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Soleus Air DP1-70-03 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier Review

The energy efficient Soleus Air DP1-70-03 Portable Dehumidifier is a great solution for damp basements or any musty rooms, helping those who have problems with allergies and asthma. It will also help protect your home from the ravages of excess moisture, like damaged furniture, peeling paint or mold growth. This Soleus Dehumidifier can remove up to 70 pints of water from the air every 24 hours which is great, especially if you live in areas with high humidity levels.

When the 17 pint water collection bucket is full, the Soleus Air DP1-70-03 will automatically shut off and the “bucket full” indicator will light up. The water collection bucket can be easily removed and emptied from the front of the machine. The unit also has the option of continuous drainage by connecting a standard garden hose (not included) to this Soleus Dehumidifier so that it can be run continuously without having to empty the water bucket.

The DP1-70-03 can operate in temperatures as low as 40°F. It has an automatic defrost feature to prevent icing. When the compressor turns off the fan keeps running, allowing the flow of ambient air to melt the ice. This is an important feature as it helps protect the unit from damage as well as increasing its lifespan. The DP1-70-03 is also mounted on durable caster wheels and “pull up” carry handles to make it easier to move from room to room in your home, wherever it’s needed most.

The Soleus Air DP1-70-03 Dehumidifier features a simple push-button digital control panel that allows you to choose from three different fan settings that controls how much air the Soleus pulls in to be dehumidified, to increase or decrease the humidity level, ranging from 35%-80% in increments of 5%. It allows you to set up a very handy two to four hour timer, which turns the unit off automatically after the elapsed time. You can set the Soleus Air to run continuously regardless of the humidity level in the room; an excellent feature to use if you have a very wet room.

Another nice feature the DP1-70-03 has is that it will auto restart when the power goes out. It can be so frustrating having to reset and turn all of your appliances back on. The Soleus Air will automatically turn back on so that’s one less thing to worry about when the power goes out. The unit has a high quality washable air filter which removes pollen, dust, and maintains the air fresh and clean. An indicator light will come on when this filter needs to be cleaned.

Soleus Air DP1-70-03 Product Features and Functions

  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Low Temperature operation down to 40 degrees
  • Push-button electronic control panel with option of 3 fan speeds
  • 4 adjustable preset humidistat settings
  • Automatic shut-off with Bucket Full indicator
  • Automatic Defrost
  • Automatically shuts down when it gets to the selected humidity level
  • Large capacity front removable Water Bucket
  • Washable and re-usable air filter
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 17.5 x 24.5 inches
  • Product Weight: 44 pounds
  • 2 to 4 hour timer that turns the unit off automatically after the elapsed time
  • Auto restart when the power goes out


  • Energy Star Certified that will save you money on your electric bills.
  • Quality Dehumidifier Brand
  • 3 fan speed settings is a plus, since many dehumidifiers only offer two settings.
  • Clean filter indicator light that takes away the guesswork as to when to clean the filter.
  • A large sized (17 pint) water collection bucket


  • Noisier than its main competitors
  • Size makes it appear bulkier
  • No hose included, though you can use a garden hose you already have at home.
  • Only has a 1 year warranty. Many dehumidifier manufacturers will offer 2 and some will even offer 5 years


The Soleus Air DP1-70-03, 70-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier is an energy star qualified device meaning it has passed rigorous US Department of Energy and EPA standards that will save you approximately 20% on your electrical bills and produces less greenhouse gases. It’s a great choice as a basement dehumidifier since it can easily handle 1000-1400 square feet areas by removing up to 70 pints of moisture from the air in 24 hours

Overall the Soleus Air DP1-70-03, 70 is certainly one of the better models that we have seen and for that reason we have placed it in our top 5 dehumidifiers reviewed and highly recommend it.

Soleus #TDA70E Energy Star Rated Air Dehumidifier, 70-Pint (Without Pump)
  • Energy Star Rated and features My Home Mode: Choose from Basement, Living Space or Sleeping Space
  • Washable and Reusable Filter keep Maintenance Convenient
  • Easy-Roll Casters for True Portability

Last update on 2017-04-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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