MEACO 20L low energy dehumidifier
Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier/Air Purifier
Delivery included UK mainland only
Which? Best Buy compressor dehumidifier for the past three years
Top of the Which? Dehumidifier Best Buy Table
- The cheaper way to combat mould, condensation and damp in medium to 5 bedroom houses
- 20 litre dehumidifier
- Air purifier mode for spring, summer use
- Cleans the air with a HEPA filter to remove allergens from the air (one free filter in the box)
- Just 255 watts rated power consumption - 3.88p/hour based on 15.32p/kWh
- Works efficiently from 10C to 20C temperatures - cheaper models do not perform at 10C
- Unique Meaco control logic that saves money and improves performance*
- Digital display to show you the current room reading
- Variable humidistat 30% - 80% Relative humidity in 5% steps
- Automatic, motorised louvre to direct the dry air through a wide angle
- Laundry room, drying area essential if not well ventilated.
- 1 - 24 hour off timer
- Child lock facility
- Strong carry handle - non-spill to remove water
- Easy glide castors, soft curved surfaces for safety.
- Two year warranty as standard, optional 5 year warranty
- Delivered price for mainland UK
De-humidifier Review HQ said - "Its hard not to be impressed with the Meaco 20L Platinum. It literally sucks water from the air and had no problem dealing with the harsh test conditions we put it through. It is really easy to use, comes packed with energy saving features and can be left to run virtually unattended. When compared to other refrigerant dehumidifiers we believe this one comes out on top and, because it is backed by Meacos fanatical support, is a perfect buy which you can have complete confidence in."
The most common question that we get asked by customers is 'How much does it cost to run a dehumidifier', which is a reflection of the cost of electricity in Britain these days. We have always made our dehumidifiers as efficient as possible to keep costs to a minimum and now with the Platinum Range of dehumidifiers we have taken this to a whole new level.
With this 20 litre in particular the savings can be huge, over £100 per year. Just compare it's power consumption of 255 watts with other 20 litre models on the market and you will start to see that the difference is considerable.
Unusually for a compressor dehumidifier the 20L Low Energy is an excellent performer at low temperatures as well, something that was noted in the Which? review.
The optional HEPA filter is proving to be very, very popular with customers and is the only type of filter that you can buy with a dehumidifier to remove allergens smaller than the eye can see from the air such as pollen, dust mites, mould spores and pet dander.
We have had the Platinum Range tested at a leading international independent laboratory in Hong Kong against the most up to date standard and it passed the highest possible level. To achieve this standard of excellence we had to make sure that each individual component was of the highest quality to maximise efficiency. This means that we can confidently say that the Meaco Platinum Range creates a new benchmark and their proven quality sets them apart from the rest of the market.
There are three models in the range, a 12 litre dehumidifier, this 20 litre model and the 25L De-humidifier (not stocked by Dryhomes), all offer lower running costs than their peers. The Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier is top of the Which? Best Buy table two years running and was Best on Test in a Scandinavian test as well.
The HEPA filter has proved to be a very popular extra with most people buying the HEPA filters when they buy the dehumidifier. The filters are what are called True HEPA filters which means that they conform to international standards and capture 99.97% of particles that have a size of 0.3µm or larger. This makes a huge difference to those that suffer from allergies and also will prolong the life of your dehumidifier. There is one free HEPA filter in the box so you can try it out to see if you feel the benefits.
*The unique Meaco control logic means that you get the best balance between saving money and accurate dehumidification. When the target relative humidity has been reached the dehumidifier will switch to fan only mode to check that the relative humidity is stable. It will then go to sleep for 30 minutes at which time it will wake up and run it's fan again to check the relative humidity once more. If the relative humidity has risen above the set point then the dehumidifier will start to operate again. This process saves a lot of money on electricity, especially when compared against dehumidifiers which keep their fans running permanently regardless of the level of humidity in the room.
We at Dryhomes are very proud to stock the Meaco Platinum Range and we feel that as a specialist dehumidifier manufacturer this is exactly what they should be doing, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and then challenging the industry and competition - designing and supplying dehumidifiers that move the technology forward.
Q 'How much does it cost to run a dehumidifier' -
A. 'A lot less than it used to, especially if you choose 'Meaco'.
NB We advises setting the control to 55% RH as this is well below the critical 65% where moulds begin to grow.