How do dehumidifiers work and could they help dry clothes?

navy bedroom with dehumidifier
(Image credit: Meaco)

Here, we answer the question 'how do dehumidifiers work?' so that you can decide whether this is an appliance that you should be investing in.

Perhaps you are looking at how to stop condensation in your home now that outside temperatures have begun to fall, or maybe you are struggling with a damp problem and after solutions. Maybe, like so many of us right now, you are searching for methods of drying wet washing that don't involve running your tumble dryer. 

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.