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    hi,
    Getting cold now in the nights and we suffer from bad condensation especially in our bedrooms. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a decent size one but on the cheaper side please?
    Thanks

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    Hi what`s your budget?
    Do you need to be able to sleep in same room ?
    Couple of answers that would help people

    Go to B&Q and buy a couple of Unibond moisture traps. £6 ish each.

    wayners

    Go to B&Q and buy a couple of Unibond moisture traps. £6 ish each.



    ​they'll cost you more in the long run we bought one and the tablet disappeared in less than 4 weeks and refills aren't cheap.

    Screwfix digital dehumidifier is often on offer - it is much quieter than our ebac and actually seems more effective. Good reviews too. See here: screwfix.com/p/w…79g they also do a non - digital one for £129

    aldi one listed on hukd, some people got it £70. I paid £90 in my local shop. still available on aldi website for £100. looks uncannily similar to Vax 20 litre one for a lot more money

    adhkarzf

    ​they'll cost you more in the long run we bought one and the tablet d … ​they'll cost you more in the long run we bought one and the tablet disappeared in less than 4 weeks and refills aren't cheap.



    ​Yeah. But the noise of a dehumidifier in the bedroom at night plus the running cost. Summer storage. In the way to all year. Not for me. It's only 4 months of the year you need to deal with the damp so I find moisture traps ok. Guess we use what works for us.

    wayners

    ​Yeah. But the noise of a dehumidifier in the bedroom at night plus the r … ​Yeah. But the noise of a dehumidifier in the bedroom at night plus the running cost. Summer storage. In the way to all year. Not for me. It's only 4 months of the year you need to deal with the damp so I find moisture traps ok. Guess we use what works for us.



    It really depends on the levels of humidity. If it's simply more moisture due to drying washing indoors and having the windows open less, then a dehumidifier on during the day should solve the problem and it won't need to be on at night. Moisture traps seem to work for minimal issues and leaving a large bowl of baking soda on a windowsill will have a similar effect.

    Mermoo

    It really depends on the levels of humidity. If it's simply more moisture … It really depends on the levels of humidity. If it's simply more moisture due to drying washing indoors and having the windows open less, then a dehumidifier on during the day should solve the problem and it won't need to be on at night. Moisture traps seem to work for minimal issues and leaving a large bowl of baking soda on a windowsill will have a similar effect.



    ​agree, I never leave mine running overnight, just a few hours a day

    Anyone with mould they want to stop returning. It's very unhealthy stuff. Get some vc175

    You can get damp traps from Pound World, they're the same size as the Unibond ones but tonnes cheaper.

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    wayners

    Anyone with mould they want to stop returning. It's very unhealthy stuff. … Anyone with mould they want to stop returning. It's very unhealthy stuff. Get some vc175



    ​whats that??
    I'm already getting condensation in my house although I'm currently using my dehumidifier upstairs. I still open my windows every day and the kitchen is separate, like a extension.

    does anyone know if you can use it in the same room as house plants??? iv had a plant get totally destroyed and the other a little, but I don't want to just balme it on the dehumidifier. thought it sucks the water out of the plant, iv tried Google but no help.

    momartin

    You can get damp traps from Pound World, they're the same size as the … You can get damp traps from Pound World, they're the same size as the Unibond ones but tonnes cheaper.



    What brand have uni bond one here but dear to run
    Edited by: "trott3r" 2nd Nov 2016

    I got one in B&Q last year for about £30. it is small, but I had major damp and mold in my flat. I had it on 24 / 7 and the noise was mild, but quite relaxing!! it pulled about 1l every 2 - 3 days. I insured it for about £2.99, and the lady said if I burned the motor out of it anytime in the next 3 years they'd replace it!!

    trott3r

    What brand have uni bond one here but dear to rub



    I don't know what brand, just generic pound shop ones, they're blue and are normally with candles and homewares. Just as a member of staff.

    Thanks momaRtin
    Edited by: "trott3r" 2nd Nov 2016

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the reply so far. Bought pound land ones for now and hoping when our new windows are fitted in a few weeks the house temp will maintain a bit and avoid this.

    We have one of these:

    amazon.co.uk/dp/…p_1

    I got it in amazon sales for about £130. Its a little on the expensive side but its excellent. We have been using it ever night for the last month, mainly used for drying clothes as we live in a flat.

    Even though it has a laundry mode, I leave it on the low mode throughout the day and night, its amazing how much water it collect. Maybe keep an eye out in the sales

    I got one of these last year
    amazon.co.uk/dp/…SY/

    In comparison to the moisture traps (including unibond) it's scary the amount of water they can suck out.

    I would find out where all this water is coming from. Even if drying in your home it shouldn't get too bad unless you have a leak or poor ventilation

    Original Poster

    Water coming from?

    valleyboy22

    Water coming from?



    ​The humidity is coming from somewhere in your home. Normally this is a leak, bad ventilation in a bathroom or just your air not circulating. We had a lot of humidity from our ensuite when we moved in until I stripped and resealed everything. Ended up replacing a chipboard floorboard due to black mould and it blowing out. No issues in that room now. Do you know where the source is ?

    Original Poster

    No leak as far as I'm aware because it happens every year when it gets cold. We have a vent in the bathroom we can use because we do when shower so maybe this will help?

    valleyboy22

    No leak as far as I'm aware because it happens every year when it gets … No leak as far as I'm aware because it happens every year when it gets cold. We have a vent in the bathroom we can use because we do when shower so maybe this will help?



    ​Is it a vent or a extractor ?

    Original Poster

    Got an electric extractor in there.

    Cooking causes moisture, showers and baths, even breathing out...
    Get a decent one like this
    amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1478113198&sr=1-3π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&dpPl=1&dpID=41PJP8gFEAL&ref=plSrch
    Just read the reviews.

    Original Poster

    Good reviews. Might just bight the bullet and get one just for upstairs in the nights.

    valleyboy22

    Got an electric extractor in there.


    That should be enough to empty the majority of the steam. We've just upgraded to triple glazing and it cuts down much of the condensation on the windows due to the extra layer of glass. We have thought about a HRV/HVAC system to condition the air in our house but are going to wait a bit before getting one.

    valleyboy22

    Thanks for the reply so far. Bought pound land ones for now and hoping … Thanks for the reply so far. Bought pound land ones for now and hoping when our new windows are fitted in a few weeks the house temp will maintain a bit and avoid this.



    For an even cheaper solution. Cat Litter and don't laugh an old sock/tights (with no holes obviously lol). Fill it with the cat litter, tie the end off and place where you need it. If you really into your textiles and such you can make nice little bags/sausage shaped pillows etc. In the likes of Homebase you can also buy the bulk crystals which are what is in those little traps for very cheap in comparison to how many uses you will get to those little traps. I use this now for the car and it stops the windows misting up while you are in work, saves a fortune compared to the price they looking for the car ones. Although I have mine in little coloured felt bags then when they seem to stop working pop them into the microwave for abit to remove the moisture they trapped.
    Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 3rd Nov 2016

    Original Poster

    Will try thanks. Left heating on a certain temp encase temperatures dropped and even left our bedroom window open a jar and bathroom extractor on and again still the same. Hoping our new windows will improve this soon.
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