How do I naturally dehumidify a room?


Quick Answer

To naturally dehumidify a room, bring in plenty of potted plants and open the windows to facilitate ventilation. A dehumidifier is a faster way to reduce humidity in a space, but the natural methods are just as valid.

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Dehumidifying a room reduces the potential for mold growth and moisture damage.

  1. Bring in plants
  2. Plants extract moisture from the air, which naturally lowers the humidity levels in a room. Having several potted plants sprinkled throughout the house brings down moisture levels in the air.

  3. Open the windows
  4. If moisture has no way to escape the home, it continues to build until the humidity levels become uncomfortable. Opening a window to ventilate the space reduces moisture content in the air. Installing vents or extractors in the home also helps.

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