Product Reviews - Dehumidifiers

Eva-Dry EDV-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier

February 29, 2016 • By

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Compact, reliable and efficient, the Eva-Dry Petite Dehumidifier packs a punch for its size. As Eva-Dry are known for designing some of the best dehumidifiers, we decided to give the Eva-Dry Dehumidifier a try. Due to their built-in Peltier technology (explained later on in the review), the Eva-Dry Dehumidifiers can be used in rooms up to 1,100 cubic feet in volume and collect up to 8 ounces of water per day.

 

The Basics

This dehumidifier falls into the category of electric dehumidifiers which are based on the Peltier technology mentioned earlier. Very basically, Peltier technology refers to the heat pumps which generate a cool surface and then quickly condense the water found in the air. One of the benefits of this type of technology is that it is a lot quieter than other dehumidifiers because it does not have a mechanical compressor. It can therefore be left on throughout the night as it can hardly be heard.

 

The downside of this is that in order for the dehumidifier to condense this moisture via the heat pump, it requires electricity. As is the case with the Eva-Dry EDV-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier, they are usually smaller in size to ensure that they don’t use up a large amount of electricity.

 

Unlike some of the other dehumidifiers in its category, the Eva-Dry EDV-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier is very small and lightweight. Weighing just 1lb, it is very easy to move around the house. It has a compact and tidy design that allows it to fit into a number of different spaces.

Due to its size, the Eva-Dry EDV-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier is ideal for any room or basement. We found it worked particularly well in the bathroom, which suffered from excess moisture build up and, as a result, had quite a bit of mold that was growing on the ceiling. It also worked particularly well in the bedroom during the summer months where the humidity becomes almost unbearable.

 

Even though the dehumidifier is suitable for use in the basement and was able to decrease the moisture in it, I found that its size made it less effective than larger dehumidifiers. The Eva-Dry Dehumidifier has a removable reservoir located in the front which makes cleaning it very easy and it is even easier to remove. It also has an automatic shut-off function which ensures that no water spills over once it has reached its maximum capacity. There is also a light which comes on when the dehumidifier has reached its full capacity  making flooding near impossible.

 

The Verdict

Despite its small size, this dehumidifier worked extremely well in a number of different rooms around the house and uses less electricity than larger dehumidifiers. Its size could be a disadvantage, though, as it is not able to remove the same amount of moisture as the medium to large sized dehumidifiers. That aside, I think that it is the perfect dehumidifier for smaller spaces (like a bedroom) which require the use of a dehumidifier during the summer months or a bathroom that has moisture in excess and could benefit from moisture removal.