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Room dehumidifiers

Post by rocket » Tue May 15, 2018 9:53 pm

Hi all, i'm looking at purchasing a dehumidifier and hoping to narrow the field a tad by benefiting of your experience.
There a so many to choose from, desiccant/ refrigerant , being situated in Melbourne and a cooler clime i think that a desiccant type might be the go. Does anybody have any recommendations either way?

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Re: Room dehumidifiers

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 pm

Covered in this thread Rod. I got my unit from the mob that Allen mentions...viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7583&p=83069&hilit= ... ier#p83069
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Post by Allen » Wed May 16, 2018 5:49 am

Can't recommend then enough. Great company to deal with.
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Re: Room dehumidifiers

Post by Luke72 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:16 pm

I've been thinking the same thing. Dehumidifiers??? I decided to get a desiccant type, being in Melbourne also, i have read these are better for the cooler climate. I'll let you know how it all goes when i get it.
I did a test with the de-humidification function on the portable air conditioner unit and it was useless... and cold... and did i mention useless.. :?

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Re: Room dehumidifiers

Post by Mike Thomas » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

I have a DeLonghi compressor dehumidifier in Tasmania, and it works fine in a 5 x 4 metre room which I try to keep around 45% RH. I find that I use it more in summer when it's warm, than in winter. When it's cold, I find just having a heater on brings RH down to acceptable levels. Desiccant dehumidifiers are recommended for cooler conditions, but I wonder to what extent the greater heat output of that type of dehumidifier contributes to the lowering of the RH, compared to the contribution of the desiccant.
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