The best dehumidifiers to keep your home cool

(Meaco)

With low energy consumption at the forefront of our minds, investing in a dehumidifier might not seem like an immediate priority, but these smart machines can remove moisture from the air, which means your central heating can be lowered as the air inside your home becomes warmer.

Even better, dehumidifiers can eliminate mold, dampness, and allergens in your home, keeping humidity levels consistent throughout the seasons.

How to choose a dehumidifier

If you are considering purchasing a dehumidifier, consideration should be given to how much space you have to house one. If you only plan to use it in a small area, a portable dehumidifier will be more than sufficient.

But if you have a home with three or more bedrooms, or want to use the machine in a room with high ceilings, then it’s worth looking at a dehumidifier with a larger water tank. When buying a dehumidifier, we recommend that you choose models with low energy consumption and low noise. Most dehumidifiers have a low power mode that can be turned on overnight. No one wants to be woken up by a light in the middle of the night.

Here we’ve chosen the best dehumidifiers in a price range to help you improve the air quality in your home, including budget options. No matter the size of your home, there’s a dehumidifier that’s right for you.

Shop the best below

MeacoDry Arete One 20L dehumidifier

This dehumidifier ticks all the boxes, with sleek aesthetics and a first-class HEPA air purification system. In testing, we were impressed with its functionality – one-touch button control, low noise levels, and ease of moving from room to room.

One of the highlights of this model was the wall mounting option which easily allows for continuous drainage, meaning the water tank empties on its own, eliminating the need to manually empty it.

Chris Michael, Managing Director of Meaco, explains, “The most energy efficient way to run a dehumidifier is to purchase a compressor model. They are much cheaper to run than desiccant dehumidifiers.

“Our range has a humidity control feature which means the dehumidifier will go into standby once it has reached the desired humidity target and will not restart until the humidity has increase. This saves the customer money because the dehumidifier only works when needed. »

This dehumidifier is available in a range of sizes with the larger 25L model suitable for homes with four bedrooms and above and a smaller 10L option suitable for a two bedroom apartment. We particularly appreciated the night mode ideal for use in the bedroom. The lights on the unit turn off, the fan speed decreases, and it runs quietly all night.

Shop Now £259.99, Amazon

Bora smart dehumidifier

When you buy a new appliance for your home, getting it up and running can take a long time. Luckily, this dehumidifier has a large, easy-to-use LED control panel and can be connected to an app, allowing you to control the humidity levels in your home anytime, anywhere.

The dehumidifier draws in air, collects the humidity in a water tank and the automatic mode regulates the humidity itself. You can also adjust the settings to your personal preference using manual and night modes. In 24 hours, this dehumidifier extracts up to 20 liters of moisture from the air, keeping bacteria and pollutants away from your home.

We particularly liked the addition of a self-cleaning mode on this model, and the large 4L water tank. A built-in handle and casters make it easy to move from room to room.

Buy now £299.99, Currys

Von Haus 20L dehumidifier

If you’ve noticed an increase in your heating bills while working from home, this dehumidifier is a good option for a home office. It’s true that dehumidifiers won’t heat your room, but they will remove cold moisture from the air, making your home warmer, which means the heating can be set to a lower temperature during the winter months. .

Helping to protect your home from damp and mould, this 20 liter dehumidifier draws excess moisture from the air to fight condensation. We liked the simple LED display on this model and the light that signals when the water tank is full.

With a daily moisture drain capacity of 20L, this dehumidifier includes a continuous drain hose to drain water into a sink or outdoors. An affordable option, for easy everyday use.

Shop Now £149.99, VonHaus

Acana Security Dehumidifier

Not all dehumidifiers are expensive stand-alone units. In fact, we’ve found this economical option ideal for small bathrooms, basements or caravans to keep moisture from building up around windows.

This small dehumidifier is fully refillable with sachet cartridges and absorbs up to 1000ml of excess humidity. It attracts H2O fumes, mold and odors, and is ideal for those who need a dehumidifier that does not use a water tank.

Very convenient and easy to use, take this dehumidifier on vacation or move it from room to room depending on your needs. It even releases a subtle scent into the air to neutralize unpleasant odors. A great option for people who need a portable, travel-friendly dehumidifier.

Buy now £5.99, John Lewis

Blyss WDH-316DB 16LTR Dehumidifier

Waiting for piles of laundry to dry? Tumble dryers can be expensive to run, but a dehumidifier can help dry laundry quickly for less. This dehumidifier has several useful features, including an auto-off mode, a large carrying handle, and an LED display.

One of the highlights of this model is the reusable air filter which can be easily cleaned and replaced. If space is limited in your home, this slim dehumidifier won’t take up much space and is a lightweight and efficient option for eliminating condensation. The sleek white design is attractive enough to leave this dehumidifier prominently displayed in the bedroom, kitchen, or laundry room as needed. Plus, at 22 lbs, it’s light enough to move from room to room without much difficulty.

Buy Now £170.00, B&Q

Black & Decker BXEH60004GB Dehumidifier

This large capacity dehumidifier can extract 20 liters of humidity in 24 hours, eliminating condensation and dampness from your home. This model also looks attractive compared to some of the bulkier options on the market.

Convenient grooves on each side of the machine make it easy to lift or slide across the floor with its built-in wheels. The tank is easy to click and remove to empty into a sink or outdoors when full. Getting rid of condensation and moisture issues can help asthma and allergy sufferers, so if that’s a problem in your home, this unit will work well in high traffic areas like the kitchen or the bathroom. living room.

This model is slightly cheaper than some of its competitors, so it doesn’t have all the same features, but it effectively removes moisture from the air.

Buy Now £184.00, Currys

Devola 20L Compressor Wi-Fi Dehumidifier with HEPA Filter

If allergies are a problem in your home, this dehumidifier’s allergen and dust filter will keep the air as clean as possible. Cleverly, this dehumidifier’s HEPA filter will remove up to 99.5% of harmful particles from the air, including mold spores, pollen, pet hair and bacteria.

This dehumidifier has two fan speeds and comes with built-in casters to easily maneuver the unit around your home. The large 4 liter water tank can be emptied using a continuous drain system or opt for the shut-off timer which will turn the unit off when the tank is full.

A few additional safety features set this dehumidifier apart, including a child lock and an auto-restart button that turns the unit back on after a power outage.

Buy now £192.00, Devola

Hysure 1400ml Electric Dehumidifier

This dehumidifier is small and portable – the ideal option for an office, bathroom or bedroom or for absorbing humidity in a damp space, in a garage or caravan. With an attractive color changing light and a good sized water tank, this dehumidifier has plenty of features for an affordable price.

Small dehumidifiers are a good choice for those who don’t want to maneuver larger systems or need a dehumidifier to go on vacation. This model operates at a very quiet 30dB and has a nightlight function to ensure it doesn’t interrupt sleep.

This device automatically shuts off once the water tank has reached its capacity, and is easy to empty. The see-through tank allows users to easily check the dehumidifier’s H2O levels at any time.

Buy Now £41.59, Amazon

Verdict

We liked that the Meaco dehumidifier is both easy to use and very effective. It was a quiet, unassuming addition to the home, and was particularly effective at drying large loads of laundry. The night mode feature was very intuitive – quiet and easy to control, with two keys to switch the machine from day to night functionality. A great all-rounder that’s equally at home sitting against the wall in a laundry room, garage, bedroom, or office.