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Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier/Air Purifier

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R 6,699.00
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  • Helps to prevent condensation, mould, and damp issues
  • Multi Award Winning Dehumidifier
  • Low Energy Dehumidifier that leads the way to lower bills
  • Free HEPA filter to help clean the air
  • Air purifier mode for summer use
  • For cellars, medium to 5 bedroom homes and archives
  • Part of the exclusive Meaco Platinum Range
  • Two year parts and labour warranty
  • Option of extending warranty to five years
Description

The Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifier, part of new Platinum Range of Meaco dehumidifiers, is a proven way to dehumidify whilst using less energy. If you live in a three to five bedroom house and suffer from condensation, mould or damp then this model will deliver excellent results.

Using just 255 watts of power and with the unique Meaco Control logic technology, you get a very cost effective and accurate solution to drying your home and dealing with damp. The Meaco system runs the dehumidifier to your chosen target relative humidity and then once the humidity has stabilised it puts the dehumidifier into sleep mode waking it up every 30 minutes to test the air until it has to start dehumidifying again.

This dehumidifier is packed with lots of useful features like a motorised rotating louvre to help dry washing faster, a large front loading water tank, two fan speeds, an off timer, a digital display to show you the room humidity, a variable humidistat and a child lock. It comes with a strong carry handle and large castors to make it easy to move the dehumidifier when you want to dry laundry or dry the kitchen or bathroom.

Extraction Rate
Room Conditions Maximum Water Extraction Wattage
5°C and 60%rh 1.4 Litres Per Day 173 Watts
10°C and 60%rh 2.50 Litres Per Day 153 Watts
15°C and 60%rh 4.80 Litres Per Day 199 Watts
20°C and 60%rh 7.60 Litres Per Day 216 Watts
25°C and 60%rh 9.60 Litres Per Day 243 Watts
30°C and 60%rh 13.20 Litres Per Day 270 Watts
5°C and 80%rh 2.40 Litres Per Day 177 Watts
10°C and 80%rh 5.10 Litres Per Day 159 Watts
15°C and 80%rh 7.92 Litres Per Day 209 Watts
20°C and 80%rh 12.80 Litres Per Day 228 Watts
25°C and 80%rh 15.84 Litres Per Day 260 Watts
30°C and 80%rh 19.70 Litres Per Day 294 Watts
Technical Specifications
Compressor or Desiccant? Compressor
Power Consumption 255W
Energy Usage (based on R1.46 per kw/hr) - continuous running 37c per hour
Noise level Maximum 46dB(A)
Air Flow (nominal) 160m³/hour
Humidistat Yes, from 30 to 80%rh in 5%rh steps
Meaco Control Logic Yes
Auto restart Yes
Child Lock Yes
Electronic controls Yes
Fan Speeds Two
Filter Yes - HEPA filter with added Air Purification Mode
Laundry Mode Yes
Louvre Yes - motorised
Digital Display Yes
Ioniser No
Off Timer Yes
Continuous drainage option Yes - hose not included
Tank 6 litres
Compressor type Rotary
Operating Temperatures 5....35°C
Power Supply 230V, 50Hz
Refrigerant R134a
Dimensions (HWD) mm 595 x 385 x 290mm
Weight 12.6Kgs
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06/04/2019
Tina
South Africa South Africa

Top quality product and great service

The Meaco 20 L is a very well designed machine, easy to use and move around. Although it makes a sound while working, it is not noisy. As another reviewer says, the build quality is very high, and the water container is easy to remove and put back. I have not found the interface to be difficult at all. You set the desired humidity, and the machine remains on until the humidity reaches that level. Then it goes into standby. It wakes up every 30 minutes, tests the humidity and then goes to sleep again if the humidity is still low, or starts working if it has risen above the set level. The machine can also be used for air purification by using a HEPA filter and setting it to use the fan only. It comes with a free HEPA filter in the box. I received excellent advice from Solenco about which size unit to buy, and great support when I've had questions about settings. We have had no problems with the Meaco at all and are very satisfied with our purchase. We bought the Meaco in Feb 2019 to help control high humidity in our Pietermaritzburg house. In December 2018, the humidity inside was so high that we had mildew growing on our leather sofas and wooden furniture! Since getting the Meaco, this hasn't happened again. I highly recommend the machine and Solenco.

Solenco

Hi Tina, we are glad that we could you. thank you for your review.

RH
08/02/2018
Richard Hagan
South Africa South Africa

Fantastic high end product let down by confusing setup

This is my second Meaco dehumidifier, having previously owned a DD8L which gave up after 3 years of hard work. On the whole I'm very happy with my purchase. The 20L has a much better perceived build quality with a bunch of features that I am really enjoying compared to the DD8L. The water tank is a hefty 6 litres meaning it can run for longer before needing to be emptied and when that time does come, the tank slides out effortlessly (versus the DD8L which you have to really wrestle with) and there's a nifty carry handle allowing you to take the tank away for emptying very easily. The unit comes pre-assembled with small castor wheels on its base so you can move the unit around really easily, which is good because it's a lot heavier than the DD8L due to its compressor system. Overall the 20L has a really beautiful look and feel - all the edges are rounded and clean and everything about it oozes luxury. My biggest and only complaint is that I found (and continue to find) the setup of the 20L to be very confusing and user unfriendly. To set the desired relative humidity, you are required to flick through a selection of values on the 3 digit LCD screen and then stop when you reach the one you want but it is never clear to me whether or not I got that bit right, especially because there are other values at the end of that list that again, are only selected by flicking through that list. There is no confirmation from the software that you have selected a particular value. It's literally just as confusing as it sounds. Then secondly, the 20L appears to jump between relative humidity readouts. It's frequently happened to us that it'll be in standby with a reading of 75 on the LCD, then switch itself on and instantly the reading drops to 55 or 56 which is roughly what I set the target humidity to (or at least, I think I did). The only thing I can think is that the 75 on the LCD reflects something other than the relative humidity? I really have no idea. Another related confusion is that I've found sometimes the 20L will be in standby for some time, then switch itself on and run for maybe 30 seconds, then go back into standby mode. It doesn't make any sense why it would do that - how can 30 seconds make any difference to the humidity? Ultimately all I can say is that right now I'm living in hope that the 20L is doing what I think it's supposed to be doing. One aspect I'm really enjoying is that the air produced by the 20L is not heated as it is in the case of the DD8L (due to the different dehumidification tech employed by the two units), so it's not constantly heating up our small apartment. For those of us living in hot climates, this is really a difference that I value versus the DD8L. If you live in a hot area, consider rather getting the 20L. Despite my complaints, I would buy the 20L again. It's a slick unit with excellent build quality, a nice big water tank and an overall pleasant experience (if you can ignore the horrible software/configuration aspect). I give it 4 stars: Minus 1 thanks to the confusing setup/operation elements.