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Dove from above31/10/2019 21:43:32
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I was wary of Dehumidifiers but tried a small one a few years back and was surprised the amount of water it removed.

This was a single room size,so I did a search online and Ebac was recommended on some sites ,so got a 4 room size machine,

When it worked it worked very well BUT just after warranty the performance dropped badly.

After taking the case off I was surprised how shoddy the machine was put together so will not go with Ebac again. I think I paid in the region of £300 ,do not want to have this happen again,

Anyone using something they can comment or recommend?

I know the best thing to do is open windows but its not always possible.

Handyman31/10/2019 23:03:42
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Hi, if you have a Lidl's store near you,they are selling Humidifiers and De-Humidifiers at £39.99 each. Lidls stuff is usually of a good quality. Worth a punt. To be honest I tend to buy a box of de-humidifiers,the small ones and they seem to work quite well and last up to six months before they are full and have to be disposed of in the recycling bin!

Dad_flyer31/10/2019 23:34:23
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I had Ebac ones at work and did not find them good. Meaco had good reviews, so we have a 12l at home. They are supposed to be better at dealing with dampness in cold air, which is what I have. It has done well, I don't remember how long we have had it. 2/3 years?

Stephen Jones31/10/2019 23:47:03
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Hi do not know if any good but Lidl are doing them.


Silentnight .


Cuban801/11/2019 09:46:35
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How about reducing the source of condensation? It's surprising how much water vapour is generated by normal cooking or just making several cups of tea throughout the day. Having a bath or taking a shower is also a massive source of airborne dampness that finds its way to the rest of the house.

An aquarium pumps loads of water into the air as my son in law is finding out now. People are a surprisingly large source of water vapour via exhaled breath, hence why bedroom windows suffer from mould on the frames etc. Not too much to be done about that unless you're a fresh air fiend and can sleep with the windows open (not me).

We began to have a problem with condensation a while back when I went to town fixing draughty windows and doors, but by having an extractor fan running (vented to outside) when the kitchen and bathroom are in use and also on timer has reduced the problem to next to nothing now.

Not convinced by domestic dehumidifiers they need to be run continuously to have a worthwhile effect and at around 250W for even a small unit or around 400/500W for a 20L model your leccy bill will soar.

Ace01/11/2019 10:42:24
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We have a Comet (gives you some idea of how old) DH10, 10l per day that's just come out of retirement after re-plastering several rooms - works brilliantly still. Downside 250w per hour running. As Cuban mentioned sort source if possible.

Not quite the same (newer model) but on sale at Machine Mart. Clarke DH10 sale

J D 801/11/2019 10:56:14
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Have had a Delonghi D E S 12 some years, works well.

RC Plane Flyer01/11/2019 12:01:36
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I have a unit that came from Screwfix some years ago around £100 mark have it on a timer for 5 hours day very little problem did have to strip down recently to tighten the compressor fixings and good clean on the water drain system after recent building works

(Fingers crossed now)

Bruce Collinson01/11/2019 13:50:57
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20 yr old Mitsubishi, still works fine, only ever cleaned out fluff from the air filter. Not cheap as I recall, but you get etc.


Stuart Z01/11/2019 16:39:39
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Meaco DLL, working in the garage for many years and still in use when the gas heater is on. Had one in the conservatory as well. Very pleased with it.

You can have it “ plumbed “ in so it drains out the door or use the inboard tank.


Dove from above04/11/2019 20:03:33
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Regards costs, 250w running for 24hrs,is that not around £1??

I must admit the Ebac was a biggish unit,20l and I did not really notice a high cost.

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