- 1 Highlights
- 2 Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier Overview
- 3 Noise Level
- 4 Extraction
- 5 Control Panel
- 6 Other Notable Features
- 7 In Comparison:
- 8 Verdict
When you are searching for a dehumidifier for a large area, you can’t go wrong with the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier. It can remove 70 pints of moisture each day from your house and covers up to 4,500-square feet. There are a few features that are missing from this unit, but overall it is efficient and easy to use.
Features you can expect from the Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier:
- Large 12.7-pint condensation bucket
- Quiet at just 50 dB
- Capable of extracting up to 70 pints per day
- Lightweight design
- Energy efficient
- Auto Defrost feature
Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier Overview
For larger areas up to 4,500-square feet, the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier can be one of the best choices. While it doesn’t carry all the bells and whistles of some models, it is energy efficient plus simple to use. This is a great unit if you are looking for something low maintenance and basic for your home or larger spaces like a basement or garage.
The Danby 70 pint dehumidifier runs at just 50 decibels with the two-fan operation. This is about as loud as your household refrigerator and is relatively quiet compared to many other comparable units. You shouldn’t notice the sound of this other than a slight hum. The low noise level makes it great to use in any room.
The Danby 70 pint dehumidifier extracts 70 pints of moisture from your air within a 24-hour time period. It can be used in areas up to 4,500-square feet and is ideal for use in the whole house. The dehumidifier’s reservoir holds up to 12.7 pints at any time. It is true that this is smaller than some others we’ve reviewed.
Overall, you can expect to empty the reservoir more often than some other models. Thankfully, there is a handy viewing window which makes it easy to see how much water is currently waiting to be emptied. If you aren’t paying attention, there is also an alert when the bucket is full and needs to be emptied. Just keep in mind that this Danby unit doesn’t have an automatic shut-off like most models so you have to watch the water levels each day.
If you prefer to avoid using a bucket, opt instead to connect a hose directly to the dehumidifier. This makes it easy for the unit to drain continuously. One downside to this setup is that there is no drain pump attached to the machine. You have to rely on gravity to empty the water for you. To make this happen, place the hose near the floor drain or lift the dehumidifier onto a counter to drain it into the sink.
While most machines come with a hose, this one does not. You need to purchase your own and Danby suggests using any standard garden hose.
The control panel on the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier is fairly basic and doesn’t offer anything but pictures. Once you get the hang of the operation, you’ll find it to be simple to use. There is a smart dehumidify function which controls the room’s humidity while factoring in the ambient temperature.
The electronic controls feature two fan speeds: low and high. This allows some customisation to how much the unit extracts. You’ll also find the capability to use the 24-hour on/off timer if that is something which is helpful to you. There are some settings lacking on the unit like a laundry mode, however, for the price, it features everything that is needed.
If you want some tips on how to utilise this dehumidifier or any other unit you purchase, be sure to check out Everything You Need to Know About How to Use a Dehumidifier Effectively.
Other Notable Features
There are some other features that might be of interest to you.
The Danby 70 pint dehumidifier does weigh 41.4 pounds which makes it one of the lightest 70-pint dehumidifiers on the market. For easy portability, it sits on four casters that make it simple to move from room to room.
Auto Defrost Feature
This unit can be used in cold environments as well. In fact, it is capable of handling temperatures that go down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. If the coils have water on them or there is water in the machine, the auto defrost features keeps it from icing or freezing over.
We found this unit to be one of the most energy efficient models currently available. That’s part of the reason it is such a basic unit. With fewer functions and programs to run, you can save power in the long term.
While most dehumidifiers come with a one-year warranty, the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier does feature a handsome two-year warranty. This will cover both the parts and the labour.
There are also two other sizes of these dehumidifiers in this line. They are worth looking at as well depending on what your needs are.
Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier
This portable dehumidifier removes up to 30 pints of moisture from your air each day. It is ideal for use in rooms up to 1,500-square feet making it ideal for a bathroom or other small area. Just like with the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier, this machine features two fan speeds and can be used in temperatures down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The front access water tank on the unit features a 6.3-pint capacity and a full-tank indicator light as well.
Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier
If you find that the 30-pint unit isn’t enough and the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier is too much for your needs, maybe check out the 50 pint instead. This is ideal for rooms or areas up to 3,000-square feet in space plus features the same two fan speeds. Again, you can use it in temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit and enjoy the 24-hour on/off timer as well. This front access water tank features a 12.7-pint capacity with the full-tank indicator light.
If your needs require the use of a larger dehumidifier and you only desire a few basic settings, then I feel the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier could be the right choice for you. It is lightweight, quiet and easy to use. If you prefer a unit that has some advanced features, be sure to read through our other dehumidifier reviews for options that might suit you better.