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 new 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 AED 600.00 Convert 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.
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 two models in the range, a 12 litre dehumidifier and this 20 litre model, both offer lower running costs than their peers. The Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier is our top of the range machine for the entire Meaco range of dehumidifiers and is full of exciting features;
- Number one dehumidifier in the Which? dehumidifier tests.
- The cheaper way to combat mould, condensation and damp in medium to 5 bedroom houses
- 20 litre dehumidifier
- Just 255 watts rated power consumption – 3.88p/hour based on 15.32p/kWh
- Unique Meaco control logic that saves money and improves performance*
- Digital display to show you the current room reading
- Variable humidistat from 30 to 80%rh is 5%rh steps
- Automatic, motorised louvre to direct the dry air through a wide angle
- 1 – 24 hour off timer
- Child lock facility
- Strong carry handle
- Easy glide castors
- Two year warranty as standard, optional 5 year warranty
- Optional HEPA filter for cleaner air
- Delivered price for mainland UK
Extraction rate 20 litres per day at 30°C and 80%rh 11.7 litres per day at 26.7°C 60%rh Digital Display Yes Variable humidistat Yes, from 30 to 80%rh in 5%rh steps Meaco control logic Yes Lourve Yes – motorised Air Flow (nominal) 160 cubic metres per hour Auto restart Yes Filter Yes Noise level Maximum 46dB(A) Power Supply Normal British 230V, 50Hz Power Consumption 255W Approximate electricity cost 3.88p/hour based on 15.32p/kWh Fan Speeds Two Operating Temperatures 5….35°C Refrigerant R134a Compressor type Rotary Tank 6 litres Dimensions (HWD) cm 67 x 42 x 33cm Weight 18.6Kgs
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.
*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. If the relative is ok then the dehumidifier will go back to sleep again for another 30 minutes. 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 are very proud of the Meaco Platinum Range and we feel that as a specialist dehumidifier manufacturer this is exactly what we should be doing, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and then challenging the industry to come and join us in designing and supplying dehumidifiers that move the technology forward and make the answer to ‘how much does it cost to run a dehumidifier’ – ‘a lot less than it used to, especially if you choose Meaco