Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump

Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump Review

In Dehumidifiers by Consumer FilesLeave a CommentLast Updated: June 5th, 2020

Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump

  • Value
  • Feature Set
  • Ease Of Use
  • Brand Reliability*

Summary

The Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump is a well-designed, full-featured dehumidifier, offered by a stellar company. Recommended for anyone with a medium-sized moisture issue, looking for a dehumidifier with a built-in pump for maximum convenience.

4.5

*Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect.

Do you live in a high moisture area? Are you worried that if things are left unchecked, you’ll find yourself having to deal with mold problems? Are you a grower with either a largeish grow tent or a small to medium-sized grow room, looking for a way to keep your humidity levels under tight control?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the Haier 70 pint dehumidifier with pump might be the solution to your humidity issues. Haier is a great company with a reputation for building quality products and for taking good care of their customers.

Granted, it’s got its limitations, but if you’re looking for an easy to use, mostly hands-free dehumidifier, this one belongs on your shortlist of options to consider.

In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything this model has to offer and let you in on the few shortcomings the unit has so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the dehumidifier you’ve been looking for. If that sounds good to you, let’s take a closer look!

An Overview of the Haier Dehumidifier HEN70ETFP

The Haier 70 pint dehumidifier with pump is about as unobtrusive as it gets. The designers took every effort to make what is, by outward appearances at least, a plain white box that’s virtually invisible in any room you place it in. That’s a good thing in our book, but before we get into what lurks inside that plain white box, let’s take a closer look at the core stats that define the model. Here are the basics:

White Color, Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump, Leftfront
  • Overall Product Dimensions: 10.8” x 15.1” x 24.”
  • Product Weight (No Water In the Tank): 45 pounds.
  • Extraction Capacity: 70 pints per day.
  • Reservoir Size: 18 pints (2.25 gallon).
  • Power Cord Length: 6 feet.
  • Included Drain Hose Length: No hose included.
  • Power Supply: 820 Watts.

Although delightfully small, it’s a relatively heavy unit. Not so heavy that it can’t be moved with relative ease, but it’s certainly heavier than its size would indicate.

In addition to that, take a look at the extraction capacity compared to the size of the tank. We’re not sure why anyone would want to spend extra to get a dehumidifier with a dedicated pump, then intentionally decide not to use it, but if you find yourself in a situation where you can’t or don’t want to use the pump, you’ll only have to empty the unit manually up to 3 times a day, four in the most extreme environments.

That’s not bad, given that some units have to be emptied up to ten times a day because the tank is modestly sized. Kudos to Haier for covering that base.

The power cord isn’t really long enough for our liking, but that’s a common enough issue and one that’s easily solved by pairing the Haier dehumidifier HEN70ETFP with a heavy-duty extension cord. The problem, in our view, is that you’ll likely want to place the unit somewhere toward the center of whatever space you put it in, and the power cord, on its own, just isn’t enough to allow for that in most cases.

We’re actually fine with the fact that Haier chose not to include a drain hose with their dehumidifier. Most of the companies that opt to include one include a hose that’s much too short to be genuinely useful anyway, so that’s certainly not a deal-breaker. Even better, the Haier’s drain port is designed to accommodate a common garden hose, which you’ve probably got lying about anyway, especially if you’re a grower.

Bear in mind, though, that the pump is only good for about twenty feet, best case, so you’ll need to employ a shortish garden hose for drainage purposes. Even so, the pump is certainly strong enough to put the water wherever you want it.

Best of all, the Haier dehumidifier is built with high-quality components, so you won’t have to worry much about copper or aluminum leaching into the reclaimed water, which means that if you want, you’ll be able to reclaim the water you extract and re-use it on your plants!

One thing we will say, though, is that this is a relatively power-hungry unit. It uses more power than most of its direct competitors, which has to count as a downside, especially if you’re a grower. It’s going to introduce heat into your growing space, and you’ll need to account for that.

There’s going to be some overlap between this section of our Haier dehumidifier review and the last as we already touched on a few of the features of this model while we were talking about the core stats.

Haier Dehumidifier HEN70ETFP Features

White Color, Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump, Back View

Water Extraction Capacity

We’ll say a few additional words about the extraction capacity of this unit since that really defines where and how you’ll be using it. It’s almost impossible to buy a dehumidifier that’s “too big,” but if you get one that’s too small, it will frustrate you to no end because it will run constantly and won’t actually do a lot to move the needle on the relative humidity of the area you place it in.

The only real danger of buying a substantially larger dehumidifier than you need is the fact that you’re paying a premium for capacity you’ll never use, so just keep that in mind when deciding how much extraction capacity you need. If you even suspect that 70 pints aren’t enough, bump it up a notch.

Control System

The control system is very well designed and intuitive, so it won’t take longer than a few minutes to master it with the help of the Haier HEN70ETFP manual. As with most machines of this type, you can set the Haier to run for a specified number of hours, or you can set a target humidity level, and the dehumidifier will run until it hits your target, then shut off, and restart as needed if and when the humidity starts tracking higher again.

Water Extraction, Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump, Frontview

Accuracy of Humidistat

The humidistat built into the device is fairly accurate, and you’ll note that it tracks to within +/-5% of the hygrometer you’ve got in your growing space.  If you’re not a grower and don’t have a hygrometer, just know that the humidity reported by the unit is fairly accurate and will serve you well.

Built-in Extras

In addition to that, the Haier Energy Star 70 pint dehumidifier with pump HEN70ETFP comes with the extras you’d expect on a well-appointed machine. You’ll find an auto-defrost mode, and of significance, an auto-shutoff feature that will keep the unit from running once the reservoir fills completely.

It’s a good safety mechanism because things happen, and if your drainage hose gets fouled or clogged in some way, the presence of that feature will spare you from having to deal with a soggy mess in whatever room you’ve got the dehumidifier running in.

It also includes a washable filter that will help get rid of dust, pollen, mold spores, and other pollutants in the air in whatever space you place it in.  There’s nothing advanced about the filtration system, but we’re glad it’s present in any form.

The fan has two speeds, there’s a convenient carrying handle on the reservoir, and although the unit isn’t exactly whisper-quiet, it’s not obnoxiously loud either. While we don’t regard it as a perfect machine, we do consider it to be top tier, and we doubt there will be many people that it disappoints or underwhelms. It’s a good, well-designed machine from end to end.

Pros and Cons of Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump

In our view, there aren’t any true negatives here.  The only two even remotely bad things we can say about it are conscious design decisions that make the unit more or less self-selecting.

  • First, there’s the matter of extraction capacity. While 70 pints a day is sufficient for most users, it’s not going to be for everyone, and if you’re a grower with a large climate-controlled growing space, your needs may simply be greater than what this unit is capable of delivering.
  • Second is the price. Owing to the fact that Haier uses higher-end components than many of its competitors and the fact that this unit has a dedicated drain pump, it’s not the least expensive option you can buy. The price may put some people off, but you’re paying a premium for both the quality and the convenience this model brings to the table.

Sure, we could quibble that the company should have included a drain hose, but that’s a small gripe, and as we said earlier, most of the companies that do so wind up including an annoyingly short hose anyway, so we’re actually just as happy they left it out of the equation.

We like, or at least completely understand and are okay with just about every aspect of the unit’s design, and we don’t truly regard either of the downsides as being deal-breaking negatives.

Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier With Pump Review Conclusion

The Haier 70 pint dehumidifier with pump is a good, solid machine, offered by an excellent, well-respected company. It belongs on your shortlist of dehumidifiers to consider if its extraction capacity is in line with your needs and if you’re specifically looking for something with a dedicated pump as opposed to a gravity-driven drainage system. We recommend it.


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Haier 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump Review was last modified: June 5th, 2020 by Consumer Files