With climate change throwing the world in turmoil we are taking extra precautions when buying household items such as white goods. Many white goods contain gases which are harmful to the environment however this post will make it easy for you when choosing an eco-friendly dehumidifier.
There are two main types of dehumidifier in the UK. These are the desiccant and compressor models. As the names suggest each dehumidifier works due to either a desiccant material or a compressor unit.
Compressor dehumidifiers emit refrigerant gases which are somewhat harmful to the environment. Some compressor dehumidifiers give out more gases than others but as a general rule compressor dehumidifiers are not environmentally friendly.
Desiccant dehumidifiers don’t have any compressor parts so apart from being eco-friendly desiccant units are also lighter, quieter and more efficient in UK temperatures than their compressor counterparts.
Most of the lower budget dehumidifiers are compressor dehumidifiers but you should consider spending a little more money to purchase a desiccant unit.
An affordable, and very popular, desiccant model that I would recommend is the EcoAir Eco DD122 Desiccant Dehumidifier. During winter months this model dehumidifier absolutely flies of the shelves and with good reason as can be read in our review.
If you wish to buy a top spec desiccant dehumidifier then you could also choose from the next EcoAir model in the range the fabulous EcoAir DD122 MK5 Desiccant Dehumidifier. The DD122 MK5 features an anti-bacterial silver nano technology filter as well as an ioniser. We have a great article that describes the differences between the EcoAir DD122FW and the EcoAir DD122MK5.
Compressor dehumidifiers come into their own at temperatures over 20C-25C which makes desiccant dehumidifiers the default dehumidifier to use in the UK during winter.
If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to help you with your query.