Damp around the house aint no fun at all. Last winter was a real wake up call that I need to stop drying clothes on the clothes airer and start looking at extra ways to clear the damp air from my house. I opened windows every morning but despite being fully double glazed (admittedly pretty ancient double glazing) my poor little home suffered from condensation and areas of yukky black mould. So I started researching dehumidifiers. Concerned we’d be having another unseasonably warm and wet winter this year, I wasn’t taking any chances. Not only was it bad for my family’s health, it looked bloody awful.
For those not fully totally clued up on what purpose they have,a dehumidifier removes excess moisture from your home , reducing condensation, damp, mould and mildew for an all round healthier home environment. And these last few months I’ve been testing out the Vax Power Extract 16L Dehumidifier and can confidently say that it’s been a complete game changer. Why I’ve waited so long to get one is beyond me.
Sitting at knee height (for 5’3″ me) the rectangular box type device measures the humidity level in the room then gets to work. You can hear the fan whilst it’s in action and this is the first one we’ve ever tried so I don’t have much to gauge it on how it compares to others but it’s not anything which bothered me.
The features of this Vax dehumidifier include;
- Fast and efficient moisture control
- Reduces damp and condensation fast
- Reduces the growth of mould and mildew for a healthier home
- Digital display and humidity indicator light give real-time feedback
- Automatic mode controls humidity
- Suitable for rooms up to 25m2
- 24 hour timer
- 2 automatic fan speeds
- Frost protection for long-lasting performance
I’ve also tried it out next to wet clothes drying on the airer and it’s been great knowing I’m not making the damp situation any worse (the joys of living in a valley which doesn’t get a great deal of sun in deepest darkest winter.
So, in a nutshell; totes loving my dehumidifier and totes loving the fact that I’ve eradicated the return of any nasty black mould patches and have a happy, healthy home.
I;ve been sent this product in return for my honest review. As always, all words and photos are my own.