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This review is from: EcoAir DD122 Simple Desiccant Dehumidifier, 7 L - Blue (Kitchen & Home)
This is the second humidifier we have ordered and we are delighted with it (hence the second order!). We recently moved into a flat after downsizing. The flat we moved into had been empty for 9 months without any heating during the winter months. As we were advised that according to our deeds and the covenant contained in it we could not dry washing on the balcony or over the balcony railings. We did some research as to how we could dry it indoors and were advised to get a de-humidifier that would dry washing. The reviews for this product were really good and the price was not too bad. We were thrilled that this seemed to be the answer to our problem. As the winter months rolled in we realised that we were getting condensation in the main bedroom on the outside walls. It was the usual story of heating going on and windows closed. We got someone in to advise on what we could do - his advice was to open the windows very slightly, not enough to feel a draught but enough to allow the damp warm air to disperse and allow cool air to come in. He also said to maintain an even temperature throughout the flat and use a de-humidifier to suck the damp air up out of the walls and windows and replace it with warm dry air. This was the best advise ever - it really works - no damp at all now and no condensation on windows or black mould on the walls. Hence the purchase of our second de-humidifier - one that we could move around the flat as needed and also dry the washing at the same time. This is a brilliant piece of equipment and so easy to use. You would be surprised at how much water can be gathered in the tank at the bottom, even when you think there is no damp in the flat. My advice would be to also purchase a thermometer /humidity gauge to help identify which rooms need some help in dealing with condensation etc. We now keep our flat at an even 20 degrees and the relative humidity (RH) at around the 50% mark. Warm and cosy and no condensation. Brilliant. Would definitely recommend this product.