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Topic # 228997 2-Feb-2018 14:25
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Without getting a lecture on why I shouldn't get a dehumidifier or just open windows etc, just wanting to compare 2 models of dehumidifier, pros and cons.

 

One is a Mitsubishi, the other a Delonghi

 

 


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  Reply # 1950742 2-Feb-2018 14:27
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thanks for any experience, good or bad, any inside tips of each models, if any

 

thanks

 

the number counter in me says go for the one with the bigger number of 30L :)


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  Reply # 1950744 2-Feb-2018 14:32
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We recently bought the big Panny model and are pretty happy with it.  It replaced a 15 year old Mitsi that still worked but seemed less efficient than when it was new.

 

I see the holding tanks are about the same size.  I recommend checking the noise numbers though as there is a significant difference, which may be an issue for running it at night.

 

 

 

An old boss of mine raved about dehumdifiers....  IIRC drying his house out helped significantly reduced dust mites which made a huge difference with one of his kids severe asthma.





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  Reply # 1950749 2-Feb-2018 15:01
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We have the Mitubishi MJ-E16VX   Oasis

 

Bought it on TradeMe for $300 after deciding on this model.  No issues, quiet and we run it using  the built in timer as when required.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1950763 2-Feb-2018 15:23
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I have a Mitsubishi - I think it's the MJ-E16VX mentioned above. I have used it almost every day for the last six years and have had absolutely no problems with it.


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  Reply # 1950774 2-Feb-2018 15:42
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We have the same (or very similar) Delonghi - it works fine!

 

 





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  Reply # 1950775 2-Feb-2018 15:45
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I'd go Mitsubishi. IMHO DeLonghi have always had a low quality feel with a high quality price.

 

There's really no good reason not to get a dehumidifier. I've had one for 25 years. The same one, actually. It's pretty industrial but effective. Opening the windows only reduces the humidity in the home to that of the air outside. Using a dehumidifier reduces it below that. Contrary to popular opinion and the snake-oil salesmen of forced ventilation systems, the amount of moisture in the roof space is not less than that of the outside air for the most part - it's the exact same air. The RH will be lower but only by virtue of the fact the air is usually warmer in the roof space as the insulation is above the ceiling, not under the roofing. The g/m³ will be basically the same.

 

The dehumidifier will slightly raise the room temperature (losses due to inefficiencies remain in the room) but it will actually FEEL cooler due to the lower humidity.

 

Dehumidifiers are cheap to run and in winter offset the cost of heating by lowering the specific heat of the air so it takes less heating to raise the temperature by the same amount. It's a really win-win.


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I also have the same (or similar) DeLongi. I find it works very well. Sometimes it will fill the bucket in less than 24 hours. I generally only use it over winter, preferring to open windows in summer.

 

The laundry function is great tho - I hang the laundry in the conservatory in winter before I go to work then turn that baby right up - it dries the clothes and gets rid of all the excess moisture in the room.


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  Reply # 1950787 2-Feb-2018 15:55
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The laundry function is great tho - I hang the laundry in the conservatory in winter before I go to work then turn that baby right up - it dries the clothes and gets rid of all the excess moisture in the room.

 

 

I can't believe I forgot to mention that! Yes, I love using it for that, especially clothes I don't want to fade on the line that can't be tumble dried. It'll completely dry a full load in the spare room in about 8 hours.


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I have the exact DeLongi model DDS 30 Combi. I am pretty happy with it.

 

I purchased this one since I have family members who run two of them 24/7 and only have had one that needed to be replaced under warranty. 

 

I have heard good things about Mitsubishi as well.

 

 

 

I think they all will make a noise, unless there is an ultra silent one, I haven't seen around.


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  Reply # 1950792 2-Feb-2018 16:10
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I have a Mitubishi that's over 10 years old, still running well and pretty happy with it.
Bucket needs emptying about once every 24 hours.

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  Reply # 1950816 2-Feb-2018 16:56
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Without getting a lecture on why I shouldn't get a dehumidifier or just open windows etc, just wanting to compare 2 models of dehumidifier, pros and cons.

 

One is a Mitsubishi, the other a Delonghi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funny time of year to be asking (Summer)




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  Reply # 1950867 2-Feb-2018 18:52
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Missus wants missus gets (sometimes)


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  Reply # 1950906 2-Feb-2018 20:58
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Funny time of year to be asking (Summer)

 

 

Not really, with this heat and rain it gets like a rainforest in my shed, and when temperatures drop then condensation forms on things if I dont dehumidify. In winter its reasonably dry in it with it just warming up with the sun in it.





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  Reply # 1950908 2-Feb-2018 21:04
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Why are you worried about your shed?


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  Reply # 1950909 2-Feb-2018 21:10
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Starscream122:

 

Why are you worried about your shed?

 

 

Because there is stuff in it, and its not air conditioned or anything. If it didn't have one in there running I would have rusted tools and moldy winter bed linens etc.

 

FWIW I have a cheapie that has an analog humidity control on it, and drilled a hole in its tank to take a hose out the floor of the shed into a garden area. Put it on a timer so it only runs during the day when its at its warmest in there so it actually does something. Probably pulls 2-3l a day out of the air which is just what gets back into the place thru the lousy sealing aluminuim joinery and what else permiates thru the building membrane etc, so pretty similar to most houses. No cooking or showering done in there obviously, so its all just what comes in from natural convection etc.





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