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Hi, I am looking for some advice from fellow hot uk dealers. I am looking for a dehumidifier for about £300, I am hoping that by spending this much then I will get a good quality product. I was …
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hi, I am looking for some advice from fellow hot uk dealers.

I am looking for a dehumidifier for about £300, I am hoping that by spending this much then I will get a good quality product.

I was just about to buy the ebac 6200

http://www.ebacdirect.com/product.php?productid=2

After reading reviews of this, I have decided against this as it gets a slating for being very unreliable and noisy.

So can anyone recommend one or tell me of any to stay away from.

Thanks

Mark
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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marco67

If you don't mind telling you my experience which might help you. A few years ago I decided to get one of this in order to sort out the problem with condensation. I bought a small one from B&Q and used it for a while.

Whilst I was using it I noticed that the air was getting to dry, don't asking me how or why but I noticed it the kids I believe were getting a bit sick because of that (i.e. dry coughs, etc.) and overall I think it was doing more damage than good.

At the time I used to have the heating on a timer, but now I decided that is better to have the heating on all the time and the windows open (at least during the day). For most part of the long winter this works fine.

I have a small Dehumidifier which I am not using, I could find the model number, etc. I lived in Berkshire so if you want it we could arrange a collection and I could give it to you for a very good price.

At least this way you might give it a go and see what you think before you buy an expensive one.
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asandino
marco67

If you don't mind telling you my experience which might help you. A few years ago I decided to get one of this in order to sort out the problem with condensation. I bought a small one from B&Q and used it for a while.

Whilst I was using it I noticed that the air was getting to dry, don't asking me how or why but I noticed it the kids I believe were getting a bit sick because of that (i.e. dry coughs, etc.) and overall I think it was doing more damage than good.

At the time I used to have the heating on a timer, but now I decided that is better to have the heating on all the time and the windows open (at least during the day). For most part of the long winter this works fine.

I have a small Dehumidifier which I am not using, I could find the model number, etc. I lived in Berkshire so if you want it we could arrange a collection and I could give it to you for a very good price.

At least this way you might give it a go and see what you think before you buy an expensive one.


Hi asandino, thanks for the reply and sharing your experiences.

I have a bit of a damp and mould problem in a couple of my upstair rooms, also the windows always have condensation on them in the morning. The central heating is always on, sometimes we have the windows closed, other times we have them on the catch but this makes no difference to the condensation.

The dry cough is not something that I had considered, I will have to take this into consideration as I have a two year daughter.:thumbsup:

As for trying your one, thanks for the offer but I stay in East Kilbride, just outside of Glasgow and this is quite a distance from yourself.

Cheers
#4
marco67
Hi asandino, thanks for the reply and sharing your experiences.

I have a bit of a damp and mould problem in a couple of my upstair rooms, also the windows always have condensation on them in the morning. The central heating is always on, sometimes we have the windows closed, other times we have them on the catch but this makes no difference to the condensation.

The dry cough is not something that I had considered, I will have to take this into consideration as I have a two year daughter.:thumbsup:

As for trying your one, thanks for the offer but I stay in East Kilbride, just outside of Glasgow and this is quite a distance from yourself.

Cheers


Yes a bit far, and no point sending it by post is just too heavy.

I know what you mean by damp and mould, one thing that you might one to check is the insulation in your loft just above those part with the damp, you might be able to fix it that way. A friend told me that he did it that way.

By the way Insulation packs for £3 in B&Q today in case you need it :thumbsup: you can find the deal here somewhere.

As I said I rather have that bit of mould for a couple of weeks during those bad days of a very cold winter than using the dehumidifier again.

When I had the problem my daugther was 3. Maybe I should have played a bit more with the configuration or so, but in the end I gave up.

At least you can now make a more informed purchase before spending a lot. Always glad to help :thumbsup:
#5
Get a Delongie DM10 Around £100 and they work a treat and quite as well.
You can get silent ones but they use more electrickery.

I have have one of theremodels for 10 yearsand now put 1 of the DM10 is both my houses and well happy.
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asandino
Yes a bit far, and no point sending it by post is just too heavy.

I know what you mean by damp and mould, one thing that you might one to check is the insulation in your loft just above those part with the damp, you might be able to fix it that way. A friend told me that he did it that way.

By the way Insulation packs for £3 in B&Q today in case you need it :thumbsup: you can find the deal here somewhere.

As I said I rather have that bit of mould for a couple of weeks during those bad days of a very cold winter than using the dehumidifier again.

When I had the problem my daugther was 3. Maybe I should have played a bit more with the configuration or so, but in the end I gave up.

At least you can now make a more informed purchase before spending a lot. Always glad to help :thumbsup:


Once again, thanks for your input.

I will have a look in the loft to check the insulation, I think I may go for the delonghi one that is recommended in this thread.

Thanks again
#8
Siddy
Get a Delongie DM10 Around £100 and they work a treat and quite as well.
You can get silent ones but they use more electrickery.

I have have one of theremodels for 10 yearsand now put 1 of the DM10 is both my houses and well happy.


That looks like the winner for now:thumbsup:

Thanks
#9
Celticsun


Yeah, Celticsun.

I have looked through loads of threads and checking different review sites but I was trying to balance cost against quality hence why I was going to go to £300, what I wasn't aware of was how dry that they can make the house causing dry skin / dry coughs etc...this wasn't mentioned in any review that I read. It was asandino on here that pointed it out, This has made me decide to go for a cheaper one the now just in case I don't like using one so as not to take a £300 hit.

I am going to go for the one that you have linked to, thanks very much:thumbsup:
#10
marco67
Yeah, Celticsun.

I have looked through loads of threads and checking different review sites but I was trying to balance cost against quality hence why I was going to go to £300, what I wasn't aware of was how dry that they can make the house causing dry skin / dry coughs etc...this wasn't mentioned in any review that I read. It was asandino on here that pointed it out, This has made me decide to go for a cheaper one the now just in case I don't like using one so as not to take a £300 hit.

I am going to go for the one that you have linked to, thanks very much:thumbsup:


For the price its a winner, I have bought 2 now, my wife suffers from sensitive skin and she has no issues with the Delonghi even when we leave it in the bedroom over night.

The nice thing about it is the Humidistat so you set it to what you want it to be, so you won't end up like a dried up leaf :-D

I would advise getting it from Argos (unless you can get it cheaper) the first one I bought had a buzz after a while (think the wife knocked it when moving it) which I found was the fan off centre causing a rattle, took it back to Argos and they swapped it no probs.

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