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What's the best way to do this? Leave it on during day while at work, or over night while sleeping?

 

Stupid wet air :rant:

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it depends how noisy it is...and whether you can bear it.

 

when i was having my cellar dried out i could only have it on during the day when i was out as the noise drove me up the wall.

 

 

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It seems pretty quiet. About as loud as my PC fan.

 

I suppose I'm just wondering how long the dehumidified environment will last after you've turned it off. Don't want to waste electricity if having it on all day is unnecessary.

 

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Most good dehumidifiers have a humistat control which will switch them on and off automatically.

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Most good dehumidifiers have a humistat control which will switch them on and off automatically.

 

Oh! I must have either not had it on long enough or it doesn't have that feature.

 

Thanks

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What's the best way to do this? Leave it on during day while at work, or over night while sleeping?

 

Stupid wet air :rant:

 

Which part of your home do you have the problem?

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Which part of your home do you have the problem?

 

It's a bungalow and the damp/mould is down one side in the two bedrooms. My clothes also feel slightly damp in the morning even after being hung up in the wardrobe, but that may be more to do with cold weather.

 

If I put the dehumidifier on in the hallway, it should cover the entire house as it's only a small place.

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It's a bungalow and the damp/mould is down one side in the two bedrooms. My clothes also feel slightly damp in the morning even after being hung up in the wardrobe, but that may be more to do with cold weather.

 

If I put the dehumidifier on in the hallway, it should cover the entire house as it's only a small place.

 

We have the same problem in the bedroom through the winter months.

Dehumidifiers or ok,but costly.We use moisture traps,which are similar to tuppaware containers.You fill them with moisture crystals,(very effective)

You can buy them from most DIY stores.One 2.5kg bag will take 4.75litres of moisture out of the air.

 

Other things you can do to minimise dampness...

When cooking keep kitchen door closed.

When running a bath keep bathroom door closed.

Try not to dry clothes on radiators.

Keep windows slightly ajar,whenever you can.

 

If things don't improve,then you may need outside help,(which could be costly)

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Thanks Shane :thumbsup:

 

I do use those moisture trap things, but they're not pulling much moisture out of the air.

 

To be honest, I'm willing to pay the cost of running a humidifier as it'll be summer soon and there won't be a problem (well, at least there wasn't last year).

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Thanks Shane :thumbsup:

 

I do use those moisture trap things, but they're not pulling much moisture out of the air.

 

To be honest, I'm willing to pay the cost of running a humidifier as it'll be summer soon and there won't be a problem (well, at least there wasn't last year).

 

In real terms a dehumidifier costs virtually nothing to run. It condenses water from the atmosphere by absorbing its latent heat of evaporation. It is like an electric kettle in reverse.

 

There is an amount of electricity required to run the appliance. That is given off as heat. The heat from the condensing water is also given out as heat. It is more effective and efficient than using an electric radiator.

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