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# 140666 17-Feb-2014 09:00
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Are there any (de)humidifiers out there that can automatically maintain a desired humidity range?

AFAIK most humidifiers just keep pumping out water effectively up to 100% humidity and most dehumidifiers just suck it all out of the air down to basically 0%.

I'm looking for something that will maintain a range between 40-50% humidity over about a 60m2 floor space?





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  # 990176 19-Feb-2014 09:52
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Ok, so I made a few changes to my habitat which have created a noticeable difference in perceptible humidity and overall air quality.

1. Cleaned out air conditioning unit, ducting and diffusers.
2. Replaced air filter with a better one from safe.co.nz
3. Keep balcony doors mostly closed and air quality inside now far exceeds outside.
4. Rotated ceiling air diffuser so it's no-longer blowing cold dry air directly onto my bed but into the living area.
5. Purchased a whole bunch house-plants (mostly from Palmers) that have been proven to improve air quality and regulate humidity.
- 1x x-large Peace Lily, excellent air filter
- 2x medium Spider plants, good air filter
- 2x large trays of Money plants / Devils Ivy, good air filters
- 1x medium Bamboo Palm, gives of O2 during day & regulates humidity
- 2x large Snake plants (living area) & 2x small (bedside), gives off O2 during night & excellent air filter

See also:
http://www.ted.com/talks/kamal_meattle_on_how_to_grow_your_own_fresh_air.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air-filtering_plants

Results:
1. Seen a drop in CO2 levels from ~450-550 to a min of about 300ppm according to my Withings Scales.
2. Humidity according to my hygrometer is stable around 60% which is very comfortable and reduces the perceived heat in the air due to dryness.
3. Significantly less noticeable dust
4. No longer waking up dry, with irritated respiratory system etc





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