Sunday, January 21, 2018
Reducing condensation at home
A lot of the moisture in a house comes from shower steam causing foggy mirrors, wet walls and ceilings and worn out paint, which can add significant costs to the upkeep of a house.
A dry, warm house is also a healthy house, as damp surfaces are the perfect place for fungus and bacteria to grow, causing serious health problems.
Showerdome solves all these problems, controlling steam, reducing condensation and making the house healthier and warmer.
Showerdome is a clear acrylic dome that simply attaches to the shower cubicle top to prevent steam forming in the bathroom.
Steam happens when warm moist air mixes with cold air, so it acts as a barrier between those two air masses, which means no steam forms in the shower or bathroom.
Showerdome is a Kiwi invention and the company is proudly New Zealand owned and operated.
Apart from health benefits, safety and comfort, Showerdome helps you save on gas and electricity.
Research conducted by the University of Waikato proves that a Showerdome, when used correctly, can pay for itself within two years.
Independent tests, conducted over eight months to take into account both summer and winter temperatures, proved Showerdome to be successful at lowering humidity and sustaining air temperature in the bathroom.
The study estimated that heating a bathroom for half-an-hour per day with a 2.4kw electric heater costs around $100 a year, while using a 0.15kw heated towel rail for 12 hours per day costs around $156 a year.
A Showerdome costs $299 plus installation of around $135. For more information or local dealers please visit: www.showerdome.co.nz
The Weekend Sun has one DIY Showerdome kit, valued at $299, for one lucky reader.