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#142733 22-Mar-2014 17:29
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This has to be about s as far off topic I can go

But I bet there is an expert somewhere on here!

The weather reading here in Wanganui today was 47% humidity

In winter I have a electric heaters.

Because i get blocked noses and sleep badly etc some suggested I try a humidifier. I noticed that NL only sell Dehumidifiers.

So the ambiguous question I am going to ask.....

Should i try a humidifier or a Dehumidifier ?




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  #1011092 22-Mar-2014 17:59
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Why would you want to pump more water into the air? You want a dehumidifier.I have a few, and don't really use them, infact I think something is wrong with them as I believe the gas overtime leaks out of them, and they need recharging.

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  #1011094 22-Mar-2014 18:05
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put out your washing in your room - guarantee to create a fog while you sleep with your electric heater




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  #1011099 22-Mar-2014 18:21
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Get allergy covers for your mattress and pillow. Leave the window cracked open when you sleep.

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  #1011106 22-Mar-2014 19:07
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Between 32 and 50% is normal human operating range. 42% is optimal. Try not to drop lower than that if you want to avoid to avoid blocked noses etc. Wet laundry works.. but then so does a bucket/big vase of water in the bedroom at night. If you have central heating etc then yes, they are a must have item.. just be careful not to run them too long and end up with too much humidity in the air. You will have heavy wet air which leads to far more health issues than the dry air ever will.

Our humidifier has been off all this winter since I had my hubby put up a clothesline in the laundry room. I do the laundry at night, hang it, and they provide the humidity while at the same time drying them. 6hrs and they are perfectly dry.. and the humidity levels are spot on. Mind you, I spend 6 months of the year under 4ft of snow with a wood fire. Last time I was in Wanganui it wasnt that cold. :)

In saying that, they are awesome little machines and I couldnt have got through the first winter here without it.



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  #1011139 22-Mar-2014 20:39
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SandyJ: Between 32 and 50% is normal human operating range. 42% is optimal. Try not to drop lower than that if you want to avoid to avoid blocked noses etc. Wet laundry works.. but then so does a bucket/big vase of water in the bedroom at night. If you have central heating etc then yes, they are a must have item.. just be careful not to run them too long and end up with too much humidity in the air. You will have heavy wet air which leads to far more health issues than the dry air ever will.

Our humidifier has been off all this winter since I had my hubby put up a clothesline in the laundry room. I do the laundry at night, hang it, and they provide the humidity while at the same time drying them. 6hrs and they are perfectly dry.. and the humidity levels are spot on. Mind you, I spend 6 months of the year under 4ft of snow with a wood fire. Last time I was in Wanganui it wasnt that cold. :)

In saying that, they are awesome little machines and I couldnt have got through the first winter here without it.


Great where did you get them from? The washing sounds a good idea but I like to regualte and I dont have that much washing :)





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  #1011145 22-Mar-2014 20:58
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Wouldn't you be better with one of those air masks that people with sleep apnoea use.

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  #1011154 22-Mar-2014 21:35
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I thought humid gives you mould moss the black dots which is far worse




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  #1011171 22-Mar-2014 22:02
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One of the things that got me thinking about it was the great amount of those little humidifiers that they sell for using when you travel. You know the ones that go on a bottle of water run of usb cable




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  #1011172 22-Mar-2014 22:10
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joker97: I thought humid gives you mould moss the black dots which is far worse


If you take it to the extreme that you get with a gas heater, people sweating and no air exchange it does, but thats well above the range that is optimal.

I get issues with low humidity in auckland with the room heated and the crappy windows all cold it all condenses out on those and leaves stuff all in the air inside. Ghetto double glazing with bubblewrap sorts that out but hopefully I will have new windows by this winter.




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  #1011210 23-Mar-2014 03:49
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http://www.beurerproducts.co.nz/Air_Humidifier_-_BeurerProducts_LB44.html
This one is almost the same as ours and is only $55. (not a bad price by nz standards)

Hope it helps. In the meantime you can:
boil a pot of water on the stove,
Keep a vase of water in each room,
hang wet laundry
sleep in the bathroom. :D

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  #1011245 23-Mar-2014 09:32
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SandyJ

Hope it helps. In the meantime you can:
boil a pot of water on the stove,
Keep a vase of water in each room,
hang wet laundry
sleep in the bathroom. :D

SandyJ


... wire up dehumidifier backwards :)



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  #1011276 23-Mar-2014 11:24
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SpookyAwol:
SandyJ

Hope it helps. In the meantime you can:
boil a pot of water on the stove,
Keep a vase of water in each room,
hang wet laundry
sleep in the bathroom. :D

SandyJ


... wire up dehumidifier backwards :)


LMAO




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  #1011277 23-Mar-2014 11:28
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SandyJ: http://www.beurerproducts.co.nz/Air_Humidifier_-_BeurerProducts_LB44.html
This one is almost the same as ours and is only $55. (not a bad price by nz standards)

Hope it helps. In the meantime you can:
boil a pot of water on the stove,
Keep a vase of water in each room,
hang wet laundry
sleep in the bathroom. :D

SandyJ


$55 was the water container the unit is $190




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  #1011291 23-Mar-2014 11:53
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What?? Sorry.. I missed that. Hmm..at that price you are getting ripped off big time... this is what I pay for them:
http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=humidifier&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=976760

If I was you I would just get one sent over from Australia. (same power connections)

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  #1011296 23-Mar-2014 11:58
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My Sunbeam oil column heater has a humidifier cup, but I never use it as the humidity here is always around the 60% - 70% range.

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