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Four Simple Steps to Go Greener for This Year’s Spring Cleaning

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At the first breath of spring, most of us are ready to throw open the windows and let the breezes blow in. And no wonder. For much of the country, the goal has been to keep the cold air out. But of course that also means we’ve been keeping the stale air in. In fact, the EPA has reported that indoor air is generally three times more polluted than outdoor air.

This year, when you tackle your spring cleaning projects, think Green. Your lungs, your skin, and your family will thank you.

Ditch the Chemical Air Fresheners

It’s estimated that 75 % of US homes spend over 2 billion dollars each year on air fresheners. Chemical air fresheners actually coat the nasal passages, making it more difficult to notice smells. And some have been found to be linked to disrupted hormones. Try a diffuser with essential oils, or use baking soda to absorb smells. Having houseplants in the home helps to reduce odors and put out fresh oxygen. Or try simmering water with cinnamon or other spices on the stovetop for a fragrant, chemical-free atmosphere.

Don’t Use Paper Towels

Spring cleaning means closets and drawers too, and those mismatched socks and old t-shirts are perfect to recycle into cleaning rags. Rags do the job better than paper towels, and can be washed and re-used, saving trees and landfill space. Some estimates suggest that Americans throw away over 83,000 TONS of paper towels each year. Know what else weighs 83,000 tons? A Disney Cruise ship!

Put Up a Clothesline

Spring cleaning means curtains, rugs and extra laundry. Each load of wash in a top-loading washer consumes about 40 gallons of water, and the dryer sucks up about 5 kilowatts of electricity for each hour it runs. A clothesline, in the laundry area or outdoors, can save energy and money. Consider airing out jeans and other durable wearables, rather than washing them after each wearing. And sheets dried on the line in the sun will have a luxurious, fresh smell that can’t be gotten from chemical fabric softeners.

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

It sounds harder than it really is. And you will save money and avoid all those fumes from the powerful cleaning chemicals on the market these days. All you need is a couple of spray bottles and sponges, and you will be a chemical-free cleaning wizard! All cleaning products, whether store-bought or homemade, should be clearly labeled and kept out of the reach of children

  • All Purpose Cleaner: Mix ½ cup vinegar with ¼ cup of baking soda into a half gallon (2 liters) of water.
  • Bathroom Mold: Mix one part Hydrogen Peroxide with two parts water. Spray on moldy area, wait one hour and then rinse.
  • Marks on Walls and Painted Surfaces: Use baking soda applied to a damp sponge to take off crayon, ink and other spots on walls and other surfaces. Rinse and wipe dry.

To freshen your home, keep indoor air pollutants at bay, and control excess humidity, nothing beats a dehumidifier from Eva-Dry. Since 2003, Eva-Dry has been perfecting their eco-friendly dehumidification technology, and now offers an incredible line of products to fit your every need at home, in your RV, boat, gun safe or office. Keep your valuables dry and your home free of mold and mildew, viruses and bacteria, without the use of chemicals or deodorizers. Check out our full line today! Or for a one-to-one consultation, call us at 877-382-3790.

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Running a Dehumidifier During the Winter Months – What You Need to Know

Eva-Dry 500 helps control humidity levels

 

Controlling the humidity levels in your home during the winter months greatly influences the comfort of your entire house. Basements are often a problem area during the colder months of the year, due to decreased exposure to heat and sunlight from outside. This can cause basements to trap unwanted moisture inside, becoming a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

For many parts of the country, using a dehumidifier is a great solution to balance your indoor humidity levels to create a healthy and comfortable environment within your home. When you run a dehumidifier during the winter months, here are a few things you need to know:

  • If you are using a dehumidifier that has an electric motor in rooms that are below 60 degrees (like a basement), use caution. Since a dehumidifier attracts moisture, the coils can possibly freeze if the weather gets too cold. Keep an eye on your device when the temperatures start plummeting to avoid this.
  • If you suffer from allergies during the winter months a dehumidifier will help with your indoor allergy symptoms. Many of the most common allergens thrive in humid environments. A dehumidifier can regulate humidity throughout the home, helping to eliminate many indoor allergy triggers.
  • Do you know what the humidity levels are in your home? The easiest way to do so is to use a hygrometer. A hygrometer will let you know the relative humidity of any area at a glance. Keep in mind, your home will feel most comfortable at humidity levels between 45 – 55%.
  • Safety First! When you choose an Eva-Dry dehumidifier you can rest assured that you are utilizing one of the safest dehumidifiers on the market. Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers are the most efficient way to gather moisture, and have an absorption rate much higher than more traditional dehumidifying products on the market today.

For many of us, running a dehumidifier during the winter months is necessary,” said Matt Henson, Vice President of Business Development at Eva-Dry. “At Eva-Dry we strive to provide the safest solution to your humidity problems, by offering  eco-friendly, renewable dehumidifiers that operate without electricity.”

The Eva-Dry E-500 is a great option for areas up to 500 cubic feet in size where you want to combat moisture and protect your home from the harsh challenges of winter humidity fluctuation.  This eco-friendly dehumidifier silently protects against mold, mildew and moisture. The device requires no batteries or cords, is 100% renewable, and is non-toxic! Plus, it can work for up to 10 years!

About Eva Dry Dehumidifiers

Since 2003, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have earned their reputation as the safest, healthiest and most efficient method to reduce ambient moisture by providing a higher absorption rate than alternate disposable dehumidifying products. The compact, renewable Eva-Dry units reduce humidity to fight mold, moisture and mildew in homes, boats, RVs, safes, and other valuable item storage areas. Visit http://www.eva-dry.com, or call (877) 382-3790 for more information.

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How to Prepare Your RV for a Winter Trip

 

Stay comfortable on winter RV trips with dehumidifiers from Eva-Dry

Tis’ the season for winter getaways for many RV owners. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the wonderland scenery and partake in other outdoor cold weather activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and so much more.

Before you head out onto the road, it is crucial to get your RV ready to face the icy elements. Here are a few tips to prepare your RV:

  • If you are traveling to locations experiencing extremely low temperatures, mainly below freezing, it is imperative that you inspect your RV’s water system. The last thing you need dampening your trip is a frozen water heater tank or plumbing lines. Be sure your water system is winterized. To do this properly, read your owner’s manuals for systematic guidelines for winterizing your water system.
  • After winterizing your RV to avoid the water system from freezing, you will need to consider how you will use the bathroom. A great tip is to take 1-gallon jugs filled with water to use in the toilet. If your holding tanks are not heated, you can put some RV antifreeze in the holding tanks to prevent the contents from freezing. You can also use the water for washing up and for other hygiene needs. As always, consult your owner’s manual for exact procedures.
  • Check your RV’s tires. Before you hit the road, be sure to have a routine tire inspection to ensure your tires are ready for the roads. Throughout your trip, it is important to check the air pressure in each tire, inflate tires to the recommended PSI, and inspect your tires for cracks and wear.
  • Be sure to cover your windows and doors to avoid the cold air from seeping into the RV. By adding insulated curtains, you can easily keep the inside of the RV much warmer without using any electricity.
  • Check the humidity levels in your RV. Since your RV will be your warm haven from the bitter weather, the lack of fresh circulating air could potentially be a breeding ground for mold and mildew, leading to musty odors and potential health concerns. Additionally, if your humidity levels are high, you could be in for an all-around uncomfortable trip. The first thing you will need to do is check the relative humidity levels in your RV by using Eva-Dry’s hygrometer. Then to rid your RV of excess humidity, equip your ride with a mini-dehumidifier like the Eva-Dry 500. Eva-Dry dehumidifiers are eco-friendly, using natural, silica gel crystals that are non-toxic, colorless and odorless. The dehumidifiers absorb humidity silently and operate without electricity or batteries. You simply renew the dehumidifier when the indicator changes color.

“Just because the temperatures have dropped, does not mean you cannot take your RV out on the road.” said Matt Henson, Vice President of Business Development Eva-Dry. “By taking the time to prepare your RV for the winter, including equipping your vehicle with an Eva-Dry dehumidifier, you can rest assured you’ll have an enjoyable trip, without excess moisture caused by increased humidity levels.”

Before heading out on the road in your RV, be sure to implement the above tips, as well as others, so you can enjoy your winter adventure. Visit Eva-Dry.com to learn more about our dehumidifiers and how they can help keep your RV’s humidity levels under control year-round.

About Eva Dry Dehumidifiers

Since 2003, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have earned their reputation as the safest, healthiest and most efficient method to reduce ambient moisture by providing a higher absorption rate than alternate disposable dehumidifying products. The compact, renewable Eva-Dry units reduce humidity to fight mold, moisture and mildew in homes, boats, RVs, safes, and other valuable item storage areas. Visit http://www.eva-dry.com, or call (877) 382-3790 for more information.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality this Winter with Help from Eva-Dry Dehumidifiers

 

Keep indoor air fresh this winter

 

With winter upon us, many of us tend to spend more time indoors to avoid the cold weather. What we may not realize is that this increased time spent indoors may be posing a risk to our health.

Clean, healthy air in a household is essential, however with the doors and windows closed, you could be hindering your home from circulating fresh air, and in turn, potentially increasing the amount of pollutants and allergens. Additionally, increased humidity levels can exacerbate these conditions. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor humidity levels between 30%-60% are ideal for minimizing mold growth and inhibiting the creation of pathogens that can trigger respiratory issues like asthma and allergies.

Increased humidity levels in the home can foster mold, fungus, dust mite, and bacteria growth, which can cause serious health concerns. Luckily, Eva-Dry can help you achieve normal humidity levels in your home simply by using one of their powerful, renewable mini dehumidifiers.

“Dehumidifiers are instrumental for improving indoor air quality,” said Matt Henson, Vice President of Business Development at Eva-Dry. “Winter in particular, is a time to be attentive about maintaining healthy indoor air quality. With a dehumidifier from Eva-Dry, you can help control the humidity levels in your home and ensure a safe space for your family.”

Dehumidifying a home is an integral part of ensuring cool, clean, and healthy indoor air. Eva-Dry dehumidifiers are eco-friendly, using natural, silica gel crystals that are non-toxic, colorless and odorless. The dehumidifiers absorb humidity silently and operate without electricity or batteries. You simply renew the dehumidifier when the indicator changes color. Visit Eva-Dry.com to learn more about our dehumidifiers and how they can help improve your indoor air quality this winter.

About Eva Dry Dehumidifiers

Since 2003, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have earned their reputation as the safest, healthiest and most efficient method to reduce ambient moisture by providing a higher absorption rate than alternate disposable dehumidifying products. The compact, renewable Eva-Dry units reduce humidity to fight mold, moisture and mildew in homes, boats, RVs, safes, and other valuable item storage areas. Visit http://www.eva-dry.com, or call (877) 382-3790 for more information.

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Control Kegerator Condensation Effectively

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With the Super Bowl right around the corner, tailgate parties and friends come to mind. If you’re a home brew aficionado, great pride comes from pulling pints for the gang, and discussing the finer aspects of the game and the beer. Or maybe you are just venturing into the home brewing business, having received starter holiday gifts. Whether you are building a Kegerator or a Keezer, here are some tips to help you keep your beer cold and your home brewing area dry.

Due to the difference in temperature inside and outside the unit, both Kegerators, made from small refrigerators, and Keezers, made from freezers, can often have problems with condensation and humidity. The condensation is usually created internally and if left alone, it will eventually puddle in the bottom and create mold and mildew. Not a good look or smell for your beer!

Making sure seals are tight often can help with this problem, but if you still have dripping even after checking the seals, an Eva-Dry dehumidifier is the answer. The Eva-Dry E-333 and the Eva-Dry E-500 are small portable dehumidifiers that can help solve this problem. These models are wireless, require no batteries, and use silica gel bead technology for moisture absorption, making them safe to use around pets and people. A gauge on the front of the unit tells you when the unit is full. Plus, these systems are reusable for up to ten years.

Eva-Dry dehumidifiers are a great investment for the home brewer, making your life and your hobby so much less messy. And who wouldn’t want to drink to that?

Visit Eva-dry.com/dehumidifiers/ to see our full line of dehumidifiers and to learn more. If you would like to speak to an expert on dehumidification technology, call us today at 877-382-3790.

To learn more about Kegerator condensation and solutions, visit http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=282601

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