Texas is known for lots of things. Tex-Mex, barbecue and cowboy hats come to mind, but the state is also notorious for its humidity.
As such, Liberty Safe owners need to consider storing a dehumidifier in any safe they purchase. What’s a dehumidifier, you might say? What are the benefits of getting one, aside from humidity control?
If you have a Liberty Safe, let's cover a few reasons why getting a dehumidifier makes sense.
What Is a Dehumidifier?
According to Liberty Safe, “a dehumidifier is a device that removes excess ambient humidity from the air, typically either by heating the air, absorbing moisture from the air using desiccant beads or chemicals, or using refrigerant coils to condense water from the air and collect it in a reservoir to be emptied later.” There are various types of dehumidifiers, each with their own types and advantages.
Types of Dehumidifiers
Safe dehumidifiers generally fall into two categories: canister (or chemical) and electrical. The former uses non-electric, moisture-absorbing materials like calcium chloride and silica gel. They are effective, but need to be replaced regularly since crystals can absorb so much moisture that they dissolve.Electric dehumidifiers, on the other hand, need to be plugged in, but can control humidity via a heating element that creates a warm, dry environment with air circulation. Both have their pros and cons, so consult with an expert to decide which type fits your needs.
Dehumidifier Benefits for Liberty Safes
Still not convinced a dehumidifier is the best investment? Let’s go over some of the benefits of getting one for yourLiberty Safe (or any other safe brand you may own):
- Humidity control: as mentioned above, dehumidifiers create a dry, warm environment that reduces damaging moisture.
- Better protection:firearms thrive in dry environments and dehumidifiers promote this to reduce rusting, tarnishing and more.
- Easy to use:especially when it comes to electric dehumidifiers, it’s easy to install these simple devices in your safe.
- Ideal for warmer climates:in areas that have more than 50 percent humidity (like Texas), these accessories are essential.