18 Easy Homemade DIY Dehumidifier Ideas on a Budget

Last updated on July 21, 2020

High air humidity is just as harmful as a lack of it. So you need to control its level at home. Here are several great ideas on how you can make a DIY dehumidifier or how to remove moisture from the air naturally and on a budget. Read on!

We’ve recently made a few DIY humidifiers, but it goes both ways. Too much moisture in the air is just as bad as having it too dry (sometimes it’s even worse.) So now let’s make a DIY dehumidifier. Alternatively, we’ve included several possibilities on how to decrease humidity naturally. So read on.

What are your options to create a homemade dehumidifier?

  • First of all, you have to keep in mind that ventilation is your friend (unless you live in a very humid area). So using existing fans and AC units as well as leaving windows open will help you get rid of moisture.
  • Secondly, you need to watch your (and your family’s) habits of creating moisture in the first place. Taking long showers, cooking, leaving clothes to dry indoors accumulates moisture inside and builds up humidity.
  • To create a simple dehumidifier you can use simple household items and products that naturally absorb moisture. So even a bag of salt will do that.
  • You can get organic or chemical products (such as charcoal) that do that as well.

Now, let’s get into more detail bit by bit, tutorial by tutorial.

What's Inside?

How to Remove Humidity from a Room without a Dehumidifier

Professional dehumidifiers can cost a pretty penny. We wanted to figure out how to remove humidity from a room without a dehumidifier. Check out the ideas at Homely Ville.

Off Grid Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier

This fan-based air conditioner and dehumidifier can help lower temperatures using far less power than expected. Follow this Survivopedia to get the entire plans and instructions.

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How to Make a DIY Dehumidifier

How to make a home dehumidifier with calcium chloride to remove moisture from our home, furniture, etc. Check out the tutorial at Ikkaro to see how to do it.

How to Make a Homemade Dehumidifier

See the link to get the complete plans. The Humidifier Experts have a pretty good tutorial on this.

How to Dehumidify a Home

Humidity in your home can make the air feel sticky, and it can even damage your walls and furniture if you’re not careful. Dehumidifiers are the quickest way to dehumidify your home, but you can also ventilate your house. Check out Wikihow to find out how to do it.

How to Dehumidify Your Home

Do you have unwanted water or moisture in your home? Learn how to easily dehumidify any room, either with a dehumidifier or naturally, with American Family. See this article to learn how it’s done.

DIY Self-Draining Dehumidifier

If you forget to empty the tank on your dehumidifier, it’ll either overflow or shut off. It defeats the purpose of running a dehumidifier. Check out the tutorial on Family Handyman to get the entire guidance and instructions.

How to Dehumidify a Home in a Natural Way and Without a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifying the house and domestic environments is essential to prevent excess moisture from forming mold on our walls: let’s see how to do it. Check out this Cookist article for the full details and instructions.

DIY Dehumidifier Alternatives

A lot of people need dehumidifiers, but they don’t have extra money to spend on a unit or an increase in electric bills. So what can you do if you want to absorb moisture from the air? See the tutorial on Humidifier Mentor for the guide and instructions.

How to Make a Homemade Dehumidifier

If you want to make a dehumidifier at home, then you need to find a way to make a moisture absorber. Homemade or DIY humidifier options include making a rock salt dehumidifier.
See this tutorial on One How-to and learn how it’s done.

Make Your Own DIY Homemade Dehumidifier (Updated)

Find out how to make an inexpensive homemade Dehumidifier to eliminate and prevent excess moisture which can cause health problems and house problems. Aside from saving yourself some money, there are several other benefits involved with making your own homemade dehumidifier. Read the link to see the entire details and instructions.

How to Make a Homemade Dehumidifier

Living in areas with high humidity allows mold spores to grow. Because of this, you are putting your family’s health at risk. Check out the article to learn how to make a dehumidifier and eliminate mold.

How to Dehumidify a Room Naturally

Remove humidity from your living environment to maintain a healthy body and prevent water damage to your home. Learn how to identify the signs of moisture issues and find out how to remedy them with cheap, natural methods. See the tutorial on Dengarden to see the entire details.

DIY Electric and Non-electric Dehumidifier

Feeling musty? Follow this handy guide and make your very own homemade DIY dehumidifier. We have got an electric and non-electric solution guide. Check out the article from Basement Gurus to see how it’s done.

Dehumidifier Based Self Watering Pot

Salt-based dehumidifiers are conceived as disposable items, but after we’ve seen how much water it has collected in one month from a bathroom, we’ve decided to make something more long term from it. This is an Instructable for a simple pot that drains humidity into a plant for self-watering. Check out the Instructable to get the full details.

DIY Electric Air Dehumidifier

Check out the video to get the full plans for an electric DIY dehumidifier.

DIY Non Electric Dehumidifier

DIY nonelectric dehumidifier for RV campers, tiny homes, and off-grid living using calcium chloride, pool salt, or ice melt. See the video to see the full details and instructions.

Homemade Dehumidifier

This video shows how to make a simple Dehumidifier with very low power consumption (about 10 watts) Follow the video to get the entire plans.

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