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Can You Recycle Dehumidifier Water by Watering Your Plants?

If you have a dehumidifier in your home, you probably have a good idea of just how much water they end up with in the reservoir. Typically, this water gets flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain, but doing that feels like such a waste. Many people have plants inside their homes or gardens—but can you use your dehumidifier water to water them? 
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How Long Does It Typically Take To Dehumidify a Room?

If you’ve used a dehumidifier, you know it can take some time to dehumidify a room completely. Because dehumidifiers take in air, remove moisture, and redistribute it into the room, new dehumidified air is constantly intermixed with the high-humidity air. 
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What’s the Ideal Home Humidity for Comfort and Efficiency?

Home humidity is the measure of moisture concentration in the air. According to the EPA, relative humidity within the home can range between 10% and 90%.  It would be best to keep your home’s humidity at the ideal level, as too high or low moisture has health effects. 
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Does Your Air Conditioner Also Dehumidify? (If So, How?)

When you think of humidity, you probably also think of heat; after all, they tend to go hand in hand. That said, most people who live in those high-humidity areas depend on their air conditioners.  It’s been said that air conditioners dehumidify the air as they run—but is it true?
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Dehumidifier Science: Do They Cool the Room, Too?

Many homeowners turn on their dehumidifier in the summer when the house gets too hot and sticky.  But as anyone familiar with these gadgets will agree, it’s odd to expect them to help with temperature regulation since dehumidifiers aren’t designed to function as AC units.