I recently received two queries asking if the Unibond Aero 360 moisture absorber box is suitable for drying clothes.
Therefore I have decided to write this post in order to help those who have a similar question.
To save reading, and to find the perfect solution for drying clothes indoors, simply scroll down to the bottom of this post.
First of all you should be very careful with drying clothes indoors as a range of respiratory problems can occur. Those with a weak respiratory system or those with asthmatic problems could be the worst affected with lung infections and sinus problems.
The reason that respiratory problems could occur is that by drying your washing indoors the moisture content of the surrounding air can rise by up to 30%. Such a large increase in moisture levels creates a perfect breeding ground for mould spores especially Apergillus Fumigatus spores.
Therefore you should ideally dry your washing outdoors or in a tumbledrier (though they can shrink clothes).
Before we get to the solution of drying clothes indoors I must say that the UniBond Aero Moisture Absorber is not recommended for drying clothes. Rather the Unibond Aero is more suitable for a small area such as a single room.
The solution is actually one which I have myself and one which I have written about extensively on ByeMould.com.
It is, of course, the mighty Meaco DD8L desiccant dehumidifier which I can recommend wholeheartedly.
The reason I like the Meaco so much is that this dehumidifier features a ‘laundry’ setting. In this setting the dehumidifier works flat out bringing the relative humidity levels well below 40%.
In conjunction in ‘laundry’ mode the Meaco also inceases the surrounding air temperature by over 10% and this warm air is pushed out of the dehumidifier through an air outlet at the top of the machine.
The combined effect dries your clothes quickly (due to the increases air temperature), there is no condensation on the walls or windows and any mould spores are sucked into the dehumidifier.
Another dehumidifier which is great for drying clothes indoors is the EcoAir DD122 MK5 Desiccant Dehumidifier which has many similar features as the Meaco DD8L.
The Meaco DD8L and the EcoAir DD122 MK5 are the only two dehumidifier that I would personally use to dry clothes indoors.
Drying clothes indoors with a dehumidifier is a very simple process.
Simply place a clothes horse in the smallest room/space in the house (I personally use our hot press) and make sure all the windows and doors are closed.
Turn on your dehumidifier and wait several hours. Voila!
A little tip is to make sure that there is space between each item of clothing as the air needs to circulate around each item of clothing.
You can read more about drying clothes indoors in a previous ByeMould article.