Protecting the indoor air quality of my reading room

I love having my own reading room at home.

A quiet site of reflection, where electronic devices are not allowed, and I can just relax, read, or meditate. Some months ago I moved to the Pacific Northwest for an exciting job opportunity. I converted a spare room into a reading room. It was quite appealing, with a huge picture window overlooking the ocean plus the beach. It didn’t take long for myself and others to realize that many of my most treasured books were starting to grow mildew! Although the temperature control seemed excellent, I lacked the humidity control I needed, so I instantly bought a new dehumidifier. In this section of the country the temperature is undoubtedly mediocre plus pleasant through most of the year, so my new condo doesn’t even have an air conditioner. In the old condo I kept the AC running most of the year, but here I can open the windows plus let in a breeze whenever it gets stuffy. I was not aware that the air conditioner also circulates the air of the home, running it through filters plus removing excess humidity. Since there was no AC plus no air circulation, those moisture levels were getting too high plus damaging my best books. This presented a greater problem, because I knew over time that excess humidity could foster the growth of mold plus mildew on the walls of the home itself. With that in mind I bought a couple more dehumidifiers plus sited them strategically throughout the house. With the dehumidifiers on site, my home is even more comfortable than before.


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