Desiccant vs compressor dehumidifier: Is your house too cold for your dehumidifier?

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Not all dehumidifiers are designed for the same conditions so if you have found that yours isn't working as it should you might have selected the wrong model for your home. 

While some dehumidifiers function perfectly well in cold houses, this is not a given and this is where it really pays to do your research when selecting the right kind of appliance for your needs. The best dehumidifier for you will be perfectly suited to the conditions within the space you will be using it, as well falling within your budget and fulfilling any particular requirements you have — such as a laundry drying function. 

Chris Michael
Chris Michael

Chris Michael, Meaco's founder, has worked within the air treatment industry for over 30 years.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.