Best Dehumidifier in 2024: UK Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Best Dehumidifiers: Buyer's Guide

Trying to find the best dehumidifier to prevent damp, mould, mildew and condensation? You've come to the right place! We've analysed hundreds of dehumidifiers to create a list of the top UK appliances for 2024.

Example of a Dehumidifier

Welcome to ChooseDehumidifier.co.uk!

The goal of this website is simple: to help you find the best dehumidifier for your price range and requirements. Unlike many other sites, we specialise in writing about dehumidifiers - so you can be sure we know what we're talking about!

At ChooseDehumidifier.co.uk you'll find lists of the best models in each category, dehumidifier reviews, buyer's guides and information on how they work. We also post regular articles about keeping your home dry and free from mould.

Listed below are our 10 best dehumidifiers of 2024. We've included a range of sizes (in litres), types (refrigerant and desiccant), price ranges and features so there is almost certainly a machine that fits your requirements.

The list is also organised into categories depending on the primary function of each machine (e.g. quiet, whole house, caravan). We recommend you take your time looking through the list and associated dehumidifier reviews to find the best match for your needs.

Our #1 Pick: Meaco Low Energy

Meaco Low Energy 20L

Our #1 pick is the Meaco Low Energy

Our top recommendation is the Meaco Low Energy 20L. It's an outstanding whole house dehumidifier that's highly energy efficient. It can also rapidly reduce humidity and condensation in a large home - plus it's great for damp or mould. We highly recommend it!

Vital Considerations When Choosing a Dehumidifier

We've created a full buyer's guide to dehumidifiers, but here are the most important things to remember when choosing.

  • Dehumidifiers prevent damp and mould by reducing humidity in your home, garage, caravan or boat. A relative humidity of around 40-50% is considered healthy. A dehumidifier can maintain this environment in your home.
  • A dehumidifier will not get rid of mould that's already inside your property. It can, however, prevent it from returning after treatment.
  • There are a variety of dehumidifiers for various situations. Some are created to remove moisture from a single room. Others can reduce humidity in a whole house. It's important to choose a machine that meets your requirements.
  • The two main types are refrigerant (sometimes known as compressor) and desiccant. Refrigerant dehumidifiers are the most common in the UK and are most effective at higher humidities and temperatures. This makes them suitable for the average British home (especially in your kitchen or bathroom), but less effective in garages or conservatories. Desiccant dehumidifiers are most effective at lower humidities and temperatures. They are great in garages or colder homes. There are also peltier dehumidifiers, although these are usually not recommended above other options.
  • Manufacturers list capacity in litres of water extracted per day. While this is a useful way to compare models, it's actually the maximum extraction at ideal temperatures and humidities. In practice, the machine is unlikely to reach these values the vast majority of the time.
  • The energy efficiency of a dehumidifier is a vital consideration. You can get a rough estimate by looking at the power rating and using our running costs guide, but you also need to consider factors such as temperature, relative humidity and the type of dehumidifier.
  • Even so, if you have a large house or struggle with severe damp, a higher capacity dehumidifier is nearly always a better option. For smaller houses, caravans, mild damp problems or single rooms where space is important you can get away with less capacity.
  • Spending more money doesn't necessarily mean you're getting a higher quality dehumidifier. In many cases, more expensive models include extra features rather than an ability to extract water faster.
  • There are many brands that manufacture dehumidifiers, but you can't go far wrong with Ebac, EcoAir or Meaco. Delonghi and Electriq are two popular alternatives though.

Listed below are our top 10 picks for the best dehumidifier of 2024. Each model provides outstanding value for money and has received strong reviews from buyers. Take a look at the comparison table to view each machine's specification, or use the links to skip to the section that is closest to your requirements.

Which are the Best Dehumidifiers in the UK?

Price RangeImageProductTypeNoiseWater Extraction (Max)Tank Size
£ - BudgetPro Breeze PB-02 CompactPeltierNot Listed0.25 L/day0.5 litres
£ - BudgetInventor Fresh 12LRefrigerant41dB12 L/day2.1 litres
££ - Mid-RangeEcoAir DC12 Mk2 Compact
Refrigerant39dB11 L/day1.7 litres
££ - Mid-RangeMeaco DD8L PortableDesiccant48dB7.5 L/day2 litres
££ - Mid-RangeEcoAir Summit S 12LRefrigerant36dB12 L/day2 litres
££ - Mid-RangeEcoAir DD122FW MK5 ClassicDesiccant34dB7 L/day2 litres
££ - Mid-RangePro Breeze 30L Smart PB-15-UKRefrigerant48dB30 L/day3.0 litres
£££ - PremiumMeaco Low Energy MEACO20LERefrigerant46dB20 L/day6 litres
£££ - PremiumDelonghi DEX214F TasciugoRefrigerant40dB14 L/day2.1 litres
£££ - PremiumEcoAir DC202 HybridRefrigerant/Purifier45dB20 L/day4 litres
£££ - PremiumMeaco DD8L ZambeziDesiccant50dB8 L/day3 litres

Best Whole House Dehumidifier

Meaco Low Energy MEACO20LE

Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifier

The Meaco Low Energy is our top recommendation if you need a whole house dehumidifier. It's a refrigerant dehumidifier, so it works best in higher temperatures and humidities. Even so, it removes water quickly even in colder conditions.

As the name suggests, the Low Energy is designed to be energy efficient. This is a common claim by manufacturers, but appears to be a true one in this case. According to the Meaco website, the power consumption is 255W - although this varies between 170W and 300W depending on the temperature and humidity.

Other features include an optional HEPA filter, digital display showing current room status, off timer and two fan speeds. You can choose between 12 levels for humidity via the humidistat, ranging from 30% to 80%, giving you a variety of options. The machine also has a child lock and continuous drainage option if you don't want to worry about emptying the water tank.

The Meaco Low Energy is an outstanding large dehumidifier that can quickly reduce excess moisture in your home. It's also relatively quiet, has a large water tank and low(ish) energy consumption. If you need a dehumidifier for home use, it's one of the best around.

Pros

  • Energy efficient dehumidifier to reduce electricity bills
  • Suitable for homes with up to 5 bedrooms
  • Efficient water extraction
  • An optional HEPA filter is included for air purification

Cons

  • Bulky compared to other dehumidifiers
  • Also heavy at 13.7kg

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant
  • Noise: 46dB
  • Tank: 6 litres
  • Power: 255W
  • Max Extraction: 20 litres/day
  • Price: £££ - Premium

Best Cheap Dehumidifier

We think any dehumidifier costing less than £50 could be considered "cheap." Models in this price range are considerably less expensive than most machines which often cost £100+.

Pro Breeze PB-02 Compact

Pro Breeze Compact

The Pro Breeze PB-02 is a mini peltier dehumidifier that's available for a budget price. It has a tiny water tank and a low extraction rate compared with full-size models, but it's great for tackling damp and condensation in a single small room without spending a huge amount of money.

As we mentioned, it uses peltier technology instead of desiccant or refrigerant. This technology, also known as thermo-electric, uses electricity to create a temperature difference and drive dehumidification. While peltier dehumidifiers struggle for efficiency, they are usually very quiet.

The PB-02 has a 500ml water tank, which is considerably smaller than other models on this list. The maximum extraction rate is also low at 250ml per day, however, so you shouldn't need to empty it too frequently.

Despite the small size and low extraction rate, the PB-02 dehumidifier is still effective at removing moisture from the air of small rooms. Other features include a lightweight 1.1kg design, automatic shut-off when the tank is full and a full-tank indicator. It also only requires 20W of power to run.

If you have a damp problem in a specific room and don't want to pay for a larger dehumidifier, the Pro Breeze could be a great alternative. It doesn't get close to the extraction rate of full-size models and isn't effective for multiple rooms - so you need to have realistic expectations. But for caravans or small rooms it's a viable option.

Pros

  • Inexpensive option for single rooms or caravans
  • Quiet
  • Good value

Cons

  • Very small water tank
  • Peltier technology isn't as effective as desiccant or refrigerant
  • Low water extraction rate

Specification

  • Type: Peltier
  • Noise: Not listed
  • Tank: 0.5 litres
  • Max Power: 20W
  • Max Extraction: 0.25 litres/day
  • Price: £ - Budget

Best Quiet Dehumidifier

To be classed as the best quiet dehumidifier, we think a model has to have both a low noise output and excellent performance - it can't just be quiet. The model below is also an option to consider if you need a quiet dehumidifier for your bedroom (but be aware it's not completely silent).

EcoAir DD122FW MK5 Classic

EcoAir DD122FW

One of the best EcoAir desiccant dehumidifiers is the DD122FW MK5 Classic. While the name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, it provides excellent water extraction at room temperature and below. It's also one of the quietest desiccant dehumidifiers we've seen - at least in terms of manufacture-provided noise levels - at just 34dB. This means it might be suitable as a bedroom dehumidifier depending on whether you are easily disturbed by a background hum.

The DD122FW MK5 Classic has a humidistat system for detecting humidity and adjusting its settings accordingly. This allows it to change between standby, economy and full power modes automatically, saving energy and preventing the air becoming too dry. The lightweight design (6kg) makes it easy to carry between rooms.

It's not all good news for this dehumidifier though. The MK5 has a 2 litre tank, which is relatively small. It's maximum extraction per day is also lower than other models on this list. For this reason, we wouldn't recommend it over other options for larger households. While it's quiet on its lowest setting, there are reports that it's relatively loud on higher speeds (this isn't clear on EcoAir's website). If you're looking for the quietest dehumidifier, you'll need to keep it on the lower settings.

What the unit lacks in raw power it makes up for in efficiency. It's highly effective at removing water from room temperature environments. As it's a desiccant dehumidifier, it's great at extracting water in cooler conditions. The DD122FW MK5 Classic is also easy to use and the automatic setting means you don't need to micro-manage the machine.

We think the DD122FW MK5 Classic is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market. It's not the most energy efficient or the largest, but it has excellent water extraction and works well in colder homes or garages. It's also a great option as a dehumidifier for your bedroom when on lower settings.

Note: Looking for a quiet refrigerant dehumidifier? The Meaco ABC 12L is our top pick. Click here for our full review.

Pros

  • Excellent water extraction at room temperature or below
  • Automatically adjusts settings depending on temperature and humidity
  • Lightweight design

Cons

  • Water tank is relatively small
  • Not the most energy efficient dehumidifier

Specification

  • Type: Desiccant
  • Noise: 34dB
  • Tank: 2 litres
  • Max Power: 580W
  • Max Extraction: 7 litres/day
  • Price: ££ - Mid-Range

Best Caravan Dehumidifier

A caravan dehumidifier needs to be relatively small, portable and lightweight - yet still able to extract water quickly. These same characteristics are also essential for sheds and boats.

Meaco DD8L Portable

Meaco DD8L

The Meaco DD8L is a portable desiccant dehumidifier that weighs just 6.4kg. This is less than half some of the refrigerant models on this list, making it an impressively light unit. It's also a quiet model with a noise rating of just 39dB on its lowest fan setting.

As it's designed to be compact and lightweight, the dehumidifier has a relatively small 2 litre water tank. It also has a maximum extraction rate of 7.5 litres per day when on maximum fan speed and with laundry mode enabled (650W). This makes it less suitable for larger homes.

For dehumidifying garages or single rooms, however, the DD8L excels. Its lightweight and compact design, combined with the carrying handle, mean you can easily move it between rooms or take it on holiday. It also provides efficient water extraction at colder temperatures.

Other features include a timer, to tell the machine to come on for a fixed length of time, and a laundry mode. The machine also generates heat, so it's great for rooms that you struggle to keep warm.

The Meaco DD8L Portable is an excellent desiccant humidifier for small rooms or caravans. While its water tank is on the small side and it doesn't have a digital control panel, it's great at removing moisture from cooler rooms. It also doesn't seem to struggle when the temperatures become milder.

Pros

  • Great at removing water from cooler rooms (such as conservatories)
  • Highly portable with a lightweight design
  • Timer
  • Laundry mode
  • Three fan settings

Cons

  • Relatively small water tank - needs to be emptied regularly
  • No digital control panel

Specification

  • Type: Desiccant
  • Noise: 48dB (39dB on low speed)
  • Tank: 2 litres
  • Max Power: 650W
  • Max Extraction: 7.5 litres/day
  • Price: ££ - Mid-Range

Best Dehumidifier with Air Purifier

EcoAir DC202 Hybrid

EcoAir Hybrid DC202

The EcoAir DC202 is a hybrid refrigerant dehumidifier and air purifier. A powerful and effective dehumidifier in its own right, the machine also comes with a 5-stage air purification system. This helps to remove allergens and odours from the air.

Let's start with the dehumidifier function. It's capable of extracting 20 litres per day, making it one of the highest capacity models on this list (at least in ideal conditions). It also has a large four litre water tank so you won't need to empty it as often.

In addition, the air purifier uses a five stage system to control odours and remove allergens. This includes charcoal, anti-allergy and ionisation stages. If you or someone in your household suffers from allergies, the air purifier could help relieve symptoms. We also like how the charcoal and deodouriser stages reduce nasty odours that can build up in homes.

Other features include automatic shut-off when the water tank is full, a continuous drainage option and three options for humidity control. There are also two fan settings and a laundry function. Emptying the tank is simple, although you'll need to replace the filter every 4-6 months.

If you just need a dehumidifier, there are cheaper options on this list that provide a similar level of water extraction and performance. But if you want to reduce odours and allergies the DC202 is an excellent option.

Pros

  • 5-stage air purification system to remove allergens and odours
  • Large four litre water tank
  • Good extraction at warmer temperatures

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Quite noisy on highest setting

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant/Purifier
  • Noise: 45dB
  • Tank: 4 litres
  • Max Power: 318W
  • Max Extraction: 20 litres/day
  • Price: £££ - Premium

Other Excellent Dehumidifiers

EcoAir DC12 Mk2 Compact

EcoAir DC12 Mk2

The EcoAir DC12 Mk2 is a relatively compact dehumidifier that's an affordable choice for small homes. It has a maximum extraction rate of 11 litres per day, castor wheels for easier portability, and a lower price than most refrigerant dehumidifiers.

The 11 litre maximum extraction rate makes it perfect for small homes or flats, although we don't recommend it for larger houses. With its digital control panel, we also like that the EcoAir is easy to operate, quiet, and energy efficient.

Like all refrigerant dehumidifiers, it works best at room temperature or above. This makes it suitable for bedrooms and bathrooms, but its poor performance at lower temperatures makes it unsuitable for garages or conservatories.

We also think it could do with a bigger water tank. At 1.7 litre, it's one of the smallest tanks we've reviewed, meaning it needs to be emptied regularly.

Even so ,the EcoAir DC12 Mk2 is amongst the best dehumidifiers for small houses and flats. It's not the most powerful option for large homes or for extracting water in cold conditions, but it's great for dehumidifying a few interior rooms or drying laundry. We also think it provides excellent value for money.

Pros

  • Fast water removal at room temperature and above
  • Compact design makes it a good choice for smaller homes
  • Two fan speeds and automatic restart function
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Struggles at lower temperatures
  • Small water tank means you need to empty it more often

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant
  • Noise: 39dB
  • Tank: 1.7 litres
  • Power: 210W
  • Max Extraction: 11 litres/day
  • Price: ££ - Mid-Range

Meaco DD8L Zambezi

DD8L Zambezi

The original DD8L is one of our top picks for small areas, such as caravans, as it's a relatively compact dehumidifier that's great in cold conditions. But if you need something that's a step up in almost every aspect, the DD8L Zambezi is an excellent option.

As a desiccant model with an 8 litre per day capacity, the Zambezi is more effective in cooler temperatures than refrigerant models. At 10 degrees Celsius, for example, it's able to extract up to 7.5 litre per day depending on humidity. This makes it suitable for garages, conservatories and other cooler areas.

It's also highly effective at removing water at room temperature. At 20 degrees Celsius and a 60% humidity, for example, it's able to extract up to 8.3 litres per day.

Meaco claims that Zambezi has six "world firsts" for a desiccant dehumidifier. These include a digital display, which is usually only found on refrigerant models, and a sterilising ioniser. The Zambezi also includes Meaco's Energy Saving Laundry+, for drying clothes fast, and a daily timer.

The biggest drawback is the price. As you would expect from a dehumidifier with such a wide range of features, it has a premium price tag to match.

Even so, we think the Zambezi provides great value. It's quick at extracting water, while the digital display and daily timer are useful features. If your budget can stretch to the Zambezi, it's a highly recommended desiccant model.

Pros

  • Daily timer setting
  • Excellent extraction at room temperature and below
  • Larger 3 litre tank than the original DD8L
  • Energy-saving automatic mode

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Tank could be larger

Specification

  • Type: Desiccant
  • Noise: 50dB
  • Tank: 3 litres
  • Power: 660W
  • Max Extraction: 8 litres/day
  • Price: £££ - Premium

Pro Breeze 30L Smart PB-15-UK

Pro Breeze 30L Smart

If you have a big home and need faster water extraction than the average dehumidifier, then the Pro Breeze 30L could be the perfect option (replacing the EcoAir DC18 on this list). The Pro Breeze provides a whopping 30 litres per day maximum extraction rate, along with smart features and excellent performance.

The PB-15-UK is a refrigerant dehumidifier. It's one of the biggest models we've reviewed, with a bulky footprint and a very heavy 17kg design. In other words, it's not the right tank for a small flat or home!

However, if you have a big home and need to remove a lot of humidity, then the Pro Breeze is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market. It excels at pulling moisture out of the air and is a great choice for damp rooms. Keep in mind that, like all refrigerant dehumidifiers, it's more effective in warmer environments, but it still does a decent job in cooler locations.

The Pro Breeze also has "Smart" features that aren't found on older dehumidifiers. For example, there's an app for controlling the target humidity and viewing the current humidity level. You can also choose from three modes and create schedules.

Other features include a three litre water tank, automatic shut-off when the tank is full, and a continuous drainage option. You'll need a floor-level drain to use a continuous drainage hose though, which is impractical for most homes.

The biggest downsides to this dehumidifier are that it's heavy and relatively noisy. These issues are a direct consequence of the dehumidifier's fast moisture extraction though. So, if you need to remove a lot of water from the air, the trade-off is worth it.

We think the Pro Breeze 30L Smart is an excellent whole home dehumidifier. The high water extraction rate makes it perfect for damp environments, plus it provides excellent value for money. The app integration is also a useful feature, although you can use the digital panel if you prefer.

Pros

  • Highly efficient water removal at room temperature
  • Great for big homes 
  • Relatively large water tank

Cons

  • One of the largest and heaviest dehumidifiers we've reviewed
  • Relatively loud

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant
  • Noise: 48dB
  • Tank: 3 litres
  • Power: 715W
  • Max Extraction: 30 litres/day
  • Price: ££ - Mid-Range

EcoAir Summit S 12L

EcoAir Summit 12L

The EcoAir Summit S is a refrigerant dehumidifier with excellent water extraction at room temperature or above. It has a maximum extraction rate of 12 litres per day and two fan settings depending on your requirements.

We like the control panel of the Summit S. The "On" button has three colours depending on the humidity, so you can see the current level at a glance. There's also a timer and active humidity display on the control panel.

With a 2 litre water tank, the Summit S is one of the smallest we've reviewed, so be prepared to empty it more often than other dehumidifiers. There is a continuous drainage option, but this often isn't viable for an in-home dehumidifier.

Like most dehumidifiers, the Summit S has a laundry mode for when you need to quickly reduce the humidity in the room. Other features include a sleep mode (which switches off the lights), low noise output, and a tank full indicator.

Most importantly, the EcoAir Summit S is effective at removing water from the air in warm environments. It's much less effective in cooler environments, so we recommend a desiccant dehumidifier for a garage or conservatory.

In summary, the Summit S is an excellent desiccant dehumidifier. It's got a small water tank and isn't great for unheated rooms. But for medium-size homes it can quickly extract water and is simple to use. Highly recommended.

Pros

  • Excellent water extraction at room temperature or above
  • Great for medium-sized homes
  • Attractive design and electronic control panel
  • Laundry mode
  • Carbon filter helps to remove odours

Cons

  • Relatively small water tank - needs to be emptied regularly
  • Not a great choice for unheated rooms, garages, or conservatories

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant
  • Noise: 36dB
  • Tank: 2 litres
  • Max Extraction: 12 litres/day
  • Price: ££ - Mid-Range

Delonghi DEX214F Tasciugo

Delonghi DEX214F

The Delonghi DEX214F (replacing the Ebac 3850e on this list) has become a popular refrigerant dehumidifier for the UK climate. We think it provides impressive water extraction rates, and we also like the simple design and double filtration system.

While it isn't cheap, the DEX214F is highly effective at removing water from warm rooms. It also comes with a humidistat, which aims to keep humidity at a specific level. However, it's most effective at room temperature or above, so we don't recommend it for cooler environments.

An interesting feature of this Delonghi dehumidifier is the double filtration system. It combines an allergen filter with a regular dust filter, which helps to improve the air quality in your home. We don't think it's a solution to allergies, but it could certainly help relieve symptoms in some situations.

Other features include a laundry mode, relatively quiet operation, and a water level window. The dust filter is cleanable, although we think it's still a good idea to replace it every two years for optimal performance.

A downside to the Delonghi is that it has a small 2.1 litre water capacity. The powerful water extraction means you'll need to empty it regularly, which is something to keep in mind if you're looking for a more hands-off dehumidifier. It's also quite expensive - even though we think it's worth the money.

Despite these drawbacks, we think the Delonghi DEX214F is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market - as long as you don't want to use it in cold rooms. It has excellent water extraction and isn't too noisy, although we would have liked a larger tank.

Pros

  • Energy efficient water removal at warm temperatures
  • Relatively quiet for a refrigerant dehumidifier
  • Laundry mode and three humidity settings

Cons

  • Water tank is small
  • Expensive

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant
  • Noise: 40dB
  • Tank: 2.1 litres
  • Input Power: 305W
  • Max Extraction: 14 litres/day
  • Price: £££ - Premium

Inventor Fresh 12L Dehumidifier

Inventor Fresh

The Inventor Fresh 12L dehumidifier isn't built by one of the "big 3" manufacturers (EcoAir, Meaco and Ebac). Even so, it's proven to be a highly popular budget dehumidifier that's great for removing water from room-temperature environments.

While the 2.1 litre tank is relatively small, it allows the model to have a thin 21.5cm depth. It's reasonably quiet when in operation and great if you need to dry clothes indoors - especially in the winter. As with all refrigerant dehumidifiers, it performs best with warmer temperatures.

We're impressed that it can extract up to 12 litres per day, especially considering the low price. However, considering the two litre tank, we wouldn't recommend this for large houses. For small houses, student accommodation or flats it's an excellent choice.

Other features include a control panel to adjust your desired humidity (35%-85%), a continuous dehumidification mode and "silent" mode for night use. The Inventor also has a 24 hour timer and an optional continuous drainage output. It consumes 200W when on the continuous mode and has an auto-restart function.

In summary, the Fresh 12L is one of the best dehumidifiers for small homes and flats. While it would struggle with a large house, it provides fast water extraction, has a compact design and is relatively quiet. If you're looking for a full-size electric dehumidifier but don't have the budget for one of the more expensive models, it's certainly an option to consider.

Pros

  • Excellent value for money
  • Efficient water extraction at warmer temperatures
  • 24 hour timer
  • Silent mode for night use

Cons

  • Small capacity
  • "Silent" mode doesn't reduce noise by much

Specification

  • Type: Refrigerant
  • Noise: 41dB
  • Tank: 2.1 litres
  • Power: 200W (26.7℃ 60%RH)
  • Max Extraction: 12 litres/day
  • Price: £ - Budget
FAQ Dehumidifier

Frequently Asked Questions

Note: If you have any questions about dehumidifiers, let us know in the comments or use the contact page.

Which is the best non-electric dehumidifier?

Example of a Non-Electric Dehumidifier

Non-electric dehumidifiers use a passive material to soak up water.

Non-electric dehumidifiers use passive processes to remove water from the air. As you might imagine, this is much less effective than an electric dehumidifier. Most use some sort of desiccant, or drying, material. Some can only be used once, while others can be dried in the microwave and re-used.

There are many non-electric dehumidifiers on the market, so it's difficult to pick the best one. The good news is that they are usually cheap. If you have a mild damp problem in a small area, they may be worth trying before you shell out for an electric option.

If we had to pick the best non-electric dehumidifier, it would probably be the Unibond Aero-360. It's one of the more effective options and is suitable for bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens up to 20 square metres in size. Make sure you put it at least 10cm from a wall, to allow for proper circulation, and be aware that you'll need to purchase replacement tablets (these cost around £5 for 2).

Is there a silent dehumidifier available?

Even the quietest dehumidifier can't claim to be silent - at least if it uses electricity. Manufacturers often describe machines as having "silent" modes, but in reality this means they have a setting to reduce sound output.

If you want a completely silent dehumidifier, a non-electric machine is your best bet. As we mentioned above, these are much less effective and are only suitable for mild problems. Their lack of moving parts means they are genuinely silent though.

Example of a rechargeable dehumidifier

Rechargeable dehumidifiers can be "recharged" by being plugged into the wall.

Are battery-powered dehumidifiers available?

Unfortunately not - dehumidifiers typically use too much energy over an extended period to be powered by batteries. Battery dehumidifiers might become available as technology progresses, but not at the moment.

There are, however, rechargeable dehumidifiers. These are typically non-electric and are best suited for wardrobes, drawers or cabinets. Once the material has been saturated, you can "recharge" them by plugging in the machine for a short period. This resets the crystals and allows them to soak up more moisture. A good example is the Pro Breeze Mini Dehumidifier.

Which model do you recommend as an industrial dehumidifier?

At ChooseDehumidifier.co.uk, we focus on domestic models, so the advice and top picks above may not apply to industrial buyers.

While we don't feel qualified to give a specific recommendation, we can offer some advice. You'll almost certainly want to look for a model with a continuous drainage option and a larger capacity than most residential machines. Energy efficiency is also essential, as you may need to run the dehumidifier for longer periods of time than the average homeowner.

How can I remove water from a car?

Removing moisture from a car

If your car seems to steam up quickly or is filled with moisture, you're not alone. This is a common problem and can be surprisingly difficult to fix.

A car dehumidifier is a great way to prevent condensation and misting on windows. They are relatively cheap, but can make a dramatic difference to the level of moisture in a car. Most car models are simple moisture absorbers, although they can usually be reused.

You can also dry out a car by keeping the window open on journeys and avoiding leaving damp or sweaty clothes in the car overnight.

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Summary & What Next

The best dehumidifiers can quickly remove large amounts of water from multiple rooms in your home. While there are a variety of different types, price ranges and features available, we hope this page has helped you narrow down your options.

If you're still not sure which dehumidifier to buy, here's what we recommend:

  • If you can't choose between 2-3 machines, read our individual dehumidifier reviews to see which best matches your requirements.
  • If you feel lost or overwhelmed, read our dehumidifier buyer's guide.
  • If you want a specific type of dehumidifier, such as a desiccant or refrigerant, or a specific brand, visit our "Best Of" pages.

Finally, if you have any questions or comments, let us know in the comments section below.

Good luck with your search!

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