Dehumidifiers are designed to extract excess moisture, mold, mildew and humidity from a room. They are also built to offer different capacities in order to suit the needs of different users. High capacity units are appropriate for large spaces, while smaller units work well with smaller spaces. With a capability to draw as much as fifty pints of moisture from the air per day, the DH50W is a compact dehumidifier designed to remove moisture from small rooms. We discuss its features, pros and cons in this Honeywell 50-Pint Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier, DH50W review.
The unit is easy to use and packed with features that allow users to adjust the humidity of their rooms with ease. The Honeywell DH50W dehumidifier comes equipped with a control panel that you can read and use with ease, an accessible filter that is easy to clean, and an overall simplicity in set up.
The DH50W draws in humidity from the front of its surface and releases dry air from the top. We therefore suggest positioning the unit in the corner of the room you are using it in, where dry air will be dispelled throughout the whole room more efficiently thanks to both walls and ceiling creating a vault effect.
This unit has a digital humidistat sensor to take inventory of the humidity in the room it is in, and it works like this. If it senses that the humidity is higher than the amount that you set, it springs into action, activating dehumidification in order to bring the air moisture down. Honeywell, a company known for efficiency, has also ensured that this sensor also helps the unit minimize energy usage.
This Honeywell dehumidifier is Energy star rated and it is built to consume minimum energy. This will allow you to save money. It comes with a 14.4 pint anti spill water tank. It is specifically designed to enable users to empty the collected water easily. When the tank is full, it does not spill water on the floor. Instead, it alerts you when the tank is full so you can remove the water.
If you are not a fan of emptying your tank, you can use continuous drain – the unit uses a garden hose to drain the collected water from the unit. When you use this option, you will not get a full tank alert and the unit will run continuously without going off.
Finally, this unit comes equipped with caster wheels and side handles to allow you to move it from one area to another with convenience. Its small size (23.6 inches x 11.1 inches x 15.3 inches) and light weight (forty three pounds) make it very portable indeed.
- Two Options to Drain
- Energy Star Certified
- Easy to read control panel
- Quiet operation.
- Durable. Sturdy and well made
- Portable and easy to maneuver
- If you choose to continuously drain the water extracted, you will have to position it just so because the continuous operation uses gravity.
- The unit gives accurate temperature readings however, the humidity values are not. This may be due to poor placement of the humidity sensor.
Final Thoughts on the Honeywell DH50W 50-Pint Portable Dehumidifier
If you can get past the slight annoyance of the inaccurate humidity values, this is a perfect pick for anyone looking for a feature packed, portable, compact dehumidifier that does its job beautifully. This unit is a winner.