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    Best dehumidifier?

    Hi!

    I’m looking for a good dehumidifier that will do the trick for a 400 sq ft apartment, and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations. I’d rather not shell out a ton of money, but I definitely want one that’s of reasonably good quality.

    Thanks so much!

    Or if anyone knows someone who’s moving and wants to sell a lightly-used one, would also love to be put in touch ☺️.

    -Virginia


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    Been very happy with this model- on the expensive side, I got it on sale for about 3500, does my whole flat (almost 500 square feet, 2BR), tank fills about once a day, 4 liters.

    https://www.philips.com.hk/en/c-p/DE...r-dehumidifier

    For used, there is almost always someone selling on GeoExpat, just be a bit patient, for 1000 or less some will come on the market.

    What I like about mine is that it's pretty quiet and has good filter function as well- which I wasn't really shopping for but was on sale so I said, why not and glad I got it. Got it at Wing On which has good sales every now and then, I think I bought it in May or June.

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    Mitsubishi makes the best dehumidifiers

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    Quote Originally Posted by redslert:
    Mitsubishi makes the best dehumidifiers
    Agreed. Stay away from European models too.

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    Cheap dehums are cheap for a purpose, they are built "down" so that when one does have a failure, it is near impossible to get access to it !

    We had such a one here recently as a few days ago, and i attempted to "fix" it after the distributor said that they had no spares for it.

    Dismantling it was a bitch. with parts "clipped" together with a few [non-standard] screws.

    When I finally got to the control mechanism, I could not "see" any damaged components, and had to dump the "corpse" out of the back door for disposal.

    I'd wished that I had never started the inspection !

    One year warranties - Pah!! But this one was over a year old I must admit.

    We have several Hitachi large rectangular "box" shaped ones that have lasted us for many years ie. When they were "built to last !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by redslert:
    Mitsubishi makes the best dehumidifiers
    their compressors seem to be indistructible. I have a 21 year old fridget that is flawless...

    But for dehumidifier I would recommend a hybrid that can deal with winter temperatures. I have a Panasonic that is excellent, pretty quiet... has got a bunch of different modes that actually do stuff, like clothes drying mode will use both the compressor and desicant+heat etc...

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    I'd recommend Mitsubishi #1, followed by Hitachi, Sharp and Panasonic. I find the $3500 price range to be sweet spot for most value. I have one dehumidifier for every room in the flat.

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    I would second the hybrid suggestion if the OP really wants "best". Not because of temperatures (in HK when it's cooler, it's usually also drier) but because they appear to be more effective overall. My hybrid Panasonic is much more effective than my standard Mitsubishi.


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    I have bought 2 Panasonic hybrid on carousel for around HK$600. second hand


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    I may be biased but I did a lot of research a while back and the Carrier DC-22 in Hong Kong has exceeded my expectations. I've had it for a couple of years now and it gets rid of water like it's nothing, big tank and suitable for sleeping. I'd stay away from smaller models as I also got the DC-17 and it's too noisy. I was going to use the DC-22 for the living room but now use for the bedroom.


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