We are always pleased to answer any questions about our products you may have by phone or email, but here are a number of the most commonly asked queries we receive:
Exactly how does the Airchamber keep my car dry, my garage gets very damp especially in winter?
Air absorbs moisture as a colourless and harmless gas we call water vapour and the amount of water vapour in a volume of air depends on the temperature. The process is called evaporation and the higher the temperature of the air, the more moisture it can absorb as a gas. The reverse of this process is condensation, air cooled (for instance by cold surfaces) looses its ability to hold as much water vapour, the excess water vapour changes back to moisture and appears on walls, floors and anything else in the building, such as your car.
By gently flowing air through the Airchamber we maximise the rate at which evaporation of any moisture that may be present on exposed metal surfaces, whatever the temperature of that air is. Your damp garage actually contains relatively dry air, the moisture it contained has simply condensed out as it came into contact with cold walls, floors and ceilings to produce a damp building.
The other and equally important benefit of Airchamber is that condensation cannot occur in it. The reason for this is that air is constantly moving through the airchamber, it is not circulating, and so does not cool while it flows through the Airchamber. No change of temperature within the Airchamber means no condensation, so there is no moisture to promote rust and other forms of corrosion.
Why does Airchamber storage prevent rust from forming?
The process of rusting, and other forms of corrosion seen on aluminium for instance, is due to electrolytic action. The electrolyte is normally a salt which has dissolved in moisture deposited by condensation, or by driving your car or bike on wet roads. By removing moisture Airchamber dries out the electrolyte and by eliminating condensation stops any chance of an electrolyte forming in the first place.
How much does Airchamber cost to run?
Airchamber relies on high efficiency brushless 12V automotive specification fans to produce its airflow. Rated at 320mAmps at 12V the energy cost for an Airchamber in continuous use is about £25 per year at typical Domestic electricity tariffs.
Should I turn my Airchamber off during the summer?
No! Even during the best summer weather air temperatures fall at night and condensation is always possible (that is how you can collect water overnight in a desert). And Airchamber’s micro air filters catch dust and insects to keep your car or belongings as clean as they were when they entered the Airchamber.
Should I use a cover on my car in the Airchamber?
Definitely not! Airchamber works because it flows air across every surface of your car or belongings. A cover will restrict the airflow and allow stagnant air to collect, which promotes condensation.
Will a dehumidifier help my Airchamber work even better?
Once again no, it is completely unnecessary and a waste of energy. A typical dehumidifier has a power consumption at least 30 times that of an Airchamber. A certain amount of water vapour in the air is in fact a good thing, if air is too dry it tends to crack leather seats and wood and make oil seals on mechanical components brittle.
I bought a Battery Conditioner from you, can I use it on my lawn mower during the winter?
Yes, the Airflow Battery Conditioner can be connected to any 12V lead/acid or gel battery and will keep the mower battery in a fully charged state throughout the winter, and vastly extend the useful life of the battery. Other popular uses, apart from infrequently used vehicles, are batteries in boats, jet skis and caravans and light aircraft.