Living in areas with high humidity allows mould spores to grow. Because of this, you are putting your family’s health at risk by living amongst excess mould. Many people will resort to purchasing a dehumidifier to lower the moisture level of the home. What if you don’t want to spend the money? The solution is to make a homemade dehumidifier!
Benefits of Making a Homemade Dehumidifier
Aside from saving yourself some money, there are several other benefits involved with making your own homemade dehumidifier.
- Only require the use of basic materials.
- Easy to make.
- Does not require the use of electricity.
- They won’t make noise.
- They can be used anywhere.
Will a Homemade Dehumidifier be Effective?
You have a great chance of achieving success with a homemade dehumidifier. Basically, this homemade tool is going to serve as a moisture absorber.
To ensure that your homemade dehumidifier is working properly, you will want to purchase a hygrometer. This can be placed in the room prior to adding the dehumidifier so you can measure the moisture in the air. Then, you can watch to ensure that the moisture level is lowering after you place your new dehumidifier.
If it does not work in your environment, you may want to consider purchasing a low-cost dehumidifier like the Unibond Aero 360 instead. It doesn’t require the use of electricity as well plus it is fairly reasonable in cost.
Rock Salt Dehumidifier
Rock Salt is the mineral form of sodium chloride. It is commonly used in water treatment, de-icing of roads, animal industries and even for skincare.
Rock salt has the ability to pull moisture from the air. In addition, rock salt will decrease humidity. Here’s how to make your own rock salt dehumidifier.
Gather your Supplies
Make sure you have all the items you need before beginning your construction.
- Two 5-gallon buckets
- Large bag of rock salt
Create the Dehumidifier
Now you are ready to make your homemade dehumidifier.
- Take your drill and place a couple dozen holes in the bottom and side of your first bucket.
- Place your bucket inside of the other 5-gallon bucket that does not contain any holes.
- Pour the rock salt into the top bucket.
- Place this creation in the area you desire to have dehumidified.
As the rock salt inside the bucket begins to pull moisture from the air, the excess will collect in your bottom bucket. You can simply dump out that liquid periodically and replace the rock salt as needed. This will help you to constantly keep the area dehumidifying as needed.
You can clearly see, this option was cost friendly and incredibly easy to assemble. It shouldn’t have taken more than a few minutes to put the dehumidifier together and you are on your way to a lower moisture home.
Due to the ease of putting these together, you should consider using this option in places that you don’t visit often like your boat or vacation home.
If you find that you are in need of a true dehumidifier, you would do well to check out our article on The Best Dehumidifier in the UK in addition.
If you’re unconvinced that a homemade dehumidifier is the way forward you could consider going one step further. You don’t have to spend a fortune for a good dehumidifier. Why not check out some of these ‘mini dehumidifiers’.
Making your own DIY absorber can be a lot of fun and save you some money. You could find that it provides you with years of moisture removal. If you have the opportunity to try out this recommendation, we would love to hear how it has worked out for you.