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Home dehumidifier recommendation

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nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 13:56

I had a baby in summer and washing has doubled. Always have wet clothes on a clothes horse and on radiators. Well I noticed lots of mould on the bottom of the nearby sliding doors close to where I leave the clothes horse. I would like to buy an energy efficient dehumidifier. Anyone recommend one? Thanks so much.


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Chumleymouse · 02/01/2021 16:14

We have the meaco dry abc 10L dehumidifier, can’t fault them
Excellent at drying clothes, we just put it on in the utility and the clothes on the dryers and it drys them really fast.
Got one on the landing and just pop it on for a couple of hours a day in winter, never have any condensation on the windows.
You can set them to certain humidity level , then they just come on and off by themselves. Think they are about £130 ish And it says they cost about 3 pence an hour to run.

TOWGA · 02/01/2021 16:17

@nosleepmonkey we brought a cheapish one from Argos a few weeks ago (about £100) it's stopped our mould issue and helps dry our washing ( we have a toddler as well) I totally recommend it!

nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 18:04

Thank you for your response it makes me think I defo need one. Are they noisy?

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nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 18:17

Any other recommendations? I think I'll place an order tonight ☺️

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TOWGA · 02/01/2021 18:19

@nosleepmonkey ours was the challenger one btw! It's got a bit of noise from the fan but does a very good job

Finfintytint · 02/01/2021 18:20

We have an ExPelair one. It was around the hundred quid mark. Quite quiet.

spongebobscaredypants · 02/01/2021 18:21

Meaco 25l ole energy here. One of the neat things I've ever bought, cleans washing in no time, not had my dryer on once sen e I bought it 3 months ago

spongebobscaredypants · 02/01/2021 18:22

This one, very very quiet

Home dehumidifier recommendation
Squ1ggle · 02/01/2021 18:25

Meaco 20l low energy. It's expensive but it's worth it. We're in a 3 bed 30s semi which was permanently damp and since having this it's been an astonishing difference. It's quite quiet, I don't notice the sound and I like that it purifies the air too

SBAM · 02/01/2021 18:32

I have a cheap-ish one from Amazon, it was about £40 and I have it running continuously next to where I have my airers. It holds 500ml and I empty it every 5-7 days. Definitely reduces condensation in that area

NoGoodPunsLeft · 02/01/2021 18:32

[quote Squ1ggle]Meaco 20l low energy. It's expensive but it's worth it. We're in a 3 bed 30s semi which was permanently damp and since having this it's been an astonishing difference. It's quite quiet, I don't notice the sound and I like that it purifies the air too[/quote]
I think this is the one we've got. In all day when there's wet washing & overnight when its less than 8 degrees outside to stop condensation.

We also put a big one in the loft which works automatically which stopped us getting condensation upstairs overnight

nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 21:05

Thanks all. It seems Meaco is most popular. I don't think I need a big capacity so I may go for the 10 or 12L one. I've seen a review that after about 9months usage someone said it was all mouldy inside. Hopefully that won't happen!

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tanguero · 02/01/2021 21:08

'ecoair'....nice design.

CMOTDibbler · 02/01/2021 21:12

We got a Mitsubishi dehum 14 years ago when ds was a baby, and it is still going strong drying laundry now! I wouldn't be without one

nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 21:15

@CMOTDibbler I think that's a bit more than I want to spend. I'm on mat leave just now! 🤦🏽‍♀️

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nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 21:20

@tanguero the eco air look quite powerful. How long have you had it? Is it expensive to run?

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Smileyoriley · 02/01/2021 21:30

I have a Ebac one too and it’s amazing- the house is warmer and it’s reduced our heating costs !

nosleepmonkey · 02/01/2021 22:41

@Smileyoriley had a look they look excellent but kinda large and expensive. I'm on mat leave so gotta watch the pennies!

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FirstOfficerDouglas · 03/01/2021 21:57

Meaco here - from John Lewis. Fairly big (heavy!!), but brilliant,

Smallgoon · 04/01/2021 13:25

Sorry to hijack this thread but where do store these? I'm in a one bed flat - is it suitable to place this in the hallway?

Chumleymouse · 04/01/2021 13:30

Yes, hallway or landing I find ours works best in a more central place.

Smallgoon · 04/01/2021 15:50

Thanks. I went ahead and ordered the Meaco dry abc 10l as I imagine that should be sufficient for my small flat.

LifeBeginsNow · 04/01/2021 16:00

Has anyone used one in the car? I've got an awful wet problem after a window was left open and in this weather I just cant dry it out. Ive got a constant stream of water running off the front window each morning.

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