Don’t buy the wrong dehumidifier, mistakes can be expensive
There are so many different types of dehumidifier with different terminology, different brand, and different claims.
We will explain the 4 most important aspects of buying a dehumidifier.
Ebac's Chairman and world leading dehumidifier expert John Elliott MBE DL will guide you through the key factors to consider when buying a dehumidifier.
Dehumidifier Extraction Rates
For the majority of houses (with an occupancy of between 2 to 5 people) a dehumidifier with an extraction rating of between 12 and 20 litres will be more than sufficient.
If you have a particularly large house or more people living there then you may need a 25 litre dehumidifier.
All you need to extract...
- 1 to 2.5 litres per day
- for 2 to 5 occupants
Buy a dehumidifier with a control system that automatically adjusts inline with changing conditions. Ebac's Smart Control automatically adjusts to deal with conditions as they change. Another solution would mean finding a manual humidistat that can be adjusted in 1% increments and has the appropriate switching differential.
The wrong control system could easily increase your running costs between £50 and £150 per annum.
Compressor dehumidifiers need about 50% of the electricity to run compared to desiccant dehumidifiers.
You handle the water container on a dehumidifier nearly every day, so make sure it’s fully enclosed with a handle. Some dehumidifiers have open tanks where it is very easy to spill the water.
All Ebac water containers are enclosed with a handle.