We tend to dry delicate clothes indoors in winter and would like to get a dehumidifier. We have a modest amount of condensation on the windows every morning except when vented - unfortunately my partner gets too cold for this during winter. We ideally want to use it for a few hours at a time rather than keep it on constantly. The main hallway it would be located in sits at around 15 degrees currently. I'm getting a hygrometer so I can get an estimate of humidity within the house. Might also put it in the conservatory occasionally. Based on this, I'm assuming that a desiccant would be best or have I misunderstood? - Lets say the hygrometer measured 12 - 14 C and 65% humidity - my assumption was that this isn't optimal for a compressor? - Only running it for a few hours per day may favour a desiccant? While the power consumption is usually double that of compressor, I've read they will remove approximately twice the amount of moisture per hour? Not sure how true that is - can this be found out from specs of the unit? - Alternatively - with the heating on and drying clothes - temp and humidity would likely rise to a level where a compressor might work well ... so overall not too sure which to get? Are there any key levels I can glean from the hygrometer to guide which type to get? What are the key variables to look out for? Power? throughput of air per hour? Volume of water collected per day? Operational cost per hour?