Drying cabinets or drying room dehumidifiers for a better indoor climate

Autumn is here. Colder outdoor temperatures increase indoor humidity, which can cause problems if the moisture from wet laundry is not dealt with. When moisture particles from the warmer indoor air hit cooler walls and windows, condensation forms. The same principle applies on the glass of a cold drink on a hot summer day. If this moisture is not taken care of, it can cause problems, in the worst case mould.

Hanging laundry indoors is a common drying solution in many homes. As long as the moisture is addressed, there is no problem, but when the moisture stays in the house, this can lead to problems. No matter how well ventilated the house is, moisture can still remain. As well as making it hard to get the laundry dry, in the long run it leads to bad odours, moisture damage and mould growth. In short, too much humidity is not good for your health or your house.

The recommended indoor relative humidity is 40-60%. If the value is above 60% for a long time, it is a risk factor and action should be taken. What can you do to prevent it?

Capture moisture and improve indoor air quality

A good option is to dry your laundry in a drying cabinet. A modern dryer with heat pump technology is both energy efficient and spacious. It's also easy to place, taking up only 1 square metre of floor space and can be placed in any room. All moisture is taken care of and the indoor air becomes healthier for both people and buildings.

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Drying cabinets are versatile everyday heroes!

Drying cabinets dry everything. Here you can dry everything from the kids' dirty outerwear to your most delicate garments. The drying cabinet also serves as a good storage area, so you can leave your laundry hanging for as long as you need to.

Read more about Nimo's ECO Dryer 2.0 heat pump dryer cabinet

A drying room dehumidifier dries more than the laundry

For those who have the laundry room in their cellar, utility room, or other space where humidity levels can easily get too high, a drying room dehumidifier can be a good option. The dehumidifier not only dries the laundry, it also removes excess moisture from the entire space. Laundry dries quickly and everything from dirty outerwear and shoes to regular laundry can be dried in a room with a dehumidifier.

Read more about Nimo's Contra 1200 drying room dehumidifier here.

Humid air requires more heating

Heating the house is expensive and electricity prices are a challenge for many families. Lowering the indoor temperature by one degree reduces energy use by about 5 %, according to the Swedish Energy Agency. The challenge is that humidity increases when the indoor temperature is lowered, according to the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning. Moreover, because humid air feels cooler, a reduction in indoor temperature (without compensatory dehumidification) leads to a less comfortable indoor climate.

Dehumidifier or drying cabinet – an investment in a better indoor climate

Managing moisture indoors not only allows your laundry to dry faster and be fresher, it also allows you to lower the indoor temperature slightly and still maintain a comfortable indoor climate.

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