Normally at this time of the year we are enjoying having the a/c turned off, an occasional fire and just pleasant weather. But this year its is incredibly rainy and damp. During our normal rainy season the a/c is on and that takes care of any humidity and dampness in the home. Right now it is so damp in my home that the carpet (less than 2 years old) is beginning to buckle. The fruit I dehydrated to hang on my Christmas tree is re-hydrating itself (its was bone dry & crisp on Sunday & today it is sticky/tacky to the touch). My hair will not dry completely and if put it up it will smell sour later in the evening. Towels stay damp and will not dry out. Well you get the picture. Other than turning on my a/c, which will have to be set to around 70 F in order for it to even turn on is there anything I can do? Do those canisters of Damp Rid stuff work? I imagine I would need quite a few of them (house is around 1800 sq ft). I really do not want to run my a/c unless necessary. I keep it at 78-80 F during the summer months. I would dread to see a bill with it having to be on 70 F or so now. We only use wood to heat with when it is cool and a fire right now is out of the question as we would roast (I'm in Florida). Any ideas?