I've just moved into a 150 year old cottage with massive stone walls
(450 - 600mm) and single-glazed windows. It was converted about 10
years ago, but not to a very high standard, and everything is on electric.
The house is a bit damp and musty, particularly in those areas with poor
ventilation. The window glazing runs with water except when the outside
temperature is mild. The cost of electric heating (portable halogen and
convector heaters) is horrible, plus the air is a little 'dry'.
Eventually, I will embark on some improvement works, but for the time
being I'd be interested in comments on the use of portable gas heaters
and dehumidifiers. In this respect, gas fires give off a lot of water.
Are they suitable in this sort of environment, and do they work
well/efficiently in tandem with dehumidifiers?
Any other advice would be welcomed.