leo0787sx:leo0787sx: We are in Christchurch so one of the colder areas, it wasn't too bad this morning but I still had to wipe the windows. I guess I'm clueless due to the face I'm from the UK, I miss radiators :(
Most rooms have blinds and curtains, some only blinds, wheere we can we have both closed to try and keep warmth / stop condensation.
Kitchen has an extractor fan on the hub
The bathroom has one of those light fans but it seems to do a good enough job as there's only two of us.
The main room (living and kitchen) has an aircon
Main Bedroom has a small eco heater
No wall or ceiling insulation and probably no special light fittings.
Clothes are outside unless it rains otherwise in the main room with a window open - have thought about getting a dryer
All rooms have a gap under the door and windows leaked. Should we cover the bottom of the doors and close and seal the windows instead?
Landlord has said they are happy to buy a dehumidifier around a few $100 so looked at: http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/heating-cooling/dehumidifiers/sheffield-pl420-dehumidifier/prod46101.html which we would put in the corridor to work on the 3 bedrooms and bathroom probably an hour before bed and an hour when we get up? Would this work?
Thank you for all the help guys, really appreciate it.
Anyone got any answers to the dehumidifier? :)
Dehumidifiers with brands like that are all very similar. Mitre 10 mega the warehouse etc all buy them from the same place (CDB) they are generally just rebranded.
With dehumidifiers its all about the temperature they can work down to cheap ones used to only work down to around 15 degrees however this has changed in the past few years most work down to 5 degrees now. More pricey ones go down as low as 0.
With there litre rating they are tested in ideal conditions as the temperature gets lower the less they will extract from the air.
A humidistat is useful this works like a thermostat for humidity.
The cheap basic ones work ok for the price however if you are after better quality/performance option Delonghi and Mitsubishi are considered to be good brands dimplex is not bad also.