Best Dehumidifier 2016

Top 7 Dehumidifiers You Can Buy

Best Rated
EcoAir Hybrid
Best Seller
Ebac 2650e
Meaco DD8L
EcoAir DD122FW-MK5
Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifier
EcoAir DC12
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De'Longhi Compact Dehumidifier
ModellEcoAir HybridEbac 2650eMeaco DD8LEcoAir DD122FW-MK5Meaco Low Energy DehumidifierEcoAir DC12De'Longhi Compact Dehumidifier
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Rating2.3GOOD
Power318 W360 W650 W580 W165 W230 W190 W
Moisture Removal20 L18 L8 L7 L12 L12 L10 L
Water Tank Capacity4 L3.5 L2 L2 L2.5 L3.5 L2 L
Noise45 dB44 dB48 dB34 dB44 dB42 dB38 dB
Continuous Drain Facility
Humidistat
Dimensions38.7 x 17.2 x 51.2 cm54 x 34 x 25 cm18.8 x 35.1 x 50 cm17.5 x 29 x 47.5 cm24.8 x 48.5 x 32.5 cm22.5 x 49.6 x 35.3 cm33 x 35 x 42 cm
Weight11 kg13 Kg6 kg6 Kg9 kg11 kg10 kg
(Special) Features
  • Quiet Operation
  • Water full Indication and auto Shut-off
  • Electronic smart auto Defrost
  • Optimised for the British Climate
  • Outstanding Energy Efficiency
  • Effective anywhere over 1°C
  • Covers up to 5 Rooms simultaneously
  • Built in Ioniser
  • Overdry Protection
  • Timer and Laundry Modes
  • Manually adjustable Louvre
  • Auto Restart Function
  • Cable Tidy & Castors
  • Transparent Water Level Tank
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Best Rated
EcoAir Hybrid
EcoAir Hybrid
  • Quiet Operation
  • Water full Indication and auto Shut-off
  • Electronic smart auto Defrost
209,97 €
Best Seller
Ebac 2650e
Ebac 2650e
  • Optimised for the British Climate
  • Outstanding Energy Efficiency
194,98 €
Meaco DD8L
Meaco DD8L
  • Effective anywhere over 1°C
  • Covers up to 5 Rooms simultaneously
179,99 €
EcoAir DD122FW-MK5
EcoAir DD122FW-MK5
  • Built in Ioniser
  • Overdry Protection
154,98 €
Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifier
Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifier
  • Timer and Laundry Modes
  • Manually adjustable Louvre
179,95 €
EcoAir DC12
EcoAir DC12
  • Auto Restart Function
  • Cable Tidy & Castors
124,98 €
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Things You Should Know For Our Dehumidifier Reviews

Find the UK’s best dehumidifiers 2016 with our intensive review.

The EcoAir DC12; One of the UK's favourite brands.

If your home is suffering from signs of condensation and damp you’ll soon be facing condensation on your windows along with mould on your walls. To tackle humid air inside your living space and spare you from these symptoms a dehumidifier is the right choice.

It is designed to balance the rooms humidity to a comfortable level for you, preventing any signs of condensation.

Should you be struggling with these signs read our dehumidifier review 2016 below to find everything you need to know and how to find the best one for you.

How Dehumidifiers work

There are two types of dehumidifiers, both designed to draw excess moisture from the air.
See the two main types below.

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers Desiccant Dehumidifiers
Also known as compressor dehumidifiers. Air is drawn in through a filter and over cold coils on which the water then condenses and drips into the water tank. They work very well in higher temperatures and humidities, therefore being the best choice for most UK households. Water is extracted by an absorbent material which is then heated in order for the moisture to drip into the water tank. As they heat the absorbent material they also use more energy than refrigerant dehumidifiers and also are more suitable for colder environments like basements, cellars or garages.

Do I need a Dehumidifier?

Help!
Especially if you've tried traditional methods such as opening the windows or increasing room temperature but these have proven to be only temporarily effective or totally ineffective, a dehumidifier will be your only solution.

If you’re not quite sure if you need a dehumidifier and are unaware of any excess moisture in your house check for these symptoms to see if a dehumidifier is necessary.

  • mould formation on walls
  • swelling of floors
  • laundry doesn’t dry up
  • peeling of paint or wallpaper
  • dampness on windows
  • unpleasant odours

What makes the best Dehumidifier?

Once you have determined which rooms or parts of your house need dehumidifying, make sure these basics are given when choosing the best dehumidifier for you.

  • energy efficient
  • fast extraction of humidity from air
  • user friendly features
  • right size for the room/areas that need dehumidifying

Which Dehumidifier is the best for me?

To determine which dehumidifier is the most suitable for you you’ll have to consider a couple of things. The best dehumidifiers are very fast when it comes to moisture extraction. Though this is also dependent on how much capacity the machine has.

Don’t mix this up with water tank capacity though. A dehumidifiers water tank capacity tells how much water the machine can hold at one time whereas the actual capacity says how much water can be extracted from the air per day.

You should aim for a room’s humidity to be somewhere between around 50% – 60%.

Capacity

Our dehumidifier reviews have shown that the capacity usually ranges from about 0.5 to 20litres. If you’re covering a small room or area, a small capacity dehumidifier will do. Go large if you’re covering your entire flat or house or even consider whole house dehumidifiers.

The larger the capacity, the more expensive the dehumidifier!

Size

The Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifier combines efficiency with portability.

Depending on the area that needs dehumidifying you’ll have to pick a device that has the correct size according to available space and humidity.
Most manufacturers print an easy-to-follow sizing chart on the packaging of their dehumidifiers to help you pick the right size for the space.

It’s hard to recommend the right size for your household, though our best buy dehumidifiers actually managed to cover multiple rooms despite some being relatively small.

Noise

Our dehumidifier review 2016 also took into account such a simple thing as noise. After all if your dehumidifier is running all day or even continuously, it shouldn’t disturb you or other people in your house. Generally even when going full speed the best dehumidifiers never exceeded a comfortable noise level and will be considerably more quiet when operating on a low power level.

The best dehumidifiers noise levels range from 30dB to 45dB. They should never exceed 50dB as they’ll become annoyingly loud after that.

Features

The best dehumidifiers come with useful extra features which we’ve listed below for you to see.

Feature Description
Continuous Drain Facility This allows you to connect a hose and flush the collected water directly away to a low-level drain. You’ll no longer have to empty the water tank. The best dehumidifiers will have supplied hoses.
Frost Watch Refrigerant dehumidifiers often have technology to prevent water from freezing on the cold coils when pulled from the air. Desiccant dehumidifiers will not need this because of the way they function.
Humidistat This monitors the moisture in the air. Instead of repeatedly turning your dehumidifier on and off, you can let it do this by itself to maintain your desired humidity level.
Integrated Cord Storage This helps save space if the dehumidifier isn’t in use, as well as removing the risk of tripping over a rogue cable.
Timer You can programme the dehumidifier to turn on and/or off after a certain period of time, which could help you save electricity.
Wheels/Castors These let you easily roll the machine around so you won’t need t lift it into place.

Prices and Sales

Dehumidifier SALE!!!
As new models appear in late spring and in early summer dehumidifier sales run from June through August and you might be able to grab a high quality but cheap dehumidifier.

Our review 2016 has found that the usual dehumidifier prices range between 40£ and 250£, the best lying somewhere between 100£ and 200£. It’s obvious you’ll try to get a cheap dehumidifier, though it can be quite useful to invest a little more in order to get prolonged efficiency and durability.
Smaller devices will cost less and the more capacity and features the machine has, the higher its price gets.

If you’re keen on getting a cheap dehumidifier try checking out sales.

What are the best dehumidifier brands?

There are currently many brands of dehumidifiers on the market, some cheap, some expensive, some have different functions than others and many more. Our dehumidifier review 2016 also gives you a quick overview of the UK’s best and favourite brands.

  • Amcor
  • Blyss
  • Challenge
  • De’Longhi
  • Dimplex
  • Ebac
  • EcoAir
  • Honeywell
  • Meaco
  • Mitsubishi

Other useful Tips when using a Dehumidifier

We’re sure that after buying a dehumidifier you’ll want to achieve the best possible result and make sure the device serves you for as long as possible.
Therefore, at the end of our review here are some quick tips which will generally help you no matter which dehumidifier you buy.

Useful Hints and Methods
  • Vacuum beforehand to get rid of irritating dust particles.
  • Set the dehumidifier away from walls.
  • Vacuum the air filter on a daily basis.
  • Keep doors and windows closed.