- Updated April 27, 2018
- Posted by: Ryan Wallace
- Category: Royal Sovereign
The air we breathe in our home is as important as the food we eat; our health depends on it. If the relative humidity in the air is too high, the condensation will invade walls and windows. As a result, mold will appear and can cause many health concerns, such as asthma. To prevent these issues, it is important to take additional measures, such as purchasing a dehumidifier. The Royal Sovereign 55 Pint bucket-free, which costs $605.32, comes with all the basic features you need to get rid of the high level of moisture in the air. Let’s see what this device can do for your home and your health.
The dehumidifier must be chosen in relation to the size of the area and the volume of air to clean because it is useless to take a big unit, specially designed for the basement area, and place it in a narrow and tight place. The one we have reviewed has the following dimensions: 17.8 x 18.3 x 24.2 inches. It’s advisable to place it in a crawlspace area, such as the basement. The device features a black and silver design, perfect for a modern, sophisticated home. This bucketless model can remove up to 55 pints of moisture, allergens, mold and so on per day. The moisture is pumped out a window or into a drain. According to several customers reviews, the pump function is not so well designed. Many customers have complained about the quality of the pump and said that the condensate water wasn’t pumped properly.
The humidistat thermostat plays an important role in the dehumidifying process. It will continuously measure the moisture in the air and triggers when it exceeds a threshold that you selected. Once moisture settles under the threshold, the hygrostat stops the device. The auto-humidistat is ranged from 35% to 80% and it operates according to the principle of condensation. It absorbs ambient air, cools the moisture and then heats it before returning it to your room. There is also a 24-hour timer included which can be set on/off. Moreover, the removable air filter improves the quality of air in the room. The 3-speed fan function is designed for custom humidification. Last but not least, the sound function of the device is relatively silent (52 dB).
|Dimensions||17.8” x 18.3” x 24.2”|
|Dehumidification Capacity||55 Pints|
|Reservoir Capacity||Bucket-Free Design|
|Maximum Noise Output||52 dB|
|Warranty||1 Year, 5 Years|
When it comes to buying a new dehumidifier, most of us are thinking about making a lifetime investment; therefore its energy efficiency is a very important aspect here. The selected model has a power consumption of 115 V / 60 Hz; 750W and if you choose to leave it 24/7, it can reach a power consumption level of 110 V – 160 KWh. This means an extra $20 to your monthly costs. It’s not such a bad investment, considering the fact that you get rid of mold and excess humidity. Additionally, as many customers have reported, it can even heat up your room, 5 degrees more than before.
In terms of warranty, you will receive a warranty for 1-year parts and labor and 5-year compressor. Although this product is far from being affordable, you should know that you can purchase one already used at $200. Therefore, you will manage to save up some money. There are some things that need to be mentioned here: some customers have complained about the pump function not working properly. It’s advisable to double check that the hose doesn’t have something in it that may cause a blocking. Otherwise, this will cause it to stop. Also, there have been some complaints regarding the amount of defrosting that is going on. If the temperature is over 60 degrees in your area, it will keep on defrosting; this lowers its efficiency.