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Whether you work from home, in an enormous office building in the heart of a big city, or anywhere in between, taking a few simple steps to improve your environment will pay big dividends for your health. A recent study suggests that people who work in “green” buildings, i.e. buildings with environmentally responsible construction using sustainable materials, think better at the office, sleep better at night and are happier and more productive. Workers in these buildings reported 30% fewer health issues, such as headaches, eye and respiratory infections.
Alas, not every building qualifies. The EPA states that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. And since they are only charged with managing levels of outdoor contaminants like smog, ozone and other chemicals, it’s up to you to manage your indoor air.
Office spaces frequently get a “lick and a promise” when it comes to cleaning, so take a careful look at yours and remove dust buildup frequently. Most homes and offices contain a variety of toxic chemicals, from cleaning supplies to office furniture to copier chemicals, and these can break down and become the dust we touch and breathe in daily.
Bring in fresh air if you can
Hopefully your office space has adequate ventilation. But if it’s stuffy and the windows don’t open, try to take breaks or lunch hours outdoors in the fresh air.
Add a boost of oxygen
And pizazz to your space with live green plants. Banish the silk ficus collecting dust in the corner and replace with Mother’s tongue, Money plants or areca palms. All green plants give off fresh oxygen, so they help to naturally freshen the air continuously.
Control humidity and moisture
If you’re in a large office space, you can’t be sure whether insidious leaks in the facility are being fixed or not. Mold spores, dust mites and microscopic bacteria, viruses and fungi spread easily through warm and moist air. Invest in a small dehumidifier that will keep your space comfortable and remove the moisture from the air that can harbor these health threats. The Eva-Dry 1100 Petite Dehumidifier is ideal for the job. Measuring just 6 inches long, by 4 ½ inches wide and 8 ½ inches high, this unit will keep the air dry and fresh in an area up to 1100 cubic feet.
Eva-Dry is on the leading edge of dehumidification technology, with a wide variety of efficient and affordable products. Keep your home, office, cabin, boat and RV free of moisture build-up and its subsequent health threats like respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma. Investigate their full line of dehumidifiers, or call their knowledgeable staff for a personal consultation on how to improve your indoor air quality today!
It’s finally here! Your favorite getaway is official open for summer fun with family and friends! You’ve dragged out the lawn furniture and uncovered the picnic table, the gas grill is cleaned and loaded with LP fuel, and the place has been dusted and scrubbed within an inch of its life. Now, how to keep it fresh all summer long?
Homes and cabins near lakes, rivers, the ocean, or any body of water can be seriously affected by too much humidity. Even if you’re not near the water, the heat of the summer months, combined with wet towels and bathing suits and a few rain showers, can establish the perfect environment for mold and mildew and their accompanying musty smells to take hold. Before your sweet spot doesn’t smell so sweet, consider the variety of state-of-the-art dehumidifiers offered by Eva-Dry.
When you’re away from your home away from home, the Eva-Dry 333 and the Eva-Dry 500 are the perfect models to leave behind. Requiring no electricity or batteries, these small but mighty devices utilize advanced silica gel technology to trap moisture from the air and hold it tightly. When you return, you can recharge these devices by plugging them into any wall socket overnight. They are good for up to ten years! The silica gel is non-toxic, so it’s safe to use around your family and pets, and there’s no chance of spillage, as there can be with other types of dehumidifiers.
For even faster dry-out times, consider the Air Dry System Bundle. This revolutionary configuration utilizes the same advanced and safe silica gel, but it can reduce dry-out times by as much as 80%. This new process utilizes a blower/drying base to dry out the silica gel safely and quickly, so your dehumidification efforts don’t have to wait overnight to resume.
Finally, for when you are on-site at your cabin or cottage, take a look at the Eva-Dry 4000 Rotary Desiccant Dehumidifier. This advanced unit utilizes innovative rotary desiccant technology to dry out the air in areas up to 4000 cubic feet. It is safer and quieter than old-fashioned compressor models, and it includes a built-in ionizer and bacteria-killing filter, to help keep the air you are breathing fresh and clean.
Eva-Dry understands how important it is for you and your family to control musty odors that indicate the presence of mold, mildew and other harmful bacteria that can impact the health of those with respiratory issues. Contact their helpful consultants today for more ideas about how to keep your home, cabin, cottage or lake house safe and smelling fresh all summer long.
We know about “muggy”. We know about “sticky”. But how do these uncomfortable air conditions develop?
Humidity is the moisture in the air, and it affects how we perceive the temperature. It also affects indoor air quality by fostering mold and mildew growth, or restricting it. Humid air helps mold and mildew to grow, whereas drier air does not.
Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air; so more humid or “sticky” days occur during the summer months in North America. For most people, a relative humidity of 45 to 55% is comfortable. As this value rises, the air becomes more uncomfortable and “muggy”.
States and locations near large bodies of water will be more humid. Homes near the Great Lakes or large rivers, or near the ocean will be greatly affected by humidity levels. Even homes or cabins near large inland lakes need dehumidification during the summer months.
Meteorologists talk about the dew point . This is the temperature at which the air becomes saturated with moisture, causing dew droplets to form. As a general rule, the closer the dew point is to the actual temperature, the higher the humidity level and the more uncomfortable it will feel.
You can follow the dew point on the Weather Channel or other weather apps, and pretty well predict if the day will be comfortable or uncomfortable from a humidity stand point. You can determine whether you need to run your air conditioning or not, and whether you need to run your dehumidifiers. Whether this is a good day for gardening, golfing, the beach, or just hibernating indoors!
Dewpoints below 55 are very comfortable for most people
56 – 60 Still pretty comfortable
61 – 65 Starting to get “sticky”
66 – 70 Starting to really feel “muggy” now, and quite uncomfortable
71 – 75 Opressive
76+ Let’s just call it Miserable
You can measure the relative humidity in your home using the handy hygrometer from Eva-Dry. Again keeping in mind that 45-55% humidity is comfortable for most people, you can control the indoor humidity with the use of air conditioning or dehumidifiers. And remember: relative humidity above 55% will foster the growth of mold spores, dust mites and bacteria, aggravating the symptoms of allergy sufferers and those with respiratory problems. So keeping the humidity down helps to improve the indoor air quality in your home as well as keeping your family more comfortable.
For larger spaces, invest in the Eva-Dry 4000. This unit will help keep your basement or main living area, up to 4000 cubic feet, at a comfortable relative humidity of 45-55% year round. The unit uses state-of-the-art Rotary Desiccant Technology to remove water from the air. Safer and less noisy than traditional compressor dehumidifiers, it features a large capacity catch basin and a built-in ionizer and bacteria-killing filter.
Eva-Dry is on the leading edge of dehumidification technology, and understands how important it is to maintain good indoor air quality to support health, keep your family comfortable, and reduce dust mites, mold spores and bacteria. Investigate their full line of products and contact one of their knowledgeable consultants today about humidity, condensation, and mold or mildew issues you may be experiencing.
The snow is gone, the spring air is warming up, and Memorial Day will soon be here. It’s the official start of summer, and you will want to have your RV de-winterized and ready to go in plenty of time to take advantage of the whole summer season.
To make sure your summer is nothing but smooth sailing, check and prepare your RV carefully, and be vigilant about inspections and maintenance during your travels.
- Clean and inspect the vehicle from top to bottom.
- Check your maintenance book and records for what was done when you winterized it, and what needs to be done now.
- Inspect the tires for wear and tear and inflate to the correct PSI. Tires should be checked regularly when you are on the road, to stay ahead of any potential problems.
- Check the fluid levels in the engine, generator, differential and transmission, and check the air filter.
- Charge the batteries, clean the terminals and check electrolyte levels. High temperatures can cause your batteries to use up water more quickly, so check these frequently when travelling.
- Flush out the fresh water and holding tanks and sanitize. It’s important to do this regularly in hot weather. Bleach is a good sanitizer; check your instruction manual for steps to take to drain and refresh the system.
- Check the water heater, drain and flush the system. If your vehicle has an anode to prevent damage to the tank, be sure this has not deteriorated.
- Propane is a safe fuel to use, but be sure to check your entire system thoroughly at the beginning of the season and during trips. Most RV’s are equipped with sensors that will shut down the propane system in case of a leak, but your vigilance in this area will prevent any mishaps or outright disasters.
- Insure indoor air quality when you travel.
Rv’s are subject to extreme temperature fluctuations, and this can cause higher than normal levels of condensation and humidity in the unit. Cooking and washing activities also put moisture into the air. Too much humidity leads to those unpleasant musty smells, and the development of mold and mildew that can cause respiratory issues and asthma. But Eva-Dry can help!
Our EDH-85 Hygrometer will tell you at a glance what the humidity level is in your unit. Levels between 45% – 55% are best for most people and will help keep mold spores from forming. The Eva-Dry 333 Mini Dehumidifier and the Eva-Dry 500 Mini Dehumidifier are both excellent for controlling excess moisture in your RV. These dehumidifiers require no electricity, operate silently, and use eco-friendly silica gel technology that is non-toxic and spill-proof. Best of all, they can be recharged and can last up to ten years!
Eva-Dry is the nation’s leader in cutting-edge dehumidification technology for applications in your home, business, or recreational activities. Contact them today or call 877-382-3790 and let their consultants help you find the best solution for your needs. Keeping the air fresh and clean wherever you are helps support your family’s health and wellness, whether on the road or at home.
It’s every captain’s favorite time of year; when the vessel comes out of storage!
But there’s a lot to inspect and repair on any boat, to insure it is safe and sea-worthy. Here are systems to check, and a solution you may not have considered for keeping your boat dry and fresh this season.
The Fuel System–Inspect all aspects of the system for leaks or damage, and pay special attention to fuel hoses and connections. Replace items when necessary, and check that all clamps and fittings are secure. Be sure the engine, exhaust and ventilation systems are all working properly.
The Electrical System—Check all connections for clean, tight, corrosion-free connections. Remove any corrosion with a stiff wire brush; charge your battery and be sure it can hold a charge. Electrical systems are best evaluated by a qualified technician, and you may want to invest in this service.
Cables, Belts and Hoses—During the extremes of winter storage, brittleness or cracking can occur; these damaged items should be replaced. Be sure belts fit tightly around pulleys to avoid slipping.
Propellers and Hull –Check the propellers for dings, cracks or other distortions, as these can cause excessive vibration and possibly damage the drive train. The propellers should be secure, and bearings replaced as needed. Examine the hull for cracks or blistering, and clean it using an environmentally-friendly solution.
Fluid Levels –Check all levels including engine oil, power steering, power trim reservoirs and coolant. Change the engine oil, oil filter and drive lubricants if this was not done when the boat was winterized.
Control Musty Smells, Mold and Mildew —When your boat is in the water but not in use, it is generally covered, yet exposed to the elements. Stale, humid air is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew and that not-so-fragrant musty odor. Insure proper ventilation when the boat is underway by keeping the hatches and cabin windows open. Small fans to circulate the cabin air will also help prevent mold spores from taking hold.
Be sure at the end of each trip, you dry out the carpeting, sails, life-jackets and cushions that have gotten wet, before storing them in the covered boat.
Finally, invest in some eco-friendly, portable, mini-dehumidifiers from Eva-Dry. These innovative products require no electricity, are silent and rechargeable, and can last up to ten years. The exclusive silica gel absorbs moisture safely, without the dangers of calcium chloride. They are mess- proof, spill-proof and non-toxic.
The Eva-Dry 500 and the Eva-Dry 333 are especially well-suited to dehumidification of boats, due to their petite size and long life. For additional moisture control in smaller areas, consider the E-150 Moisture Eliminator Pouches. And to keep a firm handle on humidity levels, the EDH-85 Hygrometer is a sailor’s best friend. With just once glance, you’ll know the humidity level in any area of your boat.
Eva-Dry is the nation’s leader in innovative, portable and eco-friendly dehumidification systems. Contact their on-staff consultants today to learn more about other Eva-Dry products that will help make your boating season fresh, safe and worry-free.
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