Why Choose Hisense?
Founded in China, Hisense has been a leading electronics and appliance manufacturer since 1969. Currently active in 14 countries throughout the world, including the U.S, Hisense has gained popularity within both the electronics and appliance markets.
Televisions, freezers, refrigerators, portable AC units and of course dehumidifiers are among the products they have on offer.
Hisense currently offers a series of dehumidifiers in their range. Capacities range from compact 25 pint units right up to much bigger 60 pint units with 2-speed functionality. A unit such as the Hisense DH-7019KP1WG (also on our review list) has a remarkable coverage of 1,000ft². For bigger homes or homes with basements, the Hisense DH10020KP1WG advertises new 3-speed functionality with a decibel rating of 49Db. This means Hisense models run quieter than most of their competitors units which average 59Db.
When it comes to Hisense dehumidifiers reviews, the average consumer opinion carries a 4 star rating. In general consumers recommend Hisense products, which give potential buyers some confidence in their choice. Units with pumps are the most popular despite being more expensive.
Warranties on Hisense dehumidifiers are generally for two years. There is, however, the Hisense DH-7019KP1WG on our review list which only offers a 90 day warranty. Hisense offers an exchange policy on certain defaults. While you aren’t always guaranteed to get the same model as purchased as a replacement unit, you will get a functioning unit. That might be the only problem with their warranty process. Parts are readily available and much more affordable than other brands in similar categories.
Features to consider when choosing a Hisense dehumidifier
When you’re shortlisting your favorite Hisense dehumidifiers, it’s important to consider the features and what benefits they’ll have. Below is a list of features to know and consider when looking for the right Hisense dehumidifier for your home.
The power of a dehumidifier refers to the wattage the unit needs to function at its maximum capacity. Dehumidifiers can use anything from 350W to as much as 785W to function. Bear in mind, the more wattage a unit needs to function, the more energy will be used. When you’re considering a dehumidifier for your home, you need to consider the increased cost of your energy bill. Here you’ll be looking for a unit that has any sort of “programmable timer” function. This type of feature will help you regulate the time it works in each room so it doesn’t keep on working even after the job is done.
Look for any dehumidifiers that advertise as being “Energy star” as this indicates they conserve energy. On our review list we have the Hisense DH-7019KP1WG which has an Energy Star rating.
The Hisense DH5020K1G has a programmable on/off feature which allows you to program the unit in advance. This means the unit will switch off at a pre-arranged time and won’t be left running for hours on end.
When taking coverage area into consideration, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t include the walls and doors that separate rooms. Coverage area measurement (ft²) only refers to areas where air flows freely. For bigger areas like basements or large family rooms, you might need a bigger unit to get desired results. How damp the room is plays a factor here.
Here’s a handy guide to help you select the right dehumidifier for your home:
- 300 ft² room = 20 pint for slightly damp and 30 pint for wet.
- 500 ft² room = 30 pint for slightly damp and 40 pint for wet.
- 800 ft² room = 40 pint for slightly damp and 50 pint for wet.
- 1,200 ft² room = 50 pint for slightly damp and 60 pint for wet.
Hisense dehumidifiers come in two speeds. This refers to the speed at which the fan runs while it’s extracting water from the air. Some units have what is referred to as 1-speed and others 2-speed. When a unit has 1-speed it means there is only one constant speed at which the unit runs. 2-speed gives you option of setting the unit on the high setting to extract water from the air quickly. When the humidity levels return to normal, you can set the unit to the lower speed. Obviously the higher the speed of the fan, the more energy the unit will use and it will obviously be louder. This is important to consider when thinking about your comfort levels. On our review list we have the Hisense DH-3019K1W which runs on a 1-speed setting. The Hisense DH5020K1G however, runs on 2-speeds. Hisense has a high-end model that runs on 3-speed functionality.
An important point to consider is the amount of moisture the dehumidifier can extract from the air. Obviously, if your home or basement is very damp, you’d want a unit with a bigger extraction capacity.
Capacity is measured in pint removal over a 24 hour period. For example, if a capacity refers to “35-dehumidifier”, it means 35 pints will be extracted in 24-hours. On average homes with basements, attics or crawl spaces should have a higher capacity. Homes situated in warm or humid areas will have more moisture in the air and will require a unit with a bigger capacity.
On our review list we have the Hisense DH-7019KP1WG
with a pint size of 70. A unit of this size can easily extract moisture from a home with a big or very damp basement area.
Moisture is extracted from the air in the room where the dehumidifier is working. The moisture collects in a bucket inside the unit. The water is then either pumped out using a pump and hose or the bucket is emptied when full. If you’re using a dehumidifier in a house or basement that is very damp, a small bucket capacity will mean many trips to empty the bucket.
An alternative to this would be a model that pumps the water out by itself. This will save you continuous trips to empty the bucket. On our review list we have the Hisense DH-50KP1SDLE which continuously pumps the water out of the unit. A simple garden hose connected to the pump allows water to be pumped into a sink or even out of the window.
The water is pumped upwards making the process easier. The Hisense DH5020K1G also has this pump feature and is one of the more popular Hisense dehumidifier with pump models.
When it comes to dehumidifiers the rule of thumb is, the quieter the better. What you should avoid is a unit that produces noise to the extent that it’s annoying and disrupting. Since the noise dehumidifiers make is as a result of air passing through fans and compressors it’s impossible to find a unit that makes no noise. Ideally you need to look for Hisense units that advertise “quiet operation”. These are usually the units where the fans have been insulated to decrease the noise.
On average, most dehumidifiers limit their noise to 53Db (decibels) of sound. This is no louder than a running fridge. On our review list, we have the Hisense DH-50KP1SDLE which advertises as having quiet operation. The Hisense DH-7019KP1WG unit has a decibel range of 49Db.
Most dehumidifiers are bought with the purpose of extracting moisture out of the entire house. Since there are walls and doors between rooms, it’s not always possible to put the dehumidifier in one room and expect it to reach all corners of your home. For this reason, you want a unit that is not heavy and bulky.
Ideally, a dehumidifier for household purpose shouldn’t weigh more than 68lbs. Fortunately, most units have caster wheels and don’t need to be carried around. On our review list the Hisense DH-7019KP1WG is the heaviest unit at 43lbs which is well under the recommended 68lbs. The lightest unit on our review list is the Hisense DH-3019K1W at 28lbs which makes it very compact and portable, ideal for moving and to use for smaller spaces.
While many dehumidifiers look small or compact enough to fit into most spaces, it’s still important to consider the dimensions of the unit. Here you need to check where the unit will be standing in each room. It’s important to remember that the dehumidifier shouldn’t stand against a wall. Adequate airflow around the whole unit is very important for the unit to function correctly.
The dehumidifier you eventually decide on should be able to fit into the smallest room in your home without being cramped or being in your way. The Hisense DH-7019KP1WG has dimensions of 15.2 x 11.8 x 24.7 inches making it the biggest unit on our review list. This size will comfortably fit into any living space.
Although the Hisense dehumidifier range is somewhat limited, you should be able to find a unit that fits your budget. Hisense pricing is reasonable competitive to other brands within in the 20 to 50 pint range. Consider what you need in your dehumidifier. If you need a unit with pumps and hoses, that could be more pricey. Hisense 70 pint dehumidifier reviews for the Hisense DH-7019KP1WG show this unit to be well worth the money.
It’s important to factor the addition to your monthly energy bill into your budget as well.
Additional Features to Consider
In addition to the normal features that you should consider, there are a few extras that are designed to make the dehumidifying process easier.
Some of these include the following:
- Handles and casters: Handles and caster wheels make moving the unit around much easier. This eliminates you having to carry a bulky unit between rooms.
- Automatic restart: This function ensures the unit can automatically restart if there was a power outage. The unit will automatically restart when the power is back on. This means you don’t have to go and reset the unit.
- Full bucket auto shut-off: A handy feature which switches the unit off when the bucket is full. This prevents water spilling out of the bucket and causing water damage. On most models an alarm will notify you that the bucket needs to be emptied.
- Automatic humidistat: The purpose of this feature is to let the unit only run when needed. If the humidity in the air is at the right level, the unit switches off. This prevents excessive energy use.
- Programmable timer: A great feature that allows you to program the unit to switch on and off in advance. This prevents energy being wasted if you forget to switch the unit off before going to sleep. It’s a useful feature for allowing the unit to run a few hours a day while you’re at work.