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Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

 
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Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier
 
4.5

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (18)
  • Quiet (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Energy efficient (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (9)

Best Uses

  • Summer humidity (14)
  • Dank basement (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (21), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far, so good

We use the product in our basement, where we had problems with buckling floors before the use of dehumidifiers. We need it in the summers, when the air is humid, whereas it usually...Read complete review

We use the product in our basement, where we had problems with buckling floors before the use of dehumidifiers. We need it in the summers, when the air is humid, whereas it usually does not need to run in our dry winters.
So far, the product works well and keeps the humidity at the desired level. One feature I really like is the display of the current humidity. Emptying the bucket manually is fairly easy, and it is convenient that there are not any cover-parts that obstruct the water when pouring it out (had that problem with previous products).
The only disadvantage I discovered so far is that it increases the temperature in the room when it is running frequently, thus I took one star away in the rating.
This is our third dehumidifier in our house in 6 1/2 years and so far it worked well through the first summer. However, so did our previous ones - the problems usually come after 2-3 years. So I hope it will not fail us as quickly as our previous ones.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well but...

I bought this unit based on reader reviews even though it is a somewhat pricey dehumidifier.
The last dehumidifier I bought only lasted two or three years so decided to try a more...Read complete review

I bought this unit based on reader reviews even though it is a somewhat pricey dehumidifier.
The last dehumidifier I bought only lasted two or three years so decided to try a more expensive one in the hope it would last longer.
While this unit does lower the humidity in my basement to the desired level and maintain it there; the anti-freeze function does not seem to work properly.
The tempature in my basement throughout the summer was 75 to 80 degrees farenheit yet this unit was constantly going into "thaw out" mode.
It works well besides that; although it spends a LOT of time with the compressor off and the fan on high to de-thaw the non-frozen device.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

hard to handle wateer pan

By Chas

from Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

      It does its job well but the water pan is very hard to pull out and to empty without spilling the water.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Quiet

      By Jim

      from Saint Paul, MN

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Energy Efficient
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Awkward Water Pan

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement

      Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

      Ideal for cool basement.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier

      By J

      from Western NY

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • easy to set up
      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

        This is a the best dehumidifer, and the lightest, we have ever owned and we have had plenty. It does an excellant job getting rid of the musty odor in an old damp stone cellar.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By JJ

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Awkward Water Pan

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement

        Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

        I have been using this dehumidifier in a very damp basement for the past 8 months. It has exceeded my expectations & performed perfectly. I now have a very dry basement.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Fourth One I have Purchased

        By The Old Man

        from Maryland, USA

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Effective
        • Not So Light Weight At My
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • During Sleep
        • Good Wherever
        • Library
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

        Extremely efficient with good capacity as well as quiet.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Does what I hoped it would

        By bhakti-rider

        from Buckingham County, VA

        About Me Renter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • Acts As A Heater
        • Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

        This is making a huge difference in my comfort during the summer. If it were quieter and didn't put out so much heat, I'd have given it five stars - or more if that were possible.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Cheap Junk

        By George

        from West Newton, PA

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

              Had to buy this one to replace an identical one that is only two years old. These work extremely well WHEN they work, but then they seem to lose their ability to defrost the coil, rendering them into a useless and environmentally difficult to throw away piece of junk.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Needs some redesign work

              By Sundeesman

              from Jamestown, Pa.

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Awkward Water Pan

              Best Uses

              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

              I amm using the machine in a finished basement. The only thing bad is trying to replace the water pan. I found the easiest way is to lay the machine on its back.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              So far, so good

              By OldHouseDude

              from Lawrence, KS

              About Me Handyman, Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Effective
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Awkward Water Pan

              Best Uses

              • Dank Basement
              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

              So far (two weeks), this unit has performed as advertised and as indicated in other (positive) reviews. It is quiet, efficient, easy to operate. The delivery was quick, no damage, no fuss. The instructions, especially if you have had a previous dehumidifier, are clear. It took me less than fifteen minutes to have this one out of the box and operating. Despite two heavy downpours and a generally rainy few weeks (which put significant amounts of water into our cellar/basement), the unit has kept up with demand, keeping the relative humidity pretty close to 50%, mostly running at the "normal," not "turbo," fan setting. The features are fine, getting the job done. Average temperature in the space has been around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, no problems with needing to defrost as other reviewers have mentioned.
              Any water pan I have seen on a dehumidifier of this kind is a pain: we send the water through a hose directly into the floor drain. Attaching was not a problem, except that one of the screws stripped without effort, so that will require a minor tweak to set right.
              In all, it's a good product that (so far) does its job as advertised.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Great little in-home Dehumidifier

              By Ratso

              from Portland, Oregon

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

              • Awkward Water Pan

              Best Uses

              • Humid Basement In Summer

              Comments about Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier:

              Water pan removal and replacement is a bit awkward! It doesn't slide in and out very efficiently.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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