Do dehumidifiers dry clothes effectively? Why they could be a good option this winter

white dehumidifier in utility room with wet washing hanging
The Dimplex EverDri14EL Dehumidifier is so quiet it is Quiet Mark certified. (Image credit: Dimplex/Quiet Mark (UK))

Do dehumidifiers dry clothes? This is a really common question these days, with energy costs and household bills at the forefront of many people's minds.

Now that our outdoor washing lines are being packed away for winter, the most obvious way to get clothes dry fast is to turn to our trusty tumble dryers — but handy though they are, they can also be notoriously energy hungry.

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.