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Vax 16l dehumidifier £119.99 from Amazon

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Amazon deal of the day Vax DCS2V1MP Power Extract Dehumidifier, 16 Litre, 370 W, White/Silver 2 year warranty Looks a good saving
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Vax DCS2V1MP Power Extract Dehumidifier, 16 Litre, 370 W, White/Silver

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4 Likes #1
Anybody know if this is a compressor or desiccant type?
I rang them and it's a compressor

Edited By: snoopy18 on Oct 14, 2016 10:42: Ggg
2 Likes #2
ordered thanks!
#3
snoopy18
Anybody know if this is a compressor or desiccant type?
What is the difference ?
#4
That's really cheap 

Edited By: shwany7 on Oct 14, 2016 07:45: Smile
2 Likes #5
happy2014
snoopy18
Anybody know if this is a compressor or desiccant type?
What is the difference ?
I'm personally looking specifically for a desiccant type.

http://www.meaco.com/blog/when-to-buy-a-desiccant-dehumidifier-and-when-to-buy-a-compressor-dehumidifier/
1 Like #6
Not bad. If you have an Aldi nearby I recommend their dehumidifier for under £100 with a 3 year warranty. I live in Cornwall where damp is unavoidable however their machine is powerful and really well built, much better than the Ebac ones I have previously.

Just my 2 penneth.
#7
The ones which work much better as dessicant. These need heating/high temperature to work properly.
1 Like #8
happy2014
snoopy18
Anybody know if this is a compressor or desiccant type?
What is the difference ?
The compressor ones only work above about 16 degrees whereas the desiccant ones don't need a warm is here room and give off a bit of heat
It's the dessicant one I am looking for in our climate
That's my understanding

Edited By: snoopy18 on Oct 14, 2016 10:42: Info
1 Like #9
booboy2
Not bad. If you have an Aldi nearby I recommend their dehumidifier for under £100 with a 3 year warranty. I live in Cornwall where damp is unavoidable however their machine is powerful and really well built, much better than the Ebac ones I have previously.
Just my 2 penneth.

Assuming it's this one:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/dehumidifier/p/093597054808900

then no need for an Aldi nearby, they'll deliver.
#10
I bought one from Aldi about 18 months ago and it works really well. Looks similar, but not identical to the one they are currently selling on their website, and free home delivery too. It does work in temperatures below 16c, I think the confusion is that it will draw more moisture from warmer air than cold air as it mentions using in a cellar, which many are not above 16c. From their website (quote) ''This highly efficient, compact and portable dehumidifier is great for tackling unwanted mould and damp in houses, flats and cellars. Use it at the first sign of damp or mould, such as water stains on walls or ceiling, condensation appearing regularly on certain windows, black spots of mould in your bathroom or shower and rooms that smell musty or damp.
Features
Auto switch-off
20 litre moisture extraction per day
5.5 litre tank capacity. PS. I think you would be better off with one of these than a desiccant model
#11
I bloody hate mold and damp. wish all the old houses could get wall insulation done by drill, but no they ended up creating a very expensive external wall insulation costing me £15k plus council funding on top !
#12
Thanks stomps & Steve for the extra info.
#13
steve2004
I bought one from Aldi about 18 months ago and it works really well. Looks similar, but not identical to the one they are currently selling on their website, and free home delivery too. It does work in temperatures below 16c, I think the confusion is that it will draw more moisture from warmer air than cold air as it mentions using in a cellar, which many are not above 16c. From their website (quote) ''This highly efficient, compact and portable dehumidifier is great for tackling unwanted mould and damp in houses, flats and cellars. Use it at the first sign of damp or mould, such as water stains on walls or ceiling, condensation appearing regularly on certain windows, black spots of mould in your bathroom or shower and rooms that smell musty or damp.
Features
Auto switch-off
20 litre moisture extraction per day
5.5 litre tank capacity. PS. I think you would be better off with one of these than a desiccant model
Who would be better off?
Everyone?
#14
sam_of_london
The ones which work much better as dessicant. These need heating/high temperature to work properly.

I'm using the Aldi compressor and our house thermostat is on 16, living room temp about 18-20 and it's doing a great job. Modern compressors are often better over 17c compared to more expensive dessicant units. Ours is pulling plenty of water and I consider our house cold, first day not run all day with humidity on the unit set at 55% it got around 6 ltrs total - and it's quite compared to what I expected, ran it in our bedroom doorway while sleeping.
#15
McHotpoon
sam_of_london
The ones which work much better as dessicant. These need heating/high temperature to work properly.
I'm using the Aldi compressor and our house thermostat is on 16, living room temp about 18-20 and it's doing a great job. Modern compressors are often better over 17c compared to more expensive dessicant units. Ours is pulling plenty of water and I consider our house cold, first day not run all day with humidity on the unit set at 55% it got around 6 ltrs total - and it's quite compared to what I expected, ran it in our bedroom doorway while sleeping.
Is your house warmer now?
2 Likes #16
snoopy18
McHotpoon
sam_of_london
The ones which work much better as dessicant. These need heating/high temperature to work properly.
I'm using the Aldi compressor and our house thermostat is on 16, living room temp about 18-20 and it's doing a great job. Modern compressors are often better over 17c compared to more expensive dessicant units. Ours is pulling plenty of water and I consider our house cold, first day not run all day with humidity on the unit set at 55% it got around 6 ltrs total - and it's quite compared to what I expected, ran it in our bedroom doorway while sleeping.
Is your house warmer now?

Nope just dryer, no condensation on the windows in the morning.... Plus the house seems to smell fresher.
#17
McHotpoon
snoopy18
McHotpoon
sam_of_london
The ones which work much better as dessicant. These need heating/high temperature to work properly.
I'm using the Aldi compressor and our house thermostat is on 16, living room temp about 18-20 and it's doing a great job. Modern compressors are often better over 17c compared to more expensive dessicant units. Ours is pulling plenty of water and I consider our house cold, first day not run all day with humidity on the unit set at 55% it got around 6 ltrs total - and it's quite compared to what I expected, ran it in our bedroom doorway while sleeping.
Is your house warmer now?
Nope just dryer, no condensation on the windows in the morning.... Plus the house seems to smell fresher.
Think the dessicant ones make it feel a touch warmer
1 Like #18
I brought a meaco dehumidifier, the cheap to run one.. 12 litre model in February. It is one of the best things I've ever brought. It has got rid and kept away mold, has got rid of the dampness in my new flat, sorted out a cupboard that smelt when I moved in and as a bonus it dries my clothes. Super stuff.
2 Likes #19
Bought the Aldi one two weeks ago, apparently rated for 20L versus the 16L for this, but presume temperature and humidity would play the difference. EDIT have noticed there is also a 20L Vax one for £230.

FYI its quite good, louder than a fan heater but not horrific, you couldn't sleep with it in the room. Run it at maximum fan speed (17 degrees room temp.) and it does kick into defrost mode every now and then but this is not a problem at lower speeds. This is not a problem over 19-20 degrees

It is worth pointing out that this VAX unit like the Aldi has the irritating changing colour light on the front which is red 70% plus, green 60-70% or blue sub 60% humidity which is just a pointless gimmick when there's an illuminated display on the top.

Also if you connect it to a hard timer switch (not the units timer), it does seem to automatically power back up as per the switch as it seems to remember what mode it was in when the power was cut off.

I know there will be a lot of debate about a compressor or a desiccant type, but the three year warranty swung it for me, I've read to many reviews on Amazon and JL about desiccants failing shortly after the warranty is up.
1 Like #20
booboy2
Not bad. If you have an Aldi nearby I recommend their dehumidifier for under £100 with a 3 year warranty. I live in Cornwall where damp is unavoidable however their machine is powerful and really well built, much better than the Ebac ones I have previously.
Just my 2 penneth.
Thank you for that - will be visiting Aldi as have one not too far away.
#21
dinono10
I brought a meaco dehumidifier, the cheap to run one.. 12 litre model in February. It is one of the best things I've ever brought. It has got rid and kept away mold, has got rid of the dampness in my new flat, sorted out a cupboard that smelt when I moved in and as a bonus it dries my clothes. Super stuff.
What model is that, thanks
#22
So what happens when the tank is full on these? Does it just wait until you get home from work. You then empty it and it continues?
#23
hugobosslives
So what happens when the tank is full on these? Does it just wait until you get home from work. You then empty it and it continues?
Yes
2 Likes #24
snoopy18
dinono10
I brought a meaco dehumidifier, the cheap to run one.. 12 litre model in February. It is one of the best things I've ever brought. It has got rid and kept away mold, has got rid of the dampness in my new flat, sorted out a cupboard that smelt when I moved in and as a bonus it dries my clothes. Super stuff.
What model is that, thanks



132

Meaco

Low Energy Dehumidifier, 12 Litre from Amazon.

Very efficient to run and has so many benefits. Even slightly warms up the room in the winter.
#25
dinono10
snoopy18
dinono10
I brought a meaco dehumidifier, the cheap to run one.. 12 litre model in February. It is one of the best things I've ever brought. It has got rid and kept away mold, has got rid of the dampness in my new flat, sorted out a cupboard that smelt when I moved in and as a bonus it dries my clothes. Super stuff.
What model is that, thanks


132

Meaco

Low Energy Dehumidifier, 12 Litre from Amazon.

Very efficient to run and has so many benefits. Even slightly warms up the room in the winter.


£132 is a very good price for this model.

The 20L is even more highly recommended, but of course more expensive.

It is a Compressor type which is why it is energy efficient.

Does it make a room warm even when it is a compressor type?
#26
snoopy18
Anybody know if this is a compressor or desiccant type?
I rang them and it's a compressor


It is rather large, I think it is a compressor type too.

However, it is not energy efficient. 370W for a compressor type is not very good. Meaco compressor only use half of the electricity.

370w is close to desiccant type. My EcoAir DD122MK5 Desiccant is 390-620 W
#27
happy2014
snoopy18
Anybody know if this is a compressor or desiccant type?
What is the difference ?

I was having the same questions last Christmas when I decide which one to buy.

compressor: larger, heavier, only works well in warm weather, more energy efficient, tend to last longer from reading reviews.

desiccant: smaller, light weight, can be moved around easily, works in all temperture, use more electricity, generate some heat as an additional effect (this may be good for the winter). Some reviewers say they can smell odour.


I live in a house with two floors. I only plan to buy 1. So being moveable is required. And I only tend to use in the winter when I can feel wet. In other seasons, I feel fine in my house. My house does not have dump and mould problem.

At the end, I bought EcoAir DD122FW-MK5. My wife can move it downstair or upstair easily. And I cannot smell any odour (odour was a big concern to me before my purchase).

In last winter, it extract 1 tank (2L) during the day, and 1 tank (2L) during the night.


So I am very happy with it.


Which type suit you more depend on your circumstances.


Last year Black Friday and Christmas, there were many good deals on dehumidifier, headphones on amazon. I suggest you wait until then.
#28
price has gone up??
#29
justicesj
price has gone up??

Yes, deal expired.

Wait for Black Friday or Christmas.

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