During the winter months, it can be difficult for us to keep our home free from damp and condensation, particularly if (like us) you're drying all yours and your little ones endless washing out to dry indoors, which is where a dehumidifier comes in handy.
This increased moisture in the home can result in damp and even mould in some cases, particularly around areas like your windows as well as in your bathrooms as they naturally have more moisture.
If you're keen to avoid this condensation in your home, then it's a great idea to invest in a dehumidifier. Working in the opposite way to baby humidifiers, these clever gadgets are designed to sit in your home and remove any extra moisture from the air in your house. They also help dry your clothes faster, making them great for families in the winter.
If it sounds like your home is in need of a dehumidifier to see you and your family through the winter season, damp and mould free, then take a look at the best dehumidifiers on the market for you to shop now, plus the best dehumidifier discounts and deals.
Save £35: Russell Hobbs 10L dehumidifier
Save 21%: Portable quiet dehumidifier
Save 29%: Compact dehumidifier
Save £180: Woods MDK26 dehumidifier
With Black Friday deals still on, you can get many products in the sales, including Black Friday deals on baby items, toys, clothes, and household items such as dehumidifiers. It is a great chance to find a bargain, or start your Christmas shopping and pick up some great gifts at low prices, or even treat yourself. We have rounded up some of the best Black deals on dehumidifiers below.
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We’re all looking for ways to cut our energy costs, and we understand the thought of ANOTHER
- ultra quiet
- energy efficient
- On the heavy side
Best compact dehumidifier
If space is limited in your home, then you’ll want a dehumidifier that takes up as little room as
- Compact size
- Works well near windows
Best budget dehumidifier
If you’re on a tight budget or you’re saving up for a bigger dehumidifier, these mini budget
- Available in different scents
- Don't look visually pleasing
Best dehumidifier for bedrooms
If your little one is a light sleeper but you still want to keep their room free from damp and
- Good for larger rooms
- Drainage hose is difficult to use
Best portable dehumidifier
With wheels attached on the bottom, this dehumidifier can easily be moved from room to room and as
- Wheels for easy manoeuvring
- Child lock
- Not suitable for larger rooms
This dehumidifier is perfect for drying washing quickly. It gives off warm, dry air that
This efficient dehumidifier can remove up to 50 pints of moisture per day and adjust humidity from
A brilliant dehumidifier for spaces up to 15m², it is able to collect 12 L of moisturiser per day
How much does a dehumidifier cost to run?
The amount of energy consumed by your dehumidifier really depends on how big your appliance is. For smaller more compact dehumidifiers, you can probably expect it to cost you just under 5p to run per hour. For larger dehumidifiers, you're looking at closer to 13p per hour.
How do dehumidifiers work?
Most dehumidifiers work by drawing in air from the room over a coil cooled to using a refrigeration system. This water vapour then condenses on the cold surface and these liquid water droplets collect in the bucket underneath for you to then empty when full.
What are the alternatives to dehumidifiers?
There are a number of things you can try in your home to improve levels of moisture in the air to avoid damp and mould before you purchase a dehumidifier.
• Dry your clothes outdoors or in a tumble dryer
• Keep surfaces dry in the bathroom
• Boost the ventilation in your home by opening windows
Lorna White is a Senior Digital Writer and has written for Mother&Baby since 2020. She has a keen interest in a range of topics, from potty training and nutrition to baby names and maternity fashion.