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    • Leear
    • By Leear 13th Sep 17, 3:13 PM
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    Dehumidifier? 13th Sep 17 at 3:13 PM
    I'm looking at the economics of getting a dehumidifier.
    Looking at this website it tells me there maybe a saving or it might be cost negative?
    Never having used a dehumidifier before I'm not sure if there is a bias from the website or who sells the best ones?
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 13th Sep 17, 4:23 PM
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    I would say that its pretty obvious its puff because every dehumidifier discussed on the site is an \eco-Air model. Hmmm...!

    Personally I found that my dehumidifiers helped reduce my bills significantly and solved a lot of other problems, so yes they are worth it. Get one with a timer and either an auto setting or humidistat, so they don't run needlessly at full power.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 13th Sep 17, 4:49 PM
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    I am after a dehumidifier recently as well.
    i need one as I don't have room for tumble dryer.

    My eye is on Meaco at the moment, but haven't make up my mind which one to get.
    Last edited by Cisco001; 13-09-2017 at 6:33 PM.
    • Fen1
    • By Fen1 13th Sep 17, 5:30 PM
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    I have a Meaco with a laundry mode. I thoroughly recommend the laundry mode. My old dehumidifier didn't have one, so clothes took a lot longer to dry.
    • moneysaver
    • By moneysaver 14th Sep 17, 6:30 PM
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    I also have a Meaco. Great machine & dry's the laundry overnight in the winter, cheap to run.

    • Slubberd
    • By Slubberd 24th Sep 17, 3:34 PM
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    Our Argos budget models are excellent. We have two of these - one from 2012 - she's an old lady but still going - but noisy but still great. Only problem with her was that she was a bit tall and thin so apt to toppling if you weren't careful.

    The new one is small and dumpy and sooo effective and quiet - no way it's falling over. Nice design - the filter concealed which is great and doesn't temp you to hoover the coil More modern looking and less obtrusive.

    I wouldn't be without them. We live in a 2 bed mid terrace - in winter particularly when it's wet outside and you want to keep windows closed:

    - rooms stay warmer as no moisture in the atmosphere. No more having to keep the heating on all the time.
    - no more mould growth and smelly damp everywhere
    - we have one specifically for the bathroom.
    - put your wet washing on a rack in a spare room - windows and door shut - creates an atmosphere where you can dry inside in the winter without risk.
    - better for asthma sufferers

    Only thing i will say is that they need a decent ambient temp. At 15C it wont pick up as much water as at 20C. I stick the heating on for a half hour. It raises the room temp and makes pick up more effective. The first few weeks you have it you'll be amazed how much water is in your atmosphere and when the heating goes off and the room is still warm - worth every penny.

    Argos all the way folks.
    Last edited by Slubberd; 24-09-2017 at 3:40 PM.
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