Can a dehumidifier cool a room? What you need to know

Meaco dehumidifier in hallway
(Image credit: Meaco)

Perhaps you invested in one to stop condensation, but can a dehumidifier cool a room?

These handy appliances can actually perform all kinds of functions to help homeowners enjoy a more comfortable environment in their houses, but exactly how do dehumidifiers work and could they come in useful as temperatures rise and things start to get uncomfortably hot? In short, can they help with lowering the heat in a room or house?

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.