Beat Bathroom Moisture with DewStop

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DewStop moisture sensing exhaust fan switchIt’s wintertime, and the dew on the ground has turned to frost, which makes it the perfect time to empty the hot water tank with nice, hot showers. Unfortunately the colder the air is, the less moisture it can hold, so even if you have a watertight shower, every surface in the room still ends up getting soggy — the floor, the ceiling, the sink, the toilets, but more importantly your walls and cabinets. Exhaust fans are the easiest method of dealing with that, but they only work if you remember to turn them on.

And let’s be honest here: you never remember to turn yours own, do you?

Now there’s an easier solution. DewStop constantly monitors the temperature and humidity of the room, and automatically activates your exhaust fan, and then turns it off when humidity levels come back down to normal. This not only prevents water damage, but reduces mold and mildew in the bathroom, and on top of all that saves money on power, because the fan only stays on as long as needed.

Installation is as easy as any light switch, as you can see in the video below — just be sure you turn off the power at the breaker before doing it. We all know that water and electricity don’t mix, and when you add bare wires and human flesh into the mix, things can get dangerous pretty quickly. The Dew Stop is available for $44.99 for the sensor-only model, and $54.95 with a secondary light switch included, assuming you don’t need an electrician’s help to install it.

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