Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier


This is a review of the Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier

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Brand and Size: Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier
Area: around 200 to 400 sq ft. 
Features: Desiccant, Unique Design, Continuous Drain
Suited for: Closet, RV, Small Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, and more

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Considerations

Small Dehumidifiers range from 5-20 Pint capacity. Small dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 200 sq feet to 400 sq feet. 

These small appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Less Wet means [70 – 80% humidity] Water SOMETIMES on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

Small Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
Small Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Moisture Scale
Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Moisture Scale

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features & Benefits

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features Benefits 1

Rv / Feeling Hot / Feeling Cool

RV dehumidifiers are quiet, compact, lightweight, and portable. They have a humidistat and timer, auto-shutoff function, adjustable louvers, and an anti-slip base.

Excess humidity can make you feel hot because the heat builds up in the body having no way to escape through sweat. It obstructs your body’s natural cooling mechanism. 

Dehumidifiers will bring down the humidity levels to make living comfortable and when the heat leaves your body through evaporation of sweat, you will feel cooler.

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features Benefits 2

Boat / Feeling Sticky / Feeling Comfortable

Dehumidifiers for boats are compact. They have a humidistat, digital readout, auto switch-off, auto-restart, continuous drain mode, an inlet air filter. They are portable, with caster wheels and handles to move the dehumidifiers to different boat areas.

High humidity doesn’t allow the sweat to evaporate because there is already too much moisture in the air. It leaves one feeling sticky and uncomfortable.

Dehumidifiers help in reducing the moisture level in the air and allow one to sweat more freely. With less humidity, the sweat drops on your body have a chance to evaporate and leave you feeling cooler.

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features Benefits 3

Desiccant / Skin And Throat Irritation / Calm Skin and Throat

A desiccant dehumidifier does not utilize a compressor or a cold surface to absorb moisture from the air. Instead, it has a desiccant wheel, which collects moisture from the air in the same manner as a sponge. Some of them use silica gel to absorb moisture. They come in different sizes; they can be small enough to fit in a gun safe or big enough to dehumidify a room, even a whole house.

The problem in high humidity is that the air is constantly damp. Such a damp environment is a haven for mold and mildew. Constant exposure to mold impacts your and causes health issues, including itchy skin and throat irritation. 

By using a dehumidifier, you can control the air indoors regardless of the high levels of humidity in the region. Dehumidifiers help in removing excess moisture and bring the humidity down to the acceptable level of 50% or less. Mold cannot grow in dry environments and nor can mildew. The solution to prevent skin and throat irritation is to install a dehumidifier in your home.

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features Benefits 4

Quiet / Dehydration / Well-Hydrated

Quiet dehumidifiers don’t make the normal buzzing or whooshing noises. The rotating fans are constructed in such a way that the acoustic quality is controlled. You can sleep with the dehumidifier working

Dehydration is related to too much moisture in the air. The moisture obstructs the body’s natural cooling capacity. Sweat, when it evaporates, automatically works towards cooling your body during hot summer months. But, if the humidity is high, your body does not get cooler and instead, you feel dehydrated.

Dehumidifiers are available to prevent excess moisture forming indoors. That, in turn, helps your body by letting the sweaty drops evaporate, leaving you feeling cooler. Your body’s natural cooling mechanism functions smoothly in a drier environment.

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features Benefits 5

Auto Off / Peeling Paint / Dry Paint

Dehumidifiers come with an auto-off control feature that switches the dehumidifier off when the humidity level reaches the set limit or the water tank is full.

What happens when water spots form on walls? They affect the paint till it starts peeling. Living in a home with peeling paint can be uncomfortable. Having flakes of paint falling on the floor also makes the home hard to live in. If you have used wallpaper, you will find that they are peeling off the wall because of the humidity. 

Dehumidifiers present excess mixture and help in keeping the air dry and cool. They keep the walls safe from moisture absorption as the lower humidity levels prevent moisture accumulation.

Meaco 17 Pint Dehumidifier Features Benefits 6

Bucket / Mold Growth / Fungus free

The water bucket collects the water that was in the air. The bucket needs to be emptied when it is full.

High humidity indoors invites mold growth and mildew. When the walls and floors are constantly damp, they develop a layer of mildew and mold. These continue to grow if not removed. If the house remains damp, removing mold will not be enough. Temporarily letting the mold dry will also not be enough. Preventing further mold growth will be essential.

Dehumidifying your home and bringing the humidity levels to below 50% would be ideal to prevent mold growth.



Dimensions LxWxH



7.8 Kilograms

 36 x 20 x 55 inches


Meaco Zambezi 8-Liter Desiccant Dehumidifier, Small and Quiet Dehumidifier for Home, Garage, RV, or Boat, DD8L-ZAMBEZI
Estimated Cost To Operate
Current in amps5.4Time On (Hrs)Cost EstimateCost EstimateCost Estimate
Voltage120 DailyWeeklyMonthly
Power Factor140.25921.81447.776
Kilo Watts0.648120.77765.443223.328
Cost kWh0.10161.03687.257631.104
Cost per Hr0.0648241.555210.886446.656


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