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    Can anyone recommend a good dehumidifier (under £200)?

    I had an EBAC which was well over 20 years old and has finally died ...

    Can anyone recommend a good dehumidifier (under £200) as a replacement?

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    whatsThePoint

    another ebac?



    But they only last 20 years

    whatsThePoint

    i'd agree they are rubbish if it was only 20 years but the op said it … i'd agree they are rubbish if it was only 20 years but the op said it lasted well over 20 years



    If anything you buy these days lasts for 20 years I would be shocked.

    whatsThePoint

    i'd agree they are rubbish if it was only 20 years but the op said it … i'd agree they are rubbish if it was only 20 years but the op said it lasted well over 20 years



    Could be down to a poor level of servicing then

    Tips for the next one

    Don't set the humidistat higher than necessary
    Clean the water container
    Replace the filter
    Inspect the cooling coils for frost or ice build-up
    Don't short-cycle the cooling system



    I got this last week when B&Q had a 15% off weekend. seems effective.

    diy.com/nav…224

    it's about £35 more if you want the 16 litre.

    if link not working goto diy.com and enter blyss dehumidifier in search box.

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    azzy129

    if link not working goto http://www.diy.com and enter blyss dehumidifier … if link not working goto http://www.diy.com and enter blyss dehumidifier in search box.

    Thanks ill take a look

    I recently moved from using a traditional compressor dehumidifier (the damp air is drawn over a refrigerated coil and condenses into water) to a dessicant type. They are much quicker at drawing the water out of the air, and seem to work a lot better in colder temperatures than the usual compressor ones. BUT, they use more electricity. Around 650 watts on high setting compared to 250 watts that my old one used. But it probably balances itself out over time as you need it on for less time if drying clothes, or just trying to bring the humidity down in the house. I now have this one:

    Logik dessicant dehumidifier at currys for £140

    It is a rebadged meaco model.

    Here is the updated meaco model at amazon, for about £175:

    meaco dd8l at amazon

    The only real difference seems to be that it turns the fan off if the target relative humidity is reached and samples the air for 5 mins every half hour, rather than continuing to run it to sample the air (using 30w) as the old model (and logik version) does.

    Edited by: "Flake99" 7th Jan 2013
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