Selecting the Best Gun Safe Dehumidifier is easy for the Nashville Safe House. For over 22 years offering the largest selection of Gun Safes and Security Safes in the country, our customers have been telling us for years which gun safe dehumidifiers work best. Here’s what thousands of gun safe owners have shared with us about their own experiences using gun safe dehumidifiers to protect their guns and ammo.
One of the most important accessories that you can purchase for you safe is a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers come in different forms.
Metal Bar Dehumidifier
First is a metal bar that heats up and controls the moisture in your safe.
A few different brand names are , Dri Rod, GoldenRod, Safe Saver, and the Browning Ever Dry. This product works by slowly heating the temperature of the air inside the safe to between 100 – 150 degrees F. The process of heating the air is intended to keep moisture from collecting on the items in your safe. It also heats up the contents like the metal on your guns and makes it more difficult for moisture to collect on the metal of your guns. Many gun owners have been happy with this method for years.
Here is a description of how a GoldenRod actually works from their website: “The guns above the GoldenRod are bathed in constantly warm, dry air if the GoldenRod® is mounted horizontally at the bottom of the safe functions 24 hours a day. Air that is warmed rises up through the guns and is replaced by cool air creating a constant cycle of air movement. In the process, the temperature of the metal parts in the guns are increased slightly (about 3 degrees) -just enough to eliminate the tendency of cold metal to condense moisture of the damp air. Wood parts are maintained at a warmth level that discourages moisture from building up on embedding and other metal-to-wood contact areas. These are the most vulnerable to rust, corrosion, and pitting. They are also the most difficult to detect in a routine gun inspection. With the GoldenRod® on guard, this condition is eliminated. GoldenRod® is the safest method of controlling and eliminating dampness. Plug it in and forget about it.”
PEET Dryer Dehumidifier
If you have a tougher moisture problem in your safe we recommend the PEET Dryer , This product works similar to the metal bar heating system but moves the heated air around at a much higher rate. It works up to a 80 cubic foot safe or cabinet and only uses 15 watts of electricity.
EVA DRY Dehumidifier
The second type of Dehumidifier is a product that absorbs moisture and holds it in a container until reactivated or removed from the safe. This type of product ranges from simple desiccate bags to metal or plastic units that can be heated to release the moisture and then reused in the safe again multiple times. The most popular name brand of this type product is the EVA DRY dehumidifier and they come in a E333 or E500 model. This product absoYou can use multiple units in a safe to control higher levels of humidity. The biggest advantage of this type of product is that it is not powered and sits in the safe until if needs to be reactivated , the only drawback is that you must make sure to reactive the unit when it becomes saturated with moisture.
For severe moisture problems there are powered units that actively extract moisture from the air. These units are powered and need a power source to operate. The EVA DRY PDV 1100.