How to Get Humidity Control in an Apartment

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A proper level of humidity in an apartment provides a safe and healthy environment both for residents and electronic devices, like televisions and personal computers. Apartment dwellers obviously cannot impose total control over their environment as can homeowners; however, some ways still exist for them to maintain a healthy humidity level.

Things You'll Need

  • Dehumidifier
  • Air conditioner
  • Place a dehumidifier in each room of the apartment you wish to regulate. Plug the dehumidifier's power cord into a wall outlet. Set the control setting on the dehumidifier to the average settings as indicated on the instruction manual. Turn the dehumidifier on. Readjust the setting after the dehumidifier has been running for an hour, if you feel that the setting is inadequate for your needs.

  • Set an air conditioner's temperature control -- whether using a wall mounted or floor standing unit -- to 68 degrees. Turn the air conditioner on. Direct the vents toward the center of the room.

  • Keep any gas burners on your kitchen stove on a medium setting, not high. Use a microwave instead, when possible. If cooking on the stove, turn on your hood vent, if you have one. This will prevent humidity buildup.

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