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Last updated: July 27, 2021
There are several different dehumidifier manufacturers on the market, though not all of them offer the same attention to detail when it comes to their units. Haier is one of the better brands, giving their customers great products that do exactly what they’re supposed to every time you turn them on. That’s why so many people choose the best Haier dehumidifier for their home or workplace, knowing this trusted brand won’t let them down.
Haier has quite a few dehumidifier models to choose from. Our top choice is the Haier HEN70ETFP. This unit includes great features, like electronic controls, two speeds, a 24-hour timer, and an adjustable humidity level. It is also the only one on our list that includes a pump for draining the water. We’ve also included some smaller units in our reviews, as well as an A/C, fan, and dehumidifier unit all at the same time.
If you’re considering the best Haier dehumidifier for your home, there are a few features to look at. The coverage area shows you the maximum area it should be used in for efficient air circulation. The dehumidification performance displays the amount of moisture the unit removes from the air in 24 hours. Its dimensions tell you how much space it will take up in the room you plan to use it in. As well as a comparison table, we’ve included in-depth reviews for each product. We also added a buying guide at the end to show you the many features these units have to offer, so you can choose the right one to meet your needs.
Top 5 Haier Dehumidifiers Review 2021
Haier HEN70ETFP – Editor’s Choice
Coverage area: up to 4,500 sq. ft.
Dehumidification performance at AHAM: 70 pints/day
Dimensions: 24 x 15 x 10.75 inches
More features: auto defrost; 2 speeds
This unit is the only Haier 70-pint dehumidifier with a built-in pump included in our reviews. Turning on the pump pushes the water through a hose, so it can flow upward to a sink or even out a basement window if needed. This means there is no need for a floor drain or carrying a full bucket to a sink to empty it.
Of course, you can use these other two options with your machine as well if it’s what you prefer. There is a drain connection located on the back of the dehumidifier that can be used with any standard garden hose for continuous draining.
The bucket is front-loading for easy access and holds up to 18 pints of water. When it’s full, the unit has an indicator and an alarm to alert you. It also shuts itself off to prevent spillage, plus turns back on again when the bucket is emptied and put back in.
There are electronic controls on the top of the machine, which allow you to choose one of two fan speeds, adjust the humidity level, or set the 24-hour timer to match your specific needs. The permanent mesh filter includes a check filter indicator, so you know when to clean it.
This unit has a huge coverage area of 4,500 square feet, so it works well in even larger homes. It can remove up to 70 pints of moisture a day, keeping your home dry and comfortable all year round.
What do we love it for?
Upward drain capable
Clean filter alert
What were we disappointed with?
A bit noisy
Haier HEN30ET – Budget Pick
Coverage area: up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Dehumidification performance at AHAM: 30 pints/day
Dimensions: 14.8 x 15 x 20.8 inches
More features: electronic controls with an adjustable humidistat and 24-hour on/off timer
The Haier 30-pint dehumidifier is the smallest model in our reviews. It is still a powerful unit, though, removing 30 pints of moisture from any area up to 2,500 square feet every single day.
This dehumidifier is easy to use, with electronic controls that allow you to adjust the settings as needed to meet your needs. There are two fan speeds to remove the moisture quickly or just maintain the moisture levels in the room.
There is also a digital humidistat, which allows you to set the humidity level you want. The unit will then turn itself on or off as needed to stay at that level. A 24-hour timer also lets you set a specific time for the unit to turn on and off, so it only runs when you want it to.
Inside the unit is a 7-pint bucket, which includes handles for easy carrying when it’s time to empty it. The bucket is also front-loading, making it simple to access it. To prevent spills, there is a bucket-full indicator with an alarm. If you prefer to let it drain on its own, there is a drain connection that can be used with a standard garden hose.
Other handy features include the auto-defrost to prevent frost from building up, the 6-foot power cord, and the permanent mesh filter. The auto shut-off prevents over-flowing and the auto-restart turns it back on when the bucket is replaced.
Haier DE65EM-L – Best Energy Efficient Dehumidifier
Coverage area: up to 4,000 sq. ft.
Dehumidification performance at AHAM: 65 pints/day
Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 23.5 inches
More features: 2 fan speeds; Check Filter reminder; front bucket with a handle
For larger homes, you need a dehumidifier with a larger coverage area. That’s why we’ve included this Haier 65-pint dehumidifier in our reviews. It works well in areas up to 4,000 square feet, removing up to 65 pints of moisture each day. This unit is also Energy Star certified, so you know it’s safe to use and won’t add too much to your energy bill.
This Haier dehumidifier has two fan speeds, plus a Smart Dry option that automatically adjusts the fan to match your other chosen settings. This means it works with the digital humidistat to maintain the level of humidity you’ve chosen. There is also a 24-hour timer that lets you choose when it comes on or how long you want it to run.
The Haier DE65EM-L includes a decent-sized tank with a handle that is front-loading to make emptying it easier, though this cabinet may vibrate a bit when the unit is running. There is also a bucket full indicator with an alarm, so you know when to empty it. A trouble-free drain connection also allows you to attach a hose to the back of the unit for continuous draining.
The permanent mesh filter includes a check filter reminder, plus it is easy to clean. There is an auto-defrost to keep frost build-up from forming inside the dehumidifier. This unit also runs at a low temperature and has rolling casters for easy movement.
What stands out?
Large coverage area
Check filter indicator
Smart Dry function
What cons did we manage to find?
Some cabinet vibration when running
Haier HPN14XHM – Best 3-Mode Haier Dehumidifier
Coverage area: up to 600 sq. ft.
Dehumidification performance at AHAM: 110 pints/day
Dimensions: 15.25 x 20 x 33.6 inches
More features: AC and dehumidifier in one unit; remote control
This model is the most unique Haier 70-pint dehumidifier in our reviews. It includes a few other functions that make it well worth the high price you’re paying for it, plus adds to its versatility.
There are three modes to choose from when using this unit. First is the Cool Mode, which is the air conditioning function of this model. It includes an entire window kit and dual exhaust hoses for the set-up, which is easy to do and takes very little time. This unit is powerful, too, with 13,500 BTU at your disposal, cooling your home quickly and efficiently.
There is also a Fan Mode that you can use when it isn’t hot enough to warrant turning on the A/C. This mode allows you to circulate the air in your home to keep it fresh or to get rid of any unwanted odors from cooking or painting.
The Dehumidify Mode gets rid of the moisture in the air on those hot, humid days or during the damper months of the year. This mode uses auto evaporation, which sprays the water right onto the condenser coils, turning it into a vapor. This means there is no need to strain yourself carrying a full tank of water. If there is more water than the unit can handle, a drain hose is located at the back of the unit, which you can use to get rid of the excess water in the machine.
Other features include the 24-hour timer, four-way directional airflow, and the full-function remote control that allows you to change the settings, even from across the room.
What do we love it for?
Includes a window kit
What were we disappointed with?
Haier DM32M – Best Basic Haier Dehumidifier
Coverage area: up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Dehumidification performance at AHAM: 32 pints/day
Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.4 x 10.7 inches
More features: 10 humidity levels; 2 fan speeds; 6-foot power cord
If you prefer a basic unit for your home that is easy to use for everyone in the house, the Haier 32-pint dehumidifier may be the best one in our reviews for your home. This model is easy to set up, with simple controls that allow you to adjust the humidity in your home to the perfect level.
There are two fan speeds, which you can change using a simple toggle switch to clear out the moisture quickly or just maintain the current level. There is also a dial for the adjustable humidistat, allowing you to pick one of ten humidity levels to meet your needs.
This unit can remove up to 32 pints of moisture from your home each day, though the bucket capacity is only 11 pints. This means you may have to empty it a few times each day, depending on how much moisture there is in the air of your home. The bucket is front-loading for easy access at all times, plus it includes an indicator light and an alarm that beeps to tell you when the bucket is full.
If you prefer to let the dehumidifier drain itself, there is a trouble-free drain connection at the back of the unit. This allows you to attach any standard garden hose to it, which continuously empties the machine into a nearby floor drain.
Rolling casters let you move the dehumidifier where you need it quickly and easily. The permanent mesh filter is easy to clean and needs no replacement. An auto-defrost keeps the unit from freezing up.
What makes it stand out?
Ten humidity levels
Continuous drain function
Which disadvantages must you keep in mind?
The small bucket needs frequent emptying
Things to Consider
If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain during certain months of the year or is quite humid during the summer months, you have probably gone through a dehumidifier or two in your lifetime. There are a lot of different dehumidifier brands to choose from, which makes it hard to pick the right one. Hopefully, our buying guide will make your search way easier.
Why Haier is a brand you can trust
There are several reasons why consumers trust the Haier brand. They are one of the largest appliance manufacturers in the entire world, as well as one of the leading brands on the market. Their products are sold in over 100 countries, due to their high quality, reliability, and durability.
Haier doesn’t just make appliances, either, they design their products to meet the specifications of their customers, listening to their needs, and altering their products to meet those needs. Haier also designs their appliances to make the lives of their customers easier, with stylish appliances that fit into their lifestyle instead of altering it.
Features to consider while choosing a Haier dehumidifier
When choosing the best Haier dehumidifier from our reviews, you may not be sure which one is right for you. The following sections will help make the decision a bit easier.
The coverage area of your Haier dehumidifier is a pretty important feature. This number tells you the largest an area should be for the dehumidifier to work efficiently. For instance, the Haier HEN30ET has a coverage area of up to 2,500 square feet. This means it can be used in a room, home, or apartment that is this size or smaller, pulling out the specified amount of moisture each day. If you try to use it in a larger area, it won’t be able to circulate the air as efficiently as intended, leaving a lot of the moisture in the air instead of clearing it away as intended. This will keep your home more humid then you like, so it is best to check out the size of the area you plan to use your dehumidifier in and buy one with a coverage area that matches or exceeds this size, to be sure you’re getting the performance you need from your new Haier dehumidifier.
In our Haier dehumidification reviews, we list this as the dehumidification performance at AHAM. This means the levels displayed are tested by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), which tests the humidity levels of 60% in areas with a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because these conditions are similar to what most structures or buildings experience.
The higher the rating, the more powerful a machine is, and the more humidity it can take out of the air in 24 hours.
The coverage area is also a factor here, as a larger room will have more air that needs circulating, which takes longer with a smaller machine than with a larger, more powerful one. That’s why the Haier HEN70ETFP, with a coverage area of 4,500 square feet, can remove a maximum of 70 pints of moisture each day, while a smaller model like the Haier DM32M removes only 32 pints of moisture from an area that’s 2,500 square feet or less. The larger model circulates the air faster to keep up with the larger space, pulling extra moisture out.
For this reason, you can’t just look at the performance level when choosing the machine you need. Instead, you need to check out both the coverage area and the performance together. If you’re using it in a smaller room that has a consistently high humidity level, the performance of the smaller machines may not be enough, so you may want to try out a larger machine with a larger coverage area to get the humidity level down to the right level.
Higher performance levels are also better for damp seasons or flooding to circulate the air and dry up any moisture on the floor or in the walls, provided it isn’t drying it out too much. Too little moisture in the air can be damaging, so don’t go with a machine that is way too powerful, or you may just be shifting your problems to a new area.
If there is a pump
The only model reviewed here that includes a pump is the Haier HEN70ETFP. The purpose of the pump is to push the water through the drain hose. This is handy for those who are using their dehumidifier in a room with no floor drain since they can put the end of the hose in a sink or even out a window without worrying about the water backing up into the tank. This way, if you need to use your dehumidifier in a laundry room, kitchen, or even your bedroom, you can have it continuously draining instead of filling the inside tank and needing emptying throughout the day.
Water tank capacity
The capacity of the water tank tells you how much water it can hold before you need to empty it. A larger capacity tank holds more water, so you won’t have to empty it as often. Of course, the more water in there, the heavier it’s going to be when you do need to dump it out, so consider how much a full tank will weigh before getting the larger unit. A smaller tank, like the 7-pint one on the Haier HEN30ET, won’t weigh as much when it’s full, but its small size means more frequent filling on a humid day. So, though it will be lighter, you’ll spend a lot more time hauling it back and forth to the sink every time the tank is full.
Dimensions and weight
The dimensions of a Haier dehumidifier may be one of the deciding factors on whether or not you buy one. If you have a huge basement that is a bit damp, a large model probably won’t be an issue. It can fit anywhere you have space, near a drain, or a window if needed. Smaller basements that are cluttered with other personal items may not be able to handle a larger unit, plus they may not need the higher coverage areas, so a compact model may be a good choice.
Of course, if you’re using your dehumidifier in your living areas like a kitchen, living room, or bedroom, its size will be a bigger issue. You don’t want a dehumidifier to be the focal piece in the room, taking up space and interfering with your daily activities. The smaller it is, the easier it will be to fit in between your other furniture or in a corner out of the way.
The weight is also something to look at, especially if you’re moving your dehumidifier around from time to time. The heavier it is, the harder it will be to maneuver to a new room, especially if it needs to go up or down some stairs. The larger the unit, the heavier it will be, so only get the size you need to save your arms, shoulders, and back the extra work.
The warranty is one of the most important features to look at when purchasing any new product, and Haier dehumidifiers are no exception. Four of the dehumidifiers in our reviews have the same warranty, which is one year for the parts and one year for the labor. This means you won’t have to pay for either of these if any issues occur in the year after you purchase these units.
The exception is the Haier HPN14XHM, which isn’t just a dehumidifier. It is also an air conditioner and fan, so it includes some parts that the other models do not need. This unit has the same one-year warranty for labor but adds in a five-year warranty for the sealed system and the compressor that is used by the A/C part of the unit. These may take longer to wear out, so the extra few years you have to test out your unit gives you a bit more peace of mind since you know you won’t have to pay for replacements during that time.
The main purpose of a dehumidifier is to get rid of moisture. Of course, there are some extra features that we didn’t describe above that can make these units even more convenient to use in your home, office, or workspace.
All dehumidifiers include some sort of tank to catch the water being pulled out of the air. Of course, many of them also include a continuous drain function that allows you to hook up a hose. This is called a gravity drain since gravity pulls the water from the tank and down to a nearby drain in the floor. This means you don’t have to empty the tank, no matter how long the unit is running. Some models even include a drain hose, so you don’t need to run around and find one that fits. If not, a drain connection that can work with a standard garden hose is quite handy.
If you do plan to empty the tank on your machine, a handle on this piece is a must. This makes it easier to remove the tank from the unit and carry it to the drain or sink you’ll be dumping the excess water into with fewer spills to clean up. The tank should also be front-loading, so you don’t need to struggle to get it out of the unit from the back. An indicator light and an alarm are also great features since they tell you when the tank is full and needs to be emptied. An auto shut-off keeps the tank from overflowing while an auto-restart turns the unit back on again when the empty tank is replaced.
The controls should be easy to use, with the settings and options clearly displayed. A full-function remote control is handy to have, so you don’t always need to be right beside the machine to change those settings. There should be at least two speeds for high and low humidity levels in your home. Other settings, like adjustable humidity levels or 24-hour timers, are also convenient to have on your unit.
We talked above about how hard it can be to move around a heavy dehumidifier. Caster wheels on the bottom of your new unit can make this much easier, allowing you to roll it to its designated space and limiting the strain on your body. You can also move it from room to room as needed much quicker and easier.
How to maintain your Haier dehumidifier
To keep your Haier dehumidifier running well, there are a few things you need to do to keep it working at its optimal levels. The following steps should get you started:
Turn off the unit and unplug it before any cleaning is done.
Empty and wash the water tank with dish soap and warm water, then wipe it dry before reinstalling.
Remove the filter and vacuum it out regularly, washing it with dish soap and warm water if necessary.
Let the filter dry completely before reinstalling.
Wash the grills with warm water and dish soap, then wipe them dry.
Vacuum out the air intake and exhaust vent.
Clean the condenser coils regularly using a soft brush to prevent residue from forming.
The built-in pump is used to force the water collected inside the machine out through a drain in an upward fashion. This allows you to raise the end of the hose to a sink or window located above the dehumidifier unit’s water tank. This feature is handy for those using their Haier dehumidifier in a space with no floor drain or those who don’t want to empty a full water tank repeatedly throughout the day.
There shouldn’t be any leakage with your Haier dehumidifier. All of the models we’ve reviewed have an auto shut-off for the tank, which turns the unit off when the tank is full. This keeps leakage from happening in the machine. There also should not be any leakage from the drain connection, either, since the hose should connect securely to the connector. If you do notice any leakage, contact the company. This could be the result of a faulty machine.
The best spot for a dehumidifier depends on where the humidity is affecting your home the most. Many people have issues with excess moisture in basements, so this is a popular place for a dehumidifier. Kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are also good places due to high water usage. No matter which room you choose, it should be placed a minimum of six inches from the wall or any furniture to ensure that the air going in and out the unit can do so freely. It also should be easy to access for tank removal.
There are several reasons to choose a Haier dehumidifier. They are reliable, efficient, and come with a wide range of features that keep the humidity in your home at a reasonable level. There are a few different models to choose from, but we picked a few that deserve a second look.
Our top choice is the Haier HEN70ETFP. Though this one has an 18-pint tank and a gravity drain, it also includes the built-in pump for forced drainage up to a sink or a window. This model also has a huge coverage area and removes 70-pints of moisture per day. Other great features include the front-loading tank with a full-bucket indicator and alarm, the electronic controls, the adjustable humidistat, and a 24-hour timer.
The Haier HEN30ET is a compact model that’s great for smaller areas, removing 30 pints of moisture per day. The tank holds seven pints, has a handle, is front-loading, and includes auto-shutoff and auto-restart functions. There are two fan speeds, an adjustable humidistat, and a 24-hour timer, all used with the electronic controls.
The Haier DE65EM-L has a coverage area of 4,000 square feet and a performance level of 65 pints per day. It is Energy Star certified, with two fan speeds and a Smart Dry function. This model also runs at a low temperature. It includes a bucket with a built-in handle, a digital humidistat, a trouble-free drain connection, and an auto-defrost.