Top 5 Best TCL Dehumidifiers in 2019: Brand Guide
Dehumidifiers take the damp sensation out of our basements or laundry rooms and throw it out in a container or window. These devices are also helpful in preventing high-level humidity problems for homeowners, such as the breeding of dust mites and the growth of mold and mildew. In general, the more humid the space, the more beneficial a humidifier becomes.
Another problem that arises is for consumers on the search for an effective dehumidifier that can meet all of their needs. When purchasing a dehumidifier, it’s important to consider the unit’s placement, compliance with new energy standards, ability to do what you expect from it, as well as price tag. For these reasons, we’ll take a look at what TCL has in stores for us.
TCL is on the way to become a best-selling consumer electronics manufacturers in North America. This Chinese-based multinational company produces some popular and versatile dehumidifiers available on the market. Let’s check out some of their best-performing dehumidifiers.
This dehumidifier model by TCL is able to remove up to 70 pints of moisture from the air every 24 hours. The DEA70EP with removable and washable air filters was designed to effectively dehumidify the air, hence eliminating mold and mildew growth which can cause difficulty breathing.
In addition, this portable device by TCL comes with preconfigured settings for use in your bedroom, living room and basement. It comes with a built-in pump that expels water upwards so draining the unit is possible even in basements. The water tank can hold up to 13.7 pints, and a full tank indicator will remind you when to remove and empty the tank out.
To protect the unit from overheating, it comes with an auto-shut down feature that kills the switch after 24 hours of running. In cases of black out, this Energy Star-certified will resume operations as soon as the power comes back on. Better yet, the unit will retain the same settings prior to shutting down so you won’t have to babysit the DEA70EP. This device will automatically turn off as soon as it meets the desired humidity levels (adjustable), effectively saving energy.
This 25.2-inch tall dehumidifier is quite compact and easy to use. It weights 48.5 lbs out of the box and comes with four caster wheels for easy movement. The integrated side-handles also allow for easy lifting upstairs and dragging for moving between rooms.
The only negative feedback about this product is its “immobility” without the use of its caster wheels since it can be quite heavy. Overall, this is a sturdy and reliable dehumidifier that can be used in any room.
This 30-pint dehumidifier is much lighter and portable than the previous model. TCL’s 30-pint dehumidifier is able to absorb up to 30 pints of moisture daily and expel it through the upwards-facing hose. The hose is especially handy for when you need the dehumidifier to operate in your basement or kitchen, allowing the machine to dispose of the water through high-placed basement windows and kitchen sinks.
The DEA30E is a lightweight model at only 30.8 lbs out of the box. The caster wheels increase its mobility, making it easier to move this machine from room to room on a single floor. In addition, the integrated side handles are perfect for carrying this compact 19.3-inch tall dehumidifier up and down stairs.
This dehumidifier model by TCL is able to remove 30 pints of moisture every 24 hours so it may not be as effective in larger rooms. However, it should perform well in smaller rooms like bedrooms and living rooms.
Some customers have complained about the small-sized water tank which needs constant detaching and emptying after only a day of use. The problem with the water tank is it can be a hassle to remove since the unfortunate tank design does not include a handle so spilling is common.
However, these problems are easily solved if you attach a garden hose to the drain connector and let the machine dispose of the accumulated water for you. Another problem is that the hose does not come with the unit so you’ll have to purchase it separately.
Overall, like its big-brother model, this is another reliable dehumidifier by TCL. Its compact size and quiet EPA-approved motor, as well as the full-tank indicator, all make this a worthy choice.
Once again, we have the exact same design and mechanics but placed in another shell with a 45-pint capacity. The DEA45E is able to remove 45 pints of moisture every day, and it comes with the same exact features as the two previous models by TCL. This 33-lbs, 19.1-inch tall dehumidifier is also compact and somewhat lightweight so you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a good spot for it to run in a humid room.
The weight and four caster wheels make this a portable dehumidifier. You can push the unit from place to place without a problem. The integrated side handles give you a good grip when carrying the machine upstairs or downstairs.
The control panel is straightforward and easy to use. This Energy Star-certified dehumidifier comes with the same preconfigured settings for basements, bedrooms and living rooms. You can also adjust the settings depending on where you need it and how large the room is.
The water tank is larger than the previous model. However, depending on how long the machine runs and how much moisture is being trapped, you might find yourself constantly watching the machine and anticipating the full-tank warning beeps. However, you can attach a 5/8-inch hose (sold separately) onto the drain connector and let the machine shoot the water through your basement window or into sinks for a care-free experience.
The only problem that customers had with this product is receiving a machine with missing parts. This is solved by speaking with TCL’s customer service. They’ll immediately send the missing part of your address with an apology.
Best TCL Dehumidifiers: Conclusion
These are the best-selling dehumidifiers by TCL. As you may have noticed, the model names are identical except for the numbers which indicate the 24-hour dehumidifying capacity. These are all identical in features, mobility, and drawbacks. Furthermore, you’ll need to buy or have your own hose for automated draining of the water tank.
If you’re considering buying one of the TCL dehumidifiers, the only variable is how large a room you plan on placing this machine in. Although TCL dehumidifiers aren’t the best on the market, they perform extremely well and come at a reasonable price. In terms of cost, you get what you pay for: quality performance, portability, and noiseless Energy Star-certified motors.
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