Hisense is a global brand that’s grown in popularity over the decades due in part to their budget-friendly electronics. Consumers in the United States may recognize the brand for their television sets, but they also produce a line of products that can keep your home cool or improve your indoor air quality. In this review, we are going to focus on the company’s dehumidifier collection, which currently consists of around a half dozen units.
Hisense Company History
We’ve seen a lot of popular foreign brands come and go over the years, but Hisense has been active since 1969. The company was founded in Qingdao, China, and has expanded considerably with production facilities located in 14 countries throughout the world, including their U.S. headquarters based in Suwanee, Georgia.
While not all of the company’s tech has made the trip overseas, they have a number of products available for homeowners in the U.S. Through Hisense USA, you can purchase refrigerators, freezers, and 4K television sets along with purifiers, portable AC units, and dehumidifiers.
Hisense Dehumidifier Collection
|Model||Capacity||Speeds||Pump||Noise Level||Bucket Size||Coverage|
|25-pint||1||No||45 dB||1 gallon||700 sq. ft.|
|35 pints||2||No||47 - 49 dB||1.4 gallons||1,000 sq. ft.|
|50 pints||2||Yes||47 - 50 dB||2 gallons||1,000 sq. ft.|
|50 pints||2||No||46 - 49 dB||2 gallons||1,000 sq. ft.|
|60 pints||3||Yes||49 - 51 dB||2.5 gallons||1,500 sq. ft.|
|60 pints||2||Yes||35 - 52 dB||2.5 gallons||1,500 sq. ft.|
Hisense’s dehumidifiers aren’t sold through as many channels as some of their competition, so it didn’t take us long to get a grasp on their dehumidifier collection. Figuring out which models were actually available and the capacities was a bit more challenging, although their listings are more up to date than other brands in that regard.
The oldest and cheapest Hisense dehumidifier still available to purchase is the Hisense DH3019K1W. It’s listed at 22 PPD by new DOE standards but was previously a 30-pint model. It’s a compact system that’s 20” tall with somewhat outdated design, although it can still handle areas up to 700 square feet.
The Hisense DH5020K1G has a more modern style and is more powerful as well. This dehumidifier has a removal rate of 35 pints per day and has three speeds. It’s not the quietest dehumidifier in their arsenal, but certainly not noisy considering it’s rated at 49 decibels on high. Hisense designed this system for rooms up to 1,000 square feet, which puts it on par with the Hisense DH7019KP1WG when it comes to coverage.
Previously rated at 70 pints, the DH7019KP1WG is a 50 PPD dehumidifier by current standards. It has a 2-gallon bucket, which is larger than the previous two models. It still has two speeds with low and high, but also comes with an internal pump. The Hisense DH7019W1WG is essentially the same system, but without a pump and with the addition of Wi-Fi.
The last two dehumidifiers sold by Hisense are the DH10020KP1WG and the DH10019TP1WG. Both of these models can cover areas up to 1,500 square feet and have large 2.5-gallon buckets. These 60-pint dehumidifiers also have internal pumps, but there are a few critical differences between the two; even if they more or less look the same.
With the Hisense DH10020KP1WG, you’ll get three speeds with low, medium, and high and a decibel rating of 49 – 51 dB. The Hisense DH10019TP1WG has two speeds but is their quietest dehumidifier with a rating of 46 dB on low. That’s because it has a DC inverter, which allows it to vary the speed instead of the dehumidifier cycling on and off.
Hisense Dehumidifier Features
Most dehumidifiers from Hisense have a similar set of features. Most have two speeds but three modes with an auto, continuous and manual mode. The manual setting range for the systems we checked was 30 to 80%, and the timer is programmable. Washable filters are standard along with notification lights for the filter and bucket. Their systems have a lower operating range than many of their competitors as well.
The two “flagship” features from the company are internal pumps and their connected model, the DH70199W1WG. It’s able to work in conjunction with Alexa or Google Home, but we would have liked to have seen a model with Wi-Fi and a pump considering it’s just a variant of the Hisense DH7019KP1WG.
Hisense Dehumidifier Reviews
On average, Hisense dehumidifiers carry a rating at 4 of 5 stars. That’s impressive, and consumer reviews back that up as around 70% of Hisense dehumidifier owners would recommend their products. Homeowners loved the price and felt their systems provide a great value. While there were a few reports of noise, their dehumidifiers are just as quiet if not quieter than other leaders in the field.
Some users thought a few units seemed a bit flimsy, but the company’s warranty should take care of any fears you have when it comes to build quality. The most common complaint we noticed was with systems that have an internal pump, although it doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue amongst their models.
Hisense Dehumidifiers Replacement Parts and Warranties
Warranty policies and replacement parts are tied hand-in-hand. That said, most warranties are clear cut while you never know what you’ll get when it comes to replacement parts. Hisense excels in both areas as they offer a 2-year warranty on their dehumidifiers, and there are a wealth of replacement parts available.
We were able to find parts for most of the Hisense dehumidifiers we’ve mentioned in our review. They range from a drain hose for the pump to fans and water tank handles. You can even buy a replacement motor, fan, or bucket assembly, depending on the model you have. Best of all, Hisense dehumidifier replacement parts are affordable when compared to similar brands and surprisingly cheap in some cases.
Pros and Cons of Soleus Dehumidifiers
Hisense has some tough competition in the dehumidifier world. That’s one reason considering the pros and cons is critical, especially when you consider how similar most systems are from one company to the next.
Hisense Dehumidifier Pros
Hisense has a solid lineup of dehumidifiers that are both easy on the eyes and easy to use. They have higher ratings on their systems that companies like Soleus or Frigidaire, even if they can’t match the latter in the number of overall reviews. Having at least one model with Wi-Fi puts them ahead of plenty of other manufacturers as well, and they are one of the only companies we’ve seen to make use of an inverter in one of their systems.
Hisense Dehumidifier Cons
While it’s hard to find a major problem with Hisense dehumidifiers, there are cheaper alternatives on the high end. Some of their high-capacity systems have a higher price tag than dehumidifiers with the same set of features. The pump also seemed to be an issue on a few models, although that could be a limited issue with quality control.
Hisense Dehumidifier Pricing and Availability
Availability is somewhat limited with Hisense’s dehumidifiers, although you should be able to pick one up locally if you live near a Lowes. That’s because they are the only retailer that carries Hisense dehumidifiers at this time.
You can purchase their systems online through Lowes as well, but not directly from the company. Pricing is comparable to other brands with systems in the 20 to 50-pint range, although models with pumps or extra bells & whistles can be pricey.
Q: What size dehumidifier do I need?
A: Choosing the right size dehumidifier is a critical step when dealing with excess humidity and moisture in a home. These systems are sized from small rooms to units that can handle an entire house, but our sizing guide can help you find the right system for your needs.
Q: How long will it take for my dehumidifier to clear up moisture in a room?
A: It depends if the size of the systems and the conditions if the affected area. During initial use, it may take longer for the system to adjust to the room and operate properly.
Q: What does PPD mean?
A: PPD stands for pints per day and lets you know how much moisture a dehumidifier can remove from an area in a 24-hour period under optimum conditions.
Q: Are dehumidifiers noisy?
A: On average, you can expect a dehumidifier to come at around 35 to 60 dB on the decibel rating scale. That’s about as loud as a general conversation but considerably quieter than a vacuum cleaner or lawnmower.
Q: How long will my dehumidifier last?
A: Most portable dehumidifiers have warranties ranging from 1 – 3 years. When properly maintained, it’s not uncommon to see dehumidifiers 5 years or more, although you’ll get a better guarantee from a commercial-grade system.