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# 251149 10-Jun-2019 20:56
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I have aircon as heating and cooling but it seems to be affecting my eyes and it was recommended that I look at Humidifiers.

 

Dows anyone have experience of these devices and can offer any suggestions on which ones are best to consider purchasing

 

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  # 2255580 10-Jun-2019 21:30
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I didn't think NZ was dry enough to need them - ever.

Growing up overseas in a dry climate they were commonplace.

Can you not simply crack a window to bring some natural outdoor moisture back in?


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  # 2255582 10-Jun-2019 21:33
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Invite my kids over to shower and watch your house fill with fog....oh and your gas levels drop, water levels drop and electricity go up from runing the pump .. win win ?


 
 
 
 




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  # 2255599 10-Jun-2019 22:06
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It has just cost me the best part of $800 to get told by an optical surgeon that if you have aircon you need humidifiers. It may be part pf growing old but I find myself crying a lot of tears that just pour out of my eyes. Trusting the surgeon I am willing to try the device out. There are so many different types just want some advice.

 

 

 

insane: I didn't think NZ was dry enough to need them - ever.

Growing up overseas in a dry climate they were commonplace.

Can you not simply crack a window to bring some natural outdoor moisture back in?





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  # 2255628 10-Jun-2019 22:37
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For $800 I hope he gave you some guidance on what % humidity you should be targeting. Are you able to measure your normal air humidity to gauge whether you do need to increase it in your home/office, or was it just a suggestion that anything higher than current levels would be more comfortable?

 

Can't help with advice on humidifier function/performance, I've spent thousands trying to get the moisture out of my house :)

 


Good luck!


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  # 2255631 10-Jun-2019 22:45
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Sorry I don’t have any solutions for you but I’m in the same boat.

It’s a nightmare attempting to Google for them in NZ as everyone wants the opposite!



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  # 2255635 10-Jun-2019 22:57
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Yes found that out. Tried Consumer they only review dehumidifiers. Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming advertise them but no details. Guess I will have to go visit them

Benjip: Sorry I don’t have any solutions for you but I’m in the same boat.

It’s a nightmare attempting to Google for them in NZ as everyone wants the opposite!




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  # 2255646 11-Jun-2019 01:58
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Get an Evaporative Cooler. As they cool the room by adding humidity. And they are also likely the highest capacity humidifier that are available in NZ.

Have you tried hanging out your laundry to dry inside the house? Or otherwise duct your clothes dryer inside the house, rather than to outside. As if you actually have low humidity, your clothes will dry quickly, and you will get higher humidity.

Definitely get an indoor humidity sensor. As if you cant measure it, you cant optimize it.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2255649 11-Jun-2019 05:37
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where in the country are you?




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  # 2255691 11-Jun-2019 06:35
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Auckland where we have high humidity in Summer and need for heating in Winter.




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  # 2255692 11-Jun-2019 06:42
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Why do I get the feeling that using a humidifier and aircon at the same time would be akin to trying to cool the house by leaving the fridge door open?

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  # 2255694 11-Jun-2019 07:00
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Highly recommend this one: Goldair 8L Desiccant Dehumidifier

 

 

 

We bought it 2 years ago after reading the review on consumer nz and we're going to buy another this year.


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pulsta:

Highly recommend this one: Goldair 8L Desiccant Dehumidifier


 


We bought it 2 years ago after reading the review on consumer nz and we're going to buy another this year.



I think you'll find that's the exact opposite of what the OP is trying to achieve.

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  # 2255696 11-Jun-2019 07:12
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Oh snap! maybe I need my eyes checked


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  # 2256219 11-Jun-2019 17:49
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ronw: Auckland where we have high humidity in Summer and need for heating in Winter.

 

if you dont know what humidity you need how do you know what type of device to get?

 

Auckland is very humid, especially in summer




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  # 2256243 11-Jun-2019 18:28
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A bit of googling seems to confirm that aircon certainly in winter are responsible for drying the room. The specialist said the same thing something to do with the colder weather and then heating it causes extreme dryness and that can affect the eyes.

 

some sources

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dry-eyes/ 

 

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/5-ways-to-say-goodbye-to-dry-eye/

 

https://www.theeyepractice.com.au/optometrist-sydney/13-reasons-you-are-suffering-with-dry-eyes

 

They all seem to say one of the causes can be aircon. My surgeon suggested trying a humidifier so that is what I shall try. I am sick of the constant having to wipe eyes. Will see what happens. 

 

For those interested I decided on the Beurer  LB88 which although dearer than other brands it had a good capacity tank. JB-HiIFi were a few dollars cheaper than other sources

 

 

 

 

 

Jase2985:

 

if you dont know what humidity you need how do you know what type of device

 

to get?

 

Auckland is very humid, especially in summer

 





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