- 1 Haier HM70EP 70-Pint Energy Star Rated dehumidifier
Haier HM70EP 70-Pint Energy Star Rated dehumidifier
Design - 80%
Features - 80%
Energy Efficiency - 85%
Safety - 85%
Ease of Use - 80%
Although it does not impress much with its design, the Haier HM70EP 70-Pint Energy Star Rated dehumidifier will impress you with its large water-storing capacity and the ease of use.
The Haier HM70EP 70-Pint is an affordable option that will successfully protect your home against the damages caused by excessive humidity and will help you reduce your energy bills due to its Energy Star rate. For approximately 280$, which is the price of the Haier dehumidifier, you will manage to save money on the electricity bills and on the repairs you would have to make if your house would be affected by mold or dampness due to excessive humidity.
This is a large and bulky unit that weighs over 45 pounds and can remove 70 pints of moisture in a 24-hour period from rooms of over 200 sq.ft. The large bucket is very useful as you will not have to monitor and empty it so often, but it also adds to its size. In terms of design, there isn’t much to be stunned about this model because it has a plain aspect compared to other models that are more modern. The classic white housing will look good in your house without enhancing the decor and the caster wheels will allow you to move it as you like. The classic lines are completed by a control panel with buttons instead of an electronic display placed at the top and a large grate that covers the air filter on the front. The large 70-pints bucket that gathers the water is also placed on the front and it is very easy to remove and empty with one hand.
This device includes a humidistat that lets you adjust the level of humidity according to your needs, an air filter that removes the bacteria in the air and a fan with two speeds for increased convenience. The high-speed setting will absorb the humidity faster and will have it work less, but the noise is higher than the slower speed that will require more operating time for removing the humidity. Haier can operate in low temperatures due to the technology that keeps it running in cold days with temperatures below 41 degrees F and also includes an Auto Defrost feature that will prevent frost from building on the inside components. You will love the features that make it easy and comfortable to use, like the 24 h Timer that allows you to stop or start the dehumidifier anytime between 1 and 24 hours, and the Full Bucket Alarm feature that shows you when the bucket if full by flashing an indicator light or starting an audio alarm for when it is not in sight, which is great given that the water level is not visible. What really is a great advantage is that it has a built-in drain pump that lets it drain the water directly in a sewer, out on a window or into a sink without you having to manually remove and empty the bucket. The unit also has a drain tube connection where you can attach a hose and let the water flow.
In what regards the energy consumption, Haier HM70EP is an Energy Star rated unit, which means it was designed and built in such way that it will help you reduce your energy costs by having a low consumption. It only uses 750 watts to operate, which is considerably less than other models of its kind. The removable air filter that is easy to remove and clean increases its ease of use and the 1-year warranty will make sure you will enjoy a full year of perfect functioning.
|Dimensions||12” x 15” x 23.2”|
|Area Coverage||200 Square Feet|
|Dehumidification Capacity||70 pints|
|Reservoir Capacity||70 Pints|
|Maximum Noise Output||N/A|
|Full Bucket Indicator/Alert||Yes|
The classic aspect and the large size, combined with the large water storage make it a great choice for basements, garages and laundry rooms, especially since noise is one of the main problems you will confront when you purchase this product. The air filter is an advantage if you are worried about your health besides the condition of your house and you will find it very easy to remove and clean.
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