Soleus is not as established as well-known names such as Frigidaire, but they have proven to be tough competition for the big players in the home appliance market over the last few years, as their sales and online product reviews have proven. They produce a range of products that include air conditioner units, heaters, commercial water coolers and dehumidifiers.
The company is quickly gaining recognition among their competitors and consumers alike for offering products at very competitive prices. The Soleus HCT D70E-A 70 Pint Dehumidifier, in particular, comes with a full list of convenience features and specifications that look very attractive if you are in the market for a home dehumidifier. Let’s have a closer look.
Continuous Drainage Feature
Depending on where you plan to use a unit continuous drainage features are not always a useable feature. However, if you have access to a permanent drainage source nearby and can use this function, it makes owning a dehumidifier very easy and almost maintenance free.
Low-Temperature Operation and Auto Defrost
If you are going to spend the money for a quality dehumidifier, it is always nice to have the auto defrost and low-temperature features available. Even if you do not plan on using them much based on your current living conditions, they provide added value and additional functionality for long-term ownership.
With larger units that are capable of removing large volumes of moisture, you can sometimes experience louder operating noise levels. However, with this Soleus unit previous owners have specifically remarked on how quiet the noise level is during operation.
Quality and Durability
While the unit has a nice list of features and specifications, more than a few past customers have complained about quality issues and the product only lasting for a short period of time. The problems do not appear to be one specific component, but various electronic components or key operational parts that stop functioning properly.
- Effective Moisture Removal
- Continuous Drainage
- Easy to Use
- Auto Defrost and Low-Temperature Operation
This unit comes with an easy to use control panel that allows you to set your desired humidity level and then let the unit do the work of removing moisture and maintaining the surrounding environment. It is quiet, will remove up to 70 pints of moisture per day and offers many very nice convenience features that make ownership easy.
We like the design intent of this unit, as it offers many great features and good performance at a reasonable price. However, with the wide range of quality issues it appears many owners have had, we cannot recommend this unit as a top choice.
While convenience features are nice and a low price always helps the matter, in the end if a unit does not function properly then those items don’t matter much. Unfortunately, we would have to recommend passing on this unit until the quality issues are fixed.