During the fall, winter, and spring months, when humidity is high and the temperatures are low, the DryWave Air Dryer is truly a necessity. Mold and mildew thrive whenever water or moisture is present, particularly in spaces with little or no airflow. We cannot ever completely rid the air of mold or the mold spores that populate it, but with the DryWave we can control their growth to prevent them from forming and thriving.
The DryWave works by gently warming the air in an enclosed area, raising the temperature above the dew point. The dew point is the temperature at which condensation will occur on surrounding surfaces, which often leads to the build-up of mold and mildew. In the Pacific Northwest, where humidity is high in the fall and winter, keeping the internal temperature above the dew point is critical in preventing condensation.
The DryWave Air Dryer is particularly effective in enclosed areas which are exposed to cool temperatures and are not well ventilated. Boats, RV’s, vehicles in storage and gun safes are good examples. The DryWave simply needs access to 120 volt power, and a clear area on the floor on which to place it. When placing the DryWave in a boat or an RV, it is important to have clear airflow around the unit and some ventilation to the area. The Drywave is designed to run 24 hours per day and draws no more power than a standard light bulb.
The DryWave Air Dryer is available in two sizes. The standard DryWave Standard Electric Boat Air Dryer is designed for use in spaces up to 1,000 cubic feet, while the more compact DryWave 100 Compact Electric Air Dryer is designed for spaces up to 100 cubic feet. For larger areas multiple air dryers can be used. There are no moving parts in either DryWave, and the larger DryWave comes equipped with a thermal shut-off switch in case the unit overheats for any reason. Both DryWave housings are manufactured from non-flammable materials.
In areas like Florida and the Gulf coast, the DryWave unit should be monitored more frequently, as high humidity and temperatures will lessen the effectiveness of the DryWave in the warm Spring and Summer months.
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