Reasons Why You May Need a Dehumidifier in Your Home

There are many good reasons to have a dehumidifier in your home. You can get a whole-house dehumidifier, or a portable one. Or, you can get a dehumidifier for each of the rooms where it is deemed necessary, plus the basement or crawlspace.

First, I want to explain about the two kinds of dehumidifiers that are on the market. There is the dehumidifier that is powered by electricity. Then, there is the non-electrical dehumidifier. One example of the non-electrical dehumidifier is DampRid. The DampRid dehumidifier is much more economical to operate. There are two important things the user has to do – empty the collected water frequently, and replace the crystals. The crystals need to be changed when they turn from blue to pink. Go to, and find more information on this dehumidifier.

Another non-electric dehumidifier is Dri-Z-Air. This dehumidifier is manufactured in the USA, and is one of the lowest cost alternatives to a mechanical dehumidifying device. Its patented design makes it one of the easiest and cost effective devices to use for moisture removal. Better yet, it actually removes moisture from the air and is easy to use. It works by itself and requires little maintenance or monitoring. If you are trying to dehumidify a 1,500 square-foot home, you will need a full-blown electric dehumidifier to do the job adequately.

Some reasons to have a dehumidifier in specific rooms in your home, basement, crawlspace, RV or boat are listed below:

  • Musty odor in your basement, crawlspace or closet
  • Mold or moisture condensation on basement walls and floors
  • Mold and mildew in my bathroom
  • College dorm rooms smell musty, with a lot of moisture in the air
  • Boat carpet mildew and boat mold mildew problems
  • Boat mildew for boats in storage
  • Mold or mildew growing in your RV
  • Musty smelling carpet
  • Clothing has mildew on it
  • A way to save money on energy bills
  • Fewer insects
  • Wood rot in your home
  • Illnesses such as asthma, emphysema and other respiratory issues

As you can see, there are many reasons to have a dehumidifier in your home, basement, crawlspace, boat or RV. Another place may be in storage areas, where items are kept in boxes and trunks. Check them out today.

4 Small Kitchen Appliances I Can’t Live Without

It seems like every time I go to the store, there is another new kitchen gadget or appliance on the market. Sometimes I look at the new contraption and lust after it, but most of the time, I find myself coming up with reasons why I don’t need the gadget. While few of the new items interest me, there are some tried-and-true small kitchen appliance I cannot live without. These four appliances are used several times a week in my home and seldom leave my counter for their designated spot in the cabinet.

The first of these items is my immersion blender. Immersion blenders are also known as stick blenders, or hand-held blenders. I love my immersion blender because it has so many uses. I use it to puree sauces before making lasagna and the high speed attachment is great for grinding coffee beans. My immersion blender also has a whisk attachment and traditional hand mixer beaters. Immersion blenders are available from a wide variety of manufacturers. If you do a lot of homemade sauces or make a lot of items from scratch an immersion blender may be your new favorite kitchen tool.

The second item I use frequently is my small George Foreman Grill. While this product is available in many sizes I prefer the small one over a large one. It’s great for cooking for one person. Grilling a chicken breast takes only a few minutes and hamburgers taste great when cooked on the George Foreman Grill. I have also used it to prepare hot dogs, sausages, and grilled cheese. It is also great for heating up left over items such as burritos or quesadillas. The easy clean non-stick surface makes this product one of my favorites.

Iced tea is on of my favorite drinks. There is always a pot in my refrigerator or one in the process of being made. Iced tea is easily prepared in the Iced Tea Pot by Mr. Coffee. I have tried making iced tea the old fashioned way but it just does not turn out the same. I never have to worry that my iced tea will be too strong or too weak. This small appliance is definitely worth the $20 I spent on it.

The fourth and final small appliance I can’t seem to get by without is my food processor. A lot of people only use their food processors on occasion but I use my for a lot of things. It is great for mixing together dips for pot luck dinners and many other dishes. I have a large one and a small one but my large one gets much more use.

While I also have the traditional small appliances these four appliances are more useful than a toaster or blender could ever be. If you don’t have these items in your kitchen you should seriously consider investing in one or all of them.