MeacoDry Arete® One 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier / Air Purifier
A new dawn for dehumidifiers
The new Arete range of dehumidifiers is the result of five years of development by Meaco's UK based design team, using feedback from more than 2000 customers who contributed to the design process.
Arete is the Greek Goddess of Excellence in all things and, with this range of dehumidifiers, this is exactly what we have achieved. The attention to detail has been exhaustive as we perfected every interaction between the user and the dehumidifier.
The end result is our quietest, most energy efficient dehumidifier range yet, with a host of special features to make living with Arete a pleasure.
Arete is the perfect solution to dealing with condensation, mould and damp problems either in the home, in a garage, on a boat or in a caravan.
An appliance or part of your home?
Customers tell us that they never put their dehumidifiers away. In fact, they stay in the same area of the home all year round. So we have designed Arete to be stylish so that it looks great wherever you put it. It sits flush to the wall, has hidden castors and an air purification mode means you can use it all year round too.
Dehumidifiers should be seen and not heard
We discovered that lots of people place their dehumidifier close to their bedroom. So it became obvious that noise is a very important factor to providing a good night's sleep. The huge success of the Meaco ABC range of very quiet dehumidifiers proved how important it is to you that your unit is quiet. Could we make Arete any quieter without compromising some other important design ideals? It took 18 months of testing to produce the quietest large dehumidifiers we have ever made. At 40dB this dehumidifier is twice as quiet as the industry standard.
Removing clutter and confusion
The control panel on Arete One has simple and clearly laid out controls. The buttons that you use most often are larger; the buttons that you hardly ever use are small. Large buttons include controls for Smart Humidity Control and Smart Laundry either of which can be set by pressing just one button. How easy is that?
A Night Mode that really lets you sleep
On many devices, when you select a night mode or a sleep mode, they leave a light on to indicate that it is in the mode or they forget to turn off the bleeps so a press of a button is accompanied by an annoying noise.
Not on Arete. Once you select Night Mode every light is turned off; the fan speed drops to the quiet low mode and there will be no bleeps. You can check the humidity levels in Night Mode quickly and quietly. And even better, little-ones’ fingers won’t accidentally take you out of this quiet mode because it takes two confirming touches to change the machine back to normal.
We feel that the Night Mode is not just for night time but anytime when you want the dehumidifier to be as quiet as possible. Think watching TV or hosting friends.
It is all in the flow
Emptying the water tank is the most common action that dehumidifier owners need to do. So it was important to make sure that Arete’s large 4.8 litre water storage tank was easy to access and empty.
We looked at how customers removed tanks, where they put their fingers and how they balanced the tank. That heavily influenced Arete’s design, which has two very large slots left and right of the machine that your fingers naturally drop into. This allows perfect grip on the tank so you can pull it out smoothly, and place it on the floor. You can then lift it by the integrated handle to go empty it in the sink, plants or garden.
And there’s a simple but clever solution for pouring out the water. With Arete there are two spouts: one to the left and one to the right. So you can pour the water away without having to juggle or twist the tank.
And continuous drainage...
A free hose has not been included in our dehumidifiers for a few years now due to more than 90% of you told us that they do not use them, so they just end up in landfill. Our aim is to reduce plastic waste, so we changed the way we do things.
To make things easier, Arete comes with a hose adapter to allow you to use a standard garden hose for continuous drainage if you need it.
This reduces plastic waste and gives you the flexibility to use the unit in the best way for you.
Clean, clean air
All Arete One dehumidifiers come with a medical grade H13 HEPA filter which is 75% larger than the filter on our popular Low Energy models. It can be used to clean the air during dehumidification and as a stand-alone air purifier throughout the allergy producing months. Now with the Allergy Foundations of South Africa's (AFSA) Seal of Approval.
Our best dehumidifier ever by far
For us, the most important thing about Arete is that is has been designed by collaboration with our customers. We have listened and learned, and all of that new knowledge is in the details that make Arete so special.
We think Arete is the best dehumidifier range we have ever produced. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think!
Quiet Mark is the independent global certification programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation (est.1959). Through scientific testing and assessment Quiet Mark identifies the quietest products in multiple categories spanning many sectors, including: home appliances and technology, building sector materials and commercial sector products.
|Compressor or Desiccant?
|618 x 366 x 272 mm
|R290 / 65g
|38 and 40dB(A)
|Power Consumption at 20°C and 60%rh
|Approximate Electricity Cost
|32c / hour based on R1,46 / kWh
|5°C - 35°C
|Washable dust filter and optional H13 HEPA filter
|Between 40%rh and 70%rh
Low fan speed: 145m³/hour
High fan speed: 160m³/hour
|2 (automated depending on humidity level)
|Continuous Drainage Option
|Yes - comes with an adapter to fit the standard garden hose
|Maximum Water Extraction
|10°C and 50%rh
|2.0 litres per day
|10°C and 60%rh
|3.4 litres per day
|20°C and 50%rh
|5.78 litres per day
|20°C and 60%rh
|8.5 litres per day
|30°C and 60%rh
|13.78 litres per day
|10°C and 80%rh
|5.68 litres per day
|20°C and 80%rh
|14.02 litres per day
|30°C and 80%rh
|20.2 litres per day
Download user manual here.