Use Air Dryrs To Prevent Mold In Your RV
Mold can be a serious problem during the fall and winter months because of all the moisture in the air. Having good air ventilation is essential, as well as cleaning up mold as soon as you see it. If left unattended, mold spores can cause health problems and expensive, potentially irreparable damage.
Another solution you can try is a small dehumidifier, like the Air Dryr from Davis Instruments. These handy devices work by drawing in cool, moist air through the bottom, heating the air to dry it out, and releasing it back through the top.
How does the Air Dryer work?
These compact dehumidifiers are designed to run quietly and safely 24 hours a day. They use a standard 120-volt plug and less electricity than a 100-watt light bulb. As an extra safety precaution, they’re made with a thermal cut-off switch.
A variety of units are offered including the Air-Dryr 500, which reduces humidity in spaces up to 500 cubic feet, while the Air-Dryr 1000 can handle spaces up to 1000 cubic feet. They work well in RVs, travel trailers, boats, cabins, vacation homes, and for winter storage.
This video from Long Long Honeymoon on Youtube gives a closer look at Air Dryrs and how they work:
6 thoughts on “Use Air Dryrs To Prevent Mold In Your RV”
These are NOT dehumidifiers since they do not remove water from the air. They simply heat the air with the intent that it rises and escapes – taking humidity with it. . only a true dehumidifier (that you have to empty) actually removes water from the air. The chemical dryers work because they absorb moisture – but must be discarded when full.
Don’t knock these 70watt air dryers. They work really well. I use one I used to have in my boat where it also worked well.
Our RV and boat do not have electric power available over the winter. I would like to see an article on non-electric dehumidifying alternatives.
Save your money. Bought one for our RV and it was a waste of money. Go to Walmart and buy some DAMP RID. I order mine online to get the type that hangs in the closet.
We intend to order our new 5th wheel with double pane windows because we live in Florida. They are a MUST to help prevent mold down here.
With all due respect, the video presentation related to the “Air Dryer” series of products is just plain ridiculous! The air goes in the bottom of the device and out the top with the moisture (water) it had previously contained now removed, but no residual water reservoir of the resultant removed water is present? This is just plain stupid. It violates the first law of thermodynamics, which concerns the conservation of energy and matter.
The device is actually a heater. The only way to dry the air is to remove the water from it with some type of dehumidification. The small heater will raise the temperature in the room, allowing the air to support more moisture, but will increase the likelihood of condensation on cooler surfaces, thereby fostering mold growth in those areas, especially in locations that can’t be readily seen and are, therefore, more difficult to clean.
The “Air Drying” effect referenced in the video is nothing but an illusion and is, again, just plain STUPID! The water will not just “disappear”, and the only way to convert it practically to something else would be to put it through electrolysis, converting it into hydrogen and oxygen, a more complex process, requiring special equipment. THIS IS A SMALL HEATER, which does not “dry” the air in any way, shape or form!
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