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Haier DE65EM 65-Pint Dehumidifier Review

If you have problems with high humidity levels in your home, then a dehumidifier is a must-have item that will solve such problems.

Haier is a well-established brand that offers some of the best basement dehumidifiers, including the DE65EM model.

Haier is a well-known Chinese manufacturer. It designs, develops, manufactures, and sells products from air conditioners and dehumidifiers to mobile phones and computers. The brand is at the top of Major Appliances in the World in terms of Volume Sales.Haier DE65EM 65-Pint Dehumidifier review

This product is discontinued and no longer being produced.

So alternatively, check the Haier 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier with Pump


  • Separate Temperature display
  • Humidistat can be adjusted in 2 percent increments (industry standard: 5 percent)
  • Powerful blowers
  • Energy-efficient
  • Emptying the device is fast and easy
  • Ideal for larger rooms


  • Durability is questionable
  • Inaccurate hygrometer
  • Could not maintain a relative humidity of 40 percent
  • Humidistat can only be set from 40 – 70 percent (industry standard: at least 35 percent)

Haier DE65EM Performance

Energy Efficiency

The Haier DE65EM Dehumidifier features the latest tech and operating solutions to reduce your energy bills while assuring clean air in your home. It bears the Energy Star label, ensuring it is energy efficient.

The dehumidifier is rated to remove 65 pints of moisture per day. Notably, it drew less power at 50 percent RH at 590 watts than larger capacity dehumidifiers.

At 690 watts, its rated power draw is less than other large-capacity dehumidifiers in the same category.

Expect power usage closer to 690 watts for homes with extreme humidity levels of over 80 percent RH and power of 590 for milder humid levels with 50 – 70 percent RH.

For example, Friedrich D70BP 70 Pints consumes 840 watts, and Honeywell TP70PWK 70 Pints consumes 759 watts.

Noise Level

The Haier DE65EM is the very definition of “Average” in terms of high fan speed.

At high fan speed, the DE65EM dehumidifier is not that quiet and not as loud as other units of the same category. If you choose the low fan speed to reduce noise, you need to understand that its performance is also reduced.

In our opinion, the noise level of the Haier DE65EM dehumidifier is perfect for basements and garages. The noise output is not as bad as it sounds if you have consistent humidity issues that need a high-fan performance.

Moisture Removal

The Haier DE65EM performance in terms of moisture removal is quite surprising. This 65-pint capacity dehumidifier can outperform most 70-pint dehumidifiers and is among the top performer in the high-capacity category.

It takes less than 10 minutes for the DE65EM to dehumidify a 50-square feet room from 90 percent RH down to 40 percent RH and even less than five minutes to dehumidify the same room size from 80 percent RH to 50 percent RH.

The problem is that with the DE65EM dehumidifier, the ambient humidity can reach ~40 percent humidity but immediately increase after the unit is cycled off. This is probably because of the unit’s limited humidity range.

With the Haier 65-pint dehumidifier, the compressor will cycle off once the room reaches 40 percent humidity. The humidity level will then increase until the compressor has cycled back on to dehumidify the room and lower it to the lowest humidity level range of 40 percent RH.

Although the unit can dehumidify a room quickly, it still fails to keep it at the lowest desired humidity level. However, the unit is still outstanding in this category since it has outperformed larger units.

Haier DE65EM Key Features, Functionality

Haier DE65EM 65-Pint Dehumidifier screen

With the Haier DE65EM, you will certainly appreciate the continuous draining, allowing you to connect it with a garden hose and have the water drained without manually removing it with the removable 65-pint bucket.

This makes it great for closets, garages, and basements where the humidity level is relatively high, causing the bucket to fill up quickly, which can be tiresome.

The dehumidifier also includes a 24H On/Off Timer, which can be misleading if you do not pay enough attention to the manual. The feature doesn’t allow you to set it to work for specific hours a day. However, it will allow you to either set it to turn off at a specific hour or have it turn on at a specific point during the day.

Another convenient feature of the dehumidifier is the Check Filter Reminder. Simply put, this feature notifies you when it is time to clean the filter to increase the unit’s lifespan.

Meanwhile, if you are not around, the Bucket Full Light and Alarm conveniently notifies you of the water level collected in the bucket via a light signal or an alarm. With this double feature, water spilling will never be a problem, even if you are not in the room.

Furthermore, the DE65EM is designed to work at low temperatures, keeping its coil warm even in temperatures below 6°C of 41°F. Meanwhile, the Auto Defrost feature helps prevent frost from building on its components.

The Haier dehumidifier features a 2-speed fan with a Smart Dry feature that automatically sets the fan speed depending on the room’s humidity conditions.

Lastly, the Digital Humidistat allows you to adjust the desired humidity level for maximum convenience and comfort. 

Haier DE65EM Ease of Use, Maintenance, And Upkeep

Haier DE65EM 65-Pint Dehumidifier review

The Haier DE65EM is a lightweight and portable dehumidifier that can be easily moved to dehumidify every room of your house. This is thanks to the practical Easy Roll Casters and their small, compact design.

The controls are placed on the electronic touchpad on top of the unit, making them easy to see and reach. All options, such as Fan Speed, Humidity Level, or Timer, are clearly labeled and straightforward for increased convenience. Also, the LED display was clear and bright. 

As for the included manual, instructions are pretty accurate, straightforward, and easy to understand.

For filter removal, this dehumidifier features a side slide-out filter access. And with this unit, you do not have to remove the condensate collection bucket to access the filter like most large-capacity dehumidifiers.

The 5-pint capacity water bucket is super easy to remove for emptying. However, as mentioned before, this dehumidifier has a standard adapter, so you can connect a garden hose to it and allow gravity drainage.

This product is discontinued and no longer being produced.

So alternatively, check the Haier 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier with Pump

Final Thoughts

The Haier DE65EM 65-pint dehumidifier is a great large-capacity dehumidifier that can absorb moisture in larger rooms and protect your home and health from high humidity.

Compact, even with its large capacity, is a great heavy-duty model you can rely on when dealing with high moisture levels. Although it can’t maintain a consistently lower humidity range, if you need something to dehumidify a large room in minutes, then the Haier DE65EM is worth the money!

Unfortunately, Haier DE65EM is no longer available, but you can choose a better model – Haier 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier with Pump. It has a large 15 pints water tank, all features you need, and reasonable pricing at around $300

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