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Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L
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- Which? Best Buy 2014/2015/2016
- Multi- award winning desiccant dehumidifier
- Desiccant dehumidifiers are lighter - just 6.4Kgs
- Quieter on low fan speed - just 39dB
- Great for winter use as it warms the air as it dehumidifies
An 8 litre desiccant Dehumidifier that works at temperatures between 1 - 37 degrees C. It is very light and quiet with a laundry mode that makes this suitable for the home or garages, boats, motor homes, etc. The current version of the Meaco DD8L series represents 8 years of development of the desiccant dehumidifier and the very best domestic dehumidification technology available today. We have used our experience and just as importantly, listened to our customers, and redefined what was already a class leading dehumidifier.
The Meaco DD8L provides the best possible solution between energy saving and accurate dehumidification. When the target relative humidity is reached it runs its fan for 5 minutes to check that all is ok and then it turns itself off to save energy. Thirty minutes later it turns its fan back on and samples the air again for 5 more minutes. If the relative humidity has increased above its target it starts dehumidifying again, if the relative humidity is ok it goes back to sleep again for another 30 minutes. In a well sealed home/boat/caravan or garage this will mean that the fan will run for just 10 minutes an hour instead of 60, using just 1/6th of the power of other desiccant dehumidifiers. A small, but very important feature is that the dehumidifier allows you to select a quiet fan speed independent of the relative humidity that you might wish to select. This ensures that the dehumidifier will stay in quiet mode whenever you want absolute quiet, for example at night. Finally the dehumidifier turns off when the internal bucket is full and the bucket itself has a splash proof cover to make sure that not a drop is split as you pour the water away.
The only difference between the DD8L and the DD8L Junior is that the DD8L has an anti-bacterial filter and an ioniser to help keep the air cleaner, especially important for anyone who suffers from allergies. A by-product of the dehumidification process is that the DD8L warns the air by 10-12 degrees C as it dries, thus helping to warn the building. It should also be noted that a desiccant dehumidifier with an 8 litres a day extraction, is equivalent to a 16 or 20 litre compressor dehumidifier.
1 x Dehumidifier
1 x Quick start guide
1 x Continuous drainage hose
From the manufacturer
Meaco DD8L Desiccant Dehumidifier
Meaco DD8L Control Panel
- Use to prevent condensation, mould & damp
- Which? Best But in 2014, 2015 and 2016
- Can be used to dry laundry
- Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular in colder homes
Meaco DD8L Dehumidifier (is a Which? Best Buy 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular where people want a quieter, lighter dehumidifier or where the space is cold and would benefit from some warmth. If your application is below 10°C then desiccant is the best choice.
The DD8L series has won numerous British and international awards and is a tried and trusted solution where customers want or need an alternative to the traditional compressor dehumidifier.
The DD8L differs from the DD8L Junior in that it also has an anti-bacterial filter and an ioniser.
The Meaco DD8L was the first desiccant dehumidifier to win a Which? Best Buy Award
Easy to use controls and a variable humidistat allowing control at 40/50/60%rh and a Laundry mode.
Now with up to 80% reduction in energy consumption thanks to Meaco Control Logic.
Covered tank to prevent spillage.
Anti-bacterial filter and ioniser to help clean the air to keep your home air healthier for your family.
Comes with a hose in the box for continuous drainage if required.
Suitable for flats right through to a 5 bed house as well as colder applications like conservatories, garages and boats.
Brilliant at a wide range of applications.
Very popular to look after bikes and cars in a garage or boats and caravans over the winter.
Can dry laundry quickly because of the warm air created and high fan speed.
Small and lightweight. With it's small footprint it will not take up much space in your home.
A desiccant dehumidifier is particularly useful in a room you are struggling to heat because of the warmth that it generates.
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However mine has now stopped working and on contacting Meaco they are suggesting that it probably has dirt in it as I haven't been cleaning the filter every two weeks. As someone else has pointed out the filter is no more than a small plastic mesh rather than a cloth material and so will be useless at stopping dust getting in.
Meaco advised over the telephone that I could blow cold air through the air sensor holes to try and solve the problem (which didn't work) otherwise I would have to return it and they would charge me £70.00 for fixing it if it was the dirt causing the malfunction. Of course how would I know any different if they ultimately say it was dust causing the malfunction rather than another problem and charge me the £70.00 anyway. With the carriage and potential £70.00 charge I don't know if it's worth returning or buying a new unit.
So beware if you operate the unit in a dusty environment and it certainly isn't a dehumidifier that you can leave alone for any length of time, contrary to the product description which claims it is "great for unmanned situations like boats, caravan's & holiday homes over the winter". That doesn't stack up if you have to clean the "filter" every two weeks!
Although it may operate consistently at 39db at the quietest setting, it does make louder noises when it engages on/off, therefore for me its too noisy for a bedroom without unbroken sleep. However, it seems to deal with the bedroom if I leave the dehumidifier on the landing with the bedroom door open, so no need for it to be in the bedroom.
The design could be better. When you remove the water tray, water continues to drip from the dehumidifier on to the floor. The base is not smooth so it leaves a vey distinctive indent in the carpet (not great if you want to move it about). A dehumidifier is not supposed to be a feature, and it would look better without the blue stripes down the side and the gratuitous big green product logo on top.
Overall I would still buy again, but some subtle product adjustments could make this from something that does the job to a more desirable product.
I had previously used a EcoAir DD322 that only allows a power saving mode that keeps the humidity around 50% but because you can only set it to this level it burns through alot of electric even on a dry day. I decided to buy the Meaco as i had worked out it would probably pay for itself in electric savings within 4 months. Well a week into ownership and the humidity set at 60% the Meaco has probably saved me a pound a day compared to the old dehumidifier. I have a humidity meter about 5 metres away from the Meaco and its showing below 60% all the time so i know the dehumidifier is working as it should. Quite often when i go into the garage it is in its shut down mode where its resting for 30 minutes. Im very impressed with this unit and would recommend it to anyone looking for one. When in operation the heating effect is far more than my older Ecoair dehumidifier.
I switched it on straight out of the box and within a few minutes there was water in the bottom of the tray, within 3 hours of running on medium in our north facing bedroom the tray was full and the room felt warm (it's quite a large room). In the 2 days we've had it we must have emptied the full tray 4 times and that's with it just running during the day.
I'm a light sleeper and live in a rural location with no noise at all at night and therefore i wouldn't like to sleep with it in the same room with it running, even on the low setting, for other people it would be ok I think.
It's dead easy to use, lightweight easily moved to different parts of a large house and isn't visibly noticeable at all.
I bought it as we had a bad damp problem in this north facing bedroom and it seems to have dried this up in two days.
It looks pretty well made and robust enough to last.
I know it's early days but My wife and i are thrilled with it and would recommend it to anyone.
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