Keystone 70-Pint Dehumidifier Review

Written by Shannon Ward on . Posted in Keystone

A home can get multiple benefits from a dehumidifier because excess moisture can affect the structure of a house, encourage the creation of mold and mildew, and hasten the ruin of delicate items. Yet more than that, it can also protect human health, and eliminate risks of respiratory problems. If your home is invaded by excessive humidity, or the climate you live in is of this type, then you may need to consider purchasing a good and reliable product. To make choosing easier for you, we present yet another ideal model, the Keystone 70-Pint, which is suitable even for larger…

Keystone 70-Pint

Design - 94%
Features - 98%
Energy Efficiency - 92%
Safety - 93%
Ease of Use - 95%

94%

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This dehumidifier can be left unsupervised for days on end, because it can be attached to a drain, and will only start functioning when humidity levels exceed those selected by you.

User Rating: 2.69 ( 54 votes)

A home can get multiple benefits from a dehumidifier because excess moisture can affect the structure of a house, encourage the creation of mold and mildew, and hasten the ruin of delicate items. Yet more than that, it can also protect human health, and eliminate risks of respiratory problems. If your home is invaded by excessive humidity, or the climate you live in is of this type, then you may need to consider purchasing a good and reliable product. To make choosing easier for you, we present yet another ideal model, the Keystone 70-Pint, which is suitable even for larger spaces, such as an office, a basement or an entire house. Before purchasing, you must determine what your needs are, and make your purchase for the right reasons.

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Design

Being usable for both small and large spaces, this device sports a sleek and appealing design; its case is made from quality white plastic, it is rectangular in shape and the front presents a grilled side through which the air is absorbed. Underneath it, there is the water container, which is fitted with a transparent drop that lets you know when the container is almost full. The device measures almost 24 inches in height, 15 inches in width, and 11 inches in depth; it weighs about 40 pounds when empty, so it is quite easy to transport, but it also features four caster wheels, so you don’t need to lift it off the ground to move it around. Its control panel is situated on the top of the device.

Features

This product can absorb up to 70 pints (or 1.3 gallons) of moisture in one day, a feat which is quite impressive; this makes it suitable for all kinds of spaces, small and large. Additionally, you can install its hose and connect that to a drain, so you won’t have to worry about constantly checking on it; thus, if you want to use it for less-traveled areas, like a workshop or basement, you can do so without problems. But this isn’t all folks, as it is fitted with another feature that most devices don’t have; it is a special pump that allows you to empty the container directly into a tub or sink without removing it.
The digital control panel is situated on top of the device, and it allows you to verify the temperature in the room; its display shows temperature, and thanks to the incorporated humidistat, it shows humidity levels as well, which you can adjust with a single button. The advantage on active dehumidifiers like this is that you can select a specific humidity level. One important thing that you need to know about it is that it has to remain on for 24 hours the first time you use it, after which managing humidity levels will be quite easy. Moreover, remember that this is a whole house unit, so if you place it strategically, it can remove excess moisture from your entire home.
It has a lifetime washable filter, and a filter light reminder which lets you know when it’s time to clean it out; the filter ensures the air in your home will continue to be pure and bacteria-free, and will discourage mold and mildew from reappearing. It is also fitted with a timer, so you can select a time when you want it to turn on, and even for how long you need it functioning. Finally, it also features two fan speeds, so you can select the power of performance according to humidity levels or the size of the room. It is also fitted with an auto-defrost option and an auto-restart at the last options in case of power failure.

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Energy Efficiency

This device is Energy Star qualified, which means it consumes a minimum of energy for a maximum of performance. Even though it is a large capacity device, it still manages to do a lot with little. Furthermore, it automatically shuts itself off when the selected level of humidity is reached and turns itself back on when the level starts to rise. This is a particularly important feature in case you may want to leave it unsupervised for even days in a row.

Other Considerations

This product is quite easy to use; its digital control panel and display are simple and straightforward, yet allow for a customizable experience every time. It is also easy to empty and maintain, featuring multiple draining options. Although large, it is rather quiet thanks to its compressor. As for warranty, it comes with a 1-year warranty for parts and labor, and 5 years for a sealed system.

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Comments (9)

  • Emily

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    Does it include the evacuating hose or it must be purchased separately?

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    • Shannon Ward

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      The hose is included in the package. Also, you can attach a regular garden hose in case the other one is damaged.

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  • Melissa

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    Very useful review, it really helped me make up my mind. I’m looking forward to starting using the Keystone dehumidifier.

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  • Sandra

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    How much noise does it produce on the high speed setting?

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    • June Spencer

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      The Keystone 70-Pint Dehumidifier produces 56 dB when it’s set on the high speed setting, making it one of the most silent models on the market.

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  • Victor

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    What is the purpose of the hygrometer? It is reliable or should I worry that the dehumidifier will not monitor air humidity?

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    • Shannon Ward

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      Hello, Victor. We can tell you that the hygrometer on this device is very accurate, with 1% increments in humidity, so you can definitely trust its readings.

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  • David

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    Do the fan and the compressor stop operating at the same time?

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    • June Spencer

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      Yes, both the fan and the compressor shut off at the same time.

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