Patented Smart Control

from Ebac Dehumidifiers

Ebac have developed a new way of controlling your dehumidifier called Smart Control.

Smart Control is an intelligent electronic software which replaces a normal humidistat.

It is more effective at eliminating condensation and damp in your home and more energy efficient.

Smart control can save about half your running costs, between £30 and £55 per annum.

To understand how Smart Control works and why it is better than other humidistats it is useful to understand more about condensation.


Why are ordinary humidistats not as effective as Smart Control.

Humidistats are similar to thermostats, but instead of measuring temperature they measure Relative Humidity. If you set a humidistat to 50% RH, when the RH in your home rises above 50% the dehumidifier will switch on and when it falls below 50% it will switch off.

Controlling a dehumidifier by a fixed Relative Humidity setting is not an effective way of stopping condensation and damp in your home. This is because condensation etc. is determined by the outside temperature as well as the relative humidity in your home. When it’s warm outside a relative humidity setting of 50% will bring the dehumidifier on to keep excess moisture levels under control. However when it is cold outside, the relative humidity in your home will usually go down especially when the heating is on, so if a humidistat is set at 50% it will never run even though there is excess moisture in the air. The excess moisture will migrate to a cold room or surface in your home. To control the condensation and damp with a dehumidifier controlled by a normal humidistat, you will need to reset the humidistat when the outside temperature changes, when the heating comes on and if extra moisture is added to the air. Ebac’s smart control handles these changes because it monitors the Relative Humidity over the previous 24 hours and therefore takes account of the changing conditions.


Why is Smart Control better

Smart Control is an intelligent software system which automatically controls the operation of your Ebac dehumidifier. Smart Control constantly monitors the temperature and humidity within your home. It detects when the moisture levels are getting high (even if the RH is measuring low) and switches the dehumidifier on to make sure there is not a sufficient amount of excess moisture to cause condensation when the temperature falls. It also detects when the moisture levels are low (even if the RH is high) and switches the dehumidifier off which saves you money on running costs.

Smart Control is fully automatic. Once you switch your dehumidifier on and select Smart Control, you don’t need to make any adjustments to the controls, it simply runs and sleeps when it needs to.

Smart Control personalises your dehumidifier to your home. All homes are different. Different sizes, shapes, different number of habitants and habits. Smart Control takes hundreds of temperature and humidity readings every 24 hours from your home. It then programmes itself to operate over the next 24 hours based on the unique reading from your home. This process is continuous every 24 hours, and so Smart Control is constantly learning about the environment in your home and makes sure your dehumidifier only operates when it needs to and guarantees to eliminate your condensation and damp problems, saving you on average of £30 - 55 per year when compared to humidistat controlled models.