EcoAir ECO DD122 Desiccant Dehumidifier - £99.99 @ Amazon
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EcoAir ECO DD122 Desiccant Dehumidifier - £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Dec 2015
If you're looking for a quiet, quality dehumidifier, then this is a great option at a great price.
Normally around £150
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Usually £130, heat
going to get this later bargain thanks
I just went for the one they had on a lightning deal for £99 this one

Didn't like the fact that this was around 600W where the one I got is around 230W.

Edited by: "sprite127594" 2nd Dec 2015
I have the "classic" version of this, and I love it. I can recommend this British brand. I can recommend dessicant over compressor. Just decide whether you want to save a few quid with this "simple" model, with the manual controls, or try to get a deal on the Classic, which has more intelligent controls.

I dry laundry with mine in 4 hours and then it's packed away (instead of loads of racks everywhere for days). It clears condensation in the bathroom after a shower. Our black mold problem is significantly reduced. Owned it for a year with no issues, and no noticeable jump in electricity bill
agitatedclimax

http://www.ecoair.org/desiccant-or-compressor.html



This is why I went with a compressor. Our house never gets below 15°c in which case the compressor should do fine at a lot less wattage.
Cracking deal. I bought this model last year and it's fantastic. I also purchased the Lightning Deal for the other model yesterday linked to in a previous post.
I own the "EcoAir DD122 MK5 Desiccant Classic Dehumidifier with Ioniser and Silver Nano Filter" myself for about four years. It is a bit more costly to buy, but well worth the money invested. No faults, and the results are very good in lowering moisture and giving a nice smelling fresh and worm air! Recommend this dehumidifier!
Edited by: "Raimonds" 2nd Dec 2015
agitatedclimax

http://www.ecoair.org/desiccant-or-compressor.html



That's utter nonsense, we ordered one of these (actually the better spec model) a few months back to assist with drying washing, sure enough it pulled a constant 600W and pumps most of that out as heat effectively acting as a massive heater too which isn't what we wanted. After a couple of hours running we were tipping away pretty much the same amount of water as the compressor based unit it replaced. I sent it back and ordered a compressor based (Ecoair) model which is using a quarter of the power and after a couple of hours.... we're tipping away the same amount of water.

Bought one of these last year to combat a very damp flat.
Worth every penny
sprite127594

I just went for the one they had on a lightning deal for £99 this … I just went for the one they had on a lightning deal for £99 this oneDidn't like the fact that this was around 600W where the one I got is around 230W.




It only uses 580W on 'Turbo' mode. On regular it uses about 300W so have it on for an hour and it will cost about 3-4p.

(FYI don't trust the maths of the 'most helpful' review on amazon he over estimates the costs)
Edited by: "lidds" 2nd Dec 2015
Very good make. I have bought 3 over the years for different people/property. Pushes out a gentle heat. A genuine reduction too. Does need a lot of emptying in a damp environment though
Having never had one of these where would you normally position it in a semi-detached house? I get masses of condensation on my window in my bedroom sometimes. I wouldn't want it in the bedroom making noise though. Nor would I want it in the bathroom as per comment above
lidds

It only uses 580W on 'Turbo' mode. On regular it uses about 300W so have … It only uses 580W on 'Turbo' mode. On regular it uses about 300W so have it on for an hour and it will cost about 3-4p.(FYI don't trust the maths of the 'most helpful' review on amazon he over estimates the costs)


I think it Only uses 300W in the very lowest mode. The compressor uses 230W in its very highest mode.
sprite127594

I think it Only uses 300W in the very lowest mode. The compressor uses … I think it Only uses 300W in the very lowest mode. The compressor uses 230W in its very highest mode.


There are only two modes, regular and turbo. In most instances regular will be perfectly fine and only uses 300W. It really is a good buy for £100 especially in winter when drying clothes inside. I also looked at the one you bought which has really good reviews too. Either way both are miles better than the £30/40 ones you see in Aldi!!
a humidifier makes more sense in winter with the central heating on
excellent price for an excellent dehumidifier. I've had this model for about 3 years, and a compressor type, ebac, for about 10 years. Compressor types are much heavier so more difficult to move around. As to power use, the ebac is 230W, the dessicant is 400W on low and 800W on high.
The critical thing deciding which is the cheaper to use in order to remove a certain amount is water is the temperature. compressor types simply don't remove much at all below about 15C, and only start removing at a decent rate in high humidity and high temperatures, say about 25C. DEssicants remove water at all temperatures.

The other thing to say is that at25C in the UK you're unlikely to have adamp problem. if your house is below 15C for much of the time, you have a high chance of having a damp problem. The conclusion from all this is that most in the UK are much better off with a dessicant dehumidifier such as the one here.

BTW, you can largely ignore the bumpf which says 'removes 8/10/15litres per day'. That would only happen at very high temps and 100% relative humidity.
i've been using this dehumidifier for over a year now and it is the best I have tested. I compared it to Bliss ones which are being sold by b&q so I placed both next to each other in a room with wet loundry. After 2hrs ecoair's container was about 0.5l and bliss's was maybe 50ml.
We use it mostly for loundry drying during non summer months. When set to max power it dries out a whole washing machine of loundry in 2-3hrs so yout clothes don't become smelly. Its a must when you have babies.
I also have Ecoair air conditioner installed in our bedroom and it works perfectly also.
Edited by: "cezar91" 2nd Dec 2015
I've been using one for years, and prefer it to compressors because:

It's quieter.
It's smaller.
Whilst it does use more power, it also heats the air as it dries, so we don't need to use central heating as much which offsets the cost of it using more power. It also means it can be used in a cold flat.

Our problem was a well-insulated new build flat, with a bathroom that only has an extractor fan, no windows.

So the combination of drying clothes indoors, limited moisture removal from the bathroom, and our own exhalation at night, led to condensation on our windows and window frames, and dreaded mold!

With this humidifier, we could set the humidistat to keep a (roughly) consistent level of humidity in the flat (roughly as it was a little bit off compared to a standalone humidity monitor I got), and bang it on turbo when we had washing hung up.

Washing dried quickly, so it wasn't standing out in the lounge for as long, and used less electricity than the tumble-drier, with the added benefit of heating the flat.

The only real downside is if you have humidity issues during the summer, then compressor is the king.
Had this over a year, bought to get rid of winter condensation and must say it's great. Used it all last winter and using it again now on the landing and in conservatory.. Paid £120, well worth it.
I've had one for about a year, it's very good and i'm happy with it. Previously I had a Meaco DD8L which collected more water, faster and therefore spent more time in standby but - I went through three of them in a year and a half, not reliable in my case.
I would recommend this make / model.
Edited by: "LostWelshman" 2nd Dec 2015
Excellent price. However ours is less than a year old and is now leaking, pond of water on the floоr after each use
Edited by: "prichuda" 2nd Dec 2015
Great little machines, quiet and efficient. They used to do a rebranded version of these in screwfix/b&q too so might be worth checking offers there
sprite127594

I just went for the one they had on a lightning deal for £99 this … I just went for the one they had on a lightning deal for £99 this oneDidn't like the fact that this was around 600W where the one I got is around 230W.


That is a compressor type so not as effective as desiccant types. Well not as effective in UK weather! I would go for this one but horses for courses.
is this useful for people with asthma and sleeping problems at night? thanks
I got mine from Amazon for 109 quid so this is a bargain. But... I am on my third one already so thank god for the 2 year warranty and Amazon's easy returns i.e. they send a replacement and then you send the faulty one back.
We currently have a Delonghi humidifier which laps up loads of water in our Victorian 4 bed semi. Our house is large however so the range is contained to a single room so is fairly limited, I've learned over time to keep windows closed, close toilet doors etc but it still only has limited reach. Can anyone confirm what the range of the EcoAir is like and how effective it is in a larger house?
grahamc2003

excellent price for an excellent dehumidifier. I've had this model for … excellent price for an excellent dehumidifier. I've had this model for about 3 years, and a compressor type, ebac, for about 10 years. Compressor types are much heavier so more difficult to move around. As to power use, the ebac is 230W, the dessicant is 400W on low and 800W on high.The critical thing deciding which is the cheaper to use in order to remove a certain amount is water is the temperature. compressor types simply don't remove much at all below about 15C, and only start removing at a decent rate in high humidity and high temperatures, say about 25C. DEssicants remove water at all temperatures.The other thing to say is that at25C in the UK you're unlikely to have adamp problem. if your house is below 15C for much of the time, you have a high chance of having a damp problem. The conclusion from all this is that most in the UK are much better off with a dessicant dehumidifier such as the one here.BTW, you can largely ignore the bumpf which says 'removes 8/10/15litres per day'. That would only happen at very high temps and 100% relative humidity.


Always go for the compressor type if you want decent performance at removing water from the air in your room. As they really only cater for one room.
It's very unusual to have below 15C in your room/house, even with the heating off, your room/house should be at above 16, otherwise you really have to take care of that building, have some insulation installed, double glazing, generally check what the problem is.
At above 15C, there is no competition, a compressor type dehumidifier will remove 2 to 3 times more water from the air consuming less energy (230W v 600W typically), but remember that because compressor types are so much more powerful, they only need to work 20 mins or so per hour, while a desiccant type will run for much longer, sometimes the full hour. So don't measure consumption just instantly, but for the duration needed to achieve the same relative humidity level in the room.
Also keep in mind that contrary to what most seem to think, the air in the winter time is actually much drier than in the summer time, so if you do have a humidity/damp problem, you will need to run a dehumidifier in the summer as well. as for the winter, as above, you need to address the low temperature issue in your house, 99% of the times the solution being proper insulation.
Desiccant type will also distribute some chemicals in the air and smells, some are sensitive to them more than others, but you usually want your air clean, no chemicals added.

Edited by: "MaximusRo" 2nd Dec 2015
fat-pudding

That's utter nonsense, we ordered one of these (actually the better spec … That's utter nonsense, we ordered one of these (actually the better spec model) a few months back to assist with drying washing, sure enough it pulled a constant 600W and pumps most of that out as heat effectively acting as a massive heater too which isn't what we wanted. After a couple of hours running we were tipping away pretty much the same amount of water as the compressor based unit it replaced. I sent it back and ordered a compressor based (Ecoair) model which is using a quarter of the power and after a couple of hours.... we're tipping away the same amount of water.


For me the heat it produces is a plus, in the heart of winter we don't have the heating on over-night so when I used compressors they didn't take as much moisture out of the air plus compressors are too noisy! But compressor's are solid tech and cheaper per hour to run- of course (in my case/house) they don't take as much water out over that hour so not convinced they are cheaper to run when comparing time per litre of water removed. I would argue a lot/most people would benefit from a desiccant over a compressor- unless they either live in South-East Asia!
kr00t0n

I've been using one for years, and prefer it to compressors because:It's … I've been using one for years, and prefer it to compressors because:It's quieter.It's smaller.Whilst it does use more power, it also heats the air as it dries, so we don't need to use central heating as much which offsets the cost of it using more power. It also means it can be used in a cold flat.Our problem was a well-insulated new build flat, with a bathroom that only has an extractor fan, no windows.So the combination of drying clothes indoors, limited moisture removal from the bathroom, and our own exhalation at night, led to condensation on our windows and window frames, and dreaded mold!With this humidifier, we could set the humidistat to keep a (roughly) consistent level of humidity in the flat (roughly as it was a little bit off compared to a standalone humidity monitor I got), and bang it on turbo when we had washing hung up.Washing dried quickly, so it wasn't standing out in the lounge for as long, and used less electricity than the tumble-drier, with the added benefit of heating the flat.The only real downside is if you have humidity issues during the summer, then compressor is the king.


You're bound to have humidity issues during the summer if you have them during the winter.
The heat generated by a dehumidifier is actually an issue, not a blessing... That is why I recommend compressor.
chapchap

That is a compressor type so not as effective as desiccant types. Well … That is a compressor type so not as effective as desiccant types. Well not as effective in UK weather! I would go for this one but horses for courses.


Yes it is as long as temps in your house is above 15c.
quiet, quality dehumidifier
MaximusRo

Always go for the compressor type if you want decent performance at … Always go for the compressor type if you want decent performance at removing water from the air in your room. As they really only cater for one room.It's very unusual to have below 15C in your room/house, even with the heating off, your room/house should be at above 16, otherwise you really have to take care of that building, have some insulation installed, double glazing, generally check what the problem is.At above 15C, there is no competition, a compressor type dehumidifier will remove 2 to 3 times more water from the air consuming less energy (230W v 600W typically), but remember that because compressor types are so much more powerful, they only need to work 20 mins or so per hour, while a desiccant type will run for much longer, sometimes the full hour. So don't measure consumption just instantly, but for the duration needed to achieve the same relative humidity level in the room. Also keep in mind that contrary to what most seem to think, the air in the winter time is actually much drier than in the summer time, so if you do have a humidity/damp problem, you will need to run a dehumidifier in the summer as well. as for the winter, as above, you need to address the low temperature issue in your house, 99% of the times the solution being proper insulation.Desiccant type will also distribute some chemicals in the air and smells, some are sensitive to them more than others, but you usually want your air clean, no chemicals added.



Not sure where you get your information regarding the efficiency of water extraction from, but i've read unbiased and respected test reports showing the opposite to your view. My own experience of using both for years agrees with those tests. The cheapest method of removing water under almsot all uk home sceanrios is using dessicants. That is, even though using more power, they remove proportionally more water than compressor types undr almost all circumstances.

You pollution/chemical point seems to be nothing more than scaremongering.

Your point about being needed in summer if dehumidification is needed in winter is also completely incorrect. Our problems of condensation only occur in winter, and I know why that is the case. Relative humidity increases as temperatures decrease, so condensation/damp usually only occurs in colder months (unless there are structural problems in your property).

Given that damp/humidity are due to too low a temperature, the heating from a dessicant type is welcomed and a further benefit. The temperature rise itself lowers the rh in addition to the water removed from the air.
sprite127594

Yes it is as long as temps in your house is above 15c.


That is the point everyone should be aware of- if your house is always warm/heating always on (even at 2/3/4/5am etc) a compressor is a good choice. But...if not, they are a not as effective by half.
chapchap

For me the heat it produces is a plus, in the heart of winter we don't … For me the heat it produces is a plus, in the heart of winter we don't have the heating on over-night so when I used compressors they didn't take as much moisture out of the air plus compressors are too noisy!



Sure, but I have gas central heating so that's a quarter of the cost to run to heat the house and we only use the dehumidifier upstairs when drying washing so I don't want it so hot in bedrooms. I also found that the Ecoair compressor dehumidifier is pretty much the same noise level as this! Yes it is slightly louder but in real terms negligible.
fat-pudding

Sure, but I have gas central heating so that's a quarter of the cost to … Sure, but I have gas central heating so that's a quarter of the cost to run to heat the house and we only use the dehumidifier upstairs when drying washing so I don't want it so hot in bedrooms. I also found that the Ecoair compressor dehumidifier is pretty much the same noise level as this! Yes it is slightly louder but in real terms negligible.


My house must be buggered- if we leave the heating on it gets boiling so switch it off at night. But by the morning it is freezing so windows get horrible condensation. We must have very good hearing as the noise difference is easy to pick up- esp. the times the old compressor switched on. That made a bit of a sudden,loudish noise which could startle us.
Thank you for posting this deal OP. I was gutted at missing the Lightning deal on the compressor type previously and was going to order at regular price. Have ordered this one now.
MaximusRo

You're bound to have humidity issues during the summer if you have them … You're bound to have humidity issues during the summer if you have them during the winter. The heat generated by a dehumidifier is actually an issue, not a blessing... That is why I recommend compressor.



Well I'm glad you know more about my flat than I do, even though I have lived here for 5 years, lol.

No issues with humidity in the summer, as the humidity in the winter is DUE to insulation and not opening the windows. In the summer we can have the windows open, so there is no build up of humidity from our showers, laundry, or breathing.

Both systems have their pros and cons, and this particular one have more pros FOR ME.

YMMV.
Very tempted. Can someone who already has one of these answer me a question please?

The bedrooms currently suffer from really bad condensation in the winter months, we currently use a Karcher window vac each morning to get rid of the worst of it, although it's a bit time consuming in the morning rush to do all 3 bedrooms. SWMBO, while open to the idea of removing the damp (and presumably helping remove the musty smell it brings), refuses to have a dehumidifier running all night, no matter how quiet. So, would I be able to run it for an hour each morning (presumably on the high setting) and would that have enough time to make any difference. Room is average size, around 12x10?
BigAde

Very tempted. Can someone who already has one of these answer me a … Very tempted. Can someone who already has one of these answer me a question please?The bedrooms currently suffer from really bad condensation in the winter months, we currently use a Karcher window vac each morning to get rid of the worst of it, although it's a bit time consuming in the morning rush to do all 3 bedrooms. SWMBO, while open to the idea of removing the damp (and presumably helping remove the musty smell it brings), refuses to have a dehumidifier running all night, no matter how quiet. So, would I be able to run it for an hour each morning (presumably on the high setting) and would that have enough time to make any difference. Room is average size, around 12x10?



I have this one and a lot of experience using it (and compressor types too).

No, an hour per day won't remove sufficient water to stop the bad condensation you get. (I get the same i one room with lost of large windows, and also clear them in the winter with the excellent window vac).

We run our dessicant type overnight in our bedroom (on economy seven so costs about 15p per night to run) and that keeps things dry in the bedroom; previously we had a bit of mould appear on the walls when the windows were shut.

There's very little noise on the low setting on this particular dehumidifier. and it turns itself off if the relative humidity gets to the correct level. But run it all night, at least for a while on cold nights to get the moisture out of the bd, carpets walls etc. Remember that two of you put a litre or two of of water in the air while sleeping.
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