Pifco Dehumidifier, 10 Litre £112 @ Amazon
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Pifco Dehumidifier, 10 Litre £112 @ Amazon

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Found 28th Dec 2014
Dehumidify Capacity (30 degrees 80 percent) 10L / Day
Tank Capacity: 1.8 Litre
Motor Air Volume: 90m3/hr
Recommended Room Size: 24m2
Auto Defrost

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Was £92 last week but i ernt for the delonghi for 109.

I love the capacity figures they always give for compressor dehumidifiers, unless you live in Florida, when are you going to see 30 degree temperatures and 80% humidity.

Over the last couple of days I've done a lot of reading on dehumidifiers, the fall of in performance at just 21 degrees is around 25%, and below 15 degrees pretty much non-existent. I've watched my compressor dehumidifier go from pretty good performance in the summer, to a trickle in a day at this time of year, enough to force me to order a desiccant dehumidifier for winter use.

mike

I'm looking for a dehumidifier for use in my home which has an air flow problem which causes mould on the walls and condensation on windows. I'm baffled by the different types on offer but was thinking an Eco Air would be the best, what do you think?

sootster

I'm looking for a dehumidifier for use in my home which has an air flow … I'm looking for a dehumidifier for use in my home which has an air flow problem which causes mould on the walls and condensation on windows. I'm baffled by the different types on offer but was thinking an Eco Air would be the best, what do you think?



I spent hours reading reviews on Amazon and elsewhere and decided to go for this one

amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00

The average temperature in my house in the winter is 14-18 degrees, so clearly a compressor won't work at this time of year.

After studying the reviews I decided this particular dehumidifier had the better reviews, on average and fewer features which may mean it's less likely to go wrong, both the other main brands Meaco and Eco-Air seem to have a sufficient number of poor reviews for after-sales and reliability, plus seem a bit expensive.

I fortunately have quite a few Bespoke Offers vouchers to use, so it was effectively £65, cheap enough to take a risk.

mike

sootster

I'm looking for a dehumidifier for use in my home which has an air flow … I'm looking for a dehumidifier for use in my home which has an air flow problem which causes mould on the walls and condensation on windows. I'm baffled by the different types on offer but was thinking an Eco Air would be the best, what do you think?



The problem I have is you need to leave it on at night & I can't sleep with the noise of the one I have and also it dries my eyes out & makes them sore,the same as when I had a ceiling fan on in the Summer.

Last night for example I had it running and the windows were clear when I went to bed,then I switched it off and the windows were soaking with condensation this morning as usual when it's cold

I bought this one from Argos @ £100

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Marginally smaller tank, but it does have the drain plug at the back if you need to leave it on for an extended period. I've been pulling approaching 3L of water of a small flat every day.

In truth, if you look at most of the models at this price they look suspiciously similar

mjbuckhurst

I love the capacity figures they always give for compressor … I love the capacity figures they always give for compressor dehumidifiers, unless you live in Florida, when are you going to see 30 degree temperatures and 80% humidity.Over the last couple of days I've done a lot of reading on dehumidifiers, the fall of in performance at just 21 degrees is around 25%, and below 15 degrees pretty much non-existent. I've watched my compressor dehumidifier go from pretty good performance in the summer, to a trickle in a day at this time of year, enough to force me to order a desiccant dehumidifier for winter use.mike



Well, if you use them with the heating on your rooms will be 18-22 degrees C which is fine. We've been using a Mitsubishi for 2 years for drying clothes.

mjbuckhurst

The average temperature in my house in the winter is 14-18 degrees, so … The average temperature in my house in the winter is 14-18 degrees, so clearly a compressor won't work at this time of year.After studying the reviews I decided this particular dehumidifier had the better reviews, on average and fewer features which may mean it's less likely to go wrong, both the other main brands Meaco and Eco-Air seem to have a sufficient number of poor reviews for after-sales and reliability, plus seem a bit expensive.I fortunately have quite a few Bespoke Offers vouchers to use, so it was effectively £65, cheap enough to take a risk.mike



Do you wear thermal longjohns and 3 sweaters in your house in winter?
Edited by: "mccririck" 28th Dec 2014

mjbuckhurst

I love the capacity figures they always give for compressor … I love the capacity figures they always give for compressor dehumidifiers, unless you live in Florida, when are you going to see 30 degree temperatures and 80% humidity.Over the last couple of days I've done a lot of reading on dehumidifiers, the fall of in performance at just 21 degrees is around 25%, and below 15 degrees pretty much non-existent. I've watched my compressor dehumidifier go from pretty good performance in the summer, to a trickle in a day at this time of year, enough to force me to order a desiccant dehumidifier for winter use.mike



There is one manufacurer that says they make their compressor dehumidifiers for the UK climate. Prob is cannot remember who - maybe Ebac.

mjbuckhurst

I spent hours reading reviews on Amazon and elsewhere and decided to go … I spent hours reading reviews on Amazon and elsewhere and decided to go for this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0017HLU6I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00The average temperature in my house in the winter is 14-18 degrees, so clearly a compressor won't work at this time of year.After studying the reviews I decided this particular dehumidifier had the better reviews, on average and fewer features which may mean it's less likely to go wrong, both the other main brands Meaco and Eco-Air seem to have a sufficient number of poor reviews for after-sales and reliability, plus seem a bit expensive.I fortunately have quite a few Bespoke Offers vouchers to use, so it was effectively £65, cheap enough to take a risk.mike



The Desiccant one you have chosen has a 2.6l tank?
Isnt that just a bit too small?
Edited by: "poisondwarf" 28th Dec 2014

mccririck

Do you wear thermal longjohns and 3 sweaters in your house in winter?



Mine is colder than that,the warmest room in the house other than the Bathroom this morning was 12 degrees at 8am and that's not unusual in Winter either.

poisondwarf

The Desiccant one you have chosen has a 2.6l tank?Isnt that just a bit … The Desiccant one you have chosen has a 2.6l tank?Isnt that just a bit too small?



My current compressor dehumidifier would take a week to fill that in the winter, less than a day in the summer, if I'm emptying it more than once a day I'll take that as a good sign.

dehumidifiersuk.com/g/1…tml

Makes interesting reading
Meathotukdeals

]There is one manufacurer that says they make their compressor … ]There is one manufacurer that says they make their compressor dehumidifiers for the UK climate. Prob is cannot remember who - maybe Ebac.



I've had two Ebac dehumidifiers in the past they performed really well in the summer, but not so hot in the winter, I suspect the laws of physics are the problem more than the name on the machine.

mike

mccririck

Well, if you use them with the heating on your rooms will be 18-22 … Well, if you use them with the heating on your rooms will be 18-22 degrees C which is fine. We've been using a Mitsubishi for 2 years for drying clothes.



+1 for the Mitsubishi dehumidifiers

poisondwarf

The Desiccant one you have chosen has a 2.6l tank?Isnt that just a bit … The Desiccant one you have chosen has a 2.6l tank?Isnt that just a bit too small?



Having received the desiccant dehumidifier yesterday, it's quite unbelievable, last night on my landing, in quiet (presumably lower power) mode, it managed to half fill the tank in just 2 hours, that's the same quantity of water that my compressor dehumidifier wouldn't normally manage in a week at this time of year.

At this rate, yes the tank is a bit small, I'll have to empty it a couple of times a day, at least until the house is a lot drier, small price to pay for the superior performance though.

mike

mjbuckhurst

Having received the desiccant dehumidifier yesterday, it's quite … Having received the desiccant dehumidifier yesterday, it's quite unbelievable, last night on my landing, in quiet (presumably lower power) mode, it managed to half fill the tank in just 2 hours, that's the same quantity of water that my compressor dehumidifier wouldn't normally manage in a week at this time of year.At this rate, yes the tank is a bit small, I'll have to empty it a couple of times a day, at least until the house is a lot drier, small price to pay for the superior performance though.mike



Sounds great. The thing with the Eco air is that most bad reviews are older...since last year they have two year warranties and reliability doesn't seem such a problem.

It's gone up to 130 now, but I was gonna say after doing some research an extra 20 quid looks well worth spending on the dessicant type. We have no central heating in our house so we struggle to keep the temperature up that would be good for a compressor. I've ordered the EcoAir ECO DD122 which is also this price, it's got 649 5* reviews and a 2 year warranty, so it can't be too bad.

guitarman1

It's gone up to 130 now, but I was gonna say after doing some research an … It's gone up to 130 now, but I was gonna say after doing some research an extra 20 quid looks well worth spending on the dessicant type. We have no central heating in our house so we struggle to keep the temperature up that would be good for a compressor. I've ordered the EcoAir ECO DD122 which is also this price, it's got 649 5* reviews and a 2 year warranty, so it can't be too bad.



Having used mine for just a few days, I can safely say this (and probably all desiccant dehumidifiers) is the best dehumidifier I've ever owned. Yesterday, I emptied my tank 4 times, totaling more than 8l of water, which is well above the specification, and emptying regularly is a very small price to pay.

I honestly can't see why there would any problems with reliability, just so long as the filter is kept clean, there's far less to go wrong in a desiccant dehumidifier than a compressor version.

I am slightly nervous about the electricity consumption, but it seems so effective, I'll probably move it around the house for a few days, then run it far less.

mike

Edited by: "mjbuckhurst" 2nd Jan 2015
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