Top positive review
Compact, fairly quiet, with decent performance.
17 May 2018
Having had issues with damp and mould in our previous flat, when my partner and I moved into our new house with an internal bathroom (no windows, only an extractor fan) we wanted to minimise the risk of any more mould or damp issues.
This unit came in at about the right price, with the large tank and built in humidistat really selling it compared to some of the other cheap models. We have ours on the landing just outside our bathroom, and leave it on set to 50% all the time on the lower fan speed setting. It flicks on and off every hour or so just keeping the air free from excess humidity. From the bedroom or the living room, you can hear only a quiet hum which isn't too intrusive.
After showers, we open the bathroom door, turn up the fan speed, and force it to run continuously using the 2 hour timer option. It really shines here, eliminating condensation from the bathroom within minutes, and dries our towels which we hang over the banisters in only a few hours. With laundry which we air on the landing, it also does an amazing job, drying them within a day which is a lot quicker than the two or three days it used to take at our flat.
The only thing that stops this from being a perfect product is the occasional glitches with the humidistat, where it will either trigger the unit to come on when the humidity hasn't risen above the target, or it will keep running for a long while after it has fallen below the target. Minor complaints. but I'd rather not be using extra energy when it isn't needed.
In conclusion though, I'm really pleased with this dehumidifier. It keeps humidity in the house under control, and so far we have had no observable damp or mould to deal with so it's certainly doing its job as a preventative measure - and much better than the far smaller moisture traps you can get from the supermarket. I definitely recommend this product for use in your home to keep moisture levels under control, especially in homes with internal bathrooms.