Review Of The EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier

For many people, excess humidity may seem like a normal by-product of your everyday activities. You wake up in the morning, and the windows are thick with condensation, and after the whole family takes a shower, the air in the house just feels so wet and musty. Next thing you know, your furniture and home start showing signs of dampness that could soon bring the house down. To avoid the harmful effects of too much atmospheric water, air dehumidifiers have become the rage all over the world.

If you are fighting the inevitably losing battle against humidity, it might be worth it to give the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier a well-earned try.

EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Dehumidifier Review

ecoair dd122fw-mk5 dehumidifier review

EcoAir DD122FW-MK5

What I like

  • Lightweight and compact
  •  Easy to operate
  • Superb range of functions
  • Built in ioniser

What I don’t like

  •  Initial burning smell at higher settings
  •  Price

What Are You Buying?

When EcoAir DD1 gave rise to the revolution of modern dehumidifiers, they unwittingly set the benchmark for today’s array of desiccant dehumidifiers. While others have tried following the legacy, it’s very hard to compete with one of UK’s favourite brands.

It is this precise and incessant search for the ultimate formula to cut down waste and save energy that saw yet another groundbreaking development; the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Dehumidifier.

Donning the classic and typical white plastic with blue strips at the sides, the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Dehumidifier is packed with all the features you would expect in an above average dehumidifier. Starting off with the 7 litres a day extraction rate, this particular unit offers powerful moisture extraction even at low temperatures.

However, people in the UK will record much lower figures since the dehumidifier was tested in very different conditions. Also, while not particularly large, the 2-litre water collection tank is the standard size for dehumidifiers of this size and power.

In addition to being able to interact with your EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Dehumidifier like never before, EcoAir incorporated 3D-Louvre technology that allows you to channel airflow over either a wide area or a specific, targeted area. This allows you to maximise and optimise efficiency should the need arise.

For the wider channel, use it to improve even distribution all over the room. For the spot channel, however, use it to pinpoint specific problem areas in your home like mold growth or severe dampness.

How Easy Is It To Use?

Since the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier is a feature packed as a dehumidifier can get without catching fire, you could be forgiven for getting a bit lost in the settings. However, if you’re really quick off the bat, EcoAir makes all efforts to keep things as user-friendly as can possibly be.

Before I get into the control panel, it is worth noting that this particular model houses Eco E7 technology that completely empowers your dehumidifier in a new way. It allows the DD122FW MK5 to sense the ambient temperature and humidity level; then it automatically toggles between standby, economy, and full power modes. This ensures efficient and accurate dehumidification while still saving on energy.

Taking a closer look at the user-friendly control panel, there’s an array of buttons that operate the soft-touch electronic panel. The first button on your left is the ionizer that negatively charges larger particles. This, in turn, causes the bacteria and all other moulds and spores to fall out of the air for easier cleaning.

The next button is the timer that allows you set between 2, 4 and 8 hours, after which the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier automatically turns off. Next are the standard dehumidifier settings that allow you to control the dehumidification and indication lights in case things are not in order.

What Accessories Are Included?

Upon purchasing this particular model, you should find the following items in the box:

  • 1 EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier

Like most customers, it’s always wise to plan ahead and include some very useful accessories. To complement my purchase, I requested for an EcoAir DD122 classic and simple replacement filter for my desiccant dehumidifier. It might be new, but you never know what will happen down the road, and I’d rather be prepared.

EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Key Features


  • Lightweight, compact and very easy to operate
  • Superb range of functions and features
  • Built in ioniser and antibacterial filter


  • Some customers claim that the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier has a burning smell early on, I’ll address that below

Anything Else You Should Know?

Due to the DD1 MK5 heating element that was redesigned to maximize even distribution, this particular unit faces one particular limitation. In higher settings, it tends to get a tad too hot, and this results in an initial burning smell. However, this should ease up as tie goes by and the unit settles in as per say.


Surprisingly robust, reliable and named as the quietest mainstream dehumidifier on the market, it’s no wonder the EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier is hugely popular in the UK. With this unit, you do not have to compromise on any features whatsoever; it’s the perfect blend of style, performance, and energy saving.

Where To Buy?

EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Dehumidifier Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use


EEcoAir DD122FW-MK5 set the benchmark for today’s array of desiccant dehumidifiers. While others have tried following the legacy, it’s very hard to compete with one of UK’s favourite brands.

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