Seldom does a day go by that there isn’t a report of apartment mold somewhere in the US resulting in property loss or damage, serious health effects and legal implications. A search of Google News for “apartment mold” returns more than 26,000 results with numerous reports from across the country made within the past week.
Innovative Dehumidifier Systems, the developer of the award-winning IW25-1 dehumidifier, the first moisture control solution in America designed specifically for multifamily housing, has released an ENERGY STAR® certified model. The enhanced performance IW25-2 dehumidifier draws 23% less power consumption than the original model. It also uses 35% less maximum absorbed current, thereby reducing previous energy costs by approximately one-third. In addition to the energy and cost savings, installing the new IW25-2 ENERGY STAR® model allows multifamily developers and builders to receive points for participating LEED and EarthCraft projects.
The IW25 places apartment humidity control directly in the hands of property managers. It has a tamper-proof cover that can only be removed using a special tool. The IW25 can be quickly installed between existing studs or surface mounted to an interior wall. Once installed, it operates independently of the HVAC system to quietly and efficiently remove excess moisture from inside apartments. Installation of the IW25 is far less complex than whole house dehumidifiers and can usually be completed in less than an hour, minimizing disruption to the resident. It’s these features and benefits that separate the dehumidifier as the only unit of its kind on the market.
The new model also comes with improved safety features in addition to the increased efficiency that achieved the ENERGY STAR® certification. Epoxy coated coils extend the life of the equipment by preventing corrosion and improving indoor air quality (IAQ). A protective shroud around the main circuit board is designed to add protection for the unit control board. Auxiliary pump safety contacts were added to the unit control allowing the unit to be shut off in the event of condensate pump failure. A revised grille provides for smoother and more efficient airflow. Lastly, a new compressor and the addition of a row to the condenser coil increase efficiency.
For landlords and tenants who are searching for a cost-effective and efficient solution to resolve or prevent mold in apartments should evaluate the IW25. For more information on the IW25 dehumidifier including case studies and specifications, visit Innovative Dehumidifier on the web at www.innovativedehumidifiers.com.
Innovative Dehumidifier offers its premier product as the only multifamily unit dehumidifier system on the market. Innovative Dehumidifier is an Ocean Isle, North Carolina based company created by Brian Smith and Tom Honeycutt, who developed the IW25-1 to meet the building industry’s growing demand for an appropriate humidity solution for multifamily spaces. Learn more about Innovative Dehumidifiers at www.humidityhappens.com.