Dehumidifiers ! HELP ! Whats the best to buy for around £100

Found 16th Nov 2009
The missus is looking to buy something around £100-£140...

There are so many... Whats the best and most economical to run, something with a washable filter maybe if possible...

Thanks

maxmix

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We use this one, works fantastic , washable filter and if you want you can hook up a hose on the back to pump the water straight outside or just collect it in the water tank.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/60-4250203A72UC577573M.jpg

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Heh... Thats the one she was looking to go for.... But it is only £89.99 here....

musthaveit.com/pro…rs/

Can anyone reccommend any others from this list in the above link ?

or is the De'Longhi the best out there, she had been looking at a Ebac & Prem-I-Air too....

maxmix

The delonghi is a great bit of kit, the humidistat is brilliant just set it to what you want and it will turn itself on and off as it needs to.

You won't believe how much water it sucks out of the air!

Really good if you dry washing inside as well.


Couldn't recommend it more :thumbsup:

maxmix;6910819

Heh... Thats the one she was looking to go for.... But it is only £89.99 … Heh... Thats the one she was looking to go for.... But it is only £89.99 here....http://www.musthaveit.com/products/home-environment/dehumidifiers/Can anyone reccommend any others from this list in the above link ?or is the De'Longhi the best out there, she had been looking at a Ebac & Prem-I-Air too....maxmix



£99.98 w/Delivery


WOW £139 from Argos, thats shot up in price! Got mine for £99

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does anyone know what the humidity level should be in your home

sassie;6913085

does anyone know what the humidity level should be in your home



Don't think there is a specific level, its what you deem to be comfortable.

Some people with skin complaints (dry skin etc) wont like a dry house its more trial and error.

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Celticsun;6913188

Don't think there is a specific level, its what you deem to be … Don't think there is a specific level, its what you deem to be comfortable.Some people with skin complaints (dry skin etc) wont like a dry house its more trial and error.



comfortable would be dry windows in a morning - lol


so people with these do you find a comfortable level and leave them on, so they come on/off when needed, or do you put it on once a week, etc

we bought this one from B&Q on Sat and it is going really well, got it for £101 after the 15% voucher on here but I think thats expired now. SO its £119

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They do a slighty smaller one for £79.98

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the one we bought, clicks on and off as it needs to with a humidstat, had a direct hose option and a digital display showing air temp, current humidity and what you set it to

sassie;6913202

comfortable would be dry windows in a morning - lolso people with these … comfortable would be dry windows in a morning - lolso people with these do you find a comfortable level and leave them on, so they come on/off when needed, or do you put it on once a week, etc



I leave mine on to what feels comfortable on the delonghi thats the dial set to about 4 o'Clock.

Yes dry windows in the morning is a good one :thumbsup: lol been there done that.

I tend to leave mine in the bathroom at the top of the stairs and occasionally move it on to the landing.

sassie;6913202

comfortable would be dry windows in a morning - lolso people with these … comfortable would be dry windows in a morning - lolso people with these do you find a comfortable level and leave them on, so they come on/off when needed, or do you put it on once a week, etc




For anyone else who has this, a dehumidifier isn't the answer, they treat the symptom but not the underlying problem. It's about getting the right balance between heat and ventilation.

Avoid switching the heating between being high and off, this will make the air warm but keep the walls/windows cool and make the problem worse. Instead, keep some low background heating on all the time. And open windows slightly for an hour or two a day to keep the house well ventilated. :thumbsup:

mintcake;6913942

For anyone else who has this, a dehumidifier isn't the answer, they treat … For anyone else who has this, a dehumidifier isn't the answer, they treat the symptom but not the underlying problem. It's about getting the right balance between heat and ventilation. Avoid switching the heating between being high and off, this will make the air warm but keep the walls/windows cool and make the problem worse. Instead, keep some low background heating on all the time. And open windows slightly for an hour or two a day to keep the house well ventilated. :thumbsup:



Your right to an extent, unfortunetly some older houses are concrete shutter walls making the internal walls very cold even when the heating is on low, I can't afford to have the heating up 24/7 it would be astronomical, heating and gas fires naturally cause any moisture in the air to condense on any cold surface. The other problem with ventilation is that many houses have airbricks now before double glazing the house was probably well balanced but if you fit double glazing this will unbalance the vent flow.

I found the dehumidifier to be a good and handy compromise and in the long term and short term very affordable.

my trusty old "ebac" as never let me down and gets rid of all that condensation and dog smells around the house too :))

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Thanks for all your advice ppl

maxmix

PS I'll lyk how she/we get on....

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mintcake;6913942

For anyone else who has this, a dehumidifier isn't the answer, they treat … For anyone else who has this, a dehumidifier isn't the answer, they treat the symptom but not the underlying problem. It's about getting the right balance between heat and ventilation. Avoid switching the heating between being high and off, this will make the air warm but keep the walls/windows cool and make the problem worse. Instead, keep some low background heating on all the time. And open windows slightly for an hour or two a day to keep the house well ventilated. :thumbsup:



i have an exctremely cold house, leaving the heating on all day and night is not an option, and also have plenty of ventilation

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This auction is from MUSTHAVEIT.com this is a good seller from them etc but I see now why the reason is they are so cheap.... They sell factory returns (Still with a 12mth warranty albeit) But the Neg's put me off....

Ebay auction number 120490095355

Anyone have this and where would be the cheapest place to buy new....

Thx

maxmix

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maxmix;6922568

This auction is from MUSTHAVEIT.com this is a good seller from them etc … This auction is from MUSTHAVEIT.com this is a good seller from them etc but I see now why the reason is they are so cheap.... They sell factory returns (Still with a 12mth warranty albeit) But the Neg's put me off....Ebay auction number 120490095355Anyone have this and where would be the cheapest place to buy new....Thxmaxmix



maxmix

PS Need to get something ordered pretty soon.... :?

! now know who you are on my fb maxmix !

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! now know who you are on my fb maxmix !



(I get around lol)

maxmix

maxmix;6929561

(I get around lol)maxmix



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