Honeywell TP30WKN Dehumidifier

Honeywell White TP30WKN Energy Star Dehumidifier

I have an elderly neighbour with dust mite allergies, and she would often get sick and hospitalised. Her house was always clean, and she had a large dehumidifier that did not seem to be as effective as it should have been. She asked me to help her look for a small dehumidifier she could also use in crawl spaces. The larger machine was too big to fit in them. After searching online, I think that we finally came across what was going to be the best option for her home in the Honeywell dehumidifier.

The Honeywell dehumidifier has turned out to be a great purchase for my neighbour. It is a perfect size for her crawl space and efficiently cleans out the air, improving the quality.

What to Consider Before Buying a Dehumidifier

One of the most important considerations before buying a dehumidifier is size. You need to purchase a unit that will fit in the space it is intended to operate, some of these are really big so pretty unsuitable for a small apartment.  It must also have a working area coverage big enough for the room it will be in. If its not, then it will help but just not as much as it could have done in the correctly sized environment.


The maintenance requirements of a dehumidifier also need to be considered. Particularly the water capacity and mobility. Dehumidifiers with larger water tanks need to be emptied less often. However, it may be a more difficult job to empty a very large water tank. Mobile units can be stored out of sight when they are not in use and moved from room to room as needed.

It’s also important to consider the ease of cleaning for each dehumidifiers. Filter systems that are disposable and cannot be reused may incur a high replacement cost. Dehumidifiers with washable filters like the Honeywell Energy Star tend to be more cost-effective in such situations.

The Honeywell TP30WKN Energy Star Dehumidifier

The Honeywell dehumidifier is easy to operate and easy to move around. It is the smallest unit in a series of Honeywell Energy Star Dehumidifiers. It is a 20-pint dehumidifier that covers up to 1,000 sq. ft. living areas. This means that it can remove up to 20 pints of moisture every day from small to medium-sized rooms. This makes it an ideal size for basements, kitchens, closets, and bathrooms.

The TP30WKN is a powerful machine that’s backed by a 5-year warranty. It can be drained manually by emptying the water tank or automatically using a drain pipe that is provided. This allows for unattended operation. It has an automatic humidistat that detects elevated moisture levels and launches dehumidification in response. This helps maintain ideal humidity levels to decrease the levels of allergens and foul odours.

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  • It is designed for usage in small and very dusty spaces like crawlspaces.
  • It is easy to set up.
  • If temperatures fall below 41, it can be used as a heater.
  • Some units reported to last 2 – 3 years due to corrosion but the 5-year warranty covers such damage.
  • Garden hoses can be used as long drainage pipes. However, it can be difficult to find a hose that can fit perfectly into the unit

Key Features of the Honeywell TP30WKN Dehumidifier

1. Automatic shut-off and LED indicator when full

When the water tank is full, the unit switches off and a light switches on automatically. Thos means that you don’t need to constantly check the system incase it overflows. This also ensures that you’re not wasting electricity by havig a humidifier switched on but not working.

2.  Detachable 7 pint tank

The water tank can hold up to 7 pints of water. It has an easy-grip handle plus anti-spill guards for easy emptying. Alternatively, a drainage pipe included in the unit can be used for continuous automatic drainage.

Honeywell tank
3. Smart digital controls

The Honeywell TP30 WKN  has a digitally smart humidistat that monitors moisture levels and maintains humidity at pre-set conditions. So even when you busy doing other things, this unit can assess and maintain perfect humidity levels for you and your family.  It also has an automatic-restart feature if power outages occur. Many units simply shut down until you restart them manually so this can be a really useful feature if you tend to get frequent power outages. 

Honeywell control panel
4. Quiet and Cost Effective

This dehumidifier is energy efficient and operates quietly. It’s energy star rated so that means that it has meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Government. Not only will it save you money on your electricity bill compared to other products, it will also help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. Good for the environment and good for your bank balance, those have to be good reasons for it to be considered one of the best small dehumidifiers for the home.

It has a removable filter that does not need to be replaced. When it is dirty, it can be washed and put back in the unit.

5. Easy to Clean 

With a detachable bottom fill tank, this style of humidifier is much easier to clean. The designers have cleverly also made the water level sensor and cap removable, which means that you’re able to access and clean the entire base. 

Reviews

From reading the reviews available on the internet, most users of the Rosewill Humidifier seem happy with their purchase. 

Super quiet and efficient!

Less than 2 minutes to set-up

Nicely designed and effective

Best purchase ever!

Alternatives to the Honeywell TP30WKN Dehumidifier

the Eva Dry
Eva-Dry Wireless Dehumidifier

Lightweight, compact and wireless. Uses silica gel technology to absorb water from the surroundings. Once saturated with water the gel needs recharging by plugging the device into an inlet for about 12 to 15 hours. 

+ Energy-efficient, as no electricity is required to run it, only to recharge it.

+ Comes with a 5-year warranty

– Beads need to be recharged to ensure the dehumidifier works

– It is small and so isn’t effective in large spaces.

Pro Breeze Mini
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier

Compact, portable and lightweight, the Pro Breeze Electric Mini has a tank capacity of 18 ounces yet weighs just 2.4 pounds. This unit can extract up to 9 ounces of water per day. 

+ Competitively priced
+ Quiet when operating
– Expensive running costs if used 24/4
– Needs regular cleaning to prevent mold

Ivation dehumidifierIvation 11 Pint Small Compressor Dehumidifier

The Ivation Small Compressor Dehumidifier prevents mold and mildew by rapidly extracting moisture from the air. It is designed for functionality in small spaces such as bathrooms, attics, crawl spaces, and basements.

+ Built-in air purifier
+ Easy to use LCD control panel
– Only suitable for rooms up to 215 sq. ft.
– More expensive due to multi-functionality

Conclusion

The Honeywell TP30WKN Energy Star Dehumidifier is a really good option when you’re looking for a small dehumidifier. It is ideal for someone looking for a small unit to use in low trafficked areas. For rooms that tend to have chilly temperatures like basements, attics and crawl spaces, it is important to get dehumidifiers that work as temperatures at low as 5oC; the Honeywell dehumidifier is one such machine.

Honeywell dehumidifier