There’s nothing worse than opening the salon door and getting hit in the face with the foul smell of mildew. Dank, damp air causes damaging mold and mildew, so it’s no wonder that a lot of boats suffer from these maladies. Instead of hanging unsightly dehumidifying bags or using fan units that collect water and require drainage, pick up an Air-Dryr unit by Davis Instruments. These small dehumidifiers use heat and natural convection to warm and dry the air, preventing mold and corrosion.
Designed for constant use, the compact Air-Dryr stays out of the way in any enclosed space and plugs in to 110/220 V power. It dries damp air by heating it above dew point and then releasing the warmed air through top vents.
With no switch, fan or thermostat, the silent Air-Dryr stays trouble-free and draws no more energy than a light bulb. A thermal cutoff shuts down the unit if air flowing into the unit becomes impeded. Air-Dryr has no components to cause sparking, so it’s safe for marine use in cabins, V-berths and engine rooms. Made of durable polycarbonate, the Air-Dryr 500 from Davis Instruments handles up to 500 cubic feet and draws only 0.6 amps and 70 watts, and measures 14 inches (length) by 5 inches (width) by 4.5 inches (height). The Air-Dryr 1000 handles 1,000 cubic feet and draws 1.1 amps and 130 watts, and measures 13.5 inches in diameter and is 4.25 inches high. Standard dehumidifiers can retail for $200 or more, but the Air-Dryr 500 costs only $59.99 and the 1000 only $69.99.
Contact Davis Instruments at 510-732-9229 or visit www.davisnet.com to check them out.
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