Written by Becca Green

Buyer’s guide to dehumidifiers

If you live in a damp house and worry about the levels of moisture in the air, a dehumidifer could be the best solution for you.

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What is a dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier is an electronic appliance that maintains the level of humidity in the air. 

How much do dehumidifiers cost to run?

When it comes to a dehumidifier, you shouldn’t worry too much about your electricity bills. They cost between 3-10p an hour to run. 

Who are dehumidifiers for?

Dehumidifiers are perfect for those living in a damp house where mould is proving to be a problem. Or, for those that tend to suffer with allergies as these devices naturally purify the air and keep moisture at bay. 

Our top picks…

Bionaire dehumidifier, £219

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This impressive dehumidifier is suitable for spaces up to 30 square mwtres, making it ideal for bedrooms and conservatories. It has 3 speed settings to suit your environment and comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty for peace of mind.

MeacoDry 12L dehumidifier, £159.96

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The Meaco dehumidifier will pull out 12L of water from the air in a matter of hours. The black control panel is easy to use and is quite discreet for a large device. An efficient model, it’ll only use approximately 3p per hour when it’s running! 

Mobile dehumidifier, £160.95 

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For a more compact option, this dehumidifier is fitted with a two litre removeable water collection bucket featuring a water capacity alarm, which notifies the user when the collection bucket needs emptying. It claims to remove 10 litres per day! 

Beurer air dehumidifier, £249.99

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If you’re after a super quiet and economical dehumidifier, then the Beurer compact model might be the one for you. It features an external hose for continous drainage into the sink. It also has a control panel that has a timer function, meaning you don’t need to run it all the time. This ensures your home will always be at the right humidity.

Challenge 0.5L dehumidifer, £54.99

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If a mini dehumidifier that will fit in the smallest of spaces is what you’re after, then look no further. The maximum water extraction this model will achieve is 300ml per day. It’s ideal for protecting against moisture build up in compact rooms such as small kitchens, closets and cupboards.

 

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