Haier DE65EM 65-Pint Dehumidifier Review
If you are having some problems with high levels of humidity in your home, then a dehumidifier is a must-have item that will solve such problems.
Quick Review Summary
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 considered #1 Brands of Major Appliances in the World in terms of Volume Sales.
Haier’s 65-Pint dehumidifier offering is one of the best large capacity dehumidifiers that can outperform comparable 70-pints units. Because of its slightly smaller capacity, it is also one of the lightest and most portable dehumidifier available.
- Separate Temperature display
- Unit is small and light for portability
- Humidistat can be adjusted in 2 percent increments (industry standard: 5 percent)
- Powerful blowers
- 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)
- Poor service
The Haier DE65EM Dehumidifier features the latest tech and operating solutions that can help reduce your energy bills while assuring clean air in your home. As a matter of fact, it bears the Energy Star label, ensuring that it is indeed energy efficient.
The dehumidifier is rated to remove 65 pints of moisture per day. It is notable that it drew less power at 50 percent RH at 590 watts than larger capacity dehumidifiers. At 690 watts, its rated power draw is also less than other large-capacity dehumidifiers of 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 watts for milder humid levels with 50 – 70 percent RH.
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, then 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 garage. But, if you have consistent humidity issues that need a high-fan performance, then the noise output is not as bad as it sounds.
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 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 a 40 percent humidity. The humidity level will then increase until the compressor has cycled back on to once again dehumidify the room and lowering it to the lowest humidity level range of 40 percent RH.
So, although the unit can dehumidify a room the quickest, it still failed to keep it at the lowest set desired humidity level. However, the unit is still outstanding in this category since it has outperformed larger units.
Key Features, Functionality
With the Haier DE65EM, you will certainly appreciate the continuous draining future, 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 a bit misleading if you do not pay enough attention to the manual. The feature doesn’t allow you to set it to work for a specific number of hours a day. However, it will allow you to either set it to turn off at a specific hour or have it to 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 in order to increase the unit’s lifespan. Meanwhile, the Bucket Full Light and Alarm conveniently notifies you of the water level collected in the bucket via light signal or an alarm if you are not around. 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 up 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 humidity conditions of the room. Lastly, the Digital Humidistat allows you to adjust the desired humidity level for maximum convenience and comfort.
Ease of Use, Maintenance, And Upkeep
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 as well as its small, compact design.
The controls are placed on the electronic touchpad on top of the unit that makes 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 in order 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 allows gravity drainage.
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 the effects of humidity at a reasonable price of below $200.
Compact even with its large-capacity, it is definitely a great heavy-duty model that you can rely on when dealing with high levels of moisture. 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!
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