High End Function
The Friedrich D70BP 70 Pint Dehumidifier is a high-end and very efficient and effective machine that can remove excess moisture from the air to prevent growth of mold and mildew and create a less allergenic environment. It is Energy Star rated, so you can trust that it runs efficiently and won’t waste energy in your home.
One of a Kind Features
The Friedrich D70BP has many of the standard features you’d expect to see on a unit at this size and in this price range, including the removable bucket that catches collected water, the washable filter that also catches microbes and built in casters so it can be moved easily from room to room. And it also has some one of a kind features that you can’t find on competitive units, including the three-way drainage system that gives you more ways than ever to handle the collected water.
Pump Drainage System
This Friedrich dehumidifier has a unique drainage pump that stands out from the competition. While it’s pretty standard in a unit this size to offer continuous drainage using a garden hose, this unit also has a pump. This means you don’t have to rely on gravity to get the water out, so it’s no problem if your sink is high, or even if you want to stick the hose out of your window to drain into a flower bed. The water can be pumped vertically or horizontally for up to fifteen feet.
More Quiet than the Competition
In addition to having a superior drainage system, this Friedrich unit stands out over other large units in its noise level. You can always expect some noise from a dehumidifier this size, but the Friedrich D70BP is the quietest heavy duty product available.
Easy to Learn Digital Displays
The digital display on this unit is easy to follow and figure out. It also tells you the current room temperature and humidity levels, which is a nice feature.
High Fan Speed Wears it Out
When the fan has been continually operating on high speed for long periods of time, it can actually over work the Friedrich D70BP. As a result, the entire unit might shut down for a time and then restart, or you may have to unplug it and let it sit for a few moments before turning it back on. To avoid this, use the lowest setting possible to reach proper humidity levels.
The Bucket Could Be Better
There are some issues with the design of the water collection bucket. For one thing, it’s not the easiest to remove and put back, making it a bit of a hassle. Also, it could be bigger considering how quickly a unit like this can extract a gallon of water. If you’re using the bucket, you’ll have to change it often and it will be a chore. Luckily, the design of the continuous drain is superb, so you can just use that and avoid the bucket all together!
This is one of the best-selling high-power units on the market and it’s easy to see why. With all of the basic features you’d expect to see at this price, the Friedrich D70BP 70 Pint Dehumidifier is a solid choice. And when you consider the bonuses like the drainage pump and ultra-quiet operation, this one is a great investment.