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Dehumdifiers?

Post  froogs on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:26 am

Has anyone any experience with dehumidifiers?

DH has brought one in (works in tool hire) for our bedroom. It is so cold in there even when the little radiator is on, and is beginning to smell damp although I can't see any on the walls. Our wardrobe is smelling foisty too.

Our windows, although double glazing, are thick with water when we wake up.

It's a rental house so don't want to spend any money on remedial works but still, we have to do something.

Will the dehumidifier help with this? Are they expensive to run?
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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:31 am

Yes, I have one. We never had condensation or anything in our old house so it was a royal pain when we had dripping windows etc last year. I love mine, the rooms it lives in feels loads warmer when it's been on too which is good. We got one big enough for our whole house and it works a treat. Great for days when I have no choice but to dry laundry indoors. I get far too excited when it comes to bedtime and I empty the water tank Embarassed

According to the booklet, they do work best in a warm room, so if your room is really cold I don't know if it would work as well as you need it to.

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Post  froogs on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:38 am

Excellent, thanks for that alec eiffel. DH said we have to have the heating on but i'm unsure whether it will get warm enough.

We're buying an electric panel radiator on Tuesday when he's paid to help with the heat issue in there. It's a lovely big house but honestly a right royal pain in the colder months.
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Post  lollyfin on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:40 am

I thought i was the only person "sad" enough to get excited about how much water the dehumidifiers sucked out the air Laughing its actually quite satisfying Laughing
I have two one upstairs and one down and i think they make a huge difference, we got the value ones from argos and they have worked a treat the house does feel warmer and it fairly cuts down on the window sill puddles in the morning
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Post  froogs on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:21 am

Just checked, the one we have on hire is an ebac. It's an unsightly industrial looking thing but I have already been up looking at the rate of drips going into the bucket and swirling the puddle that is forming.

A new obsession me thinks!

How often do you both put yours on? It's on long term hire for a freebie but just how 'long term' it is I don't know.
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Post  stiltwalker on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:39 am

Our last house (rental) had a terrible damp problem - windows dripping and mould on all the external walls so we got one and had it on all day and evening and only turned it off when we went to bed as it was outside the bedroom door and would have kept me awake. It made a huge difference to the damp - still got the mould but nowhere near as fast and windows weren't quite so dripping. Didn't really notice a difference in the temperature I have to say. I worked out it cost about £1.70 a week to run that much (had a prepay meter so expensive eleccy). We did all the right things like ventilating and not drying washing indoors too it was just the house, apparently everyone on that row had a problem with damp and mould.
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Post  lollyfin on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:49 am

we have ours switched on all day and switch off when we go to bed
I dont have them on in the summer tho just when its cold and yuck so they will be going on for the winter very soon
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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:42 pm

When the condensation is really bad I stick it on high for a few hours until everything has cleared. I generally don't keep it on all day unless we have laundry drying - ours has a laundry setting too which is useful, it means it keeps it on all the time.

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Post  TP on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:15 am

ive never had one of these.

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Post  froogs on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:25 am

We had it on all evening last night and switched it off before we went to sleep. The room felt toasty but I struggled to sleep with a drying feeling in my throat. I'm wondering if it is connected to the dehumidifying? I suspect I'm just coming down with something though.

I am shocked at how much water is in the atmosphere in our bedroom. It's also an added bonus how much heat the machine gives out.

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