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Old May 8th 2007, 7:10 pm
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We will be heading over in the next 10 weeks (fingers crossed). We have heard people talk about using dehumidifiers in their houses to reduce condensation - my question is should we purchase one in the UK before we come across. Would it be cheaper to buy in the UK? Would it be useful?

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We will be heading over in the next 10 weeks (fingers crossed). We have heard people talk about using dehumidifiers in their houses to reduce condensation - my question is should we purchase one in the UK before we come across. Would it be cheaper to buy in the UK? Would it be useful?

Look forward to hearing from you.

they are about $400 here for a reasonable one, maybe a bit less.
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Thanks Apple Tree

I saw one the other day which was a heater and a dehumidifier and it was £99 - so it sounds like I should buy one before we move out. Would we use it?
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I saw one the other day which was a heater and a dehumidifier and it was £99 - so it sounds like I should buy one before we move out. Would we use it?
Depends on where you live and the type of housing you choose. But if you got room in your container, then better to chuck one in.

Also one that cost £99 may not be up to the same spec as one that cost $400 so make sure you do comparisions.

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Do most people need them?

Or is it for older houses?
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Do most people need them?

Or is it for older houses?
If your house doesn't have double glazing, you will need them.
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That bad?

I lived in Cornwall for a while and I needed one there. I had double glazing there though

Is it to do with the sea (moist) atmosphere or do you recon it the glazing?
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We have single glazing and we have no problems with condensation.

But I believe that is because of where we live, very low humidity and our house is made of permanent materials and well insulated.

Also we run a heat pump, which produces warm dry air.

Gas heaters, which are cheap, also pump out alot of moisture (created when the LPG in the canister changes from liquid to gas).
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That bad?

I lived in Cornwall for a while and I needed one there. I had double glazing there though

Is it to do with the sea (moist) atmosphere or do you recon it the glazing?
To be honest, I'm not sure
It is damp in the Waikato but a lot of people have said they need dehumidifiers, not just people who live here.
I thought that double glazing cut it back an awful lot though. It condenses on the cold glass but the second layer stops that happening most of the time.
I have just done the rounds this morning, squeegeing the windows, took me 10 minutes tops. Although we have a DVS, it makes sense to me that if I am at home in the mornings, I may as well give it a hand.
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Although we have a DVS, it makes sense to me that if I am at home in the mornings, I may as well give it a hand.
Whats one of those?
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Whats one of those?
Domestic Ventilation System
It runs through the ceiling and vents in the living area and the bedroom lobby. It also has a heat function, so as it gets damned hot in the roof space with the tin roof, it will circulate that heat at the same time as it dehumidifies.
But like I said, I may as well give it a hand if I am here anyway. And I can then see out!
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Ah I get it
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Hi

Does the DVS system really heat the house ? I have seen adverts for it and wondered how effective it really is. We have a tiled roof would this make any difference to the heat it might produce ? sorry if I sound thick ! Do you have any additional form of heating ?
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We will be heading over in the next 10 weeks (fingers crossed). We have heard people talk about using dehumidifiers in their houses to reduce condensation - my question is should we purchase one in the UK before we come across. Would it be cheaper to buy in the UK? Would it be useful?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Buy 'em on trade me (www.trademe.co.nz) bought 4 like that. Mitsibuishi are one of the best..around $900 new less than half second hand on trademe.

Like ought you get what you pay for...I have 5 dehumidifiers and the best one BY FAR is the most expensive..the Mitsi Oasis. they are cheap to run especially if u get cheap nite leccy from Genesis Power.

Good luck with the move.
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