EcoAir DD122 MK5 Desiccant Classic Dehumidifier Review

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Having previously reviewed the EcoAir DD122FW Dehumidifier I thought that it would be interesting to compare the DD122FW to the DD122MK5 which in turn provides a great review of the EcoAir DD122 MK5 dehumidifier in itself.

For starters you should know that the DD122 MK5 is more expensive than the DD122FW (approx £170 to £140). However the higher price for the DD122 MK5 is justified by a larger number of features that this EcoAir dehumidifier contains.

First we will list the pros and cons of the EcoAir MK5 and then we will compare each EcoAir unit in bullet point form for easy comparison. We will follow this by an extensive written review so that you know exactly what you are buying.

Pros

Cons

  • May be over budget for some people

Specifications of the EcoAir DD122MK5

  • Power Supply (Ph/V/Hz): 1-220~240V/50Hz
  • Power Consumption: 390-620 W
  • Moisture Removal: 7 L/Day
  • Noise Level: 34 dB(A)
  • Ambient Temperature: 1-40oC
  • Water Tank Volume: 2 L
  • Net Dimension (H x W x D): 47.5cm x 29cm x 17.5cm
  • Gross Dimension (H x W x D): 54.5cm x 35cm x 22.5cm
  • Net/Gross Weight: 6/7 Kg
  • Colour Blue
  • 2 year Warranty

Specifications of the EcoAir DD122FW

  • Power Supply (Ph/V/Hz): 1-220~240V/50Hz
  • Power Consumption: 390-620 W
  • Moisture Removal: 7 L/Day
  • Noise Level: 34 dB(A)
  • Ambient Temperature: 1-35oC
  • Water Tank Volume: 2 L
  • Net Dimension (H x W x D): 48.5cm x 29cm x 17.5cm
  • Gross Dimension (H x W x D): 54.5cm x 35cm x 22.5cm
  • Net/Gross Weight: 6/7 Kg
  • 2 year Warranty

By comparing the specifications of the EcoAir DD122MK5 against those of the EcoAir DD122FW you can see that they are almost the same machine. The main difference is the features each DD122 dehumidifier contains

Features of the EcoAir DD122MK5 Dehumidifier

  • Auto Toggle Power Saver
  • 3-D Louvre
  • Overdry Protection
  • E7 Technology
  • No Harmful Gas
  • No Noisy Compressor
  • Quiet (34 dB(A))
  • Laundry Mode
  • Timer 2H / 4H/ 8H
  • Silver Filter – Kills Bacteria On Contact
  • Built In Ioniser – Air Purification
  • Continuous Drainage with 1m Hose Supplied
  • Safety Features Include Tilt Over Protection, Water Full Indicator And Automatic Water Full Shut Down.

Features of the EcoAir DD122FW Dehumidifier

  • Desiccant Technology
  • No Noisy Compressor
  • No Harmful Gas
  • Quiet (34 dB(A))
  • Laundry Mode
  • Silver Filter – Kills Bacteria On Contact
  • Lightweight (6kg only)
  • Auto Restart
  • Electronic Oscillating Louvre
  • Continuous Drainage with 1m Hose Supplied
  • Safety Features Include Tilt Over Protection, Water Full Indicator And Automatic Water Full Shut Down.

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Extraction Rate and Cost ecoair dd122 mk5 dehumidifier review mould mold humidity condensation damp home house property

Like the EcoAir Eco DD122FW the DD122 MK5 has a daily extraction rate of 7 litres.

Of course the extraction rate will depend on the moisture level of the environment. Initially when forst using either dehumidifier you should run the machine on a powerful setting to bring the relative humidity (RH) levels down to 55%.

During this time you will find that your dehumidifier will extract at its highest rate. Once the RH is down to 55% you can set the dehumidifier to maintain this level of RH. The unit will then extract less water than previously.

Testing for these units was done in a temperature of around 30°C with 80% RH so your actually extraction rate will probably fall below the 7 litres per day capacity.

Filter and Tank

The tank features of both appliances are the same with the tank holding 2 litres of water, featuring an auto shut-down system when the tank is full and a red light indication when the tank is full.

Both units feature an anti-bacterial filter and it is important to note that usually domestic dehumidifiers in the EcoAir DD122FW price range feature a standard dust filter so that makes the DD122FW very good value for its price.

The anti-bacterial filter of the EcoAir DD122 MK5 combined with the ioniser ensures that the air comes out very clean which is important to allergy and asthma sufferers.

The ioniser decreases the number of dust mites, mould spores and other allergens in the air thus making breathing much more comfortable for allergy sufferers.

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Energy Saving Eco E7 Technology ecoair dd122 mk5 control panel timer anti bacterial filter ioniser airborne allergy allergies asthma spores mould wheezy

EcoAir introduced E7 Technology into its dehumidifiers in 2012.

Eco E7 Technology features a auto toggle function which has multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage power, temperature and humidity.

In lay terms this means that the dehumidifier scans the surrounding air for temperature and humidity levels. The machine can then switch ‘on’ and ‘off’ between its different operating modes such as full power, economy power and standby modes in order to keep the humidity in the area at the pre-set level.

This technology saves the end user quite a lot of money in running costs as the dehumidifier is not running 24 hours per day in settings which are too high.

Reports say that you can save up to 40% in your electricity bills when using this particular EcoAir dehumidifier.

Several other EcoAir dehumidifiers use Eco E7 Technology as well however the  EcoAir Eco DD122FW does not.

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Overdry Protection

The MK5 also features overdry protection.

When using the EcoAir DD122 MK5 on high power or laundry mode for long periods of time the air can become very dry. The DD122 MK5 knows when to toggle the dehumidification process once the machine detects this.

3D Louvre

The 3D louvre channels air into the direction you want which is especially helpful for drying clothes, getting rid of tough mould, drying paint etc.

You can use the wide channel for even air distribution and the spot channel to pinpoint a particular area such as mould on a wall or a clothes horse.

New Heating Element Design

EcoAir have upgraded the heating element design for the DD122MK5 from the DD122FW for a more even airflow which complements the auto toggle function.

 Noise

Like the DD122FW, the EcoAir DD122 MK5 operates at 34dBA on its lowest setting.

How loud is 34 dBA? A noise of a bedroom at night is about 30dBA so 34dBA is just a little louder than that. In other words 34dBA is very quiet.

Warranty

Both the DD122FW and DD122_MK5 come with a 2 year warranty.

Extended warranties are available for the domestic EcoAir range and come on top of the 2 year warranty stated above.

The costs are as follows:

  • 1 year extra (total 3 years) £45
  • 2 year extra (total 4 years) £60
  • 3 year extra (total 5 years) £75

These prices include 20% VAT.

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Perfect For…

The Ecoair DD122 MK5 contains a lot of features and is perfect for those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems as well as those who want to dry washing inside without using a tumble dryer.

Of course the DD122 MK5 dehumidifier is also great for keeping mould at bay and condensatio of your windows.

The EcoAir DD122 MK5 is ideal for a 2-4 bedroomed house, flat or apartment and small office use.

Rating and Reviews

Verified reviewers on Amazon.co.uk, where the dehumidifier rates 4.6 / 5 stars from nearly 800 reviews, are very enthusiastic about the DD122 MK5.

Here’s what they have to say;

  • “Excellent product”
  • “It works perfectly!!!”
  • “The Eco-air unit has been a revelation”
  • “This dehumidifier is very good at its job.”
  • “Impressive little machine. Well worth the money”
  • “It is not very noisy at it lowest setting and I keep it in same room when watching telly.”
  • “Thank you Amazon for your excellent service and product. This machine is excellent to dry the wet clothes.”

MBM Magazine January 2014 stated: “It’s great for a boat, and also fantastic for drying the washing at home.”

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