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Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings: Why Choose a Low Energy Dehumidifier

Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings: Why Choose a Low Energy Dehumidifier

In today’s world, energy efficiency is paramount. With rising electricity costs and increasing environmental awareness, opting for energy-efficient appliances can lead to significant savings. Dehumidifiers are essential for maintaining optimal humidity levels in your home, and choosing a low energy model can provide effective moisture control while reducing electricity bills. This article explores the benefits of low energy dehumidifiers from Solenco and Meaco, comparing their energy consumption and long-term savings.

Benefits of Low Energy Dehumidifiers

  1. Cost Savings
    • Reduced Electricity Bills: Low energy dehumidifiers consume less power, which translates to lower electricity bills. Over time, these savings can be substantial.
    • Example: The MeacoDry Arete® One 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier / Air Purifier uses advanced technology to maximise efficiency and minimise energy consumption.
  2. Environmental Impact
    • Lower Carbon Footprint: Using energy-efficient appliances helps reduce your carbon footprint, contributing to a healthier planet.
    • Sustainable Choice: By choosing a low energy dehumidifier, you support sustainable practices and reduce overall energy consumption.
  3. Effective Humidity Control
    • Consistent Performance: Energy-efficient models are designed to provide consistent and effective humidity control, ensuring a comfortable living environment.
    • Advanced Technology: Models like the MeacoDry ABC 20L Compressor Dehumidifier utilise advanced technology to maximise efficiency without compromising performance.

Comparison of Energy Consumption and Cost Savings

Here’s a comparison of different low energy dehumidifiers available on Solenco’s website, including their coverage area in terms of number of bedrooms, energy consumption, and estimated running costs.

Model Power Consumption (W) Coverage (Bedrooms) Cost to Run (per day) Annual Cost (approx.)
Solenco 5L Low Energy 196 Up to 1 R13.09 R4,778.85
MeacoDry ABC 10L 198 Up to 2 R13.23 R4,828.95
MeacoDry Arete® One 12L 198 Up to 3 R13.23 R4,828.95
MeacoDry Arete® One 20L 281 Up to 5 R18.79 R6,857.35
MeacoDry ABC 20L 342 Up to 5 R22.88 R8,355.20
MeacoDry Arete® One 25L 365 Up to 6 R24.42 R8,908.30


  • Power Consumption: The amount of power the dehumidifier uses (in watts) at 80% relative humidity and 30°C.
  • Coverage Area: The number of bedrooms the dehumidifier can effectively cover.
  • Cost to Run (per day): Estimated cost to run the dehumidifier for 24 hours, calculated using the average electricity rate in South Africa (R2.78 per kWh).
  • Annual Cost (approx.): Estimated annual cost to run the dehumidifier, assuming it operates 8 hours per day for 365 days.

Long-Term Savings
Investing in a low energy dehumidifier not only saves on electricity bills but also offers long-term benefits such as reduced maintenance costs and extended appliance life. The advanced features and durable design of models like the MeacoDry Arete® One 25L ensure efficient operation and longevity, making them a cost-effective choice over time.

Choosing a low energy dehumidifier from Solenco can lead to significant cost savings and environmental benefits. These models provide effective humidity control while reducing electricity consumption, making them an excellent investment for your home.

For more information and to explore the full range of energy-efficient dehumidifiers, visit Solenco’s Dehumidifier Collection.

By selecting an energy-efficient dehumidifier, you not only improve your living environment but also make a positive impact on your finances and the planet. Explore Solenco’s range of dehumidifiers to find the perfect model for your needs.

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