Can the Drimaster Heat prevent condensation?First look review of condensation-busting system

21 January 2015

The Drimaster Heat positive ventilation system is designed to cure condensation in homes. But does it really work? We've given it a hands-on try to bring you our first impressions.

In theory, the Drimaster Heat cures condensation by drawing air from your loft into your house, reducing humidity and creating an environment where condensation doesn't occur.

At around £315, plus installation, the Drimaster Heat is less expensive than some other ventilation systems on sale so would it really manage to beat condensation? See whether we think it's worth buying in our Drimaster Heat first look review.

Drimaster Heat reviewed

To try it out, we installed it in the home of a Which? researcher who had been plagued by condensation problems for years. Previous unsuccessful attempts at curing the problem included improving the insulation of  the single-brick walls with thermal wallpaper, adding more roof insulation, installing automatic extractor fans in the bathrooms and putting vents in the external walls of the bedrooms. 

Our researcher who tried it out says: 'Removing a thick coating of condensation from my windows every morning and regularly cleaning black mould off my walls is stressful and time consuming. I was particularly worried about the effect it could be having on  my children, so was keen to see whether a system such as the Drimaster could help.'

Could the Drimaster Heat succeed where other systems had failed? Log in and read our first look review to find out.

More on this...

  • Learn about how to deal with damp
  • Discover our Best Buy dehumidifiers
  • Read what we think of the Karcher window vacuum WV50 Plus