When there are high levels of humidity in a room, it becomes predisposed to the apparition of mold and mildew, two health threats that are very dangerous to all of us, not only to those who suffer from afflictions such as allergies or asthma. Fortunately, the market is filled with high-end dehumidifiers that are up to the task of lowering humidity levels to safe parameters, the AQV Portable being one of the best options to go with. What makes us recommend this model to those who need to lower humidity levels in their homes isn’t only the price tag that it boasts, costing approximately $104, but the many features that it comes with and the magnificent overall performance as well. With this high-quality device in your home or office, you won’t have to worry that mold or mildew might ever appear, thus ensuring that you will be kept safe. If the product has peaked your curiosity, check out the rest of the review to find out exactly what it has to offer and what makes it so great.
The unit has a stylish, black housing that makes it perfect for any room you intend to place it in, not distracting from the decor. Due to the fact that it measures 8 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, and it weighs only 8.6 pounds, you will have an easy time moving it from room to room or even transporting it from the office to your home if that’s what you desire. This product features a movable handle that makes it easy to move the unit from one place to another, a handle that makes up for the lack of the caster wheels. It comes with an 8.2-foot long power cord that allows you to set it up wherever you want in the room. What will surely delight you when looking at this model is the fact that it’s designed in a simple manner. It features just two buttons, more precisely an “Off” button and an “On” button, and it features a “Tank Full” indicator that announces you when it’s time to empty the collection reservoir. All in all, it’s easy to operate it, being a great choice even for those who aren’t tech savvy at all.
This dehumidifier might not boast the most impressive dehumidifying capabilities out there, but it’s not a surprise considering its compact size. It can collect up to 17 ounces of water over a 24-hour time span, and it can successfully lower humidity levels in spaces that have a maximum relative humidity of 85%. Also, the water reservoir that it features has a generous 34-ounce capacity, so you will only have to empty it once every two days or so. To ensure that the unit won’t be damaged because of the harsh conditions of the environment that it’s placed in, it comes with an automatic shut-off feature that is set off in case the temperature reaches 70 degrees Celsius. Another great feature that it comes with and that not only protects the device but that makes it more convenient to use as well is the automatic shut-off that is activated when the water reservoir is full. Being designed for use in spaces of up to 215 square feet, it’s ideal for small or medium-sized rooms. In case you want to use it in a larger space, place it as close as possible to the center of the room for the unit to absorb as much humidity as possible from the radius that it can cover. The semiconductor that this model comes with is made with aluminum of a high quality, so you can rest assured knowing that it will be in a great shape for a long time. In addition, it comes with a no-carbon DC fan that is incredibly quiet, the unit producing only 40 dB while it operates due to it. This allows you to even place it in the bedroom without worrying that it might wake you up in the middle of the night.
|Dimensions||8” x 6” x 12”|
|Area Coverage||215 square feet|
|Dehumidification Capacity||17 ounces|
|Reservoir Capacity||34 ounces|
|Full Bucket Indicator/Alert||Yes|
An aspect that has impressed us a lot when reviewing this product is its incredibly low energy consumption, the unit using up only 60 watts when it operates. This places it among the most energy-efficient model on the market, meaning that you won’t have to spend too much extra cash on the electric bill if you let it run continuously. Of course, the features that this top of the line product comes with are what make it so efficient, the feature that has the biggest impact on the efficiency of its operation being the automatic shut-off when the tank is full.
Due to the fact that this is a compact unit, you can’t expect it to do a good job at dehumidifying large spaces such as the basement, but rather rely on it for lowering humidity levels in small or medium sized rooms. This unit can operate in spaces where the temperature ranges from 30 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees Celsius, and where the relative humidity levels don’t exceed 85%. The removable front filter design that this unit boasts makes it easy for you to clean it, thus prolonging its lifespan. Also, due to the fact that the water reservoir is located at the front of the unit and it requires only to be pulled out when it’s filled and it needs to be emptied, you won’t have a hard time when doing this procedure. When it comes to certifications, the quality and performance of this product have been acknowledged by many, receiving approvals and certifications from the UL, CE, 3C, and VDE. The manufacturer backs up the product for no less than 2 years, during this period of time ensuring that it will be repaired free of charge. In addition, it comes with a 90-day replacement guarantee and a 30-day money back guarantee.