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De-humidifiers - recommendations?

Post by KHONDAHM » January 7, 2012, 10:45 am

Our house has central air and is sealed up pretty tightly. During hot season, the A/C handles removing the humid air wonderfully. However, during cold season after a long hot shower or whatever, the windows in the master bedroom get foggy and it just feels stuffy upstairs other times (occasionally). I plan on putting a vent fan in the bathroom *someday* and vent the air to the attic when the light comes on, but I'd still like to get a de-humidifier.

I had one loooong ago in the States. The reason I got rid of it and never bought another is because it left "white dust" all over everything. Anyone have a recommendation for room-sized brand/model which is dust-free? Thanks in advance!
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Post by parrot » January 7, 2012, 3:34 pm

Nimit Air Conditioning had a standard Whirlpool dehumidifier in their front display room for many years.....don't know if it's still there. As you're heading FROM Rahjapat to the statue circle: take the road that's at your 11o'clock position (not Srisuk, not Phosri, and not the road that takes you to the Complex/AEK). Nimit is about 300meters down the road on the left. The family speaks excellent English and provide excellent service.
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Post by randerson79 » January 7, 2012, 4:20 pm

Just looked at my 2 different A/C units, they have a dehumidifier cycle on them. Worth a look.

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Post by Aardvark » January 7, 2012, 4:55 pm

Yep, all modern A/C's have a Dehumidifier in them !!

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Post by parrot » January 7, 2012, 7:10 pm

We bought 3 ACs from Nimit last year.....2 inverters, one non-inverter. All have dehumidification control and all do that very effectively.
This time of the year, with humidity generally below 70%, you should be able to remove excess moisture from the bathroom with a fan.
If you've got a musty smell in the home, you may have a moldy pair of shoes/belt/purse or clothing item in the closet that needs to be removed.
We previously had a 24,000btu air conditioner that we pretty much ran 24/7 during the warm season.....but it didn't do a good job of removing humidity. After we installed the 3 new ACs, we had one or two of them going 24/7 during the warm season. The result: much reduced humidity/no musty smells, much cooler home, and 30% less in electrical use.

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Post by KHONDAHM » January 8, 2012, 5:00 am

Thanks for the feedback. The sort of unit I am looking for would be similar to these:

http://www.walmart.com/cp/Dehumidifiers/112918

Just a unit which can be moved around from room to room. One upstairs should be fine. Every wall is 20 cm smartblock and the roof insulation (combined) is R38, so we do not run the central air at all during cold season. It's way cool already and sealed up tight. Hence the need for a stand alone unit. Our furnishings are mostly dark wood-looking stuff or black electronics stuff. Hence the need for the unit to NOT spew the white dust everywhere.

I would like to not rely soley on a salesperson's say-so as they don't always appreciate the importance of what I need specifically and I would like to avoid that frustrating feeling if I get their recommended unit home and white dust ends up being everywhere.

@Parrot - I'll check out your suggestion. I may also check out Amyway on Ring Road.
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Post by parrot » July 28, 2013, 8:57 pm

Today's morning low 75, afternoon hi of 78, and 8pm temp of 75.....makes for almost a perfect day, except the humidity has been about 90%. Our two inverters have sucked out about 12 liters of water from our master bedroom, living room, and computer room today alone. That helps bring the moisture level inside the house down to a tolerable level.

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Post by parrot » July 2, 2017, 1:20 pm

These Farcent dehumidifier/deodorizers work a treat in a small closet/cabinet/shoe or leather storage box especially during the rainy season. I bought a pack of three (450ml) at Makro for about 150 Baht. You can buy 640ml refills at Homepro for about 45 Baht. Pop the top, pull off the protective plastic sheet, stick in a closet and forget about it for a month or so. Then replace/refill.
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