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are many factors to consider when deciding what dehumidifier to
purchase. Here we have outlined the 4 main factors you must take into
consideration before your purchase.
Different Types of Dehumidifiers
There are two main types of dehumidifier – compressor dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers.
With more than enough extraction capacity to solve damp or
condensation problems and lower running costs, compressor dehumidifiers
use a compressor and a heat exchanger to remove moisture from the air.
These dehumidifiers are most suited to domestic applications, such as in
Desiccant wheel dehumidifiers extract a large amount of water but
have very high running costs. They are suitable for unheated buildings
where the temperature drops below 5ºC.These dehumidifiers are mostly
used in industrial and construction projects where very large amounts of
water need removed and running costs are not important.
Where the dehumidifier will be used?
In the Home;
Even though dampness or condensation may only be a problem in one part
of your home, the source of this excess moisture will be coming from a
number of places. Your entire house generates excess moisture and, in
most cases, the best solution is a compressor dehumidifier with an
average extraction rate of around 18 litres. If you have a particularly
small home, with just one person and lower capacity, dehumidifiers with
an extraction rate of 12 to 15 litres will be sufficient
In an Unoccupied Space;
Items that are stored in garages or outbuildings need to have a
dehumidifier to prevent deterioration, damage, dampness or mould. If
there is no heating in the space and the space is reasonably well
sealed, any type of dehumidifier will be satisfactory, providing it has a
How much water needs to be removed?
The main factor in determining the amount of moisture that need to be
removed is the number of people living in the property and how much
excess moisture they produce. 5 people who live a normal lifestyle will
control condensation and the effects of dampness by extracting about 2
litres of water per 24 hours. 2 people will need to extract about 1.5 of
a litre. Ebac dehumidifiers have been optimised for the UK climate and
as such will take out more water than other brands at UK conditions and
will do so with lower running costs.
How do I control the dehumidifier?
There are 3 main factors to consider when looking at the control of a
dehumidifier; minimizing wasting electricity; ensuring the appropriate
amount of excess moisture is removed, and simplicity and convenience.
Changing outside temperatures determine the optimum relative humidity
setting for a dehumidifier. As the outside temperature changes
frequently, a manually adjustable humidistat needs to be reset regularly
– ideally every hour.
An automatic control like Ebac’s Smart Control handles adjustments
automatically. Ebac’s Smart Control gathers data from the air in your
house and automatically adjusts operation to match the need rather than
to control an arbitrary relative humidity. Smart Control guarantees that
the dehumidifier runs enough to prevent dampness and condensation but
not too much to waste large amounts of electricity.
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The Powerpac 21 is a compact, economical dehumidifier with Smart Control. Smart Control automatically learns about your home and adapts the extraction rate. This reduces running costs by around 30%.
Smart Control’s adaptive extraction rate, efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensures the ideal amount of water is removed.
Removes exactly the right amount of moisture to stop and prevent damp and condensation problems in all UK homes.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 5 people, or 3-4 bedroom homes.
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The 2650e is a more economical dehumidifier that also has Smart Control. Smart Control automatically learns about your home and adapts the extraction rate. This reduces running costs by around 30%.
Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensure ideal amount of water is extracted.
Simply press a button and leave Smart Control to analyse the environment and solve any problems.
Smart app connectivity allows you to change operating mode and manage performance levels and alerts.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 6 people, or up to 6 bedroom homes.
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Our very competitive entry-level model, with an Infinity humidistat. This allows you to set the exact humidity level you want to achieve. Good for applications where the humidity level does not change.
Turn the control dial to the desired humidity setting.
Get genuine Ebac quality at a budget price.
Large capacity 3.5l water container that’s fully enclosed to prevent spillage and neatly hidden from view in its own compartment.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 3 people, or 1-3 bedroom homes.
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Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensure ideal amount of water is extracted to quickly resolve issues.
Quickly resolves any issues in homes and families with up to 3 people, or 1 to2 bedroom homes.
Smart Control and efficient airflow and heat exchange technology ensures ideal amount of water is extracted.
Large capacity 2.5l water container that’s fully enclosed to prevent spillage and neatly hidden from view in its own compartment.
More economical semi-professional dehumidifier with an Infinity humidistat. Users can select a specific humidity level and Powerdri will do the rest.
Set any level of humidity you require.
Very good performance for all DIY projects from plastering and decorating to carpet cleaning.
Suitable to be moved around with rubber bumpers and increased durability.
A powerful semi professional dehumidifier with an Infinity humidistat. Set a specific level of humidity to help with building drying, plaster drying and paint. Useful for minor floods and water ingress.
Great performance, in any environment.