Second day of my peace and quiet while taking annual leave from work. 🙂 I have been so needing it and enjoying it so far. Today, I stayed in mostly all day. Mum came today for lunch, which I cooked a dinner. When mum decided to go home, I went out with her to the bus stop, until bus came. Bus was literally here within the minute of us being there. I then went to the shop for groceries, before going home and doing nothing else. 🙂
So in my post, Peace and quiet, I talked how I was waiting for a dehumidifier I ordered and why I felt it was needed. This is my update since then. After checking it worked ok, which hearing it run first in the living room, I immediately thought, it’s not quiet. I then moved it to my bedroom and I placed it on a towel, to hopefully help with the noise and vibration. How I heard it, might not be how you do, with me wearing hearing aids. Hearing aids assist, but don’t give back the same hearing I once had. As for vibration, I do pick it up more, as I got deafer, so again, how I feel the vibration, a hearing person is not likely to pick up that. I got into bed and turned off my light, which first thing I realised the power button Brighting the room up a little. Ignoring that, I then realise I can feel the vibration of it through the foot of my bed. As I say, because I am deaf, I will pick this up easy and for me annoying. But I try and put up with it, thinking I will soon ignore it. I can hear the hum of the dehumidifier, to say my hearing aids are removed, prior to getting into bed, so I am concerned if I would be bothering my neighbour with this, if left on through the night as originally planned. It is also bothering me. So after being on for just over half an hour, I turn it off. From now on, I don’t plan to use it in my bedroom through the night and instead, I will sleep with my bedroom door ajar and let air circulate that way and see how I go. I did check the draw of the dehumidifier where any moisturer caught from the air would be, to see droplets had formed in that time.
This morning, I moved it to the living room and I had it on from 8.20am to 3.25pm, before turning it off because I was feeling the cold in my joints from it. I was planning on having it on all day, just the first day, but had to be turned off as I said. But in the time it was on, it was doing the job it was supposed to. I watched condensation disappear off my window. At one point, I chose to wipe off the remainder and it never reappeared, like it would. Not even after cooking dinner. So I am happy with it.
As it collects water, it does get a little quieter, so the tip I read where leave some water in, does help with noise and vibration, on top of placing a towel underneath. This tip coming from someone who had laminate floor to reduce the noise, but I think it helps on carpet too. I certainly felt noise-wise, in the living room doing this was better than before, when I didn’t.
Mum’s view was that it was noisy too, but she noticed like me, when the noise dropped a little.
Mum likes the look of it, like I do too.
While it has been on today, I did move it in different areas of the room, trying to work out best where to have it in the long run, which resulted me moving furniture a bit, before mum came. I will see how I go with it here.
The dehumidifier I bought, was the De’Longhi DEX 10 litre.
This was what it collected today, while on during the time mentioned. The water is about 2 inches high in this container.
For the bedroom, I will go about getting one of those that collect water using crystals in a plastic box, while still keeping my door ajar. I did notice though, that there was hardly any condensation on my bedroom window this morning, so door alone, looks like it’s helping. Although I don’t like my bedroom door ajar, or open wide, this is what I am going to have to do through winter, by the looks of it.
I have ordered an Acurite humidity monitor and I should receive it by the weekend.
Tomorrow, I will be either at times at home, or out and about in Mansfield. I shall get appropriate stuff from Wilko’s for treating the mould, after washing the area down with bleach water prior and it drying. I shall also clean my oven, that I knew needed doing prior to me moving in, getting rid of what ever grease, oven-baked on, that previous tenant did not clear. Not a charming job, but got to be done. Rest of my day will be lazy.
Thursday, will be a day with a friend, while Friday, I am not going anywhere. Avoiding Black Friday. 😀 Will you be avoiding it too?
Saturday, no plans and day with a friend on Sunday.