Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier and Air Purifier 2 in 1- Dehumidifier For Medium to Large Size Homes – Controls Humidity & Cleans Air All Year Round with HEPA filter [Energy Class A]

Approximate electricity cost 2.53p/hour based on 15.32p/kWh 3.88p/hour based on 15.32p/kWh 4p/hour based on 15.32p/kWh
Air Flow 100m³/hour 160m³/hour 150/170/215/280m³/hour
Humidistat Yes, from 30 to 80% in 5%rh steps Yes, from 30 to 80% in 5%rh steps Yes, from 30 to 80% in 5%rh steps
Auto Restart
Noise Level Maximum 44dB(A) Maximum 46dB(A) 42/43/45/50dBA – depending on running mode
Electronic controls
Fan Speeds One Two Four
Filter Yes, Option of HEPA filter (one free in box to try) Yes, Option of HEPA filter (one free in box to try) Yes
Meaco Control Logic
Laundry Mode Yes Yes Yes, with 280m³/h air flow for super fast drying whilst using less energy

Weight: 12.6 kg
Dimensions: 38.5 x 59.5 x 29 cm; 12.6 Kilograms
Brand: Meaco
Model: 20L LE
Colour: White
Colour: White

131 Responses

  1. JaxonHardaway says:

     United Kingdom

    Love this, use in winter months when it’s damp. Definitely collect overnight as we only use during this time when we sleep. Cleared up window condensation, air is warmer after use so less use of house heating needed. Easy to use and empty. Is heavy when I move it upstairs but still manageable. Can wheel it around floor. Love the option to blow the moving fan around room. Pleased with purchase. Thank you

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I wanted to review this product after owning it for about 3 years.

    It deserves a great review as it has kept my basement damp-free for about 2 years. Originally, I would use it intermittently, but for about 2 years I have just kept it on as it doesn’t seem to affect my energy usage much.

    A top quality and one I spent a while comparing to others on the market, due to the purchase price being what I thought was high. In retrospect, it is a bargain.

  3. TamaraKearns says:

     United Kingdom

    verry happy with the product, works well and dehumidifiers the air pretty well. We keep it near the wet drying rack with wet clothes and after night they’re dry. Thank you.

  4. centurywf says:

     United Kingdom

    This dehumidifier is excellent when it comes to sucking up moisture. Seriously, it does excellent work with the humidity. And the best part is that it’s so quiet! is the real deal. It’s portable, so I can bring it wherever I need it most, in the living room or in the bedroom. Ideal for homes in the UK

  5. CathyNeace says:

     United Kingdom

    This is an amazing thing 100 better than a dryer any day and cost nothing to ru

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 9 From Our UsersBought a large detached house that had not been lived in for 15+years. This dehumidifier literally ran day and night for over 12 months (almost 24/7 moved to different rooms) and transformed the internal moisture levels to less than 40% throughout. It may be on the expensive side to buy, but the quality and features are brilliant. After such intensive use, it developed a fault and a quick call to Meaco (very helpful) and, after running some diagnostic tests, they shipped me a box and arranged a separate collection for an inspection and optional service (25?- no brainer!). Received an email a few days later saying it could not be repaired – but also saying they would ship a brand new replacement which arrived the day after the email! Faultless service, great machine and lovely company to deal with. I won’t hesitate to buy from them again.

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    We bought this dehumidifier because we live in a flat in London so we dry our clothes indoors. Last year the humidity levels would be around 70-80% but they are now around 50%.
    The dehumifier is very efficient and with the filter we also ensure the air we breath is cleaner.
    One of the purchases we have made through Amazon.

  8. Neil Ochs says:

     United Kingdom

    The unit is compact and manoeuvrable. It extract moisture very well and the humidity in my flat has come down considerably as the windows don’t drip with condensation any more. On the down side it is louder on high than I would like.

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersWe live on the coast in the far north of Scotland, in a 2 bedroomed bungalow. Bought the 12L dehumidifier because we have a problem with small damp patches on both of our north facing bedroom walls. Over time we’ve tried most basic remedies for dealing with this, but finally, after much research, decided on the Meaco.
    Delivery was very fast. The dehumidifier was upside down when we opened the package, and instructions say to leave for 4 hours in upright position before using. We left the machine for 24 hours to be sure. Switched on and followed easy instructions to set up. The humidity level showed 64% at first, and we set it for 40%. Within a very short time, humidity showed 54%, and after 19 hours the 2.5 litre tank was full. Machine switched off, beeped x 4 and red light flashed. Emptied tank, replaced, and machine switched on again. 15 hours later, tank needed emptying again, and humidity down to 49-50%. The machine is in our bedroom, and we have no problem with the noise level. Keeping all the room doors open, so expect it to take a while before the machine gets to set level. So far it’s costing about 1.00 a day to run, but expect this to be less once set humidity level is reached. Early days, but very impressed so far, and truly amazed at how much water this little machine has collected.

  10. JohnieAngela says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI was surprised the first day I used it. It collected 6 litres of water in 24 hours. But it collects around 3 litres of water in 24 hours these days and moulds stopped to appear in the cold spaces of the house. It reduces 80 degrees moisture level to 38 in 5 hours if the room temperature is 20 selcius. The price of this product is high comparing with other similar brands. In total I am fairly satisfied with purchasing this product after two weeks of using it.

  11. LonnyA23ttf says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersThe best thing I have ever ever bought, even my husband agrees.
    Sucks up every bit of moisture in the air after showering or steam ironing or after boiling saucepans on the hob. No more damp / mould. A brilliant bit of kit. Supposed to be cheap to run but I haven’t had the bill yet. Even so, I won’t quibble about the bill being a bit higher, assuming it is, because the benefits one of these brings, far outweighs any negatives.
    Only negative, and it is a picky one, is that it’s very heavy. It’s okay if moving from one room to another as it glides on wheels. Taking it up or downstairs is a bit of a maul. Do what I do and get a strapping son to do it for you.
    Can’t praise this item enough, you’ve got to get one. I got the bigger version and glad I did.

  12. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI’ve been after one of these for a while, but due to the energy prices they’ve been pretty hard to get.

    I finally managed to get one and it’s massively better than the old one we have, which took days to dry washing. I dried a full load of clothes and 2 bath sheets from a previous load overnight in the dining room, going from nearly 80% humidity to just under 50% by the time we woke up and checked it. Everything dry, no issues.

    2 drawbacks, however. It is a bit noisy so make sure it’s far enough away from your bedroom overnight, and it’s really heavy even without water in it. Not an issue if it just sits in the same place, but if you move it about it is something to consider.

    All in all, 8/10. Dries really well, reasonably quiet (you can hear a quiet hum from the next room, but you couldn’t sleep with it on in the same room etc). Quite heavy but then again it does draw a lot of water out of the room it’s in, so worth the trade off.

  13. DorotheUQU says:

     United Kingdom

    It’s a bit noisy but the real benefits and the difference it makes way out way this negative in my view

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 9 From Our UsersWe were lucky to snatch up this 20 L Meaco dehumidifier up before it sold out. We bought it because we were noticing a ridiculous amount of condensation on our windows in our 3 bed house and we wanted a more cost effective way to dry out laundry in the winter. Let me tell you, it does the job and it does it well. The amount of water it collects is a massive eye opener, even when you don’t think it is humid in your house, believe it is. It has a nice feature that shuts off when tank is full and a child lock to ensure settings don’t change. It is quite heavy to lift so I would advise finding an area like the landing and keep all doors open in the house to draw the moisture to the unit. The Air Purifier mode is such a lovely touch and the complimentary HEPA Filter works amazingly. The house smells so much fresher and we can breathe better as some of us have allergies. It works well in cold temperatures when the heating isn’t on and makes the house warmer just by removing moisture from the air. I would definitely recommend this to anyone I know. It’s worth every penny.

  15. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersSensible price, I’ve used it now for a few months and I’m very happy with it. I live in a 3 bed mid terrace that had some damp patches on the walls. Now gone. I don’t have a tumble dryer so drying clothes was becoming difficult. Takes 2 days to dry with humidifier running. House feels a little warmer when it runs. Running for 24 hrs a day at the moment, costing 6 p per hour to run (Dec 2022) Didn’t think at first it was all thar quiet but got used to it now. Hardly notice it. Mainly use in the living room but easy to move upstairs. Pleased I chose this model.

  16. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It is very quiet and l like the streamline shape the main reason l bought a dehumidifier was for drying laundry and l am very happy with this product washing day’s are never a problem now as it is so much quicker to dry clothes than any heated airer l wouldn’t be without it .

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 12 From Our UsersI bought this less than a week ago, to help with the coldness felt now it’s coming into autumn. WOW!!! In the first 11 hours, it took out just over 3 litres of water from my front room/ dining room. Since then, have moved it around the house, ( 2 bedroomed, 1 bathroom, 2 downstairs rooms and kitchen), end terrace, and probably taken out 20 litres or more. I have left it on during the night, and even during the day when I go to work. Coming home, is great, as well as in the morning, because it takes out that dampness and with it recycling the air, which is slightly warmer, it definitely takes the chill out of the room. This has worked so well, that I have ordered a second one for upstairs. I have put the central heating on a couple of times, just because it’s been chilly, and because of the moisture being taken out of the house, I’ve had to turn down the central heating, because it’s not had to work so hard to heat the house. This machine is a game changer. It’s a bit pricey, BUT in the whole, I think it will help reduce the heating bills and will eventually pay for itself.

  18. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this to go in the cupboard under the stairs so we could speed up the time it takes to dry our laundry on a clothes horse. We checked the energy ratings and according to 2022 guidelines this model costs about 3p per hour (compared to a guzzly tumbler) and you only need to leave it on overnight to dry a full load of washing. There’s a timer setting so you can whack that on and forget about the drying for the evening. Would shamelessly recommend!

  19. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Will beat you in a drinking competition.. Jokes aside this is a great buy, more energy efficient than rivals . removes moisture at great speed. Living in a studio apartment with kitchen and bedroom all integrated when I cook or do my washing there is a great deal of moisture that causes mold growth, insomnia . Even moisture from my own breathing overnight can accumulate. This dehumidifier takes care of all that and keeps humidity at an ideal 40% for sleep. before purchase the level was at 65-75% which was too uncomfortable and caused interrupted sleep

  20. FreddyODoherty says:

     United Kingdom

    Decided to try this instead of a tumble-drier in small utility room. I hang as much as I can from clothes hangers – so putting stuff away afterwards involves little work. Can’t hear it running with the door shut. Did worry that my clothes might start to smell musty – as damp for hours whilst drying. Not so. Everything but thick towels, trainers (yes!) and sweatshirts/jogging-pants dries within four hours. The other stuff I leave to dry overnight (after emptying the tank). Now hang my outerwear and umbrella in the room as well – to benefit from the drying. Even if it doesn’t save power (I don’t know) it’s so easy. I’m converted.

  21. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Received my item in good condition, delivery was great as well.

    It was easy to setup, ease to use and it comes with a free HEPA filter.

    Ran the dehumidifier function for 4-6 hours and compared to room humidity to my humidity thermometer and it’s identical. Able to see moisture being absorb in the water tank.

    Purifier works as intended, noticed that I don’t sneeze or cough that much anymore due to allergies. Fan noise was okay for me when running the purifier mode, I was able to sleep with it on but the when running the dehumidifier mode, the fan noise is loud and since my model doesn’t comes with fan speed options, probably just gonna use the dehumidifier mode on daytime.

    Product isn’t too big and perfect for a single room use (rental room) and easy to travel with if you’re moving from place to place.

    Looking forward to updating my initial review after 6 months of usage.

    Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier and Air Purifier 2 in 1

  22. CathariLawes says:

     United Kingdom

    Does what it says on the box. Happy with product.

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    4l over 6 hours is pretty darn good. It likes watts. Not using energy rated as suggested in said RH/TEMP on box. Uses 280watts in its peak. Well that’s what the tester says. Goes from 230-280 in its highest working conditions 25c 60rh. 4l over 6hrs. Heats the whole house. Even though we got it just to get damp out of 1 room. 6hrs 4l later the room is bone dry room RH down from 67% to 41 went back up to 48 28hrs later. We also use it 1hr during the day & 1hr during the evening to heat up the house. Only gas needed for hot water now. With gas going up 33% this is a product that will increase the electricity bill but cut gas by 80%. So, it pays for the watts it uses, you have to look at it like that. Cause over 48hrs we’ve used 17kwh as opposed to our normal 5-8 kwh. But we’ve used 30mins of gas for hot water instead of 6hrs a day in gas so 11.5hrs in gas not used. About 7-8. Electricity will cost 58cents after vat and all that. So, about 4e worth of extra watts and 7-8 in gas saved. So, total savings 3-4. Love the free HEPA filter. Thank you.

  24. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A friend was telling me how good these are, and I saw this on sale.
    Works well at drying washing faster, with an easy to use water tray.

  25. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a must have for every household. It is doing a great job. I didn’t regret my purchase at all. I will buy more.

  26. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    The unit is fairly quiet and not intrusive. I tested the energy use and it is very efficient costing penny’s to run for an hou

  27. DamarisBasser says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Got this to dry washing quicker and it works! Stops the damp in the room very impressed easy to use, make sure you read the instructions though

  28. Alejand3527 says:

     United Kingdom

    This de-humidifier does a great job by removing 12+litres of water out of the house everyday and hardly uses any electricity.

  29. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Had a problem with condensation causing mould on an outside wall. Now no longer a problem. Also works well to help dry washing when it’s wet outside and you have to hang it up indoors.

  30. RobertaMajors says:

     United Kingdom

    we have high moisture levels on our thermometer and we have both been suffering with coughs and sneezes for awhile and could not seem to shift permanently. I then researched and bought this model because it has the air purifer in it as i do suffer with allergies . I can not tell how much energy it is using. I ran it for 2 days 24/7 in the bedroom and in the evening had to place it in the hallway.
    The noise level does not bother me in the least but my husbands hearing is very sensitive and as sharp as a pin and I knew it would bother him although we have not tried it. It has collected alot of water so far and we are both very pleased with this purchase.

  31. Celia18Iwnon says:

     United Kingdom

    We had alot of condensation in our conservatory, literally pouring down the glass.
    A bit apprehensive buying this, as wasn’t sure if it was up to the job. We’ll I’m glad I did, such an amazing dehumidifier, cleared the windows in no time.
    Brilliant product!!!