16L Dehumidifier WDH-210DB-16R - Screwfix £109.99
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16L Dehumidifier WDH-210DB-16R - Screwfix £109.99

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Found 9th Jan 2014
I hope this is a useful post and doesn't seem like I'm replicating or competing against a recent similar post.

There is a cracking deal at Screwfix for £99.99 (see http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/12ltr-dehumidifier-screwfix-for-99-99-save-40-28-1785875) but thought I would point out this deal as well.

For an extra £9.99 you get quite a lot more for your money, an extra 4L capacity (meaning it can extract up to 16L per day in optimum conditions). As well as two different fan speeds and control over exact humidity setting to the nearest 5%.

This is an incredible price for such a high spec dehumidifier and the reviews on the site are extremely good and also Screwfix seem to have a very good returns policy if you have any problems.

(This is hopefully a minor point, but pay for this on credit card and you'll be protected by Section 75, whereas the one under £100 you won't be... that's a strange logic I know!)

Hope that's useful. I bought it yesterday and have been amazed by it so far, incredible by. Any questions about it let me know and I'm happy to answer.

(I'm not connected to Screwfix by the way, I'm a regular user of them, but I am someone how is very particular about researching things before buying them so hope being able to ask someone who owns one, albeit only for a short time, will be useful).

For means of contrast... Homebase own model currently retailing for £178.99 (homebase.co.uk/web…lay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=148310)

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Original Poster

Thought I would just add, you might want to move quick, they had 4 in stock in my branch yesterday, just checked and now there's none left (one of them was me!)

I got the 10l one about two weeks ago and it has been great for drying the washing and the bathrooms over Winter due to a dust mite allergy, it doesn't need running for very long to have a significant effect.

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john_coller

I got the 10l one about two weeks ago and it has been great for drying … I got the 10l one about two weeks ago and it has been great for drying the washing and the bathrooms over Winter due to a dust mite allergy, it doesn't need running for very long to have a significant effect.



good to hear, they do make a massive difference!

If you can find one i can highly recommend the one recently sold in aldi awesome dehumidifier ( Easy Home LE 2013 )
Edited by: "Depants" 9th Jan 2014

Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power they use please?

pergylmouse

Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power … Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power they use please?




I was just wondering the same as you hear people saying they are costly to run.

My house is plagued with condensation when it's cold,I have to use the Karcher on the windows in the morning etc,although at the moment it's been quite warm so not had to use it as much,but at times you can't even see out of the windows in the mornings it's so bad.

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pergylmouse

Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power … Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power they use please?



I've heard far too many people giving horror stories about their bills.. but in reality it shouldn't be that bad.

Try this link: http://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/energy-consumption-calculator.htm

The appliance posted is up to 240v. Say it comes on 4 hours a day, that would use just under 1kwh per day.

So per year you'd use 350.4 kwh, based on my rate of 11.32 p/kwh, that's £39.66 a year (although I doubt it'll get used in the summer).

Just reading the other thread and desiccant ones were mentioned,now I'm confused which is the best.

Original Poster

No problem.
If you plan on sleeping with it, then perhaps desiccant ones are more quiet, but they cost a helluva lot more.

I have an Ebac dehumidifier (widely accepted as the market leader and British made) and use it from the end of Nov through to March. Although I couldn't tell you exactly what this costs to run I know its less than 20p/day.

The ebac ones have a moisture 'stat' and work like a fridge. Basically for about the first 2 weeks they run constantly and then cut in & out as the moisture level rises to a certain level.

The cost of running these can be offset against heating savings. Basically as moisture is removed from the air it becomes less dense and requires less energy to heat it up. The main thing I noticed with this was simply how much warmer the house felt even without the heating on.

honeymonster86

I've heard far too many people giving horror stories about their bills.. … I've heard far too many people giving horror stories about their bills.. but in reality it shouldn't be that bad.Try this link: http://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/energy-consumption-calculator.htmThe appliance posted is up to 240v. Say it comes on 4 hours a day, that would use just under 1kwh per day. So per year you'd use 350.4 kwh, based on my rate of 11.32 p/kwh, that's £39.66 a year (although I doubt it'll get used in the summer).


Have you made a typo? Are you calculating the energy usage based around this being 240v?

pergylmouse

Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power … Can anyone tell me roughly how much these cost to run, or how much power they use please?


Nearly 100% of the energy these use ends up warming your house.

So consider them an electric heater, with the added benefit that they dehumidify the air.

So although they cost a bit to use, their use will cut your heating bills, partially offsetting their running costs.
Edited by: "OB1" 9th Jan 2014

My house is cold,even in the warmest room in the house you're lucky if it's 70 with the heating on.

We have an Ebac one. these things are cheap to run and make a huge difference. Every home should have one!

Has anyone got any links for an ebac one I can order online as I do not have a screw fix near me?

Is one enough for a 2 bedroom bungalow?

I have been using a dessicated one for the last three years. Cant say as I notice the extra cost much but it certainly extracts moisture out of the air. Also used for drying clothes in laundry mode. Mine cost £150 and has been well worth it.
Most will easily cope with an average house. You just need to leave the doors open slightly. I generally run mine overnight for 8 hours then asand when needed if at all.

They are normally about 250W, so not that expensive to run.

In the Winter, if you have electric heating, they are better than 100% efficient at generating heat. Condensing the water gives up quite a lot of additional heat, so you get the 250W + all that extra heat.

If you have gas, reducing the humidity probably won't make much of a difference to your gas bill, but it will make it fell warmer.

A lot of dehumidifiers aren't great for the UK as they are designed for the very humid, very hot conditions, different to our mildly humid, cold conditions. The Ebac dehumidifiers are better designed for the UK, on the whole, so you will likely get closer to the rated litres/day with one of them. I'm not very impressed with the construction quality inside - the condensing element fins are bashed a lot, soldering is pretty poor quality though. We've had two replacements, the first had some kind of issue with the compressor, the next, the fan failed.

Not seen one of these Screwfix ones, but the price is very good.

If you use one of these to combat condensation, you are going to be fighting a losing battle most of the time. There will be a root cause you need to fix.

supertramp7

Has anyone got any links for an ebac one I can order online as I do not … Has anyone got any links for an ebac one I can order online as I do not have a screw fix near me?



http://www.aircondirect.co.uk/Dehumidifiers/prod.asp

I got some cashback through quidco, but couldn't find them on there now

Apologies. 2% cashback through quidco.

deb8z

My house is cold,even in the warmest room in the house you're lucky if … My house is cold,even in the warmest room in the house you're lucky if it's 70 with the heating on.



70f is over 21c. That's plenty warm enough really!

Our ebac 6000 series uses 260W, effective, quiet in use. How much energy does a desiccant dehumidifier use?

If you are buying an ebac, 5 year guarantee offered may well come in handy as they do break we have found. Home is warmer, we think it's easier to heat. Would rather use one than not, we use on night rate a lot of the time.

I've had this is my bedroom for about a month. Our house has really bad damp (in my room on window sills, behind bookshelves on outer wall, ceiling of bay window etc.). This definitely goes some way to tackling it developing, the room also feels fresher? Kinda like the whole room was a bit damp. It's not too noisy, I find the humming kinda soothing at night. This particular one died the other night when I turned it off (pop and a spark and it was dead). It was taken back and replaced, but the Screwfix guy said it was the first to be brought back because of failure.

Was 2 in Chester now only 1 as I've just bought the other.

Thanks OP, voted and ordered.

Our EcoAir suffered the infamous heating element failure yesterday so this was a very fortuitous deal

Out of stock in Plymouth and the region and not available for delivery

If you keep the heating off or have it on seldom/ very low then you may well be better off with a dessicant dehumidifier such as the meaco DD8l. Standard compressor dehumidifiers don't generally work that effectively under 15C. Because they work by cooling the air it's even possible for them to freeze if the ambient temperature falls below 10C.

One major benefit of dehumidifiers is that they're brilliant for drying washing. I use a tall airer and a duvet cover to make a tent that catches the warm dry air, jeans are usually dry within a couple of hours. (Be careful not to hang washing in a way that it will drip on the machine)

P.S. I'm not connected with Meaco in any way other than being a satisfied customer

The Meaco ones are really quite well designed. I've installed a few before. Big plus points are that they work down to about 10degC (some ads/brochures claim 1degC, but they seem to go into some kind of shutdown mode at 10degC), compared to about 15degC for refrigerant ones. They also come with a drain hose kit so you can leave them running. Biggest advantage, compared to the last EcoAir I saw, and all off the eBac ones, is that when the power is cut, they come back on in the same mode they we on beforehand. The eBac ones either come on in an "off" mode or "Auto" with slow fan speed.

Original Poster

For all those who can't find stock of this near them, I think this is also quite a good deal
http://www.johnlewis.com/meaco-10l-dehumidifier/p231741493

It not as high spec as my original post, but it does come from John Lewis and has their famous customer service and 2 year guarantee.

I was considering this one, but they didn't have it in stock at the time, but I as told they took delivery yesterday so may be worth phoning up to see if there are any available.
Edited by: "honeymonster86" 10th Jan 2014

cybergibbons

70f is over 21c. That's plenty warm enough really!



I said you're lucky if it does,that's what I meant,lucky as in hardly ever lol

It's usual for it to reach 68 only after the heatings been on hours,it was a colder morning than the last few today at 55,it was 58 yesterday morning.

Ordered the Screwfix one,thanks OP,will see how we get on with it.
Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 10th Jan 2014

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deb8z

I said you're lucky if it does,that's what I meant,lucky as in hardly … I said you're lucky if it does,that's what I meant,lucky as in hardly ever lolIt's usual for it to reach 68 only after the heatings been on hours,it was a colder morning than the last few today at 55,it was 58 yesterday morning.Ordered the Screwfix one,thanks OP,will see how we get on with it.



Good luck, its made a massive difference for us.

jim131075

http://www.aircondirect.co.uk/Dehumidifiers/prod.aspI got some cashback … http://www.aircondirect.co.uk/Dehumidifiers/prod.aspI got some cashback through quidco, but couldn't find them on there now



Thank you for the link.

chapchap

20 quid but like the look of this … 20 quid but like the look of this one....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ecoair-DD122FW-Desiccant-Simple-Dehumidifier/dp/B00474K8SY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


chapchap

20 quid but like the look of this … 20 quid but like the look of this one....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ecoair-DD122FW-Desiccant-Simple-Dehumidifier/dp/B00474K8SY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


chapchap

20 quid but like the look of this … 20 quid but like the look of this one....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ecoair-DD122FW-Desiccant-Simple-Dehumidifier/dp/B00474K8SY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top



Thank you, I have ordered this one from amazon. Looks simple, lightweight and fairly quiet.

Thanks, excellent price, just bought three from the Airdrie store for house caravan and garage, been looking for sometime. Still a couple around in Livingston and Edinburgh

Off to Google,as the information booklet doesn't say much but what do people find is the best to do,keep it running all night ?

Had it on for a few hours last night in one bedroom where the condensation is the worst,it's the room we sleep in,but I couldn't sleep with it on as it's too noisy,should we keep it on all night in another room and for how many hours etc?

Any suggestions please?

We left ours in the hallway with the doors open overnight and it seemed to work best. We then put it on our bedroom, which is the worst affected room, during the day and it seemed to work well.

Don't think we'll run it 24/7 though, just maybe each night in the hallway or when we're drying clothes on the pulley in the kitchen or ironing. Hope this helps.

Run it 24/7 or as much as possible until you feel the humidity issue is under control, then leave it on the humidistat to keep it at ~50% RH.

They work better in warm air, so run them when the heating is on ideally. The exception is if you suffer from condensation badly in the mornings when running it overnight can help, but it can be in any part of the house really.

deb8z

Off to Google,as the information booklet doesn't say much but what do … Off to Google,as the information booklet doesn't say much but what do people find is the best to do,keep it running all night ?Had it on for a few hours last night in one bedroom where the condensation is the worst,it's the room we sleep in,but I couldn't sleep with it on as it's too noisy,should we keep it on all night in another room and for how many hours etc?Any suggestions please?



I keep mine running 24/7 in the hall. Even if you shut the bedroom doors at night, as long as they're open during the day I find it keeps the damp under control (and my flat is very damp). I have no idea whether this functions the same way as my Meaco one but mine runs continuously until the sensor tells it the air is dry enough, it then goes into sleep mode during which it samples the air every now and then to see whether it needs to start running again. Irun it on medium fan as the flat is to damp for the lowest setting to cope but I switch it down to low overnight if someone finds it annoying. It's not what I'd call quiet LOL, but the Meaco I have is considerably less noisy than some I've used (you really wouldn't want to spend too long in the same room while some are running).

deb8z

Off to Google,as the information booklet doesn't say much but what do … Off to Google,as the information booklet doesn't say much but what do people find is the best to do,keep it running all night ?Had it on for a few hours last night in one bedroom where the condensation is the worst,it's the room we sleep in,but I couldn't sleep with it on as it's too noisy,should we keep it on all night in another room and for how many hours etc?Any suggestions please?



Like other posters have said, you need to leave it on 24/7. It will run constantly for around 2 weeks solid and then, when the humidity drops below the humidistat setting it will switch on & off automatically as required.

Doing this lowers the humidity level over your whole house, so doesn't matter which room you keep it in. E.g. If you have a shower or do some cooking that rooms humidity will rise, but over time will migrate into dryer air over your whole house and 'normalise'.

I tend to move the dehumidifier around during these first 2 weeks of getting the humidity level down in order to speed up the process, but after that just leave it on the landing.
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