For control and effective performance, the EcoAir DC12 dehumidifier is one of the best models that you can find. This machine uses a refrigerant system to remove moisture from the air and it has one of the most comprehensive control panels that you will find.
With this model, you can extract up to 12L of moisture per day, with the optimal temperature being somewhere around 30-degrees. The full operating range is 5-35 degrees, but you notice a significant loss of effectiveness as the temperature dips below 20. Under optimal conditions, this machine can be good for homes of up to three bedrooms.
The DC12 offers the user one of the best levels of control that you can find. It has an LED display with electronic controls. When in operation, the display will show the actual humidity and it indicates the setting when the user is operating the humidistat. The user can set the humidistat from 30% RH to 80% RH in 5% increments by using convenient touch buttons and you can also select from two fan speeds. In addition to that, you have a timer, a laundry mode and indicator lights to let you know when the water needs to be emptied and when the filter needs to be changed.
This machine also comes with a nice 3.5L collection tank. With a tank this size, the user does not have to empty the unit as much and the tank slides out nice and easy for quick emptying. It has a window on the body so you can see the water level without having to open the machine and you also have the indicator light that lets you know when it is full. If you don’t want to be bothered with emptying the water tank, this model also comes with a kit for the continuous drainage system.
For filtration, this model only offers a basic filter, but it is washable and it is easy to access for cleaning. The filter clips right over the air intake and it can be removed by pressing on two of the clips. You can vacuum away the dust or wash it using warm water. If you use water, you have to wait for the filter to dry before replacing it on the machine. It is recommended that you clean the filters every two weeks, but it could be longer depending on the conditions. The machine does have an indicator light to let you know when to clean the filter, so you can just follow when the machine tells you to do it.
As far as the build of this machine, it seems to be made to last. If you take care of the DC12, it should provide years of reliable operation. Along with that, EcoAir does back this model up with a 2-year warranty.
Up to 12L of extraction per day Smart control panel with an LED screen Display reads the actual humidity level in the room 5L water tank Auto stop for full tank Full tank indicator Optional continuous draining 2 fan speeds Laundry mode Clean filter indicator Auto restart Timer with settings for 2 and 4 hours Castors for easy portability
Only basic filter for dust