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Littlebluedinosaur · 04/11/2022 08:29

Can anyone recommend a really good dehumidifier? I air the house, keep a window open at night in the hallway but I’m wiping the windows every morning and our conservatory is particularly bad. It’s a 4 bed house. What would you recommend? I would like something cheap enough to run. Could buy one for up and one for downstairs. Help!

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Littlebluedinosaur · 04/11/2022 08:31

we use fans in the bathrooms (and have a window open while and after showering). We don’t dry many clothes inside as we use the dryer for most things.

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OneRingToRuleThemAll · 04/11/2022 08:33

We have an Envirovent in the loft plus a Meaco in the worst affected room.

The envirovent cleared 90% of the problem and the Meaco that last stubborn corner of the house on the gable end.

Littlebluedinosaur · 04/11/2022 08:45

@OneRingToRuleThemAll can you tell me more about the envirovent? I’ve googled but wondering about prices!

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OneRingToRuleThemAll · 04/11/2022 14:27

We paid £2k ish about 3 years ago. It sits in the loft and vents to the outside so we forget it's there.

667TheNeighbourOfTheBeast · 04/11/2022 14:35

I’ve got an Ebac I think they are made in UK there are various different sizes depending on how big your house is. Mine was £250 but that was a few years ago

Diyextension · 04/11/2022 14:47

We have a 12l meacodry. Excellent little machine we just use it for drying clothes in the utility , think it uses about 200w per hour

Littlebluedinosaur · 04/11/2022 16:53

@OneRingToRuleThemAll i think it’ll have to be a dehumidifier then. Don’t have spare thousands at the moment :-(

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DorritLittle · 04/11/2022 17:00

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KnittedCardi · 04/11/2022 17:05

Bought Meaco ABC 12l low energy for DD's damp university flat. Seems to collect an awful lot of water. Desperately needed though as old Edwardian flat, with extensions built on, and cold even with heating on. She has to dry clothes inside too which doesn't help.

cimena · 04/11/2022 17:08

Meaco arete is my best little cellar dwelling friend. No idea if he’s actually helping anything but he collects loads of water and it makes me feel better about the damp situation so I absolutely love him

KnittedCardi · 04/11/2022 17:15

cimena · 04/11/2022 17:08

Meaco arete is my best little cellar dwelling friend. No idea if he’s actually helping anything but he collects loads of water and it makes me feel better about the damp situation so I absolutely love him

DD's is called "Desmond" 😂

fannyfartlet · 04/11/2022 19:16
RM2013 · 04/11/2022 19:39

My parents have loaned us theirs. They’ve used dehumidifiers for years. We had an issue with a damp patch around one of the windows. We’ve replaced some sealant and fixed the issue but wanted to try and draw out the damp. Our bathroom also gets very steamy and was developing some black mould which again we have got rid of. We’ve had it for 3 days and the damp patch is now completely dry and the atmosphere feels a lot more comfortable. It drains loads of water.

it’s a meaco 20l low energy dehumidifier

RM2013 · 04/11/2022 19:41
cimena · 04/11/2022 22:00

KnittedCardi · 04/11/2022 17:15

DD's is called "Desmond" 😂

Oh that’s much better, mines called… Meaco. But I do wish him good morning and good night every day so

JennyMumsnet · 07/11/2022 16:16

Hi @Littlebluedinosaur if you (or any other poster) are still on the hunt for a dehumidifier we have a dedicated Swears By page where we've rounded up Mumsnetters' top 10 best dehumidifiers - including best budget options and 'whole house' models 🙂Hopefully it's of some help - if you've any feedback on the page please do let us know!

Littlebluedinosaur · 07/11/2022 16:44

@JennyMumsnet thank you!

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BlueMongoose · 07/11/2022 17:30

For anyone wanting one for a colder space (a garage for example) you need a different type- like you do with freezers.

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