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Old 7th January 2012, 11:29 AM
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I got OH a "weather station" for Christmas/Epiphany and the receptor in our bedroom is saying that there's 70% humidity in our bedroom and the "mold alert" is blinking. We live two blocks away from the beach so this is a wicked humid town, but is there anything else we SHOULD do to take care of the humidity? I imagine this could turn into a problem, no?

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I got OH a "weather station" for Christmas/Epiphany and the receptor in our bedroom is saying that there's 70% humidity in our bedroom and the "mold alert" is blinking. We live two blocks away from the beach so this is a wicked humid town, but is there anything else we SHOULD do to take care of the humidity? I imagine this could turn into a problem, no?
Yes, damp patches in the bedroom can be annoying.

We have a cheap de-humidifier (about 100 Euros) which runs at maximum 200 watts which is not a lot. You could try that - they also warm the air slightly as a bonus. You can buy them at Leroy Merlin and other places.

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We have one in each bedroom which takes care of any damp problem. They are kept running most of the time. Bonus is putting the washing near one to dry!!

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... keep windows open as much as possible to allow ventilation.

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... keep windows open as much as possible to allow ventilation.
It's 14 degrees outside and the atmosphere in this town is humid as is! I think we'll use Reyes money to finally get a dehumidifier.

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It's 14 degrees outside and the atmosphere in this town is humid as is! I think we'll use Reyes money to finally get a dehumidifier.
Yes they are a good idea. But it is also worth opening the windows for an hour during late morning when the humidity outside is at its lowest. You can see the humidity pattern for your town on the AEMET website (click Ver tabla detallada).

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Yes they are a good idea. But it is also worth opening the windows for an hour during late morning when the humidity outside is at its lowest. You can see the humidity pattern for your town on the AEMET website (click Ver tabla detallada).
Just looked at ours for tonight & it's 95% !

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Wow - low is 75% and high is 140%

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I got OH a "weather station" for Christmas/Epiphany and the receptor in our bedroom is saying that there's 70% humidity in our bedroom and the "mold alert" is blinking. We live two blocks away from the beach so this is a wicked humid town, but is there anything else we SHOULD do to take care of the humidity? I imagine this could turn into a problem, no?
Remember halydia that if you are using propane heaters a by-product of the combustion is a massive about of moisture being created in the room.

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Remember halydia that if you are using propane heaters a by-product of the combustion is a massive about of moisture being created in the room.
Some - not massive. I think the output from a propane heater is about the same as from three people. When I have mopped the floor of my terrace or the metal roof has drops of condensation hanging from it on a cold morning, a few minutes of a propane heater is usually enough to dry it.

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