Fight Moisture And Mildew

Published in the April 2011 Issue April 2011 Ask The Expert

Dank, damp air causes damaging mold, mildew and corrosion on houseboats. Instead of unsightly dehumidifying bags and fan units requiring drainage, Air-Dryr by Davis Instruments uses heat and natural convection to warm and dry the air, preventing mold and corrosion.

Designed for constant use, the compact Air-Dryr fits out of the way in an enclosed space and plugs into 110/220V power. It dries damp air by heating it above dew point, then releasing warmed air through top vents.

With no switch, fan or thermostat, the silent Air-Dryr is trouble-free and draws no more energy than a light bulb. A thermal cut-off shuts down the unit should air flow be impeded. Air-Dryr has no components to cause sparking, so it's safe for marine use in cabins, v-berths and engine rooms. For fresh-smelling air, to prevent condensation and protect woodwork, Air-Dryr is great for onboard compartments.

Made of durable polycarbonate, the Air-Dryr 500 from Davis Instruments handles up to 500 cubic feet, draws only 0.6 amps, 70W and measures 14 inches long by 5 inches wide. The Air-Dryr 1000 handles 1,000 cubic feet, draws 1.1 amps, 130W and measures 13.5 inches in diameter and 4.25 inches high.

Compared to standard dehumidifiers that can retail for $200 or more, the Air-Dryr 500 costs only $59.99 and the 1000, $69.99.

For more information call 510-732-9229 or visit

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