If you have excess moisture in your home that's causing mould on the walls or condensation on your windows, a dehumidifier could help to reduce the humidity and visible signs of damp.
In addition to being unpleasant to look at, damp can also adversely affect your health. To help you remove the excess moisture in your home, you'll find thousands of dehumidifiers from popular brands including DeLonghi, Prem-I-Air and Ebac, all suited to different homes and personal needs.
Different Types of Dehumidifiers
There are two main types of dehumidifier available: refrigerant and desiccant. Refrigerant dehumidifiers are a popular choice for households in the UK and are also known as compressor dehumidifiers. They use cold metal coils to condense the hot and humid air that enters the filter, collecting the water that condenses before recirculating drier air into the room.
Desiccant dehumidifiers, including the EcoAir DD122 MK5 model, use an adsorbent material to extract water from the air before heating it and collecting the resulting water. This type of dehumidifier is recommended for rooms with lower temperatures, such as conservatories and garages, where damp may occur more frequently.
Whichever type you choose, you'll find a range of styles available including portable and desk-sized dehumidifiers through to upright standing units, including the Excelvan 1.5L unit. You can also find dehumidifiers that use fragrances such as jasmine, lavender, rose and orange, perfect for combatting unpleasant smells caused by damp and mould.
Choose from handheld, wireless and wired versions with power output ranging from 1,000 watts to in excess of 10,000 watts. You can also find dehumidifiers and moisture traps that can be used in small spaces, such as cars or cupboards, where an electric unit may not be suitable. Dry Pot room dehumidifiers are discrete pots, perfect for smaller spaces.