Posted on 07 09 2023

How to Combat dampness when drying laundry inside

Embracing the wet winter months poses unique challenges, especially for property owners and landlords. Among them, the struggle of drying laundry indoors stands out. In this blog, we look at practical approaches to dealing with dampness while highlighting how Insulation and heat pumps can be your allies.

Drying clothes indoors during winter goes beyond avoiding the outdoor chill. What might surprise you is that a single load of laundry can introduce up to 2 litres of water into your indoor air. This excess moisture isn't just inconvenient; it can disrupt your property's comfort, foster mould growth, and even impact the health of occupants.

Here's where Insulation is your friend. At GreenSide Energy Solutions, we focus on providing cost-effective Insulation solutions that offer advantages beyond warmth. Insulation acts as a protective shield against moisture infiltration and temperature fluctuations, curbing the buildup of excess humidity resulting from indoor laundry drying. By maintaining consistent indoor temperatures, Insulation mitigates the risk of condensation forming on surfaces, effectively combatting dampness.

While not directly contributing to ventilation, heat pumps are versatile devices that excel in maintaining indoor comfort. Offering both heating and cooling capabilities, heat pumps regulate indoor temperatures, ensuring a warm and dry environment during the winter season.

With the understanding of how indoor laundry drying introduces excess moisture, let's explore practical measures for achieving a dry, comfortable property:

  1. Strategic Drying Locations: Select well-ventilated areas within the home for setting up indoor drying racks.
  2. Expert Advice: Consumer NZ recommends placing drying racks near heating sources to expedite drying and maintain airborne moisture. Additionally, utilizing your bathroom's extractor fan can help.
  3. Dehumidifiers as Support: In conjunction with Insulation and heat pumps, consider employing dehumidifiers to effectively remove excess moisture from the air.
  4. Unlock Grants and Subsidies: GreenSide Energy Solutions assists you in accessing grants and subsidies that make Insulation and heat pump upgrades affordable and efficient.

As a proud participant in the Warmer Kiwi Homes program, GreenSide Energy Solutions is one of their largest service providers for Insulation and heat pumps. This program presents a significant opportunity for property owners and landlords, potentially covering up to 80% of Insulation costs ($2,000- $3,000) and a maximum of $3,000 (including GST) for a Heat Pump, potentially saving you over $5,000. *

Winter laundry challenges shouldn't translate into a damp and uncomfortable living space for property owners and landlords. By embracing strategic solutions like Insulation and heat pumps, you can create a dry oasis within your property, enhancing occupant well-being and boosting its overall value. 

GreenSide Energy Solutions is your trusted partner, ready to guide you through the process of implementing effective insulation and heat pump solutions, all while maximizing the potential of grants and subsidies. Take the first step today toward a cozier, dryer, and more energy-efficient property this winter. Contact us for personalized assistance that suits your property's needs.

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As an Owner-Occupier You May Be Eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes Subsidy