Meaco DD8L Desiccant dehumidifier – a Which? Best Buy!
The Meaco DD8L is a desiccant dehumidifier so does not have a compressor or cooling coils, making it lighter, quieter and more energy efficient than a traditional dehumidifier.
This has several advantages.
Whatever the temperature the DD8L will remove up to 8 litres of water per day. This is equivalent to a 20 litre compressor dehumidifier in the house and a considerably larger, industrial, machine in the garage.
The air coming out of the DD8L will be about 10 to 12°C warmer than the air that goes into it. Very useful for drying washing and warming cold areas of the house.
The lack of a compressor makes the DD8L dehumidifier about half as heavy as a normal dehumidifier. This also means that the DD8L is quieter than even the smallest dehumidifiers available.
As is the case with all desiccant machines the running wattage of the DD8L is higher than that of a compressor based machine. But one has to take into account the fact that desiccant machines get the job done faster and are therefore on for less time. The end result in terms of consumption is very similar. Practical Boat Owner found that it extracted water several times faster than any of the compressor machines on test.
Using a dehumidifier means that the air is drier, if the air is drier there are less water molecules in the air for your heating system to heat. This makes your heating more efficient and you feel warmer. This means that it costs you less to heat the house and you will be able to turn your thermostat down. It is more than likely that the money you save on heating the air will be more than you spend on running the dehumidifier.
Ioniser and nano silver anti-bacterial filter
The ioniser and the nano silver anti-bacterial filter helps to remove bacteria, mould and dust particles from the air. The nano silver filter helps to prevent the filter from becoming impregnated with bacteria making it safer for people who suffer from allergies.
Three fan speeds
There are 3 fan speed – low and high as well as a laundry mode for extra drying
The Meaco DD8L dehumidifier is ideal for a 2 bedroom house or large cellar. As a desiccant dehumidifier which is able to cope with low temperatures it is also very suitable for large garages, cellars, boats, caravans, motor home and anywhere there is a cold, damp environment.