Make Your Fan A Smart Fan
With a new DewStop Fan Switch, your fan goes from ordinary to intelligent
(Gig Harbor, Washington, April 14, 2010) What is the most effective way to keep your bathroom free from condensation, therefore reducing or eliminating health hazards and costly repairs? GTR Technologies is encouraging anyone who wants to protect their indoor space from harmful mold and mildew to use its new DewStop Fan Switch as a sentry against condensation build-up. DewStop can be used with a new or existing fan to monitor and control condensation in any space where humidity is, or could be, a concern.
DewStop products contain the most advanced condensation control technology ever made. The basis of our technology is used by meteorologists for weather prediction. Temperature, Humidity and Dew Point information is sensed, and then processed and refined through our software, to determine a room's condensation level. For DewStop to sense dew (condensation), the room will need to show visible signs of wetness (such as steam on walls / mirrors / fixtures) attaching to surfaces. Visible steam in the air is not the problem, the problem occurs when moisture in the air becomes too heavy and the air cannot support it. The moisture then moves to surfaces (this is the dew point), triggering the DewStop sensors. The DewStop fan switch is constantly checking the air for condensation. At the right time, DewStop will turn ON the fan and run it long enough to clear the room.
DewStop has taken its Patent Pending Technology and packaged it into a single fan switch just about anyone can install. DewStop allows their customers to simply connect their new or existing fan to the DewStop switch. If DewStop senses the presence of rising condensation levels, it will automatically turn on a fan and keep it on until the condensation is no longer a concern and your room is dry. An indicator light pulsates as condensation is detected, and then stays solidly lit as the room is drying. Users can manually turn ON and OFF the fan when needed, or rely on the DewStop sensor to do the job and keep doing the job for them.
The effects of mold and mildew exposure on people is a wide-spread problem, with more than 15 million Americans suffering mold allergies, and even more non-allergic people developing reactions to mold exposure. According to the Center for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children [CDC, 1].
Not only can mold be dangerous, it can also be expensive. Repairs to rid a room of mold can range from bleaching and repainting, to needing a professional to tear down walls and basically rebuild a room's interior from scratch. Controlling condensation helps to minimize damage to walls and household goods. DewStop is the affordable home and health maintenance solution for any bathroom, shower room, laundry room, or attic.
"Mold is a nuisance and a health hazard in so many bathrooms because fans aren't left on for an adequate amount of time, or they aren't turned on at all," said Tony Branham, National Sales Manager of GTR Technologies INC, which manufactures and distributes DewStop products.
Branham added: "DewStop is a user-friendly, cost-effective way for any homebuilder or homeowner to monitor and control the effects of condensation in the home. Because of its technology, price and ease of use, the DewStop Fan Switch should be standard equipment-like a bathtub or mirror-for any bathroom. The installation is quick and easy, and can be done by most homeowners. No more hollering at kids who don't turn on the fan when they get into the shower or bath, and no more leaving the fan running all day because someone forgot to turn it off. DewStop makes your fan smart enough to take care of itself, so you can have peace of mind."
The DewStop Fan Switch comes in two models, one with the fan control (FS-100), and one with an added lighting control feature (FS-200). Each DewStop includes the screws, the wire connectors, and the manual needed for easy do-it-yourself installation. DewStop Fan Switches are covered by a one-year limited warranty. The DewStop FS-100 is priced at $59 (LIST) and the FS-200 is priced at $69 (LIST).
DewStop was designed by GTR Technologies, INC in Seattle, Washington, USA. GTR is the only company to develop software using dew point as a trigger to turn on most any fan. GTR makes this unique, complex technology easy and affordable to any homeowner, homebuilder, remodeler, or do-it-yourselfer. USA & International Patents Pending. For more information, contact the company at 360.876.2974 or visit www.dewstop.com.
CDC1: "Basic Facts: Molds in the Environment." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Version (2010): 1 page. 4/19/2010 http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm.
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