. A fan collects moist air from the surrounding area and pulls it into the dehumidifier.
  2. As the air passes through, it comes into contact with the dehumidifier’s cooled coils. These coils use condensation to pull moisture from the air. The collected moisture remains on the coils and drips into the dehumidifier’s water tank.
  3. The dehumidifier then reheats the air and returns it back into the room warmer and dryer. Filtering the air in the process.

A dehumidifier usually has a removable plastic bucket for a reservoir; most buckets also have a place where you can hook up a hose so the collected water can drain straight into a floor drain or pump. This frees you from having to remember to dump out the water. Also ideal when your away from your home on holiday or use on a boat or rental property.

Moisture Master dehumidifiers also have a variable digital display humidistat, which allows you to set your desired level of relative humidity. A humidistat has two parts: a sensing element and a relay amplifier. The sensing element includes two alternate metal conductors, and changes in relative humidity will cause electrical resistance between those conductors. The relay amplifier measures this resistance and sends a signal to turn the dehumidifier on or off. These basic components add up to a device that may make your home feel a whole lot better.

In simple terms a Moisture Master dehumidifier creates a more dryer and healthier environment for you and your family.

Setting up your Dehumidifier

We recommend you place the dehumidifier in every room for at least 3 days set on the lowest R/H setting (30%). Keep the windows and doors shut and open the cupboard or wardrobe doors, this will help suck out any residual dampness in clothes and wooden draws / framework etc.

You can also remove any bedding to allow airflow onto your mattress.

You will notice a difference in air quality within 1 day.

Once you have dried every room you can centralise the dehumidifier in the hallway close to the living area.

If you have a two story house you may need a second dehumidifier on the top level…. remember the average household produces around 12 litres of moisture per day just by breathing, showering and cooking alone.

If you have a basement that has poor airflow your dehumidifier will eliminate the threat of mould and unwanted dampness in this area.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your concerns on what model to order. We are more than happy to advise the perfect solution for you.

Maintenance

There isn’t much you need to do. Simply remove and clean your air filter every few months in warm soapy water. We recommend you dry the filter before re fitting it.

LGR Dehumidifiers
A dehumidifier is a device that controls the moisture in the air and keeps the humidity levels in the optimum range. A good dehumidifier will be able to reach the level of humidity as specified by the user. It does not allow the humidity levels to go below the specified range or rise above it. A mobile dehumidifier is a portable dehumidifier that can be moved from one place to another. It has large rubber wheels that leave no pressure marks on the floor. The advantage of a mobile dehumidifier is that it can be taken from one place to another wherever there is need for the action of the dehumidifier to take place.

In places where moisture is predominant because of floods or leakage or other calamities or where new constriction has just been completed and the general weather is not helping in drying the place, a mobile dehumidifier can be used to speed up the drying process. When one area of the place has dried up a portable or mobile dehumidifier can be moved to another place that requires attention.

Whereas an air conditioning unit has to be fixed, a dehumidifier is more useful when it is portable. A mobile dehumidifier can be of different capacities to suit the requirement. A device of very large capacity may be required in a large industry while a smaller one is suitable in homes. A mobile dehumidifier in a home can be moved from room to room wherever the inhabitants require it.

Swimming Pool Dehumidifiers
A swimming pool dehumidifier is used in indoor pool rooms where the humidity tends to be very high because of the large amount of water in the pool and because the evaporated water has no large open area to escape as the swimming pool is enclosed indoors. A swimming pool dehumidifier is also used in indoor spa rooms or where a hot tub is placed in a home or a commercial setting.

There are many advantages of using swimming pool dehumidifiers in these environments. The use of swimming pool dehumidifiers offers control over the temperature in the indoor area where the pool or spa or tub is located. As temperatures outside vary during the day or night, the humidity levels also vary, a swimming pool dehumidifier can control and maintain humidity levels thereby helping to maintain the required temperature in the room.

When there is excessive humidity in the indoor room, it can condense and form pools of water or generally make everything wet and clammy. This damp can breed bacteria and fungus that can be very detrimental to health and wellbeing of the people who are using this building. The high moisture content can be bad not only for the health of the people but also for the building structure itself. To ensure a longer life to the building that encloses the pool and to reduce costly maintenance to the building and appliances inside the building, it is sensible to use a good quality swimming pool dehumidifier of a reputed brand such as the SP series swimming pool dehumidifiers.

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