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Humidity in your home can not only make your living space somewhat uncomfortable but also lead to moisture buildup that allows mold to grow. That’s why having a dehumidifier in your home is so important. Whether you need a dehumidifier for a small room or an entire basement, Vremi offers high-quality machines that can get the job done.
In order to help you find the best Vremi dehumidifier for your home or office, we scoured the company’s entire product line. The Moisture Maniac dehumidifier stood out from the Vremi’s offerings, thanks to the unit’s auto-shutoff feature and extremely quiet operation. Plus, the Moisture Maniac is available in both 4,500– and 1,500-square foot coverage areas. We also picked out a smaller Vremi dehumidifier that you can use for individual rooms.
When choosing among Vremi humidifiers, there was a lot we had to consider. The coverage area was important, as was the dehumidification performance and total tank size. All of these factors together influence how much water your dehumidifier will actually pull out of the air without a break. You can find more details about these Vremi dehumidifiers below, along with complete reviews. Plus, check out our buying guide for more details on how to choose the best Vremi dehumidifier for your home.
The Moisture Maniac 4,500 is Vremi’s flagship dehumidifier. It’s recommended for dehumidifying areas that are at least 3,000 square feet in size, which makes it a perfect dehumidifier for large basements or even your entire home. Users found that this dehumidifier is extremely effective, and can even dry out the air a little too much if you use it in smaller areas.
Although rated as a 50-pint dehumidifier, the Moisture Maniac 4,500 is capable of gulping up to 70 pints (around eight gallons) out of the air each day. But, note that the water tank is just 1.6 gallons to keep the size of the unit down. Thankfully, Vremi built in a few fixes so you don’t have to empty out the water tank constantly. The easiest solution is to attach a drainage hose – unfortunately, this isn’t included, but it’s cheap to buy a hose at your local hardware store. Alternatively, you can use the run timer that’s built into this dehumidifier to specify a run time that won’t overflow the tank. If you simply let the dehumidifier run, it will automatically shut off when the tank is nearly full, so you don’t have to worry about flooding in any case.
Users noted that this dehumidifier can be loud if you’re standing near it. People who tried to put it in their bedroom had a difficult time with it, but the majority of users put it in a far-flung room of their home and didn’t notice the noise at all. To modulate the noise and dehumidification power, there are Comfort and Turbo settings in addition to the standard run speed.
To top it off, users loved that the water tank and filter are easy to access on this dehumidifier. Considering how much air it pulls, the filter needs to be cleaned with some frequency. It’s washable in the sink and takes just seconds to pop in and out of the dehumidifier.
What makes it stand out?
Massive dehumidification area
Includes drainage hose port
Built-in run timer and automatic shutoff
Comfort and Turbo modes
Easy access, washable filter
Which disadvantages must you keep in mind?
Can be very loud if you place it in a central room
The Vremi Moisture Maniac 1,500 is a smaller version of the 4,500, rated for a coverage area up to 1,000 square feet. That’s an interesting coverage area, since it’s much too big for small rooms but not big enough for most homes. So, the Moisture Maniac 1,500 is really ideal only if you have a large family room, a wet attic, or a medium-sized open basement.
That said, Vremi built this dehumidifier with much less of a mismatch between the dehumidification performance and the water tank size. The unit is capable of pulling in up to 30 pints (3.75 gallons) per day when running in Turbo mode, but it will typically pull in just half of that or less. So, you can easily run the dehumidifier for most of a day before you fill the 0.8-gallon tank. As for the larger version, though, you can also add a drainage hose (not included) or program the run timer to turn off the dehumidifier automatically after a few hours.
What customers really liked about this unit over the larger Moisture Maniac 4,500 is that it’s quiet. In Comfort mode, users found that it’s easy to be in the same room as this dehumidifier and not even notice it’s running. To be fair, the dehumidifier still makes a decent amount of noise in Turbo mode – but most homeowners can turn that on only when they’re leaving the house for a few hours. The unit is Energy Star certified, so you also don’t have to worry about your energy bills going through the roof if you decide to run it continuously.
Users were also happy with the design of the water tank and filter on this smaller dehumidifier. Both are simple to remove, which makes cleaning and maintaining the unit fast and easy.
Why is it special?
Ideal size for an open basement, attic, or large living room
This extremely small and lightweight Vremi dehumidifier can go anywhere in your home. Users loved that it’s just over half a foot tall and makes almost no noise whatsoever when operating. That allows you to place it on a coffee table, in your kitchen, or anywhere else in your home and simply forget that it’s there in the room with you.
The coverage area of this dehumidifier is also perfect for so many rooms. Most bedrooms are well within the 150-square foot coverage of this unit, and it won’t stretch it too far to put it in your kitchen or living room. Just beware that you may want to close doors around the room where it’s operating, or else its effectiveness may be limited.
What users loved just as much about this dehumidifier is that it’s extremely affordable. Many customers reported buying multiple units to have one running consistently in every bedroom of their homes.
As with Vremi’s larger models, this dehumidifier automatically shuts off when the water tank is full. A stark contrast is that the tank is almost twice as large as the dehumidifier’s daily nine-ounce performance capacity, so you don’t have to change the water nearly as frequently. There’s no drainage hose port on this dehumidifier, although that’s not something that most users missed on a unit this small.
One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have a ton of control over this dehumidifier. An LED display allows you to set the desired humidity in your room, but that’s about it.
Some users did report defects in the interior construction of this dehumidifier. However, these were typically covered under warranty, and in most reported cases, Vremi responded within 24 hours to solve the issues.
What do we love it for?
Perfect size for most home rooms
Compact, lightweight, and quiet
Automatic shutoff when tank is full
What were we disappointed with?
Some manufacturing defects reported (covered under warranty)
Now that you know everything there is to know about our three favorite Vremi dehumidifiers, how do you choose the one that’s right for you? And what makes Vremi dehumidifiers so special in the first place? In our buying guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to choose the best dehumidifier for your needs and highlight why Vremi is one of the best brands out there.
Why Vremi is a brand to choose
Vremi is a well-known name in the dehumidification space. The brand has a reputation for building high-quality dehumidifiers that work efficiently, quietly, and reliably.
That alone would be enough to push many homeowners towards opting for a Vremi unit, but there’s even more this company has to offer. Almost every Vremi dehumidifier comes with a one-year warranty to protect you against defects. Plus, the company clearly puts a lot of thought into the design of its dehumidifiers – the controls are intuitive, even if you’ve never owned a dehumidifier before, and the units are sleekly designed so they stay out of the way in your home.
Another advantage to choosing Vremi is that every Vremi dehumidifier is simple to clean, with easy to access filters and water tanks.
Features to consider while choosing a Vremi dehumidifier
Given the number and quality of dehumidifiers in the Vremi lineup, picking out the right Vremi dehumidifier for you can be a tough choice. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the important features you need to understand in order to get the best dehumidifier for your needs.
The best place to start when choosing a Vremi dehumidifier is to figure out how much dehumidification power you need. Do you have a single room that builds up moisture, or do you need to dehumidify your entire home?
Vremi dehumidifiers are rated according to their coverage area in square feet, so it’s relatively easy to match the area of your home to the unit you need. For example, the Moisture Maniac comes in either 4,500– or 1,500-square foot options, while the smaller Thermoelectric Mini dehumidifier is rated to dehumidify an area up to 150 square feet (about the size of a large bedroom).
Dehumidification performance describes how much water your Vremi dehumidifier can pull from air at saturation in a 24-hour period. This is closely related to coverage area, since the ability to pull more water out of the air means that your dehumidifier can be used for a bigger space.
Performance is typically measured in volume – the Moisture Maniac 4,500 can pull up to 70 pints of water per day out of the air, while the Thermoelectric Mini can pull just nine ounces – around half a pint per day.
Water tank capacity
The water tank capacity is important because it determines how frequently you’ll need to turn off the dehumidifier and empty the tank. It’s a good idea to compare the tank capacity against the dehumidification performance, since that gives you a sense of how long you can run the dehumidifier without emptying the tank.
For example, the 1.6-gallon tank on the Moisture Maniac 4,500 can only hold a fraction of the maximum daily water intake of the dehumidifier – so, in a saturated room, you’d need to empty the tank every few hours. By contrast, the Thermoelectric Mini’s tank will fill only after close to two days of operating in a saturated room.
Dimensions and weight
Vremi dehumidifiers aren’t small, but they’re surprisingly slim compared to many competitors. Still, you’ll want to take a look at the dimensions of the unit you have in mind and make sure you have a place for it that’s out of the way in your home.
Weight is also important, especially if you plan to move the dehumidifier from room to room.
The Moisture Maniac models are mounted on casters to make moving a dehumidifier easier, while the Thermoelectric Mini is light enough that a single person won’t have trouble carrying it around.
Vremi includes a one-year warranty on all of its dehumidifiers, which is a big plus for this brand. It shows that the company has confidence in its products, as well as protects you in the case that you get a defective unit.
Vremi’s dehumidifiers come with a few important safety features that help them stand out. The most notable of these is the auto shutoff that is activated if the water tank is full. That prevents overflow, which could not only damage the electronics inside the unit but also cause flooding inside your house. Some of Vremi’s units, like the Thermoelectric Mini, are also ETL certified for electrical safety.
It’s also worthwhile looking at what controls you get with your dehumidifier. Can you set the dehumidifier to run on a timer, or are there controls for the dehumidification intensity? These controls aren’t essential, but they do give you a lot more flexibility in how you use your Vremi unit.
Finally, check whether a drain hose is included with your dehumidifier. These aren’t expensive to buy after-market, but it’s nice to have it included.
How to maintain your Vremi dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers don’t take a lot of maintenance, but there are a few routine cleaning tasks you should perform. Once a month, give the water tank and the air intake and exhaust grilles a thorough cleaning. Also be sure to check the air filter, which can allow allergens and dust through if it gets clogged – you may need to replace the filter after several years of use as well.
One thing to keep in mind when using your dehumidifier is that short cycling the compressor can damage it. When turning the dehumidifier off, allow at least 10 minutes before turning it back on so the pressure in the system can equalize.
Vremi dehumidifiers have a reputation for being extremely quiet. Activating Turbo mode on the Moisture Maniac models can increase the noise somewhat, but they’re still no louder than a window air conditioning unit. Smaller Vremi dehumidifiers can be virtually silent when operating at low speeds.
Our three overall favorite dehumidifiers in the Vremi lineup are the Moisture Maniac 4,500, the Moisture Maniac 1,500, and the Thermoelectric Mini Dehumidifier. The Thermoelectric Mini is the perfect size for any room in your home. Better yet, it’s so quiet that you’ll even forget it’s in the room with you. The Moisture Maniac 1,500 is something of an odd size, but it’s perfect for basements, large living rooms, garages, and attics. You have a ton of control over this dehumidifier’s operation and can add a drainage hose if you want to run it continuously. The Moisture Maniac 4,500 is the best Vremi dehumidifier for entire homes. It boasts a massive 3,000-square foot or larger coverage area and has a Turbo mode to supercharge its performance to 70 pints per day. Plus, you can add a drainage hose or use the built-in run timer to control when it’s operating.