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Dehumidifier and indoor orchids

This is a discussion on Dehumidifier and indoor orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello to every one here. We have a lot of orchids around the home and ...

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    Default Dehumidifier and indoor orchids

    Hello to every one here.
    We have a lot of orchids around the home and have been considering getting a dehumidifier. We spoke to a friend recently who uses a dehumidifier and she told us her house is so much warmer and she can keep the heating down a bit more in the winter due to this dehumidifier.
    We thought about this and then thought about our happy Orchids. The question we pose is-would using a dehumidifier upset our plants?- would they become drained of valuable moisture?
    We don't have a mould problem or condensation on windows problem, we were thinking more towards saving heating energy than anything else.
    All comments would be appreciated. many thanks.

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    Orchids like humidity and the concept your friend tells you is not correct. 70° dry air seems cooler than 70° humid air. You would save on heating using a humidifier, not a dehumidifier.

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    Many thanks Ron-NY good information there. We hadn't thought that out properly!

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