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Holiday Properties, Log Cabins, Caravans

Whether you own a small apartment, a house, or even a large villa in Australia, the biggest problem is that you cannot be there constantly to ensure that the property is kept fully warm, dry and aired.

We all know the situation when you first visit your holiday property after the winter months. You unlock the doors and walk in to be greeted by that stale, musty dank atmosphere. Whatís your first reaction? You open up all of the doors and windows to get some clean fresh air into the room. Then you walk into the kitchen area and are dismayed to see that small black mildew patches have appeared all over the walls and tiles, so your next job is a major cleaning exercise, followed by a similar cleaning exercise in the bathroom. Then you make yourself a cup of tea and decide to sit and relax for a while, but find that the half of a bag of sugar that you left in the kitchen cupboard has turned into a lump of rock. Finally, you actually do sit down, only to realise that your sofa and all the cushions smell musty and damp.

If this sounds familiar, then SolarVenti dehumidifiers could be the solution to your problems. Simply by using the power of the sun, your holiday property can get fresh, dry, warmed air pumped through every time the sun shines during the winter months.

Villas, Houses and domestic property

Many properties suffer from inadequate ventilation and become increasingly humid and full of stale air. In the winter months when doors and windows are firmly shut this problem reveals itself with condensation and sometimes mould and mildew problems on walls.
Living in these circumstances is not good for people's health and constantly breathing an atmosphere that is encouraging mould and condensation may even shorten people's lives as well as making living conditions unpleasant. The simple answer is to open the doors and windows to improve ventilation but who wants to do that in the colder autumn and winter months?

The easy answer is to fit a SolartVenti unit that will automatically dry and heat air as the winter sun makes it available and pump it into your house. It is a true fit and forget solution that deals with the problem in a carbon neutral manner and has no running costs. Various sizes are availalbe to suit different house sizes. The largest unit can also be supplied as a dual purpose unit that optionally heats your water as well as pumping warm dry air into your house.

Boats and Yachts

Boats, and yachts all suffer from dampness, especially when over-wintering, and the very unhealthy natural results of having a damp atmosphere such as decay, mildew, rust, fungal spores, coldness and unpleasant smells.
The smaller SolarVenti units, the SV2 and SV3 provide a ready answer to these problems by drying out the living quarters and thus improving the atmosphere and quality of life on board the boat. This can also extend the life of a boat as a result of removing the dampness that encourages the decay processes. Even ignoring economic aspects just by having a boat that is always pleasant to return to makes the SolarVenti worth it's cost. How many times do you want to thoroughly clean the boat and throw away stale bedding, curtains and smelly cushions? Remember, SolarVenti has no running costs and because it needs no power supply connection it cannot have the power supply tripped or the bucket fill up or the heat exchanger burn out.

Garages, Workshops, Libraries, Museums, Storage etc

Protect and preserve your valuable possessions using SolarVenti technology.
Wherever you store your valuable assets the biggest threat is damp and humidity. In a damp atmosphere things deteriorate at an astonishing rate; even a few months of damp air can start to turn a prized car into rust. If you look in your garage, itís not only vehicles that suffer, but tools gardening equipment and bikes too.

So, rather than paying for expensive to run electrical dehumidifiers, why not use the power of the sun, at zero running cost, to protect your valuable possessions. SolarVenti units have been proven to operate highly effectively when fitted to museums, garages and workshops, document storage areas etc.

Damp cellars and basements

A damp cellar is very common but you can keep it dry
It is not surprising that a cellar is damp. In most cases the cellar floor is close to or below the water table. That said it is an easily solved problem and you do not need to resort to tanking unless you wish to live down there.
Providing you have a NE,N, NW facing wall, and the distance from that wall to the damp cellar or basement is not too far, a SolarVenti panel is an excellent method of keeping the atmosphere in your cellar / basement fresh and dry.

If you have a problem with water ingress, SolarVenti cannot cure this. You will need a sump and pump and you may need to get a builder in to diagnose and fix the problem. However, when it comes to eradicating that horrible damp, musty smell, and eliminating those patches of mildew in the dark and dank corners, SolarVenti will provide a perfect solution at a zero running cost.

Every time the sun shines your cellar will be actively supplied with warmed, dry, fresh air; eradicating the moisture and making your cellar amazingly fresher and cleaner. Plus you can switch off your mains dehumidifier and save the electricity.

Commercial and Industrial property

Many commercial and industrial properties suffer from inadequate ventilation and become increasingly humid and full of stale air. During the winter months, especially in less utilised areas such as store rooms, when doors and windows are firmly shut, this problem manifests itself as condensation and sometimes even as moulds and mildews.

SolarVenti units help to overcome these problems at no running cost and thus have many potential commercial applications. Wherever fresh dry warmed air is required they can be an ideal adjunct to your existing air handling and ventilation systems.

So, to name but a few, they could be used in village halls, care and rest homes, hospitals, conference rooms, meeting rooms, hotels and hostels, bars, restaurants, kitchens, libraries, document stores, offices, workshops and store rooms.

In fact, anywhere that requires a supply of fresh, warmed, clean dried air can benefit from SolarVenti. A number have already been utilised on museums, document stores and store rooms in Scandinavia.

Note - the larger SolarVenti units can have a significant impact on space heating costs too, by reducing the energy required to heat your premises.

Please contact us to discuss your specific commercial or industrial application requirements - we can suggest the optimal solution to meet your needs. Please note that for commercial buildings, planning permission may be required to mount a SolarVenti unit.

Sports Pavilions and Changing Rooms

Almost every sports facility has changing rooms and locker rooms and many of them suffer from the ever present problems of bad sweaty odours and condensation from steam in the shower areas. For those facilities that do not incorporate commercial style Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units, this can be a major issue that can cause facilities to deteriorate and decay.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

It need not be an issue any longer. A correctly sized SolarVenti dehumidifier will banish sweaty odours and resolves that condensation problem at zero running cost. So whether you are a golf club,† or tennis club, you can transform your changing and locker rooms into rooms with a pleasant fresh atmosphere. As many cricket pavilions and some golf and tennis facilities have no mains power, SolarVenti is an ideal solution to issues of damp and mildew in sports changing rooms.

Depending upon the size of your changing/locker room you can also provide some supplemental heating too, as the larger SolarVenti units actually warm the incoming air significantly meaning you can reduce your heating costs.

All you need is a South, South-East or South-West facing external wall, and the sun will take care of freshening your changing facilities for free.

SolarVenti is also an ideal and free to run method of protecting all of your grounds equipment too. Fit one to your machinery sheds to minimise damp and help to prevent rust attacking your valuable equipment.

Solar Air Conditioning and Cooling

SolarVenti can now also provide cooling in the summer as well as warmed air in the winter.

OK, it is probably a little unfair to call it air conditioning as such, but using the same unit that provides free supplementary heating to your property in the autumn, winter and spring months, your property can now get a supply of cooled air in the summer. A thermostatic control simply switches the air supply from the SolarVenti unit to a secondary impeller that draws air through piping buried in the ground. This air source has a temperature of between 5C and 10C below the ambient air temperature. Unlike mains powered air conditioning, SolarVenti air cooling costs nothing to run and reduces your carbon footprint.

Cooling kits are only available for the SV7, SV14 and SV30 models.