Friedrich D70BP 70-Pint Dehumidifier with Built-In Drain Pump
The previous two humidifiers we’ve reviewed lacked a pump that can push the water out of the drain tube. This unit from Friedrich takes a different route, with its built-in pump that makes this one of the best continuous use dehumidifiers around. If you need a unit that you can turn on and leave on its own, this dehumidifier has got you covered.
This Friedrich D70BP is appropriate for spaces up to 2,500 square feet, and offers rates of 25, 50, and 70 pints removed from the air per 24 hour period.
The Friedrich D70BP displays a minimal aesthetic that allows for it to easily blend in with most decor, which many will appreciate. Controls are centrally located, with an interface that is deciphered in a matter of moments. Set-up is quick, with the unit ready to go after plugging it in.
The most notable feature here is going to be the continuous drain pump. All you need is your own hose that can attach to the back, which is then routed anywhere you’d like — to a sink, drain, window, wherever.
The pump can push water a total of 15 feet in any direction, so you have lots of leeway as far as deciding where to place it. This is a big advantage.
For those that wish to use the reservoir tank instead, the 16 pint capacity provides plenty of time in between drainings. Once the reservoir is full, lift out is easy.
The Friedrich D70BP is Energy Star compliant, so you know you’re getting peak energy efficiency and lower electric bills. This is the perfect pairing with the unit’s continuous drainage capability, as you’ll likely have it running mostly non-stop during peak months.
Negatives: The price of the Friedrich D70BP is a little steep. The unit’s energy efficiency and drainage features help offset the price a bit, but there are several who will look for a cheaper unit. The lack of a carrying handle makes the dehumidifier more difficult to move around as well.
- Very versatile
- Drainage pump with excellent range
- Energy Star Compliant
- Modern design
- Customizable settings
- High price
- Hard to transport due to lack of handle
The Friedrich D70BP may cost more than other units, but the features will be worth it to those who don’t want to worry about emptying a reservoir every day. While other units usually have a drainage hose, the pump power of this unit makes continuous draining much more feasible and easier to accomplish regardless of where you set it up.