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3 Best Dehumidifiers for Your Money | UK 2012 Edition

Updated on November 15, 2012

The best Dehumidifiers for your money (in the UK!)

The point of this lense is to highlight the best dehumidifiers and the best dehumidifier for the money you are willing to spend. I don't like top 10 lists, the reason I don't like top 10 dehumidifier lists is because there's too much choice! Why list the top 10 dehumidifiers when you can list the top 3? That's why I've picked out only the 3 absolute best dehumidifiers. I couldn't whittle it down any further because these 3 dehumidifiers differ differently depending on your problem and size of area.

Dehumidifiers are usually bought when the damage has been done. Condensation and damp cause millions of pounds of damage in the UK every year. To say it can be an expensive problem is an understatement. Luckily it is a not an expensive problem to fix. A quality dehumidifier in the home or office is the solution.

Let's take a look at 3 of the best and most popular dehumidifiers on the market, they are all purposed for different circumstances and operate differently. I will look at the X Dry Home dehumidifier (desiccant dehumidifier), Dimplex Forte dehumidifier (refrigerant dehumidifier) and the Lofty Remcon Home Ventilation system (whole house ventilation system dehumidifier).

Choosing a Dehumudifier
Choosing a Dehumudifier

Why do I need a dehumidifier for the home?

There are many types of dehumidifier, which is the best dehumidifier for me?

There are three main types of dehumidifier available. Refrigerant, Desiccant and whole house ventilation systems. There is also another type called Peltier dehumidifiers but they are expensive and inefficient for most people.

Choosing a dehumidifier depends a lot on location. Ask yourself where you are going to put the dehumidifier, at what time of the year and the size of the space it will be dehumidifying. A lot of salesmen will try sell you the bigger more expensive models which are far excessive for the job at hand.

Dehumidifiers begin to rise in popularity as Summer approaches. Humid days mean Damp, Rot and Condensation come knocking. 3 unexpected and unwanted house guests. Kick them out with the best dehumidifiers that are not going to break the bank.

For more information on choosing a dehumidifier, look towards this, very thorough, page on choosing a dehumidifier. Well worth your 5 minutes.

X Dry Home Dehumidifier
X Dry Home Dehumidifier

X-Dry Desiccant Dehumidifier

The best desiccant home dehumidifier for your money

The X Dry Desiccant Dehumidifier is the best desiccant dehumidifier available. Not only is it portable, its also the most powerful desiccant dehumidifier on the market today, removing up to 10 litres of moisture per day. The X Dry is quiet, eco friendly, easy to use and can be left unattended due to its programming and scheduling features. X Dry desiccant dehumidifier is the prime example of the new breed of desiccant dehumidifiers.

  • Most Powerful Desiccant dehumidifier in its Class
  • Quiet
  • Eco friendly, no greenhouse gases
  • Fool-proof, very easy to use
  • Portable and easy to carry, very light

Now only £189 Buy the X Dry Desiccant dehumidifier at a discounted price now from Breathing Space

Dimplex Forte Dehumidifier
Dimplex Forte Dehumidifier

Dimplex Forte Home 10 Litre Dehumidifier

Best Refrigerant Home Dehumidifer for the money

The Dimplex Forte Home Dehumidifier is a fantastic portable dehumidifier. In fact it is the best selling dehumidifier in the UK. The Dimplex Forte Home is capable of extracting a whopping 10 litres of water a day from the air. That means there is enough power in a single Dimplex dehumidifier unit to dehumidify a 3 bedroom house. The Dimplex Forte dehumidifier is the best looking dehumidifier I have ever come across. With its white and black contrasting panels, this thing is not an eyesore like many dehumidifiers around. The smooth glide castors fitted on the base of the unit go to show just how much thought Dimplex have put into this refrigerant dehumidifier, there are not many dehumidifiers that allow you to a dehumidifier unit from room to room with so much ease.

  • Stylish design
  • 10 Litre Capacity! Enough for a 3 bedroom house
  • Very Efficient
  • Easy to use - only one button
  • Portable - on coasters for easy movability

Now only £109.99 Buy the Dimplex Forte Home dehumidifier at a discounted price now from Breathing Space

Watch the Dimplex Dehumidifier in action

Lofty Remcon Whole House Ventilation Dehumidifier
Lofty Remcon Whole House Ventilation Dehumidifier

Lofty Remcon Whole House Dehumidifier

Best whole house dehumidifier/whole house ventilation system in the UK

The Lofty Remcon Whole House Dehumidifier is a whole house ventilation system designed to rid whole houses from condensation and improve air flow and ventilation throughout the house. The Lofty Remcon whole house ventilation system is great value when you consider just how efficient and hassle free it is to use. It is THE best loft fitted ventilation and dehumidifier on the market, bar none! There is no water waste outputted by the Lofty Remcon ventilation system, humid air is released out easily and silently. For the best prices and to find out if your home is suitable for whole house ventilation from Lofty it is best to get in touch with ventilation and dehumidification specialists such as Breathing Space.

  • Huge Capacity
  • Whole house coverage
  • Dehumidifies and improves air circulation and ventilation
  • Simple to use
  • No skills needed to install - simple self install

Only £399.99 Buy the Dimplex Forte Home dehumidifier at a discounted price now from Breathing Space

Tackling the humid weather in the UK in 2012

The ideal humidity level and how to attain it with a dehumidifier

Here are a couple of interesting facts for you regarding air humidity and dehumidifiers:

  • Warm air holds more water than cool air so as air cools relative humidity rises even though the physical quantity remains constant.
  • For every fall in temperature of 20°F/10°C the capacity of the air to hold water is halved. For example air at 80°F with a relative humidity of 50% will reach the dew point, 100% RH when it has cooled to 60°F.

Due to the tumultuous weather and Summer that we've had so far here in the UK the air is very humid. A smart dehumidifier such as the Dimplex Forte (featured in this article) is able to maintain a constant comfortable humidity level in your home or office. It regulates and adapts to the changes in humidity and brings it down to your desired, comfortable level.

What is the ideal level of humidity

The ideal level of humidity is around 50%. At 50% humidity you will be able to live and breathe comfortably and be happy knowing that your home and belongings will be safe from the damage that high humidity levels can cause. Humidity can cause condensation and damp, which as you may know if you're reading this, can be very costly.

Breathing Space select the best dehumidifiers and provide the best service in the UK, call 01207 507 444 for more info

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Written by Lyn Watt of Breathing Space

Lyn Watt has worked at Breathing Space since 1998.

Lyn has many years of experience with every type of air purifier, dehumidifier and air conditioning unit you can think of! If you have any questions or queries about an air solution for the home or workplace please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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      Marcel 3 years ago from Emerald Isle

      I don't agree that the Dimplex Forte is a great dehumidifier as I wrote in my review:

      Currently, at the start of 2015, the top 3 domestic dehumidifiers would be the Meaco DD8L, the EcoAir DD122MK5 with the EcoAir Eco DD122FW being the most popular model sold (my reviews of these can be read through the above link).