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Ivation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint Dehumidifier Review: Classic Design!

Ivation is a brand many of us have grown custom to. Ivation 70 Pint Dehumidifier is precisely that and its presence will guarantee ideal room humidity level. As we already reviewed the smaller 30 and 50 pint models in the past, the end result you will get from this dehumidifier is pretty much synchronized. So why should you pick this over the other smaller unit? How will Ivation fare against another 70-pint dehumidifier? Find out in our Ivation IVALDH70PW review below.
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Ivation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint Specification

ProductIvation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint
Dimension
15.4 x 23.2 x 10.8 in
(39.1 x 58.9 x 27.4 cm)
Weight39.7 lb (18 kg)
Fanspeed2
Coverage (up to)4500 sq. ft. (418 m2)
Airflow speed
Capacity45 Pint (70 Pint 2012 DOE)
Water tank1.3 gallon (10.4 pints)
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler24-hour
FilterYes
Auto shut offYES
Continuous pumpVARY
Gravity drainageYES
DefrostYES
CastersYES
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STARYES
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone supportYES

Highlights

  • 2 Fan speeds
  • Built-In Relative Humidity Meter
  • Automatic Defrost with frost sensor
  • Safety auto-restart and auto-shutoff
  • Continuous drainage
  • Washable air filter
  • 10.4 pint reservoir
  • 24-hour timer
  • Easy-Roll casters

Usability

At first glance, Ivation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint dehumidifier has a “portable air conditioner” look. Not a bad thing but some would prefer a more modern touch. The reason for the conventional look is the front air intake vent that is normally located at the back on a modern design. Staying at the front, the 1.3-gallon water tank is on a smaller size for a 70-pint unit. Still, it can hold a few days of water on normal use and you can easily remove it for emptying. There is a water window that can you can peek through to see the water level. Air outtake vent is located on both sides which are also unusual spots. Moving to back, it is much simpler with only a drain hose outlet, a band for storing, and a power cord/ plug. Overall Ivation 70 Pint 15.4 x 23.2 x 10.8 in dimension is considerably big and well-fitted with no signs of off-gassing. The 40 lb weight is not the heaviest so you can effortlessly move it around with the 4 casters.

Ivation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint Dehumidifier controls

Let’s go through Ivation IVALDH70PW controls. You have a total of 6 buttons, plenty of indicators, and a central digital display. Starting on the left side, the Filter button is only used to reset the check filter reminder. Continue button will activate/ deactivate the continuous dehumidifying operation. Moving to the right side, the Fan button will cycle the fan speed between normal or high. The power button is exactly how it sounds, turn on or off the dehumidifier. Back to the center, you have two + – buttons that can set the relative humidity level between 35-85%. Press + will increase the RH to 5% while press – will decrease the RH to 5%. The timer button is used to automatically start or stop the dehumidifier. Use the +- buttons to set the timer between 0-24 hours.

Dehumidification Technology

Ivation IVALDH70PW high 70 pint moisture draining per day can swiftly decrease moisture in a room. At a normal airflow velocity, the dehumidifier can remove moisture up to 4500 sq. ft of room size. Ideal for a landed house with a big living room, basement, garage, meeting room, or lounge with high humidity and moldy smell. Even at low speed, there is enough airflow to pull surrounding damp air into the dehumidifier. Ivation IVALDH70PW can also operate well under cold temperatures with the auto deice and sensitive frost sensor. We also can confirm that auto-restart and auto-shutoff will work exactly as advertised.

Here's how Ivation 70 Pint IVALDH70PW removes musty smells and prevents mold/ mildew growth. Damp air will be pulled into the dehumidifier through the air intake vent and pass through the permanent filter. The filter will block out dirty particles like dust, hair, pet dander, pollen, and mold leaving only purified damp air into the coils. With the help of the pump compressor, the refrigerated and heating coils will remove the moisture from the air and drip down into the bucket or drainage. The now dry air will then be converted to mist and disperse out promptly. The whole dehumidification process will continue until a humidity level is reached (below 50 percent).

Ivation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint has a relatively subtle noise level at low speed but loud whirring fan noise at turbo speed. It is still possible to use it in the bedroom while your little one sleeps as long as you keep it at low speed. Power consumption is not particularly great for an Energy Star certified unit. It will contribute to your electricity bills but at a minimal tier regardless of which U.S. state you're in. To reduce the runtime and energy usage, set a timer so you can use it wisely throughout the day.

Price Guide

Ivation 70 Pint Dehumidifier is priced around 250 dollars before any discount. Not overly expensive when compared with its nearest competitor models. So would we go with Ivation 70-pint over the other models? Absolutely as the performance and durability have convinced us this is the right investment. Go with Ivation 70-Pint if your home is extremely humid or suffers from water damage due to flood. If you do really want to save up some cash, just go with the smaller 50-pint or 30-pint version that has the same features.
It can be hard to find a good discount for Ivation 70 Pint dehumidifier as the pricing is quite consistent all this while. If there is indeed one, obviously the best price is still on Amazon that also comes with hassle-free shopping and easy 30-days return. Ivation's official website is not far behind in terms of pricing with all the usual online perks. You can also try your luck at Costco, Best Buy, Target, or Walmart but availability is subject to the retail stores.

Alternatives

Vremi B07JMZJX4B 70 Pint Dehumidifier

Vremi B07JMZJX4B 70 Pint

Another popular option that is well-priced, excellent airflow output, with a large water tank. Vremi also comes with an auto-adjust humidity level.
Tosot 70 Pint Dehumidifier

Tosot 70 Pint

Cheaper (after discount) and comes with a bigger water tank. This version also comes with a built-in pump. Another advantage is the outer filter can be removed easily for cleaning.

Pros

  • True 70 pints capacity that covers spaces up to 4500 square feet of dehumidification.
  • Super bright LED display with built-in humidistat.
  • Low maintenance unit with easy slide-out filter and continuous pump.
  • Energy-efficient unit (low speed) certified by Energy Star.
  • The complete package with casters, auto-defrost, restart, timer, and filter alert.

Cons

  • Small reservoir capacity for its category.
  • Noise level is considerably loud at the highest speed.
Ivation IVALDH70PW 70 Pint Dehumidifier

Kingston Kay

Growing up in New Orleans; one of the highest relative humidity in the United States, Kingston Kay knows a thing or two about humidity. Besides reviewing dehumidifiers for living, you will find him gyming in the basement.

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