Prevent Mould – Solar Humidity Control – Stop Condensation
As outlined under Reduce Mould, Mustiness, Mildew, Dampness on the Solar Ventilation website, it is of utmost importance to keep your home or work environment fresh and dry by exercising humidity control in order to maintain a healthy indoor environment and prevent mould, asthma and allergy symptoms from developing.
The above council website provides valuable background information into what causes mustiness and mould problems – and how to stop condensation, prevent mould and secure a dry home.
The council recommends low level heating for reducing condensation on windows etc. combined with ventilation to remove moisture before droplets form condensation on windows and other cold surfaces.
Mould Prevention & Moisture control
According to the EPA website for mould resources, moisture control is the key to mould control. The page also includes: “Ten things You should Know” about mould.
Install SAM solar ventilation in your home to prevent mould and mustiness whilst also ensuring a healthy indoor climate. The SAM system doubles as a solar dehumidifier, which remove moisture from your home by introducing fresh, warm and dry air, which pushes moist and stale air out through small (or big) openings in the building envelope.
Humidity Control – Dehumidify with SAM
The AchooAllergy.com website clearly explains why it is so important for asthmatics and people with allergies to dehumidify, carry out alternative humidity control, or simply keep your home dry. The main reasons are to help:
- Reduce asthma attacks
- Reduce dust mites
- Reduce airborne allergens
Dust-mites and Asthma Symptoms
Solar moisture control helps to reduce moisture levels in the home. A well ventilated and dry home generally has a low level of dust-mites – and the occupants are therefore less likely to show or develop asthma symptoms.
Natural solar ventilation assists you in humidity control and reduces mould growth and dust mite numbers, therefore providing asthma relief as well as a reduced risk for developing allergies and other respiratory problems.
SAM benefits include:
- Mould prevention
- Mildew prevention
- Reduced condensation on windows
- Reduced dampness
- Reduced mustiness
- Moisture control
- Moisture removal
- Acts a dehumidifier
Dehumidify with the SAM Solar Dehumidifier for a Dry Home
The most common method of reducing humidity and preventing mould/mustiness in homes is to purchase a dehumidifier to dehumidify the home. However, conventional dehumidifiers are expensive to operate and must be emptied regularly. A solar ventilator integrated with a solar air collector will dehumidify the home and provide all the same benefits as a conventional dehumidifier, but without any ongoing cost; no electricity usage and no carbon emissions! Using SAM as a Solar dehumidifier is free (once installed) and sustainable, whilst also providing healthy living and asthma relieve. Dehumidify your home with SAM.
Solar de-humidification using solar ventilation and heating performs the task of a dehumidifier by introducing filtrated and heated fresh air into your house. Not only does this dehumidify and help improve the indoor climate and lower humidity levels, it also helps you reduce your heating bill through:
- Direct Heat Contribution – Solar Air Heating System
- Increasing the efficiency of existing heating systems
- Lowering the temperature increase required to feel comfortable
Solar air heating introduces fresh warm and dry air to the home, which reduces the moisture content – and prevents or reduces the risk of mould and mildew developing, which in turn improves the indoor air quality and ensures healthy living.
Preventing unnecessary condensation in homes
This leaflet provides good practical advice regarding humidity control to secure a dry home and how to prevent mould growth through humidity control.
A SAM solar ventilation system will in effect perform the task of a dehumidifier, but without power consumption and the need to empty it.