Does a dehumidifier heat a room? What to know if you're looking to lower your heating costs

MeacoDry Arete® One 20L Dehumidifier/Air Purifier
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‘Does a dehumidifier heat a room’ is becoming a very common question as we look to find cheaper ways of heating our homes, and this question has a very simple answer: yes, it does, but only some very specific models.

Dehumidifiers are a surprisingly versatile appliance. As well as removing humidity and damp, they can be useful if you’re looking at how to stop condensation in your home as outdoor temperatures start to drop. But how effective are they as heaters?

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.