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In-garage dehumidifiers for car storage and home dehumidification

To keep your garaged car in perfect condition you need to ensure that the air around it is dry – a cover will keep dust off and prevent scratches, and a dehumidifier sucks moisture from the air to help prevent rust. Used together, ensure the cover allows air to move around the car.

 DehumidifiersWe supply five in-garage dehumidifiers suitable for single cars or collections of cars, including large double, triple and quadruple garages.

See a complete [ comparison table here ].

All are suitable for the UK and are specially selected by us for use in Garages. They incorporate automatic controls that constantly check the relative humidity and temperature and adjust the airflow to prevent mildew, condensation, damp and mould. You can seal the garage with Gap Stop aftermarket seals available from us - a draughty garage will just made the unit work harder for longer, but is still suitable for dehumidifier usage. All our dehumidifiers are also suitable for domestic use inside your home - steamy bathrooms, laundry rooms, older damp houses and storage rooms such as cellars.

Adsorption Dehumidifiers work by rotating a plate of desiccant crystals past a heating element which draws off the moisture. Refrigerant or Hot Gas machines draw in air to condense on a cold plate where it is drawn off. Adsorption machines are more effective at low British temperatures in unheated spaces. These are of course all suitable for other applications like homes, holiday cottages, boats, caravans, cellars, sheds, storage units and garages.

  • Please note we can ship dehumidifiers outside the UK by special arrangement.

X-Dry / XDry Dehumidifier - This product is now discontinued due to none being imported into the UK. The replacement product is the DD8L which is now in stock.

Meaco DD8L - Desiccant Dehumidifier
Perfect for car storage in unheated garages

Meaco DD8L - Desiccant Dehumidifier

The next generation of desiccant dehumidifiers has arrived...In response to market demand for new features, the X-Dry was developed and delivered in November 2007. We found this an excellent product and its replacement, the DD8L is even better, and around £20 less.

  1. Offers 8 Litre extraction performance independent of temperature - so perfect for unheated garages, boats
  2. Quiet operation – only 39-48dBA
  3. Normal and Turbo modes for rapid drying
  4. Cold temperature optimised so will extract 8 litres per day whatever the temperature
  5. Fully automatic electronic humidistat control plus 8 hour timer
  6. Tank or continuous drainage – so you can plug it in and forget about it, perfect for garages UP TO 3 or 4 CAR SIZE
  7. Auto restart after power failure, back to previous setting – ideal in garages and storage areas
  8. Lightweight, compact, stylish good looking machine, no wheels, so stable too
  9. Maintenance free, long life anti-bacterial silver nano air filter supplied
  10. Includes in-built ioniser
  11. CFC free and environmentally friendly – its only output is warm air (10-12 degrees warmer than input air, so a useful & modest heater) and water
  12. Tank capacity 2 Litres with auto cut-off when full, and continuous drain option
  13. Dimensions 351wide x 188 deep x 500mm tall
  14. Weight 6.4 Kg – very light compared to hot gas units
  15. Power usage - 30w in standby, 330w in normal and 650w in laundry (high) modes (which you'd not use for car storage) - running costs therefore about 24 hours normal, then standby.

The Meaco DD8L dehumidifier has everything you need for a stylish, quiet, high performance dehumidifier packed with the latest technology. DD8L is perfect for use in cold temperature unheated winter environments like garages, workshops, boats and caravans. Auto restart after power interruption means you can put it on a timer if you want or leave it unattended long term. Continuous drain option using the hose supplied as standard with the machine makes it a great 'plug in and forget' machine.


Meaco 10L and 20L- Modern Compressor Dehumidifiers
Perfect for <3 bed homes and flats / larger 5-bed family homes

These modern, electronically touch-pad controlled compressor dehumidifiers are quiet and efficient, and excellent value for money. Designed for use in heated environments, perfect for drying laundry for example or keeping on top of older, damper homes, extracting condensation very efficiently. They are easy to use and have low running costs.

How it works:

The excess water in the air around you that is the cause of the condensation/mould and any feeling of a damp chill that you might be suffering from, is drawn into the dehumidifier and passed over a cold coil which forces the excess moisture to condense.  The air is blown back into the room both dryer and warmer.  The excess water is collected inside the dehumidifiers internal container.  When this is full the dehumidifier automatically turns off to prevent spillage.

Extraction rate:                         10 (10L) or 20 (20L) litres per day at 30°C and 80%rh

Continuous drain                    Yes – hose supplied

Humidistat                                Fully electronic

Airflow                                        Up to 88 m/3 hour (nominal)

Filter                                           Yes - anti-bacterial silver nano filter

Noise level                                Max. 46dB

Fan speeds                              Single on 10L, dual on 20L

Operating temperature           5 to 35 C

Tank size                                   2 litre (10L) / 3.5 litre (20L)

Compressor type                     Rotary

Dimensions                              48x29x19cm (10L), 56x26x35 (20L)

Weight                                        8.75kg (10L), 11.8kg (20L)

Refrigerant                                 R134a

Power consumption                 220w (10L), 370w (20L)

Warranty                                    12 months collection warranty, parts & labour

The 10L unit doesn’t have a timer, ioniser or auto restart. The 20L has auto restart and an 8 hour timer plus a very good carrying handle and laundry mode for rapid drying.

Meaco 10L and 20L- Modern Compressor Dehumidifiers

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DH600 Amber Dry DH600 dehumidifier

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Well proven Adsorbtion dehumidifier  AVAILABLE
Zambezi Meaco Zambezi Dehumidifier £220.99 Add to basket

The DD8L Zambezi offers more functionality, more control and more options then any other domestic dehumidifier on the market today. Its the result of three years of intense development and sees the incorporation of several ideas that have come directly from customers themselves. It offers more options that any other home dehumidifier and an attention to detail never seen before.     


MJ-E16VX-E1 Mitsubishi MJ-E16VX-E1 dehumidifier £399.00 Add to basket

Mitsubishi dehumidifier with additional powered louvre, time control, child lock.


Meaco DD8L Meaco DD8L Desiccant Dehumidifier £194.99 Add to basket

The next generation of dehumidifiers   - adsorption-type, 8 litre/day extraction, auto power restart, continuous drain, 3 humidity levels - perfect for car storage or in boat/caravan use.


Meaco 10L Meaco 10L Compressor Dehumidifier £109.99 Add to basket

Very stylish, quiet compressor dehumidifier perfect for flats & small homes. Electronic controls. Extracts 10 litres per day. IN STOCK

Meaco 20L Meaco 20L Compressor Dehumidifier £229.99 Add to basket

It is a very simple machine to use with a specially designed control panel that will make getting the best out of the dehumidifier simple for all to achieve. Performance - as per DD10L EXCEPT 20 LITRES.


DD8L-JUNIOR Meaco DD8L JUNIOR Dehumidifier £164.99 Add to basket

An ultra compact high 8 litre/day extraction adsorption dehumidifier, ideal for up to 3 bedroomed houses, garage car storage and especially useful for drying out laundry and after damp ingress into rooms. Same as DD8L without Iioniser and Silver Nano Filter plus power saving mode.



Ruby-dry / Amber-Dry adsorbtion dehumidifier Amber Dry

The Ruby or Amber-dry offers UK climate compatability due to low temperature capability.

Its priced at £249 with next day delivery for orders placed by 2pm (orders placed Friday delivered Monday).

The Ruby/Amber-Dry is a desiccant dehumidifier which extracts moisture at a constant rate whatever the temperature. A small heating element dries out the rotor to provide continuous operation. The desiccant in the rotor DOES NOT deteriorate with time so the only maintenance needed is periodic cleaning of the intake air filter.

At 15degC or lower, the extraction efficiency is greater than an equivalent 20 litre rated refrigerant device. (The Amber-dry maintains performance at lower temperatures, but refrigerant devices extract less as the temperature drops)

Amber-dry has no noisy compressor so is quieter than conventional refrigerant machines. The air coming from the unit is much drier than a refrigerant device too, so ultimately one can reduce the humidity in the building quicker than would be possible using a refrigerant device. Although Amber-dry uses slightly more electricity when compared to a refrigerant device, because the extraction efficiency is so much better, it actually spends less time running to achieve the target humidity level. Actual running costs are therefore similar to refrigerant machines. Nearly all the energy used by Amber-dry escapes as heat so it provides a modest amount of heat too!

Absorption dehumidifiers have normally been cost-effective only for large-scale commercial operations, but the Amber-dry enables us to bring the benefit of this technology at a price comparable with conventional devices.

Ruby-Dry (which is cream in colour - the otherwise identical Amber-Dry is illustrated) is surpassed on a practical basis by the Meaco DD8L in our view. (see above) The Meaco DD8L has improved features for in-garage use such as Auto Re-Start after power failure, Continuous Drain (hose inc.), at the same price. We run an X-Dry, the precursor to the Meaco DD8L in our own 1000 ft/sq warehouse, which is around 25 feet high and it draws an incredible amount of water out. Proof that these units really do work well.

Adsorbtion dehumidifiers

Adsorbtion dehumidifiers work like this:

  1. Adsorbtion dehumidifiers work like thisMoisture from the air pushed by a fan to a desiccant carried on a rotor.
  2. Moist desiccant is carried around to a drying sector, where gentle heat drives the water off and into a reservoir.
  3. Dry desiccant moves around ready to take more water from the air.
  4. The water is stored in the integrated tank or taken away by the hose. With no chilled plate which can freeze, its perfect for unheated, unattended spaces like garages.

This technology works well at all temperatures. It has previously only been cost-effective for large commercial applications.

Refrigerant dehumidifiers
Refrigerant dehumidifiers make use of the tendency of water to settle as dew on a cold surface.
Air is passed over a refrigerating element, where moisture condenses and is carried away.
Low cost Refrigerant or compressor based dehumidifiers rely on drawing ambient air over the chilled element which, in an unheated environment such as a garage or boat means they ice up a few degrees above Zero and it may take a long time to defrost the unit when temperature rises slightly. This is inefficient, making an inappropriately purchased unit spend less time actually removing mositure from the air than a desiccant unit.

Inside a building or house icing up due to low temperature is much less of an issue, and our Meaco compressor units, the Meaco 10L and Meaco 20L, are very quiet, stylish and effective indoors, in house, cottages and flats, without the expenses of adding defrost capabilities.

Cheap dehumidifiers
Cheap compressor dehumidifiers won't keep your garage dry and your car free from rust and mildew all year round.
This is because the refrigerating element will ice up as the ambient temperature falls. The unit becomes ineffective just at the time you need it most to keep your car dry. And ensure any unit you're considering has the capacity for your garage without having to work flat out all day. Low cost DIY store compressor dehumidifiers usually have fiddly knobs to set whereas our 'made for the job' units have more accurate, easier electronic controls. They are simply useless in an unheated garage, boat or store room.