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Vacplus 22 Pint Dehumidifier Review (30 Pint 2012 DOE): Seamless King!

Most of you might never hear of Vacplus Technology despite being founded in 2015. It makes quality, user-oriented home appliances like the Vacplus 30 Pint dehumidifier (22 Pint 2019 DOE) that we're about to review. A sleek dehumidifier that stands out from your typical boring options. What features are bundled in this well-priced model? Should you place your hard-earned money on this relatively new brand? More importantly, can it delivers the consistency and reliability that is sorely needed? Let's find out.
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Vacplus 22 Pint (30 Pint 2012 DOE) Specification

ProductVacplus 22 Pint (30 Pint 2012 DOE)
Dimension
11.3 x 19.7 x 6.7 in
(28.7 x 50 x 17 cm)
Weight20.9 lb (9.5 kg)
Fanspeed2
Coverage (up to)1,500 sq. ft. (139 m2)
Airflow speed
Capacity22 Pint (30 Pint 2012 DOE)
Water tank0.4 gallon (3.2 pints)
Noise level36 dB
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler24-hour
FilterYes
Auto shut offYES
Continuous pumpVARY
Gravity drainageYES
DefrostYES
CastersYES
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone supportYES

Highlights

  • 2 Fan speeds (Low, High)
  • Superior quality compressor (under 90% RH @ 86°F condition)
  • Digital Humidistat with Drying Clothes Mode
  • Auto shutoff, defrost, and restart
  • Manual and continous drainage
  • Intelligent Constant Humidity & Automatic Adjustment
  • 0.4 gallon/ 1.5 L reservoir
  • 24-hour Two-Way Timing boot/ shut down
  • Low-noise operation
  • Washable filter
  • High-grade universal wheels

Usability

A modern-day dehumidifier for modern people. Vacplus 22 Pint (30 Pint 2012 DOE) is nothing like the conventional dehumidifiers in the market. Its clean flat white design is achievable thanks to the hidden reservoir located at the back. At an 11.3 x 19.7 x 6.7 inches in size, it is slimmer than conventional 30-pint dehumidifiers but the differences are marginal. Movability is not a big issue thanks to the 4 high-grade universal caster wheels. You can push it from room to room with minimal effort.

Vacplus 22/ 30 Pint dehumidifier is very easy to use with dedicated controls and a digital humidistat display. You can monitor the current room humidity level, adjust the 2 fan speeds, or set a preferred humidity point to work on. You can also set an interval time for the Vacplus dehumidifier to boot or shut down. Our favorite has to be the drying mode function that helps dry clothes faster indoor and remove any musty odor. Perfect for rainy days.

Vacplus 22/ 30 Pint 1,500 Sq. Ft. dehumidifier comes with all the safety features available in a refrigerant dehumidifier. You have the auto-shutoff feature that can prevent overflow by turning off the dehumidifier once the reservoir is full. Auto-defrost prevents ice from freezing up in the coil even operating at low temperatures. Lastly, the auto power outage restart will resume back Vacplus operation after a blackout. There is also the 2 years 100% risk-free satisfaction that Vacplus promise a full refund or replacement if you are not happy with the purchase. Customer service might not be the most responsive, it is still a nice gesture over competitor models that offered a standard 1-year warranty.

While there is no doubt Vacplus looks sleek and modern, it comes at the cost of usability. First, you will have to turn over to the back of the bucket to check on the water level. Second, the bucket is located in the middle thus removing it for emptying is tricky. Third, the small bucket means you will have to perform the emptying chore multiple times with the potential of water spilling. Fortunately, you can rely on continuous drainage that clears the collected water straight into the floor drain via the 1-meter long hose.

Dehumidification Technology

As Vacplus would put it "Say Goodbye to moisture". Vacplus can absorb up to 30 pints of moisture per day or 22 pints based on the latest United States Department of Energy (DOE) standard. At high speed, it can reach up to 1,500 square feet of room space under 90% RH and 86°F conditions. Suitable for bedroom, basement, garage, living hall, or bathroom with a dampness level higher than 50%. The Intelligent humidity control works exceptionally well in monitoring and adjusting the room humidity. Just set a humidity target and Vacplus 22/ 30 pint will activate the dehumidification when the ambient humidity level is higher and shut down when the ambient humidity falls below the set target. Everything is done autonomously.

Underneath the heart of Vacplus 22/ 30 Pint (2012 DOE) dehumidifier is the highly popular refrigeration technology with a superior quality compressor. It is very effective in removing moisture in the air without producing any byproducts. Wet air will first have to pass through a filter that captures dust, hair, and other large particles. With no particulates able to travel inside the dehumidifier. the air will now reach the warm coils to go through condensation. Water droplets will be extracted from the air and drip down to the bucket or pump straight to a drainage hole. The dry air will then be heated and disperse back into the air. The dehumidifying cycle will continue until a set humidity point is reached. With the right humidity (30%-50%), the indoor musty odor will be gone as with mold, mildew, and bacteria. You will not have to worry about breathing in harmful allergens or water damage in the future.

Vacplus average 36 dB noise level is very silent considering this is a refrigerant dehumidifier with a big compressor. You can use it in the bedroom and it will not cause any disturbance to your sleep. With the support from Intelligent Constant Humidity, power consumption is averaging around 280 watts of energy per hour. It is significantly more energy-efficient than other home appliances like an air conditioner, refrigerator, or vacuum cleaner. Leaving it on all day will have little impact on your utility bill.

Price Guide

While not the cheapest in its class, Vacplus 22/ 30 Pint dehumidifier is well-priced for the number of features bundled. There are very few people that complain of its build quality but our test unit works flawlessly even after months of use. If you're still worried, the extended 2 years warranty should give you the needed assurance on its durability. Again, the rather hard-to-reach customer service response can be annoying when you have an unanswered question.
Vacplus 30 Pint dehumidifier (22 Pint 2019 DOE) is widely available on Amazon with free shipping and return if you're not happy with the purchase. There's even bundled deal where you can enjoy further discounts with add-on purchases. We didn't manage to locate the official website or spot any of our local retailers like Walmart carrying the brand. In short, Amazon is definitely the best place to get one.

Alternatives

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Inofia 22 Pint (30 Pint 2012 DOE) HD161A

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Pros

  • Clean, modern design with hidden back filter and reservoir.
  • Efficient dehumidification with two rows of large cubage condenser and evaporator protected by a washable air filter.
  • Silently protect household items from mold and moisture water damage of up to 1,500 square feet.
  • Intelligent Constant Humidity that automatically monitors and adjusts to the selected humidity level.
  • Convenient Drying Clothes Mode that can help keep clothes dry and odorless.
  • Complete features including Two-Way Timing, dual drainage method, and auto-shutoff to prevent overflow.

Cons

  • Very small reservoir that requires constants water emptying in a damp environment.
  • Odd reservoir placement that is located at the middle rather than the bottom.
  • No direct customer support for further assistance.
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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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