In a head-to-head battle with the unrelenting South Florida humidity, the IW25-1 by Innovative Dehumidifier Systems leaves the ring as the undefeated champ posting yet another unanimous decision. Wireless monitoring equipment was placed inside an upscale Ft Lauderdale area apartment where excessive humidity has caused a myriad of problems over the past few years. The equipment compiled temperature and relative humidity (RH) data over a period of ten days between August 1, 2014 and August 11, 2014. A sensor placed outside to measure ambient conditions revealed temperatures ranging between 76 and 88 degrees along with relative humidity in excess of 90% for a significant portion of the study.
For the three day period prior to the operation of the IW25, relative humidity inside the dwelling ranged in the low to mid-seventies while maintaining an air temperature of between 72 and 73 degrees. Within a couple hours of the apartment dehumidifier being started, the inside relative humidity was driven down to the mid-fifties where it remained steady over the remainder of the 10 day testing period. Most experts agree that in order to prevent mold in apartments, the relative humidity should be maintained below 60 percent.
The energy efficient dehumidifier recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Product Marketplace at the American Institute of Architecture National Convention and Design Exposition. Boasting an affordable price point along with quiet and efficient operation, the in-wall dehumidifier is quickly becoming a popular choice for design professionals and property owners trying to resolve excessive humidity issues and prevent active mold before it starts.
Current plans for the IW25 include September trips to Richmond, VA for the Virginia Housing Conference and Savannah, GA for the Georgia Affordable Housing Conference. In October the IW25 will make appearances at the North Carolina Housing Conference in Raleigh and the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference in Norfolk. Additionally, the IDS staff will be on hand at the AHR Expo in Chicago in January 2015. For more information on this study or the IW25 please contact Innovative Dehumidifier Systems at 1-910-579-3348.