Prem-I-Air’s compact portable dehumidifier comes well recommended especially when it’s meant to be used for dehumidifying small or personal spaces. Although I have some issues with the information provided on the manufacturer’s website, I have to admit that this device does what it’s designed for. When it comes to its price, simplistic design and operation, practicality and energy consumption, the elite compact portable dehumidifier scores good marks and it is the ideal dehumidifier for small spaces like wardrobes, small kitchens, bathrooms, tents and other similar places. I have used quite a number of dehumidifiers and I recommend this model based on the following points.
Compact Efficient Dehumidifier
Even though it’s only a small dehumidifier, this model at least makes use of advanced technology. First off, it doesn’t make use of a compressor (who uses such models again?); rather, the 1608e is designed around the thermo-electric Peltier technology which makes it environmentally friendly since it doesn’t contain any harmful gas. As stated, this model is only suitable for small spaces where there’s not so much water to remove. Although it has just a capacity of 600ml in a day, it comes with a 2.2l tank. This means that you can leave it for up to 3 days before emptying it, making the task less cumbersome.
User-friendly Design and Operation
I particularly like the simple and minimalist design of the Prem-I-Air compact portable dehumidifier. This makes it very easy to operate and maintain. Furthermore, it comes with instructions that are very straightforward. Once it’s delivered to your home, all you need to do is plug it in using the 12Vdc adaptor that comes with it. Altogether, it takes about 10 minutes to get it up and running and once it’s in position, the device starts dehumidifying the room immediately. Regardless of where you are using it, the same set of instructions applies.
Minimal Energy Consumption
This is another great feature about this dehumidifier. In fact its low energy consumption is one of its unique selling points. After all, who likes to receive large electric bills at the end of the month? It only consumes 73 watts and you’ll find it very economical on electricity consumption. Another great feature about the 1608e is its automatic shut off. Once the water has reached the 2.2L maximum capacity, it automatically shuts itself down to prevent the collected water from spilling onto the floor.
Apart from the great features mentioned above, the Prem-I-Air compact dehumidifier also has some other excellent benefits particularly helpful if you plan to use the model in small spaces. Some of these advantages include the following:
- It removes condensation on windows, water pipes and other surfaces in the home.
- It eliminates dampness that usually occurs in rooms with high relative humidity.
- It removes musty smells associated with high relative humidity.
- It makes the room fresh and also prevents the growth and proliferation of mould fungi and mildew.
- It also prevents the accumulation of dust in small spaces.
Actually, if you follow the manufacturer’s recommendation and just want a dehumidifier for a small enclosure, you shouldn’t have any difficulty with the operation of this device. More often than not, people who complain that it does not provide sufficient dehumidification are not using it as they ought to. The 1608e performs excellently when it’s used in small spaces but if you decide to buy it for a large room because of its cheap price you’ll end up regretting your purchase. However, a legitimate drawback is the absence of variable control. It only comes with an on/off switch without the option of regulating the rate and level if dehumidification.
After considering the Prem-I-Air 1608e elite compact portable dehumidifier based on the features and benefits discussed above, you’d have to admit that it’s a good dehumidifier. It is very easy to operate, consumes low electricity, contains no harmful gases, very affordable and provides good dehumidification. Furthermore, it also comes with a 12-month warranty and there’s prompt attention from the customer care department for all your complaints. You won’t have any regrets buying the Prem-I-Air 1608e elite compact portable dehumidifier.