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MeacoDry Arete® One 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier / Air Purifier

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Original price R 5,999.00 - Original price R 5,999.00
Original price
R 5,999.00
R 5,999.00 - R 5,999.00
Current price R 5,999.00
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The MeacoDry Arete® One 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier / Air Purifier is a superior choice for those seeking whisper-quiet, reliable, and energy-efficient dehumidifying and purifying capabilities. Delivering an impressive 5 year warranty, the H13 HEPA filter boasts 99.95% efficiency in particle removal, and is up to 70% more energy efficient than other models.

  • Two-in-one dehumidifier and air purifier
  • Allergy Foundation of SA- Seal of Approval
  • Quiet Mark Award & Which? Best Buy 2022
  • Whisper-quiet operation, keeping your home healthy, quietly
  • Medical grade H13 HEPA filter for improved air purification
  • Inverter Friendly Alternative
  • up to 5.2 times cheaper to run per load compared to a tumble dryer
  • up to 5.9 times cheaper to run per day when compared to an air conditioner
  • Removes excess moisture from your home
  • 5-year parts and labour warranty
  • Perfect for preventing mould, condensation and damp areas
  • Ideally suited to flats, apartments, single rooms and smaller properties up to 3 bedrooms

Save space, time and money with a 2 in 1 Dehumidifier and Air Purifier

That’s a great combination – no need to buy a separate dehumidifier and air purifier: Arete® One comes with both applications. And, with a modern, stylish design, easy-touch controls and an industry-leading 5-year warranty, this is the only dehumidifier you’ll ever need.

For a healthier and easier life

Just switch Arete® on and let it do the work for you. We’ve designed this unit in the UK with the help of around 2000 customers, over a period of five years, so we know exactly what people are looking for and what’s most important to them. That’s why Arete® is super-quiet. It’s why we’ve made it easy to move around – with furniture-style feet so it fits in with your décor, and castors so you can roll it to a new location whenever you need to.

It’s why we’ve added a medical-grade H13 HEPA filter making this unit another Meaco product with the Allergy Foundations of South Africa's (AFSA) Seal of Approval.  It’s why the water tank has lips on both sides so it doesn’t matter if you’re left-handed or right-handed – it’s always easy to empty the tank. It’s why it comes with a special adaptor in the lid so you can attach your garden hose to re-use the water – no need to buy another plastic hose from us. Working sustainably as well as intelligently. 

Award-winning excellence in your home

Arete® is the Greek goddess of excellence. We took our inspiration from that name and have spent around five years designing and refining this collection so that it delivers a great experience every time you switch it on.

Designed in Britain using teams based in London, Cambridge and Guildford, Arete® is designed to blend perfectly into your home without losing any of the practical functionality – so it works brilliantly and it looks fantastic. Hidden in plain sight and working hard for a better home environment, you’ll soon wonder how you did without it. And that’s why we’ve added a 5-year parts and labour warranty. We are serious about looking after our customers and we want our products to last as long as possible in your home. So just call us if you need to – we are always here to help.

Technical Specifications

Compressor or desiccant?



10.9 kg

Dimensions (HWD)

319 × 237 × 472 mm


R290 / 45g

Noise level

35 and 38 dB(A)

Power supply

220-240 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption at 20 °C and 60 % RH

151 watts

Approximate electricity costs

22c / hour based on R1,46 / kWh

Operating temperatures

5 °C - 35 °C


Washable dust filter & optionally installable H13 HEPA filter

Tank size

2.5 litres

Variable hygrostat

Between 40 % RH and 70 % RH

Maximum airflow

Low fan speed: 80 m³/h
High fan speed: 100 m³/h



Fan speeds

2 (automated depending on humidity level)

Laundry mode




Parental Mode


Option of continuous drainage


Extraction Rate

Room conditions

Maximum water withdrawal


10 °C and 60 % RH

1.95 litres per day

130 watts

20 °C and 60 % RH

5.23 litres per day

151 watts

30 °C and 60 % RH

8.21 litres per day

186 watts

10 °C and 80 % RH

3.77 litres per day

131 watts

20 °C and 80 % RH

8.33 litres per day

157 watts

30 °C and 80 % RH

12.18 litres per day

198 watts

User Manual

Download user manual here.

Environmentally Friendly

3 Trees planted for every order

Up to 5 Year Warranty

2 - 5 Year parts & labour warranty

30-Day Guarantee

Return the item within 30 days

When the Seal of approval appears on a product, you know the product has been scientifically tested to prove it is efficient at reducing or removing allergens from the environment or the products have significantly reduced allergen or chemical content.  In order to receive the Seal of Approval, manufacturers have supplied verifiable results of independent testing or testing has carried out via AFSA by independent laboratories to standards created for the Seal of Approval by leading allergy specialists. Due to patient variation, however, use of these products cannot be guaranteed to reduce symptoms in allergic sufferers. Click here to view our certificate.

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