Energy saving tip

    Save energy and money with dehumidifiers

    2 min

    With humidity of around 50 per cent in a house, less energy is used to heat the space than at higher humidity. So it is cheaper to heat dry air than moist air. Wood’s dehumidifier LD40 has been named “Best in Test” by Villalivet. The LD40 from Wood’s not only dries laundry with 55 per cent less energy consumption, it also dehumidifies the entire house and makes heating cheaper this winter.

    Using a dehumidifier to eliminate unwanted indoor humidity is a proven and well-known method, which is also proven to be energy efficient. A dehumidifier is the most energy-efficient way to dry laundry indoors and avoid moisture and mould problems in the basement. It is also perfect for getting a comfortable temperature in the garage with minimal electricity consumption. In addition, it can dehumidify the crawl space and make a bathroom dry and spider-free. Here are all the tips to keep the indoor air in your house pleasant, healthy and free of excess moisture – without skyrocketing electricity consumption. Even small changes in how you waterproof your home can significantly affect the electricity bill.

    A dehumidifier in a basement removes moisture and provides heat.

    Damp basements are a common problem in many houses. Laundry rooms/drying rooms are often located there, where moisture is created from the wet laundry and the air.

    With a dehumidifier in the basement, you take care of the moisture and get warmth in the bargain. Wood’s dehumidifier offers an efficient, energy-efficient, cost-effective solution for dehumidifying the basement. Dehumidifiers in Wood’s LD series are among the most energy-efficient dehumidifiers on the market. For every litre of condensed water vapour, you get back up to 780W in clean heat energy – the dehumidifiers blow out hot air that dries the laundry and heats the room simultaneously. This way, you get dry laundry in record time and a healthier and more pleasant environment in your basement.

    Best tips for efficient, energy-efficient basement dehumidification

    In basements, it is important to choose a powerful dehumidifier that generates high airflow so that the air is circulated throughout the basement level. If a basement is divided into several rooms, the air must reach all spaces, so choose a powerful dehumidifier, such as the SW series from Wood’s, to ensure sufficient air circulation. Since humidity can vary based on the season, outdoor temperature and needs, it should be checked with a hygrometer to set the desired effect on the dehumidifier.

    Dehumidifiers in the laundry room save up to 55 per cent energy compared to other options

    With Wood’s dehumidifier LD-40, laundry is dried in the most energy-efficient manner. The only alternative that requires less energy is hanging drying, but then there remains the problem of moisture from the laundry remaining in the room, which can cause condensation on walls and windows, and in the long run, can lead to moisture damage, mould and other problems.

    Hanging laundry and using a dehumidifier to transport the moisture away is the most gentle way to dry laundry and delicate textiles, compared to the wear and tear caused by a tumble dryer. The LD40 from Wood’s has a top-facing outlet that blows the laundry dry. Dehumidifiers in the LD series also generate heat, so you don’t have to worry about the electricity bill. When the magazine Villalivet tested which method is the most energy-efficient for drying laundry indoors, the heat pump dryer and the heat pump drying cabinet consumed an average of 55 per cent more energy than dehumidifiers.

    Tips for energy-efficient drying of laundry in drying rooms and laundry rooms

    Drying the laundry with a dehumidifier is by far the most energy-efficient option. With a drying room dehumidifier, warm, dehumidified air is directed at the laundry. Wood’s LD series dehumidifiers are specially developed to dry laundry while dehumidifying an entire room. For every litre of condensed water vapour, up to 780W of heat energy is generated. This makes the indoor air drier and warmer, saving you energy and money. The laundry is dried gently, moisture problems are avoided – and the spiders stay away. Consider choosing a dehumidifier with an exhaust and drying function for the laundry room, such as Wood’s LD40.

    With a dehumidifier in the bathroom, towels are always dry, and electricity costs are kept down

    The bathroom is a space that is particularly exposed to moisture, which should be removed to avoid condensation and moisture problems. A dehumidifier not only keeps towels dry and fresh, it also provides a better indoor climate in the entire space. Wood’s dehumidifiers in the LD series return up to 780W of heat energy for every litre of water vapour condensed, making them a practical way to save money.

    The tips to get it dry and comfortable in the bathroom without the electricity bill heating up

    It is essential to choose a dehumidifier that fits in the bathroom, a model that is both energy efficient and easy to move around. Keep the bathroom door closed, so the dehumidifier can work most efficiently, as it should focus the effect on the most humid room in the house. Towels will dry in no time and stay fresh longer. If the laundry is hung in the bathroom, you will be surprised by how fast it dries and how little energy is used.

    Keep the crawl space free from moisture without having to re-drain the foundation

    A dehumidifier in the crawl space is an energy-efficient way to eliminate unwanted moisture and keep the whole house healthy. By directing the exhaust or the moist air away through an air hose, the dry air from the dehumidifier can rotate the air in the room and create conditions for good air circulation. The humidity is easily checked with a hygrometer or controlled via a digital display so that the effect can be constantly optimized according to prevailing conditions.

    Tips for the best effect with dehumidifiers in crawl spaces:

    In crawl spaces, high airflow is important. When the air is circulated, the entire space can be dehumidified, not just the area closest to the dehumidifier. The relative humidity should always be around 50 per cent to prevent moisture and mould problems. The water condensed by the dehumidifier is led away with an ordinary garden hose.

    Humidity levels can be easily monitored with a hygrometer so that the dehumidifier does not have to run unnecessarily. Remember to seal the valves so that moist air is not allowed into the foundation and to place the dehumidifier as centrally as possible in the space.

    A dehumidifier from Wood’s in a crawl space and basement has many advantages

    • Prevents moisture damage
    • Prevents mould growth
    • Drys wood and keeps tools free from rust
    • Dries laundry quickly, efficiently and gently
    • Removes musty odours
    • Spiders disappear when the air becomes drier
    • The house will be cheaper to heat
    • Superior airflow
    • All models can be hosed directly to the drain
    • One of the market’s most energy-efficient dehumidifiers
    • Extracts the most litres of water per kWh
    • Up to 10 years warranty

    With dehumidifiers from Wood’s, moisture and mould problems are prevented in your house. They do not require complicated installation; plug in and set the desired humidity. Then the dehumidifier takes care of itself. It is easy to set the desired humidity level; by regulating this, energy consumption is kept down, allowing the dehumidifier to be safe and reliable protection against moisture problems.

    Maximum heating effect and circular functionality

    The new LD models have taken a big step in dehumidification capacity and heating effect. The LD series from Wood’s are the most efficient dehumidifiers on the market. For every litre of water vapour you condense, you get back 780W in pure heat – the dehumidifiers blow dry laundry with a directed exhaust. All LD models are developed to be durable and sustainable. Wood’s provides a full 10-year warranty, provided the filter is changed annually. The LD models are available with a digital, user-friendly display or a traditional, analogue turning mechanism.

    When you choose Wood’s, you get all our combined knowledge and solutions

    With a combined history spanning 90 years, Wood’s has an extensive knowledge of weather, air, and climate conditions and how they affect indoor environments.

    Our collective expertise and extensive presence in the market mean that we can support you, our customers, by helping you select the right products and ensure that you get the best possible results from the products you choose.