2 points here. One good and one bad. Firstly, my partner has one and says he feels it has made a difference in his study and you do see it collecting alot of water (more when it rains which solidifies for me its working) However, be wary of the price and reviews. This is a Chinese review items, what this means is the item is given out for free to people if they leave a good review, this is how my partner got his. These review items usually end up being more expensive because they can get away with it because they have high scores in their reviews
Oh okay, well I guess I best reduce my breathing (lol) if I’m honest, taking out half a litre of water a day is not a bad thing considering I’ve never had anything. I’ll see how it performs. I don’t need one for the whole house and I live alone so this should tick the box but I can see it wouldn’t be the best product for some use cases
Thank you (y)
Which say: Refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers - what’s the difference? There are two main types of domestic dehumidifier – refrigerant and desiccant. As we explain below, they use different technology. Each type has its advantages. Refrigerant (or compressor) dehumidifiers These work by creating a cold surface. When warm, damp air comes into contact with the cold surface, condensation forms and drips into the water tank. Refrigerant dehumidifiers are the most common type in the UK. They're generally only effective in a heated room in the house because, if the temperature drops too low, the coils inside them can freeze over. However, we've found some that work well in lower temperatures, too. Desiccant dehumidifiers Desiccant dehumidifiers use an absorbent material to extract water from the air, in a similar way to a sponge. The desiccant is regenerated by an internal heater, and the moisture drips into the water condenser. Desiccant dehumidifiers will often work more effectively than refrigerant dehumidifiers in colder temperatures of 15°C or less. That's because refrigerant dehumidifiers work best at higher temperatures and higher humidities. The inside of a refrigerant dehumidifier needs to be colder than the air within the room – and the colder the room, the harder the dehumidifier has to work to create that cold surface. So, if you're looking for a dehumidifier for an unheated garage, conservatory or other out-building, you should generally opt for a desiccant. Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/dehumidifiers/article/how-to-buy-the-best-dehumidifier - Which? I put the word Refrigerant in italics as the way they wrote this piece is likely to confuse things when you expect the Desiccant dehumidifiers section to be only banging on about the properties of Desiccant dehumidifiers! ########### This bit added 3 days later to point out that this particular dehumidifier uses the Thermo-Electric Peltier effect. so is neither a dessicant nor a condenser model, if by "condenser" you mean a compressor driven refridgerated coil. It refrigerates the cooling fins by the effect of an electric current on a thermocouple. If you want to know more than you ever will want to in your entire lifetime, then have a butcher's hook at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_effect Peltier effect When an electric current is passed through a circuit of a thermocouple, heat is evolved at one junction and absorbed at the other junction. This is known as the Peltier Effect. The Peltier effect is the presence of heating or cooling at an electrified junction of two different conductors and is named after French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, who discovered it in 1834...
I'm after humidifier too, can anyone recommend something? Thank you, in advance!