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Reviewing The Vax Dehumidifier (and why you need one)

Reviewing The Vax Dehumidifier (and why you need one)

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 been moving it around my home each day so each room feels the benefits. It’s quite heavy but not too much that I couldn’t carry it up and down stairs. It’s actually quite shocking when you see how much moisture it does pull in, my poor teenager’s room seems to be the biggest sufferer but it’s meant that we no longer wake up to wet windows and have yet to see any of the dreaded mould return.

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.



  1. 16th January 2017 / 11:01 pm

    This is such a good review! I never knew that this could help with damp and mould problems. I need one of these!

  2. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    17th January 2017 / 11:10 pm

    We suffer from damp, condensation and black mould too. we use our dehumidifier everyday….. I was worried it would cost me a fortune in electric (we’re on a PAYG meter) but it doesn’t at all. And the diference is HUGE. We have a fairly big dehumidifier situated at the top of our stairs, just outside the bathroom … works a treat !! 🙂

  3. 25th January 2017 / 9:37 am

    Hi, just to confirm, so it works by sucking in excess moisture from a room?

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