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Posted by R. Power on Thursday, June 12, 2014
Summer Means Warm Weather, Flowering Plants, Vacations and Lots of Rain!Summer time is one of the best times of the year (along with spring, fall and winter)! It's the time when we often take trips to the lake, the pool, and anywhere where the sun is warm and worries are few. In many places, the warmth also brings pop up thunderstorms, heavy rain, and high humidity. And no matter if you have a home at the beach, in the woods, or on the lake these things can create problems for your summer stay. Don't worry though, because I listed a few products that are going to be great for your boat, cabin, lake/summer house, or wherever you may be spending time this summer.

When out on a friend's boat the other day, I noticed that the bottoms of a few seats were starting to freckle with mold. Right away I thought "they need some Vital Oxide spray". This mold remover and disinfectant spray will not only kill the mold with plant-based ingredients, but it will keep the sprayed surface mold free for several months. In this case it should at least get through the summer, but beyond seat cushions, Vital Oxide disinfectant has a wide variety of uses in and around the house. For those backpackers and hikers, this stuff is also safe for hiking boots, sleeping bags, packs, hammocks and tents.

While Vital Oxide takes care of mold once it's already there, a better idea is to try to prevent it before it happens. Your best option for this is a heavy duty dehumidifier. Depending on the local climate, a more permanent installation, like a dehumidifier that ties into the HVAC or a large crawlspace/basement dehumidifier may be your best option, but if you find yourself mainly dealing with excess humidity during the summer months, a room dehumidifier might be a better option.

I have three good options for you. All are effective, but each has something that makes it stand out.

We Know He's Got a Funny Name - Albert Dehumidifier by Stadler FormA winner for the 2013 Red Dot Design Award, the Stadler Form Albert dehumidifier places a great deal of emphasis on not looking like your average dehumidifier. From a sleek look and modern design, to a variety of little features and added touches, the Albert is extremely quiet. Noise is often a big problem with many dehumidifiers, but part of fitting in well in any room, the Albert doesn't look or sound like your typical dehumidifier. An LED screen gives you accurate humidity readings in the room, allows you to set a timer, adjust the desired humidity, set your fan speed, and even dim the display at night, while fold-flat, oscillating louvers keep air circulating around the room more efficiently. Expect the Albert to remove about 40-45 pints of moisture per day, depending on conditions. If I had to give star ratings for style and substance on the Albert,
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High Capacity - Soleus 95 Pint DehumidifierIf the performance of the Albert is a little less than what you were looking for, take a look at the Soleus 95 dehumidifier. With the most powerful fan of any residential dehumidifier we carry, it's suitable for drying spaces as large as 1500 sq. ft., and can remove up to 95 pints a day. With a coverage area this large, you could use it in a large, open floor plan cabin or basement. Complete with digital controls to adjust to your unique HomeComfort settings and an automatic shut off with a "Bucket Full" indicator, the Soleus is a lot of power and convenience in one appliance.
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Danby Premiere DehumidifiersSo we've covered quiet & stylish as well as large & powerful, and what we have left fits right in between the other two. Danby Premiere dehumidifiers are some of the most dependable and popular home dehumidifiers available. They're basically the dehumidifier equivalent of Baby Bear - just right. The Danby 70 pint has been a huge help in my parent's home, where it is prone to mold in the summers. It's a very low maintenance machine, easy to move around the house, and has auto restart and auto de-icing features. It is also Energy Star rated, and offers coverage good enough for even very large rooms.
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These products will give you complete coverage of your home, boat or camping gear, making sure you enjoy your summer, inside or out. Now you can focus more on tan lines and your grilling skills and less on worrying about mold.

Author: R. Power

Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Danby Dehumidifiers Now In StockThis spring has been a very wet one for many, particularly for those in the Midwest. Muddy roads, soggy yards, and wet basements are seemingly the norm this time of year. As your basement or home begins to feel more damp than it should, now is the time dry out with a Danby home dehumidifier!

For years the Danby Premiere line of dehumidifiers has been one of the best selling for home owners across the country. With consistently high rating by consumer testing agencies, superb moisture extraction and easy use, a Danby dehumidifier is a simple and effective way to reduce humidity in your home and help prevent the growth of mold, all while keeping insects at bay.

While there are smaller sizes, the most popular model is 70 pint. Rated to remove 70 pints of moisture per day, the Danby DDR70A2GP 70 pint dehumidifier will actually surpass that under more humid conditions. With a powerful fan, a wide coverage area and built-in humidistat, the 70 pint gives you the ability to dry some of the largest spaces in your home, reducing humidity and restoring comfort. A quick glance at the LCD display can provide you with a real-time relative humidity level in that space, and push button controls allow you to set your desired humidity level, select from two fan speeds and even set a timer.

The Poweful Danby DDR70A2GP Premeire DehumidifierIf emptying the water bucket is something you want to avoid, you can use the supplied hose to port these dehumidifiers and allow condensate to flow from the Danby directly into a nearby floor drain. This means no more lugging around a bucket full of water and less downtime when no one is around to empty it. If you're using this in a home near the beach or in a rental cabin, you don't even have to worry about the power going out! When it's restored, the Danby will restart and resume dehumidifying at original settings.

Priced right and built to the last, Danby dehumidifiers offer a convenient and easy way to remove moisture without hassle or constant supervision.

To view all Danby Dehumidifiers, all ofyour dehumidifier options or the top five basement dehumidifier options.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Friday, September 13, 2013
Yesterday, we've received some inquiries from customers about the voluntary recall of dehumidifiers. Our staple room dehumidifier, the Danby 70 pint, is what many people are asking about since that brand has some models that are on the recall list. Your safety is importance to us, and we want to pass along the recall information.

The recall is a voluntary action by the manufacturer due to problems with certain models overheating, smoking and in some instances even catching fire. Brands covered in the recall include Frigidaire, Kenmore, DeLonghi, Danby, Gree, SeaBreeze, SuperClima and SoleusAir, among others. The Danby 70 pint model we offer, the DDR70A1GP, is NOT included in this recall. In the past we have offered the Danby Premiere 70, 50 and 30 pint models. And again, NONE of these models are included in the recall. So if you've purchased a Danby from us in the last several years, this notice does not affect you.

If you have a SoleusAir dehumidifier or want to check to make sure your model is not covered in the recall, please reference the model number and brand of the unit against the list provided in this Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release. If you have purchased any of the models listed in the notice, please contact Gree with the information provided or via the Gree Recall website for a refund.

Author: Kevin Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sparky is a Shy Hermit Crab with a Cool Mobile HomeAs an enjoyable Memorial Day vacation came to a close, my godson decided he wanted a Hermit Crab. Granted, I don't expect Sparky (as he was named) will live to a ripe old age, but one thing I noticed about him was that he, like many other creatures, requires a humid environment to thrive. One way you can go about keeping the humidity around a Hermit Crab (not to be confused with Crab People, Mr. Krabs or a crabby neighbor) up to the ideal 70% is to keep a wet sponge in with it. So while we set about to trying to keep the humidity in Sparky's home at 70%, this much humidity can cause real problems in your home.

Excess humidity can come from a variety of sources in the home. Many of the everyday tasks we do each day put moisture into the air, including cooking, laundry, and bathing. During the summer months, warm moist air is bound to make it into almost every home, and for many the small amount of dehumidification that a central air conditioning system does can be enough to keep your humidity ideal - less than 50%. In more humid locations, a central air system simply cannot keep up. Besides, they are designed primarily for cooling, much less so for actually removing excess moisture. In instances like these, you can control humidity, dust mites and mold growth with a simple, yet efficient, room dehumidifier.

Danby 70 Pint Home DehumidifierRoom dehumidifiers generally use refrigerant based technology to cool coils to almost freezing. Then as air passes over them, moisture precipitates out. When air cools, it loses its ability to hold water. The same volume of colder air cannot hold near as much moisture as the same volume of warm or hot air, so the moisture precipitates out in the form of condensate. Before the air leaves the dehumidifier, it passes over the motor. This warms the air before it heads back out into your home looking to suck up more moisture.

This type of dehumidifier is common mainly because it is so effective, cost efficient, and because there are a variety of sizes and styles available. Danby has long held a top spot in consumer ratings magazines, and offers a great balance between cost and performance. Running this type of dehumidifier not only removes moisture in the air but can keep humidity levels low enough to stop dust mites and inhibit the growth of mold throughout your home, office or apartment.

To learn more about how excess moisture can impact your health.

As for Sparky, "she" is doing fine, and I've just learned she's now called Woody.... too much Toy Story for that child.

Author: KevvyG

Posted by kevvyg on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Don't Let Humidity Ruin the 4thI began noticing it a few days ago, but a quick run through the Weather Channel or flipping through a few webpages confirms it. July is here, and for the 4th, he brought friends - heat and humidity. While most of us weather these conditions with varying degrees of sweatiness, high humidity can present a unique set of challenges throughout the summer, and if not properly managed can lead to insects and mold throughout your home.

Relative humidity levels across the country are starting to spike into the 65-78% range, and typically you will notice high humidity in the mornings. This is a perfect example of how temperature can effect relatively humidity. If the moisture is constant but the temperature sinks, that same amount of moisture represents a larger portion of the overall moisture that the air can hold at that particular temperature. (Who said Bill Ney the Science Guy wasn't educational?)

During warm summer months, the moisture levels in your home can increase. As the moisture in the outside air increases, so too does it in your home. Many of us run air conditioning throughout the summer months, and while this does wonders to alleviate higher temps, it can actually cause the relatively humidity in a home to increase. This is why you can sometimes be indoors but still feel "sticky" during the summer.

Air conditioners use refrigerant to cool the air while a fan or blower pushes it throughout your home. As the air passes over refrigerated coils, the temperature is driven down and moisture will precipitate out, which is why you almost always have condensate lines running from any style of refrigerant air conditioner.

Where the air conditioner can falter a bit is in the moisture removal process. While some moisture precipitates out, the lower temperature in the home means that the remaining water in the air makes up a higher percentage of the relative humidity. This where a dehumidifier, working in conjunction with your air conditioner can help.

Refrigerant style dehumidifiers, work on the same principles as an air conditioner EXCEPT, instead of putting cold air back into the room, the air is warmed before it exits. This warmed air acts like a magnet for moisture and as it recirculates through the dehumidifier, makes the drying process more efficient.

In specific areas of the home, like your basement, ground floor or even crawlspace, the air can feel particularly damp, though cool. In these spaces a dehumidifier can remove excess moisture and actually make the cooling process of the air conditioner more efficient.

Whether you use a room dehumidifier like a Danby or opt for a unit that ties directly into the HVAC like an Aprilaire whole home dehumidifier, both can increase cooling efficiency in the home and better reduce humidity than an air conditioner alone. This is important because not only can mold thrive in conditions of 50% relatively humidity or higher, but insects LOVE moist air. When they're thirsty they cannot simply saunter up to the faucet and pour themselves a refreshing glass of water. Instead, they are constantly absorbing moisture through their skin. So by reducing the humidity in any given space you make that space less hospitable for insects.

So as the 4th of July approaches, don't let heat and humidity invite even more friends to the party (mold and insects). Unwanted guests are simply that, unwanted, and these two in particular can tend to linger well after the festivities end. If excess moisture is a problem in your home or your home feels cool but still sticky, consider a dehumidifier to help remedy the problem.

Author: Kevin Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Friday, March 30, 2012
Danby DehumidifiersSince spring came early, we all fully expect summer to come early too! In anticipation of a hot and humid summer, our Danby dehumidifiers have arrived!

Consistently a top rated model by consumer ratings agencies, the Danby 70 pint is by far our most popular dehumidifier. Not only is the water removal impressive, the auto-restart, timer, and direct drain option are all valuable features that provide convenience without needless expense.

During the warm, humid summer months, the indoor humidity levels can soar. Even with a central air conditioner running, the temperature can be cool yet the humidity high. To keep humidity levels low enough to prevent dust mite and mold growth, a room dehumidifier is a handy solution.

With the included hose and direct drain option, they are a convenient way to lower the humidity level in your basement without having to empty a condensate tank. Overall, they are one of the easiest ways to prevent mold from growing in your home. Currently only the 70 pint models are in stock, but 50 pints dehumidifiers will be arriving soon!

In addition to Danby's, we offer a wide selection of dehumidifiers to fit nearly any space in your home, from a small cupboard to industrial warehouses!

Shop Dehumidifiers or Check out the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier.

Posted by Shifrah on Friday, June 10, 2011
We just moved to Tallahassee, FL, and while I haven't verified this fact, it sure seems hotter and more humid than "Hotlanta"! We are temporarily living in an apartment, and with unpacking, setting up (and rearranging) furniture, and at least one window at every time of the day that lets in sunlight we sure are feeling the heat.

Thankfully, our unpacking to date has revealed our Danby dehumidifier, which my husband promptly placed in a strategic corner of our living room. I could tell the difference almost right away: The drier the room became, the more comfortable we felt – and the temperature was the same.

Of course, we don't want the air to get too dry. With Danby's built-in humidity meter, keeping ideal humidity levels is a cinch. We simply set the level to 45 percent and let it do its thing.

We used our unit mostly in the basement in our house in Atlanta, but we are enjoying the difference it makes in our day-to-day lives in our living area here. Even our dog chooses to sleep next to it!


Posted by Shifrah on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We live in Atlanta in a home with a basement, so we experience our fair share of humidity inside our house. A couple years ago, we invested in a Danby dehumidifier, and we couldn't be happier with it. Here are a few reasons why I love our Danby dehumidifier:
  • Digital controls make setting humidity levels a breeze. The remote control makes it even easier.
  • The built-in humidity guage makes setting humidity levels simple enough that even I can do it. Additionally, with just a glance, we can see what current humidity levels are in the room.
  • Lightweight units make the dehumidifier portable. It's easy for us to move it to our top floor when we need to supplement our air conditioning. Then, it's easy to take it back down to the basement for continual dehumidification.
  • 50 pint capacity and optional drainage hose makes for easy maintenance, while the unit is running.
  • Two fan speeds give us a choice between highest power levels and quiet operation.
Every time we use it, I'm impressed with the Danby dehumidifier's performance. With a 20 percent savings through the end of May, now is a great time to get a unit of your own.

Posted by Jamie on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Danby Dehumidifier on SaleDuring the month of May, you can purchase one of our most popular dehumidifiers for 20% off our regular retail price. Our Danby 50 pint is on sale for a limited time only. The sale ends on May 31st, 2011.

The Danby 50 pint dehumidifier is an ideal choice for controlling moisture in your home and keeping things like mold, dust mites and other allergens in check. This Danby dehumidifier comes with an array of easy to use features and a 2-year warranty to provide peace of mind on your purchase. With a remote, digital controls, and an LED screen you can see the current temperature, relative humidity, and time. You can also program your dehumidifier to stop and start at certain intervals.

The product features were developed with you in mind. This Danby dehumidifier is Energy Star rated, so it's easier on your wallet. The direct drain option eliminates the need to empty the water tank and a built-in humidistat allows you to set the humidity level you want. Nearly identical to the 70 pint Danby, the 50 pint Danby differs only in weight and motor size.


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