Monsoon season is upon us and that brings higher levels of humidity to our normally arid desert. The refrigeration cooling lowers the indoor temperatures, but it is only marginally effective in removing moisture from the air. With an indoor air temperature setting of 80° it can still feel a bit sticky.
Clickable image: humidity monitor and dehumidifier
We bought some desiccant packs to put in the safe and ammo boxes to absorb some of the moisture. During checkout on Amazon, I noticed a couple of gadgets listed in the “things other people buy” feature. There was an indoor digital humidity monitor and a rechargeable dehumidifier available. Being a gadget enthusiast, I placed an order for the two items.
Both the monitor and dehumidifier are in the safe now. We had a pretty good amount of rainfall overnight and the conditions are still a bit humid. The monitor indicates 32% humidity at 79° inside the safe. When I place the monitor outside of the safe, it reads over 35%, so it is definitely a bit drier inside of the safe.
I’ll keep an eye on the dehumidifier; there is a color scale above the window where you can see the crystals inside. At present, they’re blue and when they turn pink, it will be time to recharge the unit by plugging the flip-out AC plug into the wall outlet overnight.