Honeywell DH70W 70 Pint Dehumidifier

Honeywell DH70W 70 Pint Dehumidifier Review

Honeywell DH70W 70 Pint Dehumidifier is able to handle spaces as large as 1200 square feet (111 square meters). It is quietest in class (between 70 pints dehumidifiers) with a maximum of 50 dB noise. Honeywell DH70W also has a lot of features, electronic controls, it is great to keep healthy and comfortable humidity year-round.

Design and SizeHoneywell DH70W Energy Star 70-Pint Dehumidifier

Honeywell DH70W looks like other dehumidifiers in class. Nothing special in the design. Control panel and air exhaust on the top of the unit, handles on both sides on the top, air filter and moist air intake in front of the dehumidifier. Water container with water level indicator. The unit has also casters so it is portable.

Honeywell DH70W weighs 43 pounds (19.5 kg) that are close to competitors weight. Height x width x depth is 24 x 15 x 11 inches.


Honeywell DH70W Energy Star 70-Pint DehumidifierHoneywell DH70W is equipped with several features.

  • Electronic control panel with the display. Power on/off controls, fan speed control with 2 fan speeds.
  • Timer controls allow to set it automatically on or off after a selected period of time. (max 24 hours interval).
  • Temperature/ timer display and humidity display. Temperature display can be switched between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • Humidity control. You can switch a value between 30% to 90%, so the room is kept at a comfortable humidity. Humidity can be adjusted in increments of 5%.
  • Full water tank indicator light illuminates when the water tank is full of water, placed incorrectly or empty.
  • Defrost light indicates when room temperature is too low.
  • Restarts automatically after an energy outage.
  • Eco-Friendly Refrigerant uses R-410A refrigerant. It is eco-friendly and won’t produce ozone.
  • Washable Air Filter.

Noise level

Honeywell DH70W is quietest in the class. It produces 50dB of noise on high fan speed.

Maintenance and upkeep

For 70 pints dehumidifier 14.4 pints water tank is very small.

A dehumidifier is continuous drain capable but drains hose is not included. If you want to drain moisture upward or over longer lengths then buy an external condensate pump.

It is recommended to clean the air filter every 2 weeks.

A dehumidifier is Energy Star-Qualified


Overall Honeywell DH70W 70 Pint Dehumidifier is a great choice for managing high moisture in large kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. 


  • Low-temperature operation
  • Auto defrost
  • Humidistat
  • Electronic controls
  • Auto restart on power failure
  • Carrying handle and casters
  • Energy star qualified
  • 24-hour timer
  • Water level indicator
  • Temperature.timer display
  • °C/°F set controls
  • Water tank full indicator light


  • Small water container
  • Drain hose not included
  • Only 2 fan speeds
  • Poor design metal to plastic water hose connections





Honeywell DH70W




Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and under)

Practical room size (sq.ft./m2)

1200 / 111

Water container

14.4 pints / 6.8 liters

Removable water container

Internal condensate pump

Continuous drain capable

Drain hose included

Drain hose length

Controls type


Number of fan speeds



Humidity range

35% – 85%

Automatic defrost

Programmable timer

Auto shutoff

Carrying handle



Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Washable, clean when needed

Noise level

50 dB

Energy usage (max)




Energy star

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 24 / 61

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 11 / 28

Weight (pounds / kg)

43 / 19.5


1 year on parts, 5 years on sealed
system parts

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4.4 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(3.5 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(5 / 5)

15% Features

(4.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

(4.5 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4 / 5)

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