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14L Dehumidifier -half price- £49.99 at Argos
14L Dehumidifier -half price- £49.99 at Argos

14L Dehumidifier -half price- £49.99 at Argos

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As title. 1.5 L tank. 2 speed settings. 14L extraction max per 24 hours.
Useful if you have a slightly damp house, or for help drying washing if you are worried about house getting damp. Rare that you see a dehumidifier sub £50. Even on sale, rarely available below £75.

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If the water tank is only 1.5L, I wonder if they have that size wrong as they say it would remove 14L per 24hours you would need to empty the tank 10 times per day?

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anthony712;2343372

If the water tank is only 1.5L, I wonder if they have that size wrong as … If the water tank is only 1.5L, I wonder if they have that size wrong as they say it would remove 14L per 24hours you would need to empty the tank 10 times per day?



The maximum extraction rates for dehumidiifers is basically an indication of the speed at which it can extract water. It would be physically impossible for a domestic sized machine operating in even an obscenely high level of relative humidity to extract anywhere near that. From experience, I would expect the 1.5L tank to fill up in about 30-40 hours in an ordinary house with slightly high humidity levels. 24 hours perhaps if humidity is very high in your house. if you look at other dehumidifers then you will see similar figures. 20L max extraction ones with 2 or 3L tanks for example.

This size is probably ideal for anything up to a 3 bedroom house.

very good deal. voted hot. never see them below £80 odd quid

Excellent deal- I brought a few years ago for a damp front bedroom and even thoughpaid £150 for it it has been worth every penny! So at less than £50 its a bargain! Voted HOT!:thumbsup:

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masterruckus;2345023

very good deal. voted hot. never see them below £80 odd quid



murie;2345046

Excellent deal- I brought a few years ago for a damp front bedroom and … Excellent deal- I brought a few years ago for a damp front bedroom and even thoughpaid £150 for it it has been worth every penny! So at less than £50 its a bargain! Voted HOT!:thumbsup:



Thanks guys. I have also had one for a few years, but it broke acouple of months ago, so I have been looking for a replacement. You see every now and then people posting in the requests threads asking about dehumdifiers, but there are rarely deals for them.

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If the cold voters would like to stick their heads above the parapet and explain where a comparable product is cheaper that would be great. :thumbsup:

Awesome! I was planning on getting one after the summer, but Im gonna get one of these!

Brilliant. Thanks. Have been looking for a replacement - can't seem to find anyone who repairs dehumidifiers (mine stopped working).

Great deal, been after a dehumidifier for a while, and I've just reserved one of these in the Argos over the road from my work - perfect!

Anybody who owns this can confirm make, and if it' s noisy?

£50 for a proper dehumdifier (not the gimmick ones using a peltier unit used for caravans) is an excellent deal!

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mystik;2347756

Anybody who owns this can confirm make, and if it' s noisy?£50 for a … Anybody who owns this can confirm make, and if it' s noisy?£50 for a proper dehumdifier (not the gimmick ones using a peltier unit used for caravans) is an excellent deal!



I haven't had a chance to pick up my reservation yet, but I would say that it will definitely be relatively noisy. Refrigerative dehumidifiers always are. The lower speed setting will obviously be a lot quieter, but I doubt very much that you could sleep in the same room as one.

I am 99% certain that it is an AMCOR model, the AD140. It is identical in specifications and appearance (bar the colour differences in the panel and the water tank) to this one on sale at ebuyer for £91.65:

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Also available here with more specification details here:

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It sounds like it has an air filter as well (like my old one) which is good for dust and hayfever allergies. Also 235W which, which whilst it sounds high is very good for a dehumidifier. My last one was 400W.

I should add that AMCOR is a very good make from what I have heard. It is an Israeli company and makes many of the industrial air conditioning units in that country. You probably all think I am mad knwoing this much about dehumidifiers, but about 3 years ago our house was flooded and I was given lots of advice from the insurance drying expert that dried out the house. He raved about this make, and suggested that I get one to handle general damp and to dry clothes after they had finished the job.

£50 for a dehumidifier is a great deal

:whistling:
Is it used for anything other that removing water from a house after flooding? xx

Flake99;2348211

I haven't had a chance to pick up my reservation yet, but I would say … I haven't had a chance to pick up my reservation yet, but I would say that it will definitely be relatively noisy. Refrigerative dehumidifiers always are. The lower speed setting will obviously be a lot quieter, but I doubt very much that you could sleep in the same room as one. I am 99% certain that it is an AMCOR model, the AD140. It is identical in specifications and appearance (bar the colour differences in the panel and the water tank) to this one on sale at ebuyer for £91.65:]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133555Also available here with more specification details here:]http://www.airtreatment.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=282 It sounds like it has an air filter as well (like my old one) which is good for dust and hayfever allergies. Also 235W which, which whilst it sounds high is very good for a dehumidifier. My last one was 400W.I should add that AMCOR is a very good make from what I have heard. It is an Israeli company and makes many of the industrial air conditioning units in that country. You probably all think I am mad knwoing this much about dehumidifiers, but about 3 years ago our house was flooded and I was given lots of advice from the insurance drying expert that dried out the house. He raved about this make, and suggested that I get one to handle general damp and to dry clothes after they had finished the job.



Thanks a lot for the info...as a technical person I'm always drooling for more technical specs.

If it is really an AMCOR than it's a cracking deal...as you say AMCOR is a very respectable company in the commercial and industrial refrigeration and a/c industry.

What's worrying me is that although the specs match up, the colour of the water tank does not. However, in the Ebuyer description,...

"Stylish 14L a day dehumidifier suitable for most rooms sizes, rotary compressor for extremely quiet operation. Compact and light, dust holding washable filter with replaceable odor-absorbing carbon filter, 4 castors for easy movement. Electronic control panel, water full indicator and auto stop when full, front excess translucent 1.5L water tank, 2-speed fan, continuous drainage facility available. "

so maybe it' s the picture on Ebuyer that's wrong. However it might be that these are rebadged Amcors, with some stupid name like NOHUmid or something

Also I'm assuming that these do not come with a humistat (you can set the dehumdifier to stop when the RH is say 60%.

I bought a Novum dehumdifier with similar specs some 8 years ago when I was still living in Malta, and it was not silent, but wasn't too loud. I've heard worse. Not sure if this rotary compressor is some new technology...were the old ones reciprocating?

I also have a de-humidifier and they are really good for drying jeans and other clothes that cannot go into the tumble dryer. You can dry a few pairs of jeans overnight just by hanging nearby, not sure how cost effective this is but it works for me

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mystik;2348384

Thanks a lot for the info...as a technical person I'm always drooling for … Thanks a lot for the info...as a technical person I'm always drooling for more technical specs.If it is really an AMCOR than it's a cracking deal...as you say AMCOR is a very respectable company in the commercial and industrial refrigeration and a/c industry. What's worrying me is that although the specs match up, the colour of the water tank does not. However, in the Ebuyer description,..."Stylish 14L a day dehumidifier suitable for most rooms sizes, rotary compressor for extremely quiet operation. Compact and light, dust holding washable filter with replaceable odor-absorbing carbon filter, 4 castors for easy movement. Electronic control panel, water full indicator and auto stop when full, front excess translucent 1.5L water tank, 2-speed fan, continuous drainage facility available. "so maybe it' s the picture on Ebuyer that's wrong. However it might be that these are rebadged Amcors, with some stupid name like NOHUmid or somethingAlso I'm assuming that these do not come with a humistat (you can set the dehumdifier to stop when the RH is say 60%.I bought a Novum dehumdifier with similar specs some 8 years ago when I was still living in Malta, and it was not silent, but wasn't too loud. I've heard worse. Not sure if this rotary compressor is some new technology...were the old ones reciprocating?



I am now 100% certain that it is an Amcor. Probably sound even more daft than I did before, but click on the second link (airtreatment.co.uk one) and enlarge the picture. Then enlarge the picture on the Argos site. Compare the electriconic/ button panel on the top of the machines - they are identical. Can even see the Amcor branding on the Argos one matching that on the other site.

Flake99;2348568

I am now 100% certain that it is an Amcor. Probably sound even more daft … I am now 100% certain that it is an Amcor. Probably sound even more daft than I did before, but click on the second link (airtreatment.co.uk one) and enlarge the picture. Then enlarge the picture on the Argos site. Compare the electriconic/ button panel on the top of the machines - they are identical. Can even see the Amcor branding on the Argos one matching that on the other site.



Either you have bionic eyesight or you have Interpol's picture interpolation algorithm :-D

Ok the touch panel looks similar, but if I can speculate, the branding on the Argos pic looks longer than 5 letters... and I suspect it's a Challenge.

Anyone else who has picked up one of these can confirm please?

Got one of these last time Argos had it on offer, no complaints at all, very efficient and not too noisy. Good deal.

If anyone's picked one of these up today, I'd be interested to know the wattage - cheers!

cutielou1962;2351643

Got one of these last time Argos had it on offer, no complaints at all, … Got one of these last time Argos had it on offer, no complaints at all, very efficient and not too noisy. Good deal.



Can you please tell us what brand is it? Thanks

It is indeed a challenge! picked one up today.

wattage is 235w.

silver top,blue bottom.

Quite small, have heard noisier, 1st fan setting is quiet.

Have not read manual yet but seems like it has a built in humidity level as no apparent dial to regulate.

Hope this helps

pokebot;2352569

It is indeed a challenge! picked one up today.wattage is 235w.silver … It is indeed a challenge! picked one up today.wattage is 235w.silver top,blue bottom.Quite small, have heard noisier, 1st fan setting is quiet.Have not read manual yet but seems like it has a built in humidity level as no apparent dial to regulate.Hope this helps



Thanks!

Does it also come with a replaceable carbon filter?

The specs seem identical to the Amcor, so it's propably a re-badge. Still hesitant if to go for it though (adding the tenner for 3 year warranty peace of mind).

mystik;2352830

Does it also come with a replaceable carbon filter?



Yes.

I got one today, its a bit noisey but turns on and off so its doesnt run when its not damp. Good buy I think.

Ok I finally decided to get one of these.

In order to calrify on the previous speculation, here are some points:

It is indeed a Challenge, as pokebot confirmed earlier. Challenge is a brand owned by Argos. However this model IS a rebadged Amcor AD 140, it even has the model number written on the box and manual. On the control panel there is no branding.

It is NOT quiet...you can clearly hear it. I was suprised that the compressor is not so noisy - most of the noise is produced by the fan circulating the air, which even at the low settings, is still quite fast. I wouldn't expect people to use it in their bedroom - you can leave this dehumdifier in the hallway / living room and still get the desired effect (provided you don't have a large house).

For those ppl who still are wondering if a dehumdifier is useful, I would say yes. In the UK it rains a lot, and that makes the air humid. This means that furniture and clothes deteriorate faster, metal can rust, you get mould and bacteria growing which produces allergies, and if you hang clothes inside they take ages to dry.

Some people are concerned about energy consumption. It's true, a dehumdifier uses electicity to chill a radiater so water condenses on it. It works on the same principle as a single glazed window in winter at night....inside is warm but the window pane is cold to the touch, so water condenses on it. However all the electricity consumed eventually is turned into heat, and since we are most of the time heating out houses, the energy is not wasted.

Hope this helps somebody.

Got one of these yesterday - as others have said it's a Challenge.

I agree the fan is rather loud even on the low setting, but it's not an annoying noise and we have had it on in our conservatory all day no problem. In this time it has dried 2 loads of washing, despite there being no sun at all to help. This amount of washing would normally take the best part of 2 days to dry in this weather, today it's taken around 8 hours.

I expected to be taking it back to Argos for a refund, but I'm impressed enough to keep it. I borrowed a friends during the winter and ran it overnight in my car - it's great for reducing that winter condensation that seems to build over the colder months.

Hope this helps people who are in 2 minds. I'd say try it - you can always take it back.

Yes, to the questioner above, it does come with a replaceable charcoal filter.

How are people getting on with these now? Old thread I know, but I need a new dehumidfier and came across this on on Argos. Googled and guess which site popped up :-D
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