Yanche wrote:One solution would be to buy a small window A/C unit but turn it on and off from a humidifier sensor.
Thanks for your input Yanche. Both Haier & LG sell window ac units that claim to have a dehumidifier mode but, when you read the instruction manuals they are turned on/off based on a weird temperature formula...not humidity sensing. I think I solved my problem:
I bought this humidistat http://www.drillspot.com/products/49344 ... er_Control
which I can plug any window ac unit into & do the following:
1. set the unit to the lowest temp setting it can go (so it will operate from the humidistat, even at low room temps)
2. This will work with any ac unit that will turn back on after a power failure
(I have a spare window ac already)
Voila! .....No more hot air being dumped into the room & no more emptying the bucket!
I can also run my humidifier from it in the winter.
(I'll just wall mount the sensor any where I want & then run a heavy guage extension cord to the humidifier or AC unit.)
Unless I am misunderstanding something, I can't understand why they don't sell some window AC units that have a "real" dehumidifying mode for when it's cool but damp & you want drier air but don't need cooling?? (& don't want heated air being dumped back into the room from a normal dehumidifier)