New Dehumidifier Designed for Multi-family Units

April 23, 2015
The IW25-1 is designed to sit in a standard wall stud cavity. Sources say it uses an average of 3.6 amps less than a whole home system.

Ocean Isle, NC-based Innovative Dehumidifier Systems, says the IW25-1 was designed specifically to protect multifamily units from mold.

When it comes to dehumidifiers designed for multifamily properties, size and capacity matter. Humidity solutions prior to Innovative
Dehumidifier forced multifamily owners and facility managers to utilize either portable or whole home dehumidifiers for humidity relief. While portable units were noisy and cumbersome, whole home models were expensive and inefficient. Both models relied on resident cooperation to be effective solutions. The IW25-1’s just-right size makes a significant impact on pre-existing humidity challenges with a water removal capacity of 25 pints per day. Removing nearly 22 gallons of water per week, the system is a compact and powerful solution for multifamily dwellings. The IW25-1 is also priced 40-50% less than the average, much larger and more costly whole home system.

The IW25-1 is designed to sit in a standard wall stud cavity. The installation and placement of the IW25-1 is less invasive than a whole home system and allows the property owner to maintain control of the unit. Quieter in operation than most refrigerators and dishwashers, the IW25-1 is seemingly unnoticeable. Drawing an average of 3.6 amps less than a whole home system, the maintenance and energy costs of the unit are also lower.

The IW25-1 was inspired and created by multifamily construction company owner, Brian Smith, and apartment developer and owner, Tom Honeycutt in 2012. After several years of attempting to refine the process of humidity control in multifamily spaces with already available products on the market, they decided to leverage their construction and developer expertise to create the first solution to multifamily unit mold and moisture control. The IW25-1 offers the most appropriate capacity and cost-effective humidity solution for multifamily properties, allowing both owners and residents to breathe easy.

Most recently, Innovative Dehumidifier’s vision was rewarded with the People’s Choice Award for Top New and Innovative Product at the American Institute of Architects 2014 National Convention and Design Expo Product Marketplace.

Case studies on the company website show the product used in a variety of settings where HVAC contractor expertise can be applied.