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Dehumidifier

Does anybody know where I can get a decent, cheapish one?

I've got a bit of damp/mould in my bedroom so I popped along to B&Q to pick up a dehumidifier but the cheapest one was £80. I don't know anything about them, but that seemed quite expensive to me.

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we are shopping around for one at the moment too-depends on the size of the bedroom but 80 quid aint that bad for a decent one-getting a cheap one is false economy with these things-you dont want to spend half your life emptying the tank with small capacity ones.

if its to sort out damp/mould problems rather than just a bit of condensation you really need one thats got "smart" options and turns itself on and off as neccessary and has a 20l tank at least and cheapest Ive seen those are about 150 quid.

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barky;3896808

we are shopping around for one at the moment too-depends on the size of … we are shopping around for one at the moment too-depends on the size of the bedroom but 80 quid aint that bad for a decent one-getting a cheap one is false economy with these things-you dont want to spend half your life emptying the tank with small capacity ones.if its to sort out damp/mould problems rather than just a bit of condensation you really need one thats got "smart" options and turns itself on and off as neccessary and has a 20l tank at least and cheapest Ive seen those are about 150 quid.



It's only a small bedroom, and it's a mould problem. I don't mind emptying the thing quite regularly, but £80 seemed a lot.

Goldenballs;3896907

It's only a small bedroom, and it's a mould problem. I don't mind … It's only a small bedroom, and it's a mould problem. I don't mind emptying the thing quite regularly, but £80 seemed a lot.



yep-I know it seems a lot but we have looked all over and a decent dehumidifier just doesnt come cheap Im afraid-searched all over the net too,read numerous reviews-argos have a coupla at about 55 quid but they are poor quality and noisy in operation-unless someone else can find a hidden bargain then 80 quid is what you have to pay for a good one bedroom one-arent b and q doing 15 percent off at the moment if you spend over 50 quid instore?

I purchased one of these about 2 months ago for myself and was so impressed I got another one for a family member a couple of weeks later. One is used in a 4 bed detached bungalow and one in a 3 bed flat. Amazing difference and gives out good heat as well! Not the cheapest at £120 but worth it as far as I can tell so far. Vat change has brought it down to £117.50 delivered.

meaco.com/pro…80U

Aldi had small ones in at the weekend for about £29 seemed ok

]Clicky

I bought one of ]these to put on the landing and it does the whole house perfectly. Its a bit dear at £97 but it does have a humidistat so turns its self on and off depending on requirements.

Really is a good bit of kit, best one I have seen for the the price with as many features and performance.

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Thanks for the help guys.

It appears I just underestimated how much I would need to spend. I might have a look at the Aldi one, or I might just be better off spending a bit more and getting a quality one that'll last.

Goldenballs;3900676

Thanks for the help guys. It appears I just underestimated how much I … Thanks for the help guys. It appears I just underestimated how much I would need to spend. I might have a look at the Aldi one, or I might just be better off spending a bit more and getting a quality one that'll last.



Remember Aldi take stuff back no questions as long as you have a reciept, so might be worth a punt for £30 :thumbsup:

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Just to update if anyone's interested, I've gone for the Aldi one and It looks ok for the money. It's not silent, but it's not exactly loud either, just a low humming noise which won't bother me as I'm not in my room much during the day. I've only just turned it on so I don't know if it's any good yet, I'll report back later.

I also bought myself a spicy beef pannini while I was in there. YUM!

Let us know how you get on with the Aldi one.

To be honest even the £100 ones aren't silent, you gotta fork out some serious brass to get them.

Might be worth it to nip to a pound shop and get a plug in timer so you can have it coming on for a couple of hours a day after you have initially dried out the damp, that way you will keep up the dehumidifying and won't have to worry about the electricity bill and remembering to turn it on and off.

Goldenballs;3905820

Just to update if anyone's interested, I've gone for the Aldi one and It … Just to update if anyone's interested, I've gone for the Aldi one and It looks ok for the money. It's not silent, but it's not exactly loud either, just a low humming noise which won't bother me as I'm not in my room much during the day. I've only just turned it on so I don't know if it's any good yet, I'll report back later.I also bought myself a spicy beef pannini while I was in there. YUM!



That's a stunning deal - you can't go wrong at that price. They all make some noise, because there's what's essentially a refrigeration unit inside.
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