Review Of The EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier

No matter what part of the UK you live in, it is of the utmost importance to maintain optimum humidity levels. While too little atmospheric water could cause numerous discomfort issues, it’s all two different sides of the same coin. On the other hand, too much humidity can turn your humble abode into a breeding nest for mould, bacteria, heavy condensation, furniture degradation, allergies and an endless list of adverse health issues.

When it comes to clearing extremely large amounts of atmospheric water, nothing works better than the EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier.

EcoAir DC18 Dehumidifier Review

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EcoAir DC18

What I like

  •  Great extraction rate
  • Continuous drainage options
  •  Easy glide castors to move it around
  • 2 year warranty

What I don’t like

  •  A bit noisy at a higher setting
  •  Price

What Are You Buying?

From the EcoAir Compact compressor range comes DC12’s larger brother; the new DC18 Dehumidifier. As the name suggests, this mammoth machine has an extraction rate of 18 litres per day, making it an ideal air dehumidifier for smaller offices and 4-5 bedroom houses. Just like all EcoAir products, the aim is improved user experience and functions that meet the high expectations of customers.

The Compact EcoAir DC18 Dehumidifier makes a decent attempt at combining control, performance, and flexibility; at least as flexible as you can go with this large unit. With a 3.5-litre tank capacity conveniently positioned at the face of the dehumidifier, you are able to access the tank easily without having to shift the entire unit. Sliding the tank out might be a bit rough, but fortunately, there is a lid covering the tank to avoid instances of spillage.

If you are anything like me, then you don’t enjoy having to empty the tank every now and then. For something that clears an astounding 18 litres of water a day, the storage tank is relatively small. But you also get the welcome option of using a hose to continually drain the water. This will save you dozens of trips to the sink every now and then.

EcoAir promised control, and that is exactly what they deliver with this model. The DC18 boasts of an electronic control panel with cleverly designed touch button technology and an intelligent display.

Thanks to the LED display, users can now accurately monitor and manage the humidity levels with the touch of a button. You can also set how long the session can last, either 2 or 4 hours. This model is also among the few that have self-diagnosis indicators such as clean me indicators.

Are power failures common in your area? No to worry, the EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier comes with an auto start function that allows it to start automatically after a power failure. Not only does it start itself, but it also resumes operation according to the previous settings.

How Easy Is It To Use?

Even with an entire arsenal of features, the EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier is incredibly easy to use, especially if you utilise all of them. From the easy to operate control panel that gives you accurate settings to the power cord hangar located conveniently at the back, it is quite neat and straightforward.

Some of the parts can be taken apart for thorough cleaning such as the water tank and the filter. The 3.5-litre tank easily slides out of its slot by gently grabbing and lifting it out. As for the filter that traps all dust and impurities, it can be removed by pressing the two clips to release it. The EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier also has a drainage function to save you endless trips to and from the sink.

What Accessories Are Included?

Upon opening the box, you should find the following items:

  • 1 EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier
  • 1 Continuous drainage pipe

Most customers like to include a few more products with the purchase. To complement my purchase, I also ordered the LCD digital temperature and humidity meter thermometer.

EcoAir DC18 Dehumidifier Key Features


  • Has a maximum extraction rate of about 18 litres a day
  • Continuous drainage options
  • Automatic start in the event of power failures


  • Some customers claim that the unit is a bit noisy at a higher setting, making it hard to operate overnight

Anything Else You Should Know?

Nobody likes heavy lifting, especially when the environment is barely breathable. Fortunately, the EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier comes with easy glide casters that enable you to slide it effortlessly into any room in your house without having to lift it. This is very useful, especially when the tank has some water in it.


If you are looking for something highly efficient and with an incredible ability to clear moisture, then this is the perfect unit for the job. The Compact Portable EcoAir DC18 Dehumidifier not only allows you and your family to breathe easier, but it also comes with an attractive array of functions that allow it to give full control, flexibility and superior performance. However, you may have to put up with a modest noise level at higher settings, but it is well worth it.

Where To Buy?

EcoAir DC18 Dehumidifier Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use


If you are looking for something highly efficient and with an incredible ability to clear moisture, then the EcoAir DC18 Compact Portable Dehumidifier is perfect for you.


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