We had a humidity issue in our rental flat last winter - every morning all the windows were wet, and we had mold in the corners and behind the couch. (Despite venting 3+ times a day for 10+ minutes - which was really uncomfortable because of the cold.) The apartment has 55m2, is floor-heated, family consists of 2 adults and a toddler. We had to hang our clothes inside to dry, because outside they only would get damp. The humidity sensor I installed showed up to 80%RH, with 10+ minutes of venting I could barely get it under 60%RH.
This winter we'll try to remove all the houseplants from the flat and buy a tumble dryer for the clothes. Questions are:
what kind of tumble dryer do we need?
Vented dryers are not an option (unless it stands outside in the cold) because the apartment is not ours and I'm not allowed to make modifications for the vent. So I guess I'm left with condensation dryers and heat pump dryers. Efficiency is less of an issue, but I'd like to avoid damaging the clothes. Also don't know what kind of air circulation they need - if I have to vent the whole apartment to keep them working, then they are a no-go. Can any of them be installed in a bathroom with no direct ventillation (no windows, only some kind of an inefficient active ventillation)? Can the condensation dryer get hot enough to injur a toddler?
will it reduce the humidity at all?
I'm not sure how humid the exhaust air will be. I guess it should contain less water, than if we dry the clothes in the living room. But not sure if it will work at all, if the living-room humidity is constantly (hopefully) between 60-70%RH.