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Five of the best dehumidifiers

Lynn Wright / 19 January 2017 ( 02 February 2018 )

Help prevent damp problems, condensation and mould with five of the best dehumidifiers for your home.

A dehumidifier is a great addition to your home, especially if you’ve asthma or your house suffers from condensation, damp or problems with mould on walls. A great dehumidifier removes moisture from the air quietly and efficiently, and makes emptying collected water easy. The end result is a dryer, healthier home.   Here’s our pick of the best humidifiers.

For more on choosing the best dehumidifier, see How to buy the best dehumidifier and Dehumidifier features explained.

De'Longhi DNC65 Dehumidifier

With three levels of dehumidification and the ability to extract up to six litres of water each day, the De’Longhi DNC65 dehumidifier is both efficient and quiet at just 34dB. 

Users praise its numerous settings that provide effective humidity control. It includes a built-in ioniser and anti-bacterial filter that produces cleaner air filled with negative ions, all circulated around a room via its oscillating louvres. 

It’s highly portable thanks to its pull-up carry handle and with a visible water tank you can see how well it’s performing.

Buy from Amazon RRP £219.99

Dimplex Forte Dehumidifier

The Dimplex Forte Dehumidifier is unobtrusive yet powerful enough to lower humidity levels in rooms up to 18m sq. 

Small and compact, it works by passing air over a refrigerative coil that condenses the moisture into water for collection in its removable tank. The air is passed over a further coil, warmed back up to ambient room temperature and circulated back into the room.

 It can extract up to 10 litres of water from a room each day, with water collected into its 2.3L tank. A helpful indicator light tells you when the tank is full and it will automatically shut off when full.

 A 14mm PVC drainage hose can be attached for continuous drainage.

Buy from Amazon RRP £221.99

Ecoair DD1 Simple 7L Desiccant Dehumidifier

Lower-temperate rooms can spell trouble for dehumidifiers, but the Ecoair DD1 Simple 7L Desiccant dehumidifier works well in low temperatures. 

Unlike compressor-based dehumidifiers, desiccant dehumidifiers work well even in rooms close to freezing. This makes it ideal to use throughout the year and even in outhouses, small warehouses and offices. 

Suitable for two to four bedroom homes, it features a laundry mode to help dry clothing quickly in the home. Users love the design and its efficient water capture, while the easy-to-access water collector and portability score highly.

Buy from Amazon RRP £144.96

Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier

If you’re looking for a dehumidifier that’s suitable for an average family home, the Meaco 20L Low Energy dehumidifier delivers excellent results while helping keep energy bills down. 

It has several handy features. These include an accessible front-loading water tank and an intelligent system that once the target humidity has been reached puts the Meaco 20L Platinum to sleep, waking every 30 minutes to test the air until it needs to start dehumidifying again.

Using just 255W of power – nearly half that of older, similar sized dehumidifiers – it has a useful digital display, child lock, motorized rotating lourve for drying clothing and a variable humidistat. Users rate how light it is to carry from room-to-room and its decent water capacity. 

Buy from Amazon RRP £259.99

Meaco DD8L Junior Desiccant Dehumidifier

A lightweight and quiet dehumidifier that can be used in homes, garages, boats, workshops and holiday homes, the Meaco 8L DD8L is a dessicant dehumidifier that’s quieter and lighter than a traditional compressor dehumidifier. 

It’s capable of extracting 8L of water each day – comparable to that of a 20L compressor dehumidifier – and can work in low temperatures close to freezing. 

It includes autostart and a control panel, as well as an anti-bacterial filter and ioniser. Users love how quiet it is at just 40dB and how well it collects water even in colder rooms.

Buy from Amazon for approx £169.99

Prices correct at time of publishing.

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