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Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier
 
4.3

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (75)
  • Quiet (58)
  • Energy efficient (40)
  • Compact (29)
  • Lightweight (26)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (9)

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (59)
  • Summer humidity (32)
  • During sleep (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (78), Avid do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (6), Renter (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (80)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleased with this product

My house is 100+ years old with a stone foundation and sits on a hill. In short - the basement is always damp, and sometimes even has water flowing across from the up-hill...Read complete review

My house is 100+ years old with a stone foundation and sits on a hill. In short - the basement is always damp, and sometimes even has water flowing across from the up-hill side to the dry-well on the downhill side.

I've had this house for 28 years. After the first few years, I realized I needed a dehumidifier down there. I got one (major brand name omitted per review requirement), and it worked "okay", but it didn't do all that good a job, and it cost a lot in terms of electricity.

Years later, I subsequently bought TWO of another major brand (name omitted per review requirement) because they were on sale. Same basic story; they worked okay, but didn't seem to be very effective.

In 2012, all three of those died. So did my box fans. Not a good year for me in terms of electrical appliances. So I looked in a popular magazine that rates items, and it led me to the Soleus Air SG-DEH-70-2 Dehumidifier. I tried finding it through many local stores, but no one carried it. So I searched for on-line options, and found it offered by Sylvane. While leary about ordering a heavy electrical appliance on-line, I bit the bullet and ordered it.

I've been nothing but happy. The ordering process was excellent, the delivery was prompt. The dehumidifier arrived well-packaged and free from damage. And it has worked beautifully. I was nothing less than *amazed* at how quickly and efficiently it worked. I could feel the difference later that first day... which coincided with the percentage-humidity reading it displayed. After two or three days, the basement felt what I would call properly dry.

The dehumidifier has performed excellently all summer and fall, keeping the humidity low, and without as big a rise in the electric costs.

The only negatives, which are minor by comparison are:

1) It was difficult to figure out how to attach a hose for external draining... though once I figured it out, it was easy enough.

2) With the external hose attached, it's apparently very touchy in terms of being on a level floor. It doesn't seem like it would've taken a lot of engineering to improve how forgiving it is. When at an improper angle, the water flows into the bucket rather than the hose, which means it fills up and shuts off.

3) The collection bucket doesn't have any "pouring spout". You have to pour it out of a corner, which has plastic molding patterns in it, so it has a tendency to pour other than where you're trying to pour it.

4) The light that says I need to change the filter comes on frequently, even though the filter looks fine, and doesn't seem any cleaner after cleaning. This doesn't seem to have negatively impacted it's performance in any way though, so it's not a big deal.

Aside from those three things, I'm very happy with this dehumidifier, and would buy another one if the need arises.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Incorrect Humidity Reading

I have a very large and finished basement area that gets very humid and musky in the summer. Have a 45 pint unit that had not been cutting it. Purchased this bigger unit and...Read complete review

I have a very large and finished basement area that gets very humid and musky in the summer. Have a 45 pint unit that had not been cutting it. Purchased this bigger unit and right out if the box it read the Humity level at 15% higher than the other unit and a seperte gage that I have. I was told buy the company to run at continuous level for 24 hours and it would correct itself. It did not. I like the look, quiet run and effectiveness of the product, so I returned it for a new one. Same issue. I am done and very Dissapointed with the unit.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good buy so far.

By Bob

from Nebraska

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

    Started working right away and has quietly performed ever since being plugged in. Longevity is something I hope this brand does better than others this unit replaced.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Deal On This Awesome Dehumidifier!

    By Proficient self-proclaimed handyman

    from North Dakota

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Dank Basement
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

    I looked through all the reviews on this unit as well as others before purchasing. There were comments about noisy plastic, cheap design and loud compressor/operation and I did NOT experience any of these. I have nothing but great things to say about this dehumidifier and believe they may be an OEM manufacturer for Kenmore, which has a nearly identical unit for over $100 more. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a value unit that performs well. Hose connection, bucket and controls all work great! Sylvane shipped quickly and the unit arrived in perfect condition.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    working dehumidifier

    By pete

    from ky

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

        fast delivery and unit works properly, somewhat loud. but much quieter than the prime air which was much louder and leaked

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Works great 1st year, so-so second year,

        By Hohum

        from No. Illinois

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Fails To Dehumidify

          Best Uses

          • Junk Yard

          Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

          By the third season it is non-functioning. This is the second one I've had and they are good for only 2 seasons. I will NOT recommend this brand to anyone.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Incorrect Humidity Reading

          By Dank and Dissapointed

          from Fredericksburg , VA

          About Me Homeowner

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Awkward Water Pan

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

          I have a very large and finished basement area that gets very humid and musky in the summer. Have a 45 pint unit that had not been cutting it. Purchased this bigger unit and right out if the box it read the Humity level at 15% higher than the other unit and a seperte gage that I have. I was told buy the company to run at continuous level for 24 hours and it would correct itself. It did not. I like the look, quiet run and effectiveness of the product, so I returned it for a new one. Same issue. I am done and very Dissapointed with the unit.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Great So Far

          By tj

          from Ukiah, CA

          About Me Renter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

              My rental is small, older and really damp in the winter, no ventilation except in the bathroom. Old weepy windows...so far this has helped tremendously. I roll it from room to room,and it is doing a great job so far. My place smells so much fresher and the windows dry fairly quickly. I use appliance rated extension cords in order to reach my rooms easily.
              I am unsure yet on the energy efficiency factor..I run it during my low "time of use" period, and haven't received a bill yet. Easy enough to roll, no problems with emptying the bucket, but I empty it way before it's full.
              Really, Really like it so far.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great dehumidifier

              By Jack

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Renter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

                  We live in an old apartment that seems to hold in a lot of moisture, like to the point that we were getting mold behind our couch and didn't realize. So after a deep bleaching, I knew we had to get something. A quick search and this dehumidifier came up. Very happy with this choice. I originally was not considering the design, and more focused on function, but I was happy to realize that it is actually not ugly. In fact, its fairly sleek, not apple product sleek, but does not stand out in our living room. It works well and quickly, and is strong enough for our whole two bedroom apartment. Ran it pretty consistently in the beginning to get things dry, but now found that we only need to run it for an hour or two a day and that is sufficient. It does have 3 fan speeds, the high can be fairly loud if you are in the room, but medium is no louder than a regular fan. One thing I was very happy about is that this unit does not blow out hot air, it is warm, but not excessive. The panel is simple to use as well, the only function I wish it did have is that it showed the current humidity level without having to be running. When it is turned on, it usually starts off saying 90% for us, but quickly goes down, so I cannot say that is accurate for that. I have also found that when setting it to keep humidity at a certain level and then turn off, it goes on and off more often than I thought it would, but that may be a good feature for someone that really wants to keep it a very specific humidity without much fluctuation.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  Overall very good dehumidifier

                  By Dane

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Boatowner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Extrernal Hose Drain
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Exterior Condensation

                  Best Uses

                  • Boat Interior

                  Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

                  I use this dehumdifier to keep the interior of my sailboat dry and moldfree. It works better than small heaters because it drys all the air in the boat so even the farthest corners remain dry even where air circulation is minimal. It does a great job but the case gets condensation on the outside when the interior coils freeze and the unit goes into defrost mode so I will need a drip pan. This does't seem to happen if I make the humidity setting very low so there is no moisture to condense but then I am using more energy than necessary.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Beach condo owner

                  from Oregon

                  About Me Homeowner, Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Beach Humidity

                    Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

                    My first impression of this product is that it will be a very effective way to keep the humidity levels down in my beach condo. I have not had a chance to use it extensively and have never owned one previously, but I was pleased with the amount of water it removed from our place. It was not overly noisy and I think it will be great for our purposes. It is a rather small condo, though, and I did notice that it heated the condo quite a bit as we had to leave it on for 24 hours the first time. In future, I hope to only have to leave it on for a couple hours at a time.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Early impressions

                    By Gerry

                    from Chicago, Il

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • None at this time

                    Best Uses

                    • Dank Basement
                    • Garage

                    Comments about Soleus Air SG-DEH-70E-2 Dehumidifier:

                    Much quieter than previous models I have owned

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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