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Old 2007-11-21, 06:54 PM
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Default Dehumidifyers - Any thoughts?

Hi I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on what type of dehumidifyer to purchase or which one they would reccomend...I have pasted a few links...The Costco one looks like a good deal, but I have no clue on what to look for or what brand...Any help would greatly be appreciated...Cheers

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http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...Id=10051&Nty=1

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....=1&topnav=&s=1
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Old 2007-11-21, 07:18 PM
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Most dehumidifiers are pretty much the same with differences being their capacity. Others have electronic humidistats instead of manual ones if you wanna spend the extra. Performance IMO is the same on either. Some also have a direct to drain feature so you don't need to worry about empty the bucket when it's full which is convenient.

With winter coming up you should be looking at a humidifier if you have hardwood and get the dehumidifier in the summer.
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Old 2007-11-21, 11:22 PM
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we were told on our frame walk that we should definately have a dehumidifier when we first move in and keep it going all the time because of all the moisture in a new home. We were also told to keep the upstairs bathroom vents going a lot of the time to help with moisture as well. So were are looking for a dehumidifier as well.
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Old 2007-11-21, 11:31 PM
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We only found that the dehumidifier really starting being used was in the spring. We moved in Jan.15 this past year and didn't need it until Mar/Apr. Oh and we have the cheapest one you can buy, a Doby I believe and it works just fine....hope this helps!

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Old 2007-11-21, 11:59 PM
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we were told on our frame walk that we should definately have a dehumidifier when we first move in and keep it going all the time because of all the moisture in a new home. We were also told to keep the upstairs bathroom vents going a lot of the time to help with moisture as well. So were are looking for a dehumidifier as well.
I'd have to say I don't agree with that advice. With our dry winters even in a brand new house you'll probably find that you can't get much higher than 35% humidity without a humidifier installed on the furnace. If you have hardwood the recommended humidity levels are between 40-50% although you'll be hard pressed to get higher than 45% without having to wipe down the windows every day. I like to try and keep the house at 40-45% in the winter and I sometimes have difficulty getting higher than 37% on very cold days even with the humidifer running.

You can pick up one of these and keep an eye on the humidity levels throughout the year if your concerned. Keep it away from the kitchen to get a true indication of where your house is at.

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...roduct=6301013

I would definitely not be running a dehumidifier though.
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Old 2007-11-22, 10:30 AM
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We got the Danby one from Costco. It works like a charm.
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Old 2007-11-22, 12:18 PM
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Default dehumidifier

We bought a Danby one from Costco for about $249 and it works really well. We have it running every day and considered turning it off, but the building team at Mattamy told us to leave it running for the first year.
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Bought ours on Ebay last year for $70 brand new.

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Old 2007-11-22, 03:41 PM
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Thanks to all for contributing all the advice...I think I'll grab the one from Costco as well...Cheers

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Old 2007-11-23, 09:12 PM
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Default Danby dehumidifer

We bought the Danby dehumdifier at Costco and had trouble getting the direct to drain feature to work. The instructions in the manual were of no help. For those of you who have a Danby, how did you get that feature to work? Thanks for your help!
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