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Which dehumidifier

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AvrilHeytch Sun 26-Sep-10 23:16:43

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AvrilHeytch Sun 26-Sep-10 23:19:32

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AvrilHeytch Mon 27-Sep-10 15:27:03

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knowittoowell Mon 27-Sep-10 20:22:59

I wouldnt go for that model as it just isn't powerful enough,think one of the reviews said it took 300 ml of water in 3 days-that's nothing,it should be more like 2-3 litres per day.
We got ours in B&Q couple of years ago and think you'd need to spend around a £100 mark to get something that actually works,if you want to use it for drying clothes,look out for one with a clothes drying mode.
Anything that says "compact" or "portable" would be a waste of money imo,as you will generate a lot more moisture every day than the machine could extract.
Something like this looks good
www.amazon.co.uk/Prem-I-Air-DD122-DD122FW-MK3-dehu midifier/dp/B001FCMHU8/ref=pd_cp_kh_1

It actually looks exactly like ours but we got it for around £110,might be worth waiting for one of those special offer weekends that B&Q do and get 10-15% off.
Oh and if you're planning to use it in the bathroom or similar where you'd normally leave the window open,remember to close it when running dehumidifer or the air would just be impossible to treat!
Hope this makes sense smile

knowittoowell Mon 27-Sep-10 20:29:15

Just saw one that's cheaper
www.amazon.co.uk/Prem-I-Air-8L-day-Desiccant-Dehum idifier/dp/B0017HLU6I/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i

You won't regret buying one ,I always say ours was the best purhase since moving in,and wouldn't be without it

VegasVicky Mon 27-Sep-10 21:10:47

We had a similar problem when we first moved into our current house but we seem to have it under control now.
Have you treated your walls with a fungicidal wash? If not, it really worked for us - no more mould since we used it!
You can buy it from Wickes etc (about £6). First mix a little with water and wash the affected area (this kills the mould on the wall and the spores in the wall), then use it neat and paint it directly onto the wall (it's transparent and can't be seen once it dries).
We also used it on window frames etc.
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Fungicidal-Wash/invt/60029 7
I'm sure our dehumidifier has helped a lot too.
You could also re-paint the walls using a mould resistant paint.
http://www.wickes.co.uk/High-Performance-Mould-Pro tect-Paint/invt/214284
These pages might be helpful:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/05/10 103020/30217
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200 81114013009AAih4aT
http://www.ealing.gov.uk/services/environment/ener gy_efficiency/dampness_and_mould/
Apologies if you've already seen them

AvrilHeytch Mon 27-Sep-10 21:52:21

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realitychick Mon 27-Sep-10 22:31:13

Yes, thanks, useful here too.

Mike1963 Fri 01-Oct-10 15:38:54

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MissTJ Tue 14-Dec-10 14:07:45

hi - I would also like to bring attention to one of our client websites www.dry-it-out.com as they are climate control specialists and would be able to offer great advice to which model you might need and they have a great range.

fuelboss Fri 18-Jan-13 17:45:07

A "portable Dehumidifier" is simply one that can easily be moved around. Being portable does not necessarily mean you are wasting your money. Dehumidifiers are available in two types, refrigerant based systems & desiccant systems. The latter being more suitable for homes that are on the cooler side. Generally if you are 16 deg C and above then a refrigerated dehumidifier may be more economical to run while the desiccant type will maintain its extraction rate and be more cost effective at lower temperatures.

When buying a dehumidifier you need to consider the size and type of home you have, the average internal temperature, sound levels from the machine and weight of the dehumidifier if you are likely to be moving it around.

A wealth of very useful information and helpful advice on a range of quality dehumidifiers can be found at www.dehumidifiers-direct.co.uk

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