Soleus Air DP1-70-03 Dehumidifier Review

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Soleus Air DP1-70-03

The Soleus Air DP1-70-03 dehumidifier has the ability to remove up to 70 pints of water every 24 hours, making it perfect for large areas that are prone to high levels of moisture. It is equipped with a humidistat, which means that once the desired humidity level has been reached, the unit will automatically adjust accordingly by cycling on and off.

Review Details

This model couldn’t be easier to operate. If using the bucket option for drainage, the unit will tell you when it’s full and will automatically switch off until it has been emptied. For further ease of use, it can be connected to any garden hose for continuous drainage, making it perfect for musty basements or other areas that have access to a sink or drain.

The DP1-70-03 features 3 speeds which will allow the user to select the desired humidity level, and it is fitted with a two to four hour timer that powers the unit off once the time has elapsed. This dehumidifier will also operate in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit and has a power loss automatic re-start feature all adding to its convenience.

What We Liked

  • Wide Humidity Level Range
    Unlike many other models of this size, it’s possible to set the humidity levels anywhere from 30 to 80%.
  • No More Overflows
    When using the tank as an option for drainage, the unit will light up to tell you when it’s full and will automatically shut-off until it has been emptied.
  • Versatile Drainage
    In addition to the tank, the user also has the benefit of continuous drainage. All that’s needed is a standard garden hose and you can leave it to do the hard work for you.
  • Auto De-Frost
    The DP1-70-03 will work efficiently in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit and is equipped with an automatic de-frost option.

What We Didn't Like

  • Timer
    The timer with the DP1-70-03 can be set for 2-4 hours. However, it will only switch off once this has been reached (unlike some other models that will power down for the same amount of time and then power up again).
  • Energy Consumption
    This model is energy star rated and can save on utility bills, but you should be aware the fan will continue to run even when the compressor has stopped.

Conclusion

Soleus Air has designed the DP1-70-03 with simplicity in mind. The controls are very simple to use even though there are a number of features to choose from. It rates above average at keeping humidity levels down and combating issues such as mold and mildew. It has also been revered for its aesthetic design. Issues have been raised over energy consumption and if this is a worry you may want to consider the Friedrich D70BP.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 22, 2015
Product:
Soleus Air DP1-70-03
Dimensions (L x W x H):
11 x 15.4 x 23.6 inches
Weight:
45 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
745 Watt, 7.5 Amp
Noise level:
56 dB
800 square feet
Minimum operating temperature:
40 ºF
Refrigerant type:
R-22
Speed control:
Yes, 3 speeds
Energy Star:
Yes
Timer:
Yes
Casters:
Yes
Warranty:
1 year

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