With today’s upgrades and improvements to heating and cooling systems the secondary benefit is now non-existent. Thankfully, HVAC systems are much more energy efficient and blasts colder air in shorter increments. There is nothing wrong with the improved upgrades. In fact, it is doing exactly what it is created to do, cool the air in less time. As a result of these new improvements, there is a rise with mold issues within indoor living spaces.
Updated: November 8, 2021 Shortly after traditional HVAC units were introduced in Japan around the 1950s, it was realized that the bulky and loud systems needed a redesign to meet the needs of smaller homes built close together. Developed as an alternative, mini-split systems were created as heating and cooling systems that allow the temperature …Read More
We are excited to announce that the IW-25 Dehumidifier that protects your property and investment against excess moisture is getting an upgrade. Now Featuring a shallower design for versatility with IN Wall or ON Wall installations. The IW-25-4 Mold Defender is designed for higher efficiency and performance with upgraded features including aluminum coils, a MERV 8 washable filter, alternate power and drain routing and a 5 year warranty.
When the days are shorter and jackets are thicker, winter has arrived. As temperatures drop, the dew point will follow, leaving “watermarks” on your window. Condensation not only makes windows foggy but can cause property damage. As stated in the Journal of the Architectural Institute of Korea Structure & Construction, “condensation and mold problems in …Read More
UPDATED: November 24, 2021 Lower Humidity to Help Prevent Moisture Related Problems “Molds are a part of the natural environment and are present everywhere,”1 according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. The first signs usually appear in dark corners or spaces such as closets, under beds, and behind cabinets. “Molds are fungi that grow …Read More
UPDATED: August 25, 2021 Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a top concern as campuses prepare for the return of students, faculty, and staff. Practical and accessible solutions to improve the IAQ are essential to help prevent indoor air pollution, caused by the spread of harmful viruses and pathogens, especially with the evolving variants of …Read More
UPDATED: December 15, 2021 The Negative Effect of Excess Moisture Trapped Indoors As the demand for multifamily housing steadily grows, construction and building regulations have become tighter in an effort to create sustainable and energy-efficient housing. The article, Mold Susceptibility of Rapidly Renewable Materials Used in Wall Construction, explains that “tighter building construction practices save …Read More
National Indoor Mold Society developed National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month (NITMAM) “to inform, educate, and bring awareness about how exposure to indoor molds and mycotoxins can affect your health.” –Letitia Peters Mold and fungi are a natural part of the environment and can be found everywhere, growing indoors and outdoors. However, problems with mold …Read More
Virginia Housing Development Authority reveals changes to the QAP: Points Awarded for Providing Dehumidification System
The VHDA Qualified Allocation Plan offers 5 points for rehabilitations and new construction, providing permanently installed dehumidification systems in each unit. As the pioneers of multi-family housing dehumidifiers, the IW-25-4 In Wall / On Wall Energy Efficient dehumidifier resolves moisture issues by creating a consistent Relative Humidity (RH). The IW-25 runs independent of HVAC systems, …Read More