Remove excess moisture and lower humidity in your medium- to large-sized space with this portable dehumidifier. The Comfort-Aire BHD-70-H Dehumidifier extracts 70 pints of water per day in temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Highlights include easy-to-use digital controls, a humidistat, built-in handles, and a cord storage system.
This Energy Star-rated, large-capacity dehumidifier is capable of functioning effectively in low temperatures without freezing up– all while operating quietly. Features such as automatic overflow shut-off, automatic restart, and automatic defrost ensure that the unit constantly operates with high performance. Inside the box you'll find a condensate bucket, a drainage hose adapter, casters, a washable air filter, and everything you'll need to quickly set up and easily adjust operation.
Healthy Basement Package - A Sylvane Exclusive!
As an option, purchase the Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Healthy Basement Package, a Sylvane exclusive, to get everything you need to keep your basement dry and prevent moisture and humidity problems. The Healthy Basement Package includes the following accessories along with the Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H 70-Pint Dehumidifier:
Hartell Condensate Pump
- This external condensate pump allows you to pump collected water across longer distances or upward directly into a drain or sink, eliminating the need to empty the bucket.
- Provides up to a 15 feet of vertical lift.
- Includes 20 feet of flexible plastic drain tubing to suit multiple drainage applications.
Acu-Rite Remote Thermometer and Humidity Sensor
- This thermometer/humidity sensor combo package allows you to place a remote sensor in your basement that allows you to monitor the humidity level from upstairs or any convenient location.
- The thermometer is compatible with up to 3 remote sensors, which makes it perfect for monitoring multiple areas from one central location. One basement sensor is included. Additional remote humidity sensors can be purchased separately.
- Thermometer/sensor package features min/max memory of temperature and humidity in each area as well as atomic clock and moon phase display.
Combat Harmful Humidity
Humidity in your home or office—the result of excessive moisture in the air—can lead to musty odors, mold, mildew, and even structural damage. The result is a harmful indoor environment that can cause discomfort and trigger allergy symptoms. When excessive moisture is your problem, an effective residential dehumidifier is the answer. The BHD-701 is the best dehumidifier for those who:
- Want to combat excessive moisture in the air
- Need to eliminate a musty smell from a room or basement
- Have a medium or large area that needs to be dehumidified, but is constantly cool
- Want a preventative measure in place to avoid mold or mildew problems
Advanced Automatic Capabilities
Nothing says convenience like automatic enhancements that practically do the work for you. Intelligently designed with the capability to operate independently, these safety features function to protect you and your home and help to extend the life of your BHD-701-H dehumidifier:
Frost can begin to build up on the evaporator coils of your dehumidifier when operating in low temperatures. This can eventually damage the dehumidifier. However, Comfort-Aire's auto defrost feature cycles the compressor on and off and operate the fan until the frost disappears, shielding the dehumidifier from potential damage.
LED indicator lights—including a check-filter indicator, which illuminates when it is time to clean the filter; and the bucket-full indicator, which notifies you when the condensate drainage bucket is full—ensure that your Comfort-Aire dehumidifier is performing in optimum efficiency.
When water fills the condensate container, an indicator light on the electronic panel will signal that the bucket is full. The dehumidifier will shut off automatically and resume operation when the bucket is emptied.
3-Minute Compressor Time Delay
To protect the compressor, a 3-minute delay prevents the dehumidifier from starting prematurely. During a time delay, the dehumidifier cannot restart within the first 3 minutes after it has stopped. This function also protects your compressor from being abruptly stopped, which may cause internal damage. The BHD-701 dehumidifier only stops immediately due to frost buildup, a full condensate bucket, or power failure.
In the event that a power outage occurs in your home or office, the auto restart feature will automatically resume the dehumidifier's operation. Once the power is restored, the dehumidifier will restart in the last setting used.
Multiple Drainage Options
During the dehumidification process, excess water that accumulates is either collected in the Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H's convenient front-loading water bucket or can be automatically emptied using a drainage hose (not included). To remove the excess water manually, use the built-in carrying handle to lift the bucket and simply empty the water when the bucket-full indicator light glows. To set up continuous drainage, attach a drainage hose to the dehumidifier using the included adapter. You can use a standard garden hose or a dehumidifier drainage hose that can be purchased inexpensively at home improvement stores. This allows you to continuously drain collected water into a convenient location, such as a nearby drain.
If water needs to be pumped up vertically for removal, such as when the system is placed in a basement, the Comfort-Aire BHD-701 can also be used with an optional condensate pump. Easy to install, this condensate pump accessory (sold separately) provides up to 15 feet of vertical lift and comes with 20 feet of flexible drainage tubing.
This Comfort-Aire dehumidifier comes loaded with a digital control panel with straightforward touch buttons. These easy-to-use controls, located on top of the dehumidifier for easy accessibility, make operating the unit effortless. With the simple press of a button you can program your portable dehumidifier for continuous operation, switch to a higher fan speed, set the programmable timer, and adjust the setting to your ideal humidity level. In addition, the digital control pad always displays an accurate humidity level in your space within a range of 30 percent relative humidity (RH) to 90 percent RH.
Energy Efficient: Comfort-Aire produces Energy Star dehumidifiers that solve the humidity problem in your home without creating pollution or consuming excess energy.
Handy Design: Weighing a little over 40 pounds, this low-temperature dehumidifier has rotating caster wheels and side-grip handles, giving you the option to remove excess moisture in multiple rooms.
Reusable Filter: The BHD-701-H contains a side-mounted, slide-out air filter that can be easily removed, cleaned, and reused to minimize the amount of airborne debris and pollutants that enter your dehumidifier and your space.
Quiet Operation: The turbo fan on this residential dehumidifier has two fan speed settings—high and normal—that effectively push air in and out of the air grilles with little noise.
Eco-Friendly Refrigerant: This portable dehumidifier uses R-410A refrigerant, a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.