Danby 70-Pint Specification
16.1 x 24.2 x 11.8 in
(40.9 x 61.5 x 30 cm)
|Weight||41.4 lb (18.8 kg)|
|Coverage (up to)||4500 sq. ft. (418 m2)|
|Capacity||70 pints (45 pints DOE 2019)|
|Water tank||1.6 gallon (12.7 pints)|
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- 2 fan speeds (Low/ High) with digital display
- Smart dehumidifying function
- Automatic Defrost/ Auto restart
- Direct-drain system.
- Washable air filter
- Front access water tank with 12.7-Pint capacity and full-tank indicator light
- 24-hour ON/ OFF timer
- Four casters
- Environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant
Danby 70-Pint review
- Remove up to 70 pints of moisture or 4500 square feet coverage per day.
- Automatic de-icing system plus supports low-temperature operations down to 41F.
- Easy maintenance with front removal bucket, removable air filter, and direct-drain system.
- Smart dehumidifying that automatically controls humidity based on ambient room temperature.
- Able to displays current room temperature and humidity level.
- Large 16 pints bucket tank.
- The unit heats up quickly that will also affect the room temperature.
- Garden hose connector is can be easily loosened if not connected properly.
- Slightly noisy operation.
If you like the previous version, Danby 70 pint dehumidifier will not disappoint you. It retains the simplistic look but at a bulkier size of 16.1 x 24.2 x 11.8 in and 44+ lb weight. Heavy but there are casters standing by for mobility. You do get a bigger front bucket (same water indicator size though) that can hold at least a few days of water on normal use. Other notable features include the hidden side outlet, a back inlet that also houses the filter, and a continuous drain outlet.
The control panel setup is similar to every other Danby lineup without pump. From left to right, you have the smart dehumidify button, filter, continuous mode, fan, timer, up/ down, and power button. The smart dehumidify button sets the humidity and fan speed automatically according to ambient conditions. Filter button reset the filter indicator light. It is only used after you have washed/ changed the filter. The continuous button set the dehumidifier to run continuously for all-day use. Fan button will set the speed to either low or high (indicator light illuminate). Timer button activates a countdown time to stop the operation. Use the up/ down arrow button to manage the timer. You can also use the up/ down arrow (5% changes) to fix a humidity point between 35-85%. Lastly, the power button will turn on or off the machine. At the top section, there is a frost Indicator Light and Full Bucket Indicator Light that will illuminate when the feature is activated.
To recap, Energy Star rated Danby 70 Pint comes with a removable, washable filter, 24-hour timer, 4 casters, and different drainage mode. If you do not need the built-in vertical pump, DDR070BDWDB is the model to go for. Otherwise, go with the DDR070BDPWDB model. As for safety features, there’s the standard auto shut off that will turn off the machine when the bucket is full. Auto de-icing that will prevent any ice buildup on the coils as long as the temperature is above 41ºF. Auto-restart that ensures the dehumidifier will resume back work after a blackout. 2 years warranty on parts and labor is also standard across Danby lineup.
Pints and speed
What’s inside countDanby 70-pint dehumidifier uses the same refrigerator technology that we all are very familiar with. First, damp air will be pull in to the inlet and pass a filter. The filter will block out as many particles as it can such as dust, hair, dust mites or mold. The now allergen less air will freeze up by the refrigerated coils and water will be extracted out. The water droplet will either be stored in the collection tray or pump straight out to the drain. Finally, the dry air will pass the compressor, heated into mist and expel out. The whole dehumidification process will repeat itself until a humidity point is reached.
Keep it downAs expected, the noise output is on the high side. At low speed, you can still hear soft humming noise in the background. Livable for night use as long as the dehumidifier is not placed at the bedside. Power usage wise, expect a much higher consumption due to the strong dehumidification. Being an Energy Star certified model, it is somewhat energy efficient for its segment but we wouldn't put too much into it.
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