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Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier

Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier

Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier Healthy Basement Package

 
 
Price: $259.95 - $349.95
 
 
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  • Product Overview

    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.
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    • 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:

    Auto Defrost
    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.

    Indicator Lights
    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.

    Auto Shut-Off
    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.

    Auto Restart
    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.

    Easy-to-Use Controls

    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.

    Product Highlights

    • Energy Efficient: Comfort-Aire produces Energy Star dehumidifiers that solve the humidity problem in your home without creating pollution or consuming excess energy.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • Eco-Friendly Refrigerant: This portable dehumidifier uses R-410A refrigerant, a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    1 Year on Unit, 5 Years on Sealed System

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Owner's Manual
    User's Guide for Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier.

    What's In The Box?

    • Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier
    • Casters
    • Drainage Hose Adapter
    • Condensation Bucket
    • Owner's Manual
  • Specifications

    Residential UseBasement, Single Room
    Manufacturer-Stated Capacity70 pints
    Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)Yes
    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size1200 sq. ft.
    Practical Room Size1200 sq. ft.
    Height24.5 in.
    Width15.25 in.
    Depth12.625 in.
    Weight42 lbs.
    Water ContainerYes
    Water Container Capacity21 pints
    Full Bucket Indicator/Auto ShutoffYes
    Internal Condensate PumpNo
    Continuous Drain CapableYes
    Drain Hose IncludedNo
    ControlsElectronic
    HumidistatYes
    Automatic DefrostYes
    Fan OperationRuns Continuously
    Number of Fan Speeds2
    Number of Filters1
    Filter TypeWashable slide-out filter
    Auto Restart On Power FailureYes
    DuctableNo
    Refrigerant TypeR-410A
    CastersYes
    Voltage110-120 V
    Energy StarYes
    AHAM-VerifiedNo
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    Comfort-Aire BHD-701-H Dehumidifier
     
    4.5

    (based on 87 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (18)
    • Quiet (14)
    • Compact (10)
    • Energy efficient (8)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

    • Awkward water pan (9)

    Best Uses

    • Summer humidity (15)
    • Dank basement (12)
    • Basement (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (24), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (24)

    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.

    VS

    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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    5.0

    very nice

    By flinnstar

    from central NY

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ductable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basement

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

      Works Well In My Basement!!!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      great product - cannot do without it!

      By freddy

      from southold ny

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Effective Water Removal
      • Energy Efficient
      • Large Water Bucket
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basement
        • Summer Humidity

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

        this product is not the first comfortaire i have owned, so a repeat purchase speaks for itself.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Do Not Purchase a Comfort Aire - Junk

        By Keith

        from Silver Spring, MD

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Broke Condenser 2 Yrs

        Best Uses

        • Basement

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

        I purchased two Comfort-Aire BHD-501-H Dehumidifiers and both stop functioning within two years. Each dehumidifier cost $200. The warranty is for one year with five years on parts. You must have the original sales receipt and I was told the original box as well. I was told by the parent company Heat Controller, Inc. that I needed to have the unit assessed by an air-conditioning repair shop before Heat Controller, Inc. would consider making any corrections. The assessment was at my own expense. It was cheaper to simply purchase a new unit than to have the assessment. The condenser had failed on both units within two years. I will never purchase another Comfort-Aire Produce.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (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.

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              • 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.

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              • 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.

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                    • Personal

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