Rated 4 out of 5Â by Fertgie Good item
I have only had this item a week but already has filled with water 3 times so is def doing its job so fR so good .
27 Sep 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by iceboxsailman 16Ltr Dehumidifier
Early days yet but unit pulling out plenty of moisture from my garage where I keep a classic car as dry as possible.
25 Sep 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Samsonite Better than a desiccant type
Previously used a desiccant wheel type, which failed after three years â they use a heater to drive off the moisture from the desiccant. The heater burnt out, and judging by ebay, it is a common problem. It would cost half the original price of the unit to repair, but have only one year guarantee. While the desiccant type has the advantage of operating to very low temperatures, and can be used in cold cellars or garages, mine was being used indoors to reduce condensation and dry washing, but, it used up to 2 kW to do this. The heat produced also confused the central heating thermostat, which is located in the same room, and the rest of the house would go cold.
This 16Ltr compressor dehumidifier only uses 250W. It is quieter than the desiccant type, but a different type of noise. I bought it because the hot water tank started leaking into the ceiling. It is amazing how much water plaster board can soak up. So far it has managed to remove 2 litres in one night set at 50% humidity. This dehumidifier is also better because you can set the required humidity level in 5% steps. The desiccant type is set more coarsely. I will be trying lower humidity levels later. BTW, I did not buy it just to dry out the ceiling, but to continue where the desiccant dehumidifier left off.
24 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Decks Wish I'd bought one before
My first dehumidifier and so here are answers to some questions that were going over in my mind that may be of help to others
is surprisingly small at 250w so that would be 4hrs use on maximum to use 1kwh which is around 15p on my elect tariff so that works out to around 4p per hour. In reality the refridgerant pump will cycle off once the humidity is down to the desired selection so it's even less power used when just the fan is running
Weight- it's not as heavy as I expected and i could hold it up with one arm whilst closing the car boot
It has a nice pop up handle on top not mentioned in the advert ( and I'd advise when removing it from the packing box to lay it on its side and use the handle to pull it out of the box
It's much quieter than I expected and I particularly wanted an adjustable fan speed which you don't get on the cheaper models but it's very quiet on both speeds. I'd have no trouble sleeping through that
Nice and clear feel- push button controls
So much better to have display of temp and humidity gauge which again you don't see on cheaper models. It also shows the desired humidity you have set and the fan speed
I was surprised that even in a largish 100cubic metre room it didn't take it long to start reducing that humidity and in 2 hours it was down from 65 to a very pleasant 50%
emptying the reservoir tray requires 2 hands but that's largely to line it up correctly for refit. The filter couldn't be easier to remove
I'm so impressed I may well buy another
5 Aug 2014