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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 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

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 (13)
  • Dank basement (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (21), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20)

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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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
           
          4.0

          Great product and performance

          By Road runner

          from sulphur la

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Awkward Water Pan

          Best Uses

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

            does a great job I like it It does a good job in my shop.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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