MADISON, Wis. — The dehumidification engineers at Therma-Stor recently introduced a true in-wall dehumidifier that can provide dedicated moisture control in multi-family dwellings, adaptive reuse buildings, hotels, and senior and student housing. The Ultra-Aire MD33 features a 5 ¾-inch slim-profile, which allows it to easily fit inside 2-by-6-inch stud walls.

“Code demands tighter building envelopes for energy savings,” said Nikki Krueger, industry manager, Ultra-Aire. “The result is partial and no-load air conditioning runtimes in most new construction and renovations. By adding mechanical ventilation, in order to ensure IAQ, there is an even greater challenge to control the moisture in the living space. Overcooling to control relative humidity is not an effective or economical answer. The best solution is to add a dedicated in-wall dehumidifier.”

Excessive moisture can bring about issues such as poor IAQ, property damage, comfort complaints, and reputational risk and liability. Including a dedicated in-wall dehumidifier as an integral part of the mechanical system protects the physical investment and creates a more comfortable and healthier living environment.

The Ultra-Aire MD33 is Energy Star certified and runs independent of the HVAC system in order to ensure that the space is protected from high humidity levels. The unit removes up to 33 pints of water a day and features a digital RH controller behind a tamper-proof cover. Sized for up to 1,200 square feet, the MD33 is an ideal solution for multifamily applications. The unit can be hardwired into existing electrical or directly plugged into a 110-v outlet with the provided cord. It is designed to directly drain for a truly hands-off dehumidification system.

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Publication date: 01/19/18