Product Specific, Eva-Dry FAQ's

Question Are the E-250, E-333, E-500 & Air Dry System compatible for 220 V?
AnswerYes, the specs on these units are AC100-240V.
Question Does Eva-Dry Sell Replacement Water Tanks For The EDV-1100, EDV-2200, and EDV-2500?
AnswerYes, the EDV-1100 is $14.95, EDV-2200 and the EDV-2500 are $19.95 each with free Shipping. Please call the office to process your order.
Question What Preventative Maintenance Is There For The EDV-1100, EDV-2200, and EDV-2500?
AnswerTake a Q tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe down the vents in front of the unit. Put 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water in tank every 3 months to keep the tank clean. The lid cannot be removed from tank. The lid keeps the floatation device in place to shut off the unit when the tank is full.
Question Where Is The Best Place To Put My Eva-Dry In The Safe?
AnswerIt’s best to place it on the top shelf, free standing with both sides of the unit open to air flow.
Question What are The Maximum Consecutive Hours The E-250, E-333, E-500, and the Air Dry System Should Be Plugged In For Renewing?
Answer18 consecutive hours MAXIMUM for E-250, E-333 & E-500.  Air Dry System requires 2 hour minimum, and maximum 6 hours.
Question My Beads Are Not Changing Back To Their Original Color When Renewing (E-250, E-333, E-500, and the Air Dry System)
AnswerPlug the unit in for 18 hours then unplug the unit let it get cold to the touch (approx 1 hour) then plug the unit back in for an additional 18 hours. The reason you unplug the unit and let it get cold to the touch is to let the plastic casing cool down before applying your next drying cycle.

The indicator beads take up less than .004% of the beads in the unit, and are not the beads that do the dehumidification, they simply are intended as an indicator.  The indicator beads have a chemical added to them that allows them to color change, and are separated from the clear working beads inside the unit. The color chemical added to the beads is sensitive, and may be affected by vapors in its environment (i.e. fragrances, cleaning products, metals, etc.).

Question Does Eva-Dry Sell The Beads Separately For The E-250, E-333, E-500, or the Air Dry System?
AnswerNo, the beads can not be replaced.
Question Do I Need To Remove The Label On The Back Of The E-500 That Says “Renewable & Never Exhausts”?
Question Do The E-250, E-333, E-500, and the Air Dry System Have Scented Fragrances?
AnswerUnfortunately, not at this time.
Question Are The Beads Inside The E-250, E-333, E-500, and the Air Dry System Toxic?
AnswerNo, they are absolutely safe.
Question How Long Is The Warranty On Your Products?
AnswerEva-Dry proudly backs their products with the following warranties:

5 Year Warranty: E-250, E-333, E-500, EDV-365

1 Year Warranty: EDV-1100, EDV-2200, EDV-2500, Air Dry Base

90 Day Warranty: EDH-85

Question Is There A Light On The Eva-Dry E-250, E-333, E-500, or the Air Dry System ?
AnswerNo, not a light but color changing crystals will indicate when your Eva-Dry is ready to be renewed.
Question Do I Need To Plug The E-250, E-333, E-500, or the Air Dry System Units In For Them To Operate?
AnswerNo, these units work without power, batteries or wires. The only time you will need to plug the unit in is when it is time to renew.
Question What Size Room Will The EDV-1100, EDV-2200, and the EDV-2500 Dehumidify Effectively?
AnswerThe model numbers directly correlate the amount of cubic footage the unit will dehumidify.
Question Will My EDV-1100, EDV-2200 or EVD-2500 Turn Itself Off?
AnswerYes, there is a float switch that will automatically turn the EDV-1100, EDV-2200 and /or EDV-2500 off once it has reached its capacity.
Question How Much Power Do The EDV-1100 / EDV-2200 / EDV-2500 Use?
AnswerThe EDV-1100, EDV-2200, and EDV-2500 use very little power and are quite economical. The power consumption for the EDV-1100 is only 22.5 W of power and the EDV-2200 and EDV-2500 uses 72 W.
Question Can I Retro Fit The EDV-1100/ EDV-2200 / EDV-2500 To Run Continuously?
AnswerAs the manufacturer, we strongly oppose any tampering with your item. Tampering or altering the Eva-dry will void the warranty.
Question Will The Silica Gel Need Replacing In The EDV-4000?
Question Does The EDV-4000 Emit Heat?
AnswerYes, the unit generates mild heat.
Question Can The EDV-4000 Run Continuously?
AnswerYes, as long as the unit is equipped with the option drain hose. When the unit is placed on auto it will run until the tank is full, at which point it will shut off, so the optional drain hose is needed for continuous operation.

General FAQ's

Question What Does An Eva-Dry Dehumidifier Do?
AnswerEva-Dry dehumidifiers absorb moisture from the air. This in turn helps to combat condensation which can help prevent mold and mildew, reduce allergens, eliminate odors, and leave the room more comfortable.
Question How Does A Eva-Dry Dehumidifier Work?
AnswerEva-Dry dehumidifiers work by removing moisture from the air using natural silica gel crystals. The dehumidifier is safe, non-toxic, and produces no odor.
Question How Do I Choose The Right Eva-Dry Dehumidifier?
AnswerPlease visit the Shop-All page to shop by common use, power source, technology, capacity or price.
Question What Is The Life Span Of A Eva-Dry Dehumidifier?
AnswerThe lifespan of your dehumidifier will vary based on the amount of use. That being said, Eva-Dry’s dehumidifiers can last up to 10 years under normal usage!
Question What Do I Do When The Indicator On The Dehumidifier Shows That It Is ``Ready To Renew?``
AnswerOnce the crystals in your Eva-Dry have absorbed their maximum moisture, the indicator window on the front of the unit turns green to tell you that it is time to renew the system by drying it out. Simply plug the dehumidifier into a wall outlet in a well-ventilated area and the renewing process will begin. After just a few hours it will dry out, turn orange and you can begin using your Eva-Dry again. You can expect to get between 4-6 weeks of usage before the unit needs recharging.
Question Does The Eva-Dry Use Electricity?
AnswerThe following Eva-Dry units do use power: EDV-1100, EDV-2200, EDV-2500 and the EDV-4000.

The Eva-Dry renewable dehumidifiers will only need to be recharged between 4-6 weeks under normal usage for a few hours. Once it is recharged it is ready to go and requires no electricity.

Question Do The E-250, E-333, E-500, and the Air Dry System Have Scented Fragrances?
AnswerDehumidifiers are often placed in the following areas where excess moisture is more prevalent: Living rooms, basements, closets, bathrooms, laundry rooms, bedrooms, office, garages, cars, boats, RV’s, closets, drawers, cabinets, pantries, under sinks, safes, collectible storage, storage units, small storage rooms, gym bags, warehouses, workshops, indoor patio, and supply closets. The list can go on and on!
Question Does Eva-Dry Dehumidifier Make Noise?
AnswerNo. The technologically advanced Eva-Dry absorbs humidity silently!
Question How Do I Check My Humidity Levels In My Space?
AnswerBy using the EDH-85 Hygrometer you can measure the humidity level of your space. Simply place the unit in the area you want to receive a relative humidity level reading. That’s it! Your EDH-85 will give you the time, temperature, and RH level of the area. No more guessing to determine humidity and temperature conditions. The EDH-85 Hygrometer is battery operated so there is no need for a power source inside your safe or enclosed area. Acceptable humidity levels are 60% RH and below for your home, and you should keep your gun safe between 30%-50% RH to help prevent mold/mildew, musty odors, surface rust and or corrosion.
Question What Is Eva-Dry And How Does It Work?
AnswerEva-Dry is one of the most powerful, renewable mini dehumidifiers on the market today. It works with a technologically advanced Silica gel (a very thirsty substance) which absorbs moisture from anywhere it is placed.
Question How Do I Hang My Eva-Dry Up?
AnswerFor the E-333 there is a small hole that you can insert the metal/plastic hanger into, for the E-500 you will need to snap the plastic hook into the top, then insert the “S” hook through the eyelets on the plug (it will hang up side down).
Question Will The Collected Moisture Leak Out Of The Unit?
AnswerNo, once the water vapor is absorbed by the silica it can not be re-released until the unit is renewed.
Question How Do I Know It Is Time To Renew?
AnswerThere is an indicator window on the front of the unit that contains color changing crystals. These crystals are orange when the unit is dry, and will turn completely green when the unit is saturated and ready to renew. You do not need to renew until all of the crystals are completely green.
Question How Long Does It Take For The Crystals To Change From Orange to Green or (Different Models - Blue To Pink)?
AnswerThis depends on how much relative humidity is in the area you are trying to dehumidify. The higher the relative humidity, the more frequent the Eva-Dry will need to be recharged. Typically, for the (E-333 & E-250), it should take approximately 20-30 days. For the (E-500 & Air Dry), it should take approximately 30-60 days.
Question How Long Does It Take For The Renewal Process?
AnswerFor the E-333 it takes approximately 12-14 hours and for the E-500 the process takes approximately 16-18 hours. We recommend that you leave it plugged in overnight in a well-ventilated area for best results. Use of a power strip is recommended, and required for the E-500.
Question I See Condensation Build-Up In The Indicator Window When I Renew The Unit, Is This Normal?
AnswerYes, the condensation build up is the remnants of moisture that has been collected from the previous cycle.
Question Is It Normal For The Eva-Dry To Generate A Mild Heat When It Is In The Renew Process?
AnswerYes, it is completely normal for the unit to generate a mild heat during regeneration.
Question Where Do I Renew The Unit So The Moisture Doesn't Get Released Back Into The Same Place I Just Dehumidified?
AnswerThe best place to renew the Eva-Dry is in any well ventilated area or in a bathroom with the exhaust fan on.
Question What Are The Benefits Of A Dehumidifier?
AnswerHere are just a few of the many benefits of a dehumidifier:

  1. Hinder The Growth of Dust Mites
  2. Protect Your Valuable Belongings
  3. Eliminate Smells and Odors
  4. Disturb Mold Growth

Question How Do You Know If You Need A Dehumidifier?
AnswerEvery house can benefit from having a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are perfect for areas that are prone to excess moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens. But they also help control allergies/asthma and improve air quality which is why they’re good in bedrooms and living rooms.
Question Where Should You Put A Dehumidifier?
AnswerYou should put a dehumidifier in any room where moisture may pose an issue. You can use Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers for your:

Question Do Dehumidifiers Stop Mold?
AnswerThe short answer is yes. Mold thrives in damp and humid environments and dehumidifiers help eliminate excess moisture that mold thrives in. The drier air will disturb the mold growth and prevent more mold from growing.
Question Do Dehumidifiers Use A Lot Of Electricity?
AnswerThe amount of energy a dehumidifier expends is directly correlated to its size and power. For example, our EDV-2200 is a mid-sized dehumidifier with a power expenditure of 72W. In comparison, our EDV-4000 Rotary Desiccant Dehumidifier can expend 330W to 615W.

A good alternative would be to use one of our renewable models, like the E-333 Renewable Mini-Dehumidifier, these will only need to be recharged every 4-6 weeks under normal usage for a few hours and you’re good to go.

Question Should I Put A Dehumidifier In My House?
AnswerAbsolutely! Dehumidifiers tackle excess moisture before it becomes an issue. Having a dehumidifier can stop mold in its tracks which can save anything from your baseball card collection to your drywall.
Question Can One Dehumidifier Do A Whole House?
AnswerFor your home, we suggest getting individual dehumidifiers to target key areas such as the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, closet, and more. For this very reason, we sell Home Value Packs which offers the latest in moisture protection for whole-home dehumidification.
Question What Are The Different Types Of Humidity?
AnswerAbsolute, relative, and specific humidity are all terms that represent different types of humidity. Visit our blog post to learn more about their differences.