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Dehumidifiers 21:33 - Oct 28 with 2409 viewsSgorioFruit

I think I need to buy a dehumidifier for the house.
In the winter months i always wake up in the morning with loads of condensation running down the inside of the windows. And its not as if I have the heating on full blast.

So, anyone use a dehumidifier? Can anyone recommend one?

My methods are not favoured by some but by god i speak the truth.
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Dehumidifiers on 21:42 - Oct 28 with 2238 viewsjedijack

They're very useful for drying clothes on a drier and also in the bedroom for the reason you're asking.

Another bonus I wasn't expecting is that I wake up much drier than I used to. I've always been a particularly sweaty individual in bed, used to go through pillows every few months. Not any more, not woken up clammy in as long as I can remember.

Use mine all year round, fab device. If it broke tomorrow I'd be buying another, without doubt.
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Dehumidifiers on 21:59 - Oct 28 with 2205 viewsbuilthjack

Open your window a quarter of an inch. Should solve the problem.

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Dehumidifiers on 22:04 - Oct 28 with 2187 viewsRevJames

I installed trickle vents in my window frames as they were old but didn't need new double glazing.

The vents help with reducing the effects of condensation by allowing air to flow in.
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Dehumidifiers on 22:16 - Oct 28 with 2165 viewsmajorraglan

My father has one in his house, he thinks it does a really good job. I can’t tell you the brand, but I do subscribe to a well known organisation who test this kind of stuff and these are the best buys.

Meaco DD8l. £182
Meaco DD8l Zambezi £259. These are the top scorers @ 81%

Cheapest is Ecoair DC18 £144 scores 71%.

PM me if you need any more detail.
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Dehumidifiers on 22:27 - Oct 28 with 2145 viewsjedijack

I've got window vents but my phobia of spiders doesn't let me leave them open :)
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Dehumidifiers on 22:36 - Oct 28 with 2129 viewsjack2jack

Have had one for years,they are well worth it if you get problems with damp due to condensation.
The last one we bought was from Band Q.
It's an Amcor been very reliable, had current one for about 10 years,no problems, I believe they still do them,not sure if BandQ still stock them mind.
The water they pull out is unbelievable.
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Dehumidifiers on 01:11 - Oct 29 with 2068 viewskrunchykarrot

If you want to get rid of condensation you need one of these.

https://www.nuaire.co.uk/residential/positive-input-ventilation

easy to install and It will save you a fortune instead of a dehumidifier.
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Dehumidifiers on 15:10 - Oct 29 with 1870 viewsProfessor

we have a couple of smaller ones from Aldi which do a decent job-certainly a big improvement. Looking to get on of the bigger ones (Meaco) as recommended above.
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Dehumidifiers on 16:43 - Oct 29 with 1810 viewsdickythorpe

They are ok if you remember to switch them on!!!

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Dehumidifiers on 17:16 - Oct 29 with 1790 viewsJoe_bradshaw

Dehumidifiers on 16:43 - Oct 29 by dickythorpe

They are ok if you remember to switch them on!!!


Good point Dicky, I find the TV is poor when you forget to switch it on as well. Sometimes it’s no better when you do.

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Dehumidifiers on 17:24 - Oct 29 with 1779 viewsdickythorpe

Dehumidifiers on 17:16 - Oct 29 by Joe_bradshaw

Good point Dicky, I find the TV is poor when you forget to switch it on as well. Sometimes it’s no better when you do.


Wiseguy!

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Dehumidifiers on 19:45 - Oct 29 with 1722 viewsDyfnant

Dehumidifiers on 22:27 - Oct 28 by jedijack

I've got window vents but my phobia of spiders doesn't let me leave them open :)


Bad news for you pal, the spiders are already inside. You’ll mainly spot the males wandering about the house looking for a shag.

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Dehumidifiers on 21:46 - Oct 29 with 1676 viewsmajorraglan

Lidl have some smaller ones out on sale this Thursday @ £39.99. Can’t comment on quality though.
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Dehumidifiers on 14:02 - Oct 30 with 1580 viewsLibertarian

I have a Ecoair DC12 which does the job for me nicely, but it is quite loud so not good for night running.

A nice feature is that you can tell it run run for the next 2 or 4 hours and then stop. (so not running constantly if you pop out)


£127 from appliances direct....
https://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/search-results/ecoair%20dc12
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Dehumidifiers on 18:22 - Oct 30 with 1494 viewssotonswan

I have and can recommend Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007X236NQ/

I wouldn't want it on in the same room as me at night. It would be too noisy for that. But if you get general humidity down to 40% then you are not likely to add enough yourself overnight to cause condensation.

It uses about 850W when on, so you can calculate the cost. (Once you hit target humidity it only comes on intermittently.)

I also use it on full power to dry clothes from washing machine in the bathroom this time of year. 3-4 hours does the trick for most stuff.

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Dehumidifiers on 19:47 - Oct 30 with 1455 viewsjedijack

Dehumidifiers on 19:45 - Oct 29 by Dyfnant

Bad news for you pal, the spiders are already inside. You’ll mainly spot the males wandering about the house looking for a shag.


My phobia of spiders refuses to let me believe that ;)
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Dehumidifiers on 20:41 - Oct 31 with 1305 viewskrunchykarrot

Dehumidifiers on 18:22 - Oct 30 by sotonswan

I have and can recommend Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007X236NQ/

I wouldn't want it on in the same room as me at night. It would be too noisy for that. But if you get general humidity down to 40% then you are not likely to add enough yourself overnight to cause condensation.

It uses about 850W when on, so you can calculate the cost. (Once you hit target humidity it only comes on intermittently.)

I also use it on full power to dry clothes from washing machine in the bathroom this time of year. 3-4 hours does the trick for most stuff.


I think these are desiccant driers which dont last long at all, to give you a example of its capabilities imagine a hairdryer warming your home. This might do a room if you close all doors.

If you install the option above it will eliminate all condensation in the house guaranteed.

You will need to drill 4" hole in cieling and plug into 13a socket, costs pennies a year to run or a bit more for heated option.
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Dehumidifiers on 22:41 - Nov 1 with 1170 viewsPacemaker

Dehumidifiers on 20:41 - Oct 31 by krunchykarrot

I think these are desiccant driers which dont last long at all, to give you a example of its capabilities imagine a hairdryer warming your home. This might do a room if you close all doors.

If you install the option above it will eliminate all condensation in the house guaranteed.

You will need to drill 4" hole in cieling and plug into 13a socket, costs pennies a year to run or a bit more for heated option.


I assume you are talking* about the Nuaire Post above, I am really interested in getting one of these devices, my daughter has something similar in her bungalow in NZ. It has made a big difference to humidity levels.

Have you had yours long? Did you fit it yourself? I have heard that the unheated version can feel as if there is a draught below it in the winter.

Someone told me it’s all snake oil medicine and a bit of a con, what’s your opinion and experience?

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Dehumidifiers on 11:33 - Nov 2 with 1073 viewskrunchykarrot

Dehumidifiers on 22:41 - Nov 1 by Pacemaker

I assume you are talking* about the Nuaire Post above, I am really interested in getting one of these devices, my daughter has something similar in her bungalow in NZ. It has made a big difference to humidity levels.

Have you had yours long? Did you fit it yourself? I have heard that the unheated version can feel as if there is a draught below it in the winter.

Someone told me it’s all snake oil medicine and a bit of a con, what’s your opinion and experience?


Been using these for years, you can see the difference immediately it eradicates ALL condensation. Mine is hanging on a chain in the attic it has variable speed, i have just replaced filter afer 5yrs took 5mins. All you need to do is simply use a hole saw to cut hole 100mm i think fit ceiling grill, cable tie flexi onto each end. Plug in i estimate you could do it yourself in 2-3 hrs. I haven't got the heated version, but i would next time, as you are correct there can be a draught if positioning is limited. I have a big bungalow and it is in the centre of housein a hallway.
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Dehumidifiers on 15:07 - Nov 2 with 1002 viewsPacemaker

Dehumidifiers on 11:33 - Nov 2 by krunchykarrot

Been using these for years, you can see the difference immediately it eradicates ALL condensation. Mine is hanging on a chain in the attic it has variable speed, i have just replaced filter afer 5yrs took 5mins. All you need to do is simply use a hole saw to cut hole 100mm i think fit ceiling grill, cable tie flexi onto each end. Plug in i estimate you could do it yourself in 2-3 hrs. I haven't got the heated version, but i would next time, as you are correct there can be a draught if positioning is limited. I have a big bungalow and it is in the centre of housein a hallway.


Thanks for that, I have a split level house with a bungalow type 1st floor and rear bedrooms suffer a little bit with condensation, so I was thinking of getting one of these.

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Dehumidifiers on 15:42 - Nov 2 with 991 viewskrunchykarrot

Yes this is what you want, it will stop all mold on clothes and walls. You wont get any condensation on windows.
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Dehumidifiers on 10:26 - Nov 19 with 726 viewsWxmJax

Took the plunge and bought a drimaster heat unit. Took a couple of hours to fit yesterday. So far I've found that any speed over 2 makes the heater redundant. Got condensation on all upstairs windows. It was about -3°c last night and humidity was 86% when I woke so not great, down to 71% as I speak. Going to put the unit on full blast for a few hours to see if it alters.

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Dehumidifiers on 11:09 - Nov 19 with 682 viewsdickythorpe

A Karcher window vacuum has been bought in my fight against condensation. Superb!

https://www.google.co.uk/shopping/product/6521869098557310562?lsf=seller:1309967

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Dehumidifiers on 10:59 - Nov 23 with 570 viewsWxmJax

Update on my drimaster, ALL condensation has gone.
The front door was particularly bad but it seems to be a thing of the past, bedroom windows also clear and much better than the dehumidifier we had. Wife is happy and impressed by what it's done and thinks I'm great.
Can't get the humidity down below 60% and it seems to have settled around this mark. It used to be 80% - 90%. It is colder upstairs but it was probably too warm before.
A mahoosive thank you to krunchykarrot for pointing me in this direction.

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Dehumidifiers on 11:02 - Nov 23 with 562 viewscontroversial_jack

Dehumidifiers on 19:45 - Oct 29 by Dyfnant

Bad news for you pal, the spiders are already inside. You’ll mainly spot the males wandering about the house looking for a shag.


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