Finding The Best Dehumidifier For Caravans & Motorhomes
A dehumidifier serves a range of purposes both in and out of the home. While often associated with removing condensation from houses, it is sometimes forgotten that it can do the same for caravans and motorhomes.
The purpose of a dehumidifier is to remove moisture from the air to prevent things like condensation, damp and mould as well as unpleasant odours and mildew. Ideal for those who suffer from asthma and other allergies, some models can even purify the air, killing airborne pollutants and bacteria. Read our helpful guide on why condensation happens and how you can prevent it here.
Take a look at the top things to consider when finding the best dehumidifier for caravans and motorhomes.
Space is at a premium even in the largest of static caravans and motorhomes, so the last thing anyone wants is a dehumidifier getting in the way of things. The perfect dehumidifier for a caravan should be small in size while having a sufficient extraction rate.
The Ebac 3850e (21 litre extraction) and 3650e (18 litre extraction) are both the smallest, most powerful compressor dehumidifiers available in our shop, both measuring at 50.6cm tall and 32.7cm wide.
When using a dehumidifier in your caravan or motorhome, it goes without saying that you will want something that is powerful but doesn't use an excessive amount of power. Ebac have a range of Smart Control dehumidifiers that automatically detect when to operate, switching on and off when necessary, minimising running costs. This allows appropriate air circulation, which means that the appliance can function effectively and efficiently without frequent changes having to be made. Watch our video on Smart Control here.
A common misconception when using a dehumidifier in a caravan or motorhome is to leave the dehumidifier running for the weeks and months the space is unoccupied. The reason we don't recommend doing this is that when the water container at the bottom of the machine is full, the dehumidifier will turn itself off to avoid overflowing and as a result stop removing moisture from the air. However, if required, using a permanent drainage kit - available for all Ebac dehumidifiers - will avoid this.
For as long as the dehumidifier removes the excess moisture form the air and keeps condensation, damp and mould at bay, you know it's doing its job correctly. That being said, it is important to make sure that the doors and windows of your caravan or motorhome are properly sealed shut - this will ensure the dehumidifier will work the same as it would in a home and not be disrupted by damp, mould air entering from the outside.
Something to remember, the dehumidifier you use in your caravan can be used in your home.
Taking into account all the above information, let us summarise the top things to look for when choosing the best caravan dehumidifier.
If you are looking for dehumidifiers that effectively and efficiently eliminate condensation and its consequences, look no further, shop our dehumidifiers here.