Steam-less bathrooms creating drier homes


New research from a leading New Zealand university has shown that Showerdome is effective at creating drier healthier kiwi homes.

Independently tested earlier this year by the University of Waikato, Showerdome proved successful at trapping moisture within the shower, greatly reducing the dampness of the bathroom.

University of Waikato senior lecturer Dr James Carson says the results highlight the merits of Showerdome.

“The humidity and dew point within the bathroom was largely unchanged during a 10 minute shower, meaning that the device was effective at preventing warm moist air escaping from a shower cubicle which, in turn, meant that no condensation or fog formed,” he says.

Showerdome chief executive Maurice O’Reilly says the findings of the study are testament to the product’s effectiveness in New Zealand homes.

“Most of our customers believe it has made a difference to their lives,” Mr O’Reilly says.

“The results show that Showerdome has definite benefits for consumers, both healthwise and on their pockets too,” he says.

The main health benefit of Showerdome is that it creates a drier home as steam created from the shower is not able to flow into adjoining rooms, therefore reducing condensation, mould, mildew and dust mites.

Kiwis looking to save power this winter could also benefit from Showerdome. Energy savings can be made because there is no need for extractor fans, and because the shower cubicle stays warm and draft-free, less hot water is used.

Maintenance costs are also reduced as damage caused by condensation, such as cracked paint and damaged and peeling wallpaper are greatly reduced.

Steam and condensation are caused when hot moist air from the shower collides with the cold air outside the shower.

Showerdome is a clear acrylic dome that, when fitted to the shower, stops steam forming. Mirrors remain clear and moisture does not flow into adjacent rooms.

Further testing of Showerdome is taking place in the winter months to determine its increased effectiveness in this period.

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