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Dehumidifier needed

Fastcar

Well-known member
Would think that your house ac would lower it to around 50%. Also, Lowes has them for around $400 for a decent one.
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
She just doesn't listen too well. I told her about mold. I wonder where a person can get those 'plastic' bags that suck moisture out of the air. I think they are a one use thing. They use them at the NASCAR 'Hanger' offices. Kinda neat to see a bag of water hanging on a wall LOL. Please show a link if anyone can find such an animal.
 

K9Luvn

New member
Those bags are certainly different! We have a dehumidifier built into our furnace. Will I need to buy a dehumidifier or these bags as well?
 

Fastcar

Well-known member
Well, that is true but the wife isn't running the AC or heater(much) in the winter.
I live beachside so the air is pretty moist. Also my wife has asthma so a controlled environment is best. Anyway if the humidity climbs to more than 62% running the ac for a 1/2-1 hour will bring it down to 50-55%. ymmv
 

WVaKay

Well-known member
I used to use a product that worked pretty well - Damp Rid which was in a plastic container that we placed on the closet floor filled with granules that took the moisture out of the air. These granules could be replaced as needed. Damp Rid has products that come in different forms - I checked the Walmart site. The one that we used was rated 5 star by users. It also comes in a bag form that can be hung up like described above.
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
Those bags are certainly different! We have a dehumidifier built into our furnace. Will I need to buy a dehumidifier or these bags as well?
Just so you understand how that works, It is not really a separate system just a way of running the HVAC unit. When your heat is running the return air goes over the Cooling coils first that makes all the water drop out and drain. the same thing is used when you turn on the defroster in the car to dry the air.

you shouldn't need anything unless you have closed off rooms or non air conditioned storage in the garage or patio.
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
Those bags are certainly different! We have a dehumidifier built into our furnace. Will I need to buy a dehumidifier or these bags as well?
Most homes that run their AC/Heat normally have no need for these except if there is a moisture problem that needs to be dried up or you have a sealed closet that smells musty
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
Most homes that run their AC/Heat normally have no need for these except if there is a moisture problem that needs to be dried up or you have a sealed closet that smells musty
We have a room that is cut off from the AC and needs independent humidity control. humidity is terrible here and anything that has any organic matter on it will mildew
 

sundealer

Founder
Also remember that taking to much moisture out of the air is not good for skin, sinuses or wood. Plus the dry air will cause a build up of static electricity!
 

K9Luvn

New member
Thank you for the explanations. I am trying to get used to all the differences and understand them. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to help me understand.
 

VietnamVet

Army Cracker
Units that cool the air in your house do not put cold air in your house. They remove the hot air from your house and all its contents. There is some good sense in the "Set and forget it" mind set. Heat is in all items in your home and it takes a long time to get it under control after you turn it off and back on. We use a automatic thermostat that is set at temps for cool and heat. The unit also has a dehumidifier built into it. That comes on and runs at a slow almost not heard speed. It was installed by a company we have done business with for over 20 years. PM if you want to know which one.
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
Just to touch base about my dehumidifier purchase....This humidifier does the job! It pulls the humidity out of the air better than the older models ever did!!!!!! I have succeeded in stopping the mold formations, the sweaty windows and the overall wet and clammy feeling in the home. I usually just turn it on a half hour once every other day or so to check the digital readout. I am so glad I have the humidity and mold under control now! Kudos to Frigidaire dehumidifier for a great product!!!!!!
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
Thanks for reminding me, I have to empty it twice a day sometimes there is enough water to flush the toilet each time , amazing how much moisture is in the air and it has taken a major load off the AC.
 

sundealer

Founder
Thanks for reminding me, I have to empty it twice a day sometimes there is enough water to flush the toilet each time , amazing how much moisture is in the air and it has taken a major load off the AC.
Root this is the best water for plants! Or in an iron.
 

KathyInAR

Founder
Staff member
When the movers/packers packed and loaded up my HHGs when I moved from Louisiana to Arkansas back in April 2012, they missed my ironing board. I didn't have room for it in my car so I just left it, and still have not had to replace it. In retirement, if something needs to be ironed I don't wear it! :desire:
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
If you have a towel and a table or counter you have an ironing board!
I agree and I dislike the ironing board because it is too soft of a surface and too easy to accidentally get wrinkles. I use our glass covered dinner table if and when I need something ironed. I also cover it with a sheet.
 

sundealer

Founder
Well time to make dinner. While dinner is cooking, I guess I'll go iron my sheets.


Yes, you read that correctly!
 

sundealer

Founder
NoNoNO! The towel goes on the table to protect it. The sheets go on the towel so I can iron them before they go on the bed.
 

KathyInAR

Founder
Staff member
NoNoNO! The towel goes on the table to protect it. The sheets go on the towel so I can iron them before they go on the bed.
I've heard tales about people who use to actually iron their sheets...but, never did I know one...wow, I'm impressed!
 
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ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
I like pressed sheets but its easier just to unload the washer and dryer quickly and shake them out when hot. The dry cleaner does the shirts cheep enough and then look great.
The Iron is very handy, in fact a necessity when sewing.
 

TailTeaser

Chum Churner
Ironing sheets?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im just now starting to make my bed regularly....................and thats after I get in it.:th_balls:
 
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