Dri-Eaz DrizAir 1200 Dehumidifier
The DrizAir 1200 dehumidifier is a portable, easy to use solution for drying out homes, offices and other buildings after
flooding, major storms or other catastrophes cause severe water damage. It has all of the
convenient features of the larger Dri-Eaz models in a more compact size and at a more affordable price point. This model combines high-tech design with
professional-grade performance and maneuverability. When in
use on a job site, the polyethylene housing resists damage and offers superior durability, while the water removal rate is
a good fit for contractors and home owners alike. So what makes the DriEaz 1200 so special? Let's take a look and find out.
What I like about the DriEaz 1200
Simply dry. That is the easiest way to sum up the performance of the
DrizAir 1200. You place it, run the drain line, and plug it in. Once the unit is turned on you let it run and continually dry the space. That's it. The controls
are very simple to use, and set up literally takes only a few minutes. When you're done, purge the pump and reservoir, rewind the hose and cord, and away
you go. The simplicity and ease of use make this plug-and-play style dehumidifier that removes any guesswork.
The water removal capacity is ideal in most situations. With the exception of very large spaces, in which case the 1200 is best used in multiples and
with air movers, the AHAM moisture removal rate is enough to dry out most rooms and areas fairly quickly. In more sever circumstances, the
water removal rate will exceed the stated extraction rate.
The internal condensate pump is really the way to go when it comes to cleaning up after floods. You run the supplied 40' length of hose to the exterior of
the room/building and allow the 1200 to remove the moisture from the air and push it outside. No water buckets. No worry about gravity since the pump
gives you the ability push water horizontally and vertically.
I like this dehumidifier for use in rooms with carpeting. You also can use this for speeding up drywall, tile, painting and
other home renovations projects in which excess moisture works against you. Because of the rugged,
metal handle and the semi-pneumatic wheels, the DriEaz 1200 is easily handled by one person.
What I do not like about the DrizAir 1200
My only real drawbacks with this model are size and lack of a humidistat. In
terms of size, the DriEaz 1200 is actually a great fit for homeowners who deal with occasional basement flooding. For contractors, this size is ideal for the
same reasons - smaller jobs aren't going to require a boss of a dehumidifier like the 2800i. If you match the tool with the job, you'll be fine. The lack of a
humidistat can be a pain for some. I like a humidistat as it saves from having to have a separate humidity gauge to get a reading from a room. However, for most
clean up and restoration jobs, the standard operating procedure is to set the unit up, turn it on and simple let it dry and dry and dry for several days.
Overall, the DriEaz 1200 dehumidifier provides all the basics for drying out a home or
commercial site after flooding or water damage. It is powerful,
built to withstand the abuse of harsh environments and is priced right for most people. Provided this meets your space/coverage requirements and you do not need
more advanced features, the 1200 is a great plug and play, restoration dehumidifier.