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Wanted: Dehumidifier

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I AM LOOKING TO BUY A COUPLE OF DEHUMIDIFIERS FOR BEDROOMS. ANYONE HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS OR TIPS? WOULD BE WILLING TO SPEND IN REGION OF £100. THANKS
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#1
Watcha,

I went through this recently, and after reading various bits and bobs went for a dessicant based dehumidifier.

The main advantage for bedroom use is its much quieter than the normal compressor based ones.

(2 main types in a nutshell. Compressor - like a fridge, cools down elements inside so water condenses onto them. So can sound a bit like a fridge. Desiccant - uses a water absorbing material to absorb the moisture and recovers it back from that. Mainly sounds like a big fan, but blows out slightly warm air, so can heat up a room a little)

I went for the cheapest on this site:-

http://www.dehumidifiers-direct.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d95_desiccant-dehumidifiers.html?gclid=CKOmocb_8qYCFUhO4Qod7nTJFg

It's pretty nifty, quiet enough to sleep over and seems to suck a huge amount of moisture from the air (pretty disgusting reall)

There seem to be loads of rebadged dehumidifiers out their as you see the same model number attributed to about 3 different makes.

Good luck
#2
4air have a dessicant based model which is the E-co air Fw122 Mk4 which is upgraded to the 'simple' model in the link above. It is £159 though but it has more controls such as a variable timer and an automatic vane to direct the air etc. It works as a room dehumidifier but can also make it dry your laundry etc. but beware of the rise in electricity bills! The other thing is to point out these are not silent. Even though the version i mention has a 'quiet' mode, it still makes a fair bit of noise from rushing air and the fan. You may not sleep through it.

If it is set on proper modes to do its job, it really is obtrusive on noise. One advantage of this unit is that it is light and has a carry handle to move it about. The compressor models usually come on wheels as they are damn heavy.

Hope that helps you decide.
#3
BlackCloud
The other thing is to point out these are not silent. Even though the version i mention has a 'quiet' mode, it still makes a fair bit of noise from rushing air and the fan. You may not sleep through it.


I went for the simple mode version on the basis that I really didn't / don't need the extra's the 'full' version comes with.

I find it quiet enough to sleep over, but on the edge of too noisy to fall asleep to, so I turn it to a higher setting about an hour before I go to bed, then flip it back down to my chosen level as I go to bed. This has the effect of turning it off but still automatically kicking in again when the room gets humid enough from having 2 people in it about 3 hours later (when I'm fast asleep).

It does a fab job though, so far we've not had a drop of condensation on the inside of windows since we turned it on...

Edited By: Evilmonkey on Feb 06, 2011 18:44

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