Questions re dehumidifiers

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  1. #1

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    Questions re dehumidifiers

    I think I am most definately going to need one of these when I arrive in HK as I have a number of things such as valuable books / furniture that I want to make sure will not be harmed by humidity and I just have a few questions.
    First of all, someone mentioned having bought a dehumidifier at Fortress for $3,500. Is that a fairly normal price or can you get a good one for cheaper? Or how about second hand? Would that be easy enough to find?
    Also, I imagine they vary in size/capacity so can anyone give me an idea of how many square meters a dehumidifier that costs that much might handle???
    Any info would be MUCH appreciated.
    Thanks


  2. #2

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    You will - occasionally - find people advertising secondhand dehums - I've done it myself, here, on Asiaxpat & on HKexpats websites. Most go for around about $500 or so.

    I've not seen any adverts for them for weeks now - it's mostly a "Summer Quest". I bought a local made dehum at Supermarket ParknShop for around about HK$650 - and that was brand new. Long since "sold out" though!


  3. #3

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    You might not need one. If you get a flat with climate control as opposed to just aircon you wont really need it - but Fortress is prob your best bet, though if you walk down any street youll see at least ONE shop selling aircon and dehumidifier units. Also try places like PriceRite


  4. #4

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    We have an air purifier, works great, but a dehumidifiers , haven't needed one yet.


  5. #5

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    depends where you live, closer to the harbour, the air is more humid. we could bottle and sell the water we extract in one summer day for a tidy profit.