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Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier review

The Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier can extract up to 70 pints of water and you can control it via an app.

Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier review
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Our Verdict

The Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier is smart-enabled but it lacks a pump.

For

  • Can remove up to 70 pints of moisture a day
  • Sleek design
  • Smart-enabled
  • Good value

Against

  • No pump
  • Short warranty
  • Heavy

The Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier is a large capacity model that can remove up to 70 pints of moisture from your home in one day. It delivers everything you’d expect from a dehumidifier of this size, with the addition of WiFi controls so that you can turn on or adjust your dehumidifier from anywhere. 

This model is quite heavy at 31lbs but it does feature wheels so that you can easily move it from room to room, should you need to. 

To read about the other models we’ve reviewed and to see which one took the top spot, head to our guide on the best dehumidifiers.  

Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier: Features

The main standout feature of the Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier is that it’s smart-enabled. What this means is that you can download the free app on Apple or Android and program your dehumidifier from your phone. The app allows you to create programs and schedules for your dehumidifier, wherever you are. 

What’s more, this dehumidifier will remember all of the settings you’ve chosen even in the event of a power outage, meaning when the power comes back on, you’re all set straight away. 

Energy Star-rated, the Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier also has a 24-hour timer, auto shut off, and three fan speeds. This machine will also alert you when the filter needs cleaning - something which is pretty standard with most dehumidifiers nowadays. 

What we did like about the Soleus Air is the MyHome Mode, which has pre-programmed optimum humidity levels for different rooms in your house. It’s also possible to have this dehumidifier operating continuously if you drain it with a garden hose - although you will need to buy the hose separately. It doesn’t, however, have a pump that will automatically do this for you. 

Positioned in the same bracket $300 - $360 as other models with a smaller capacity and without the smart features, the Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier actually offers great value for money. 

Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier review

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Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier: Design & warranty 

The Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier has a sleek finish that would easily blend into your home, without making too much of a statement. It features a digital humidistat, which is fairly easy to read and wheels which makes moving it around much easier. 

The warranty on this product is for one year, which is fairly short when you’re parting with hundreds of dollars. 

Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier: User reviews 

The Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier has mainly positive reviews with users stating this model is quiet, even of its most powerful setting. The water drawer is easy to empty and a few reviews mention how good this dehumidifier is for basements. There was one particularly negative review regarding the customer service from the company that makes this dehumidifier, although comments like this were not common.  

Should you buy the Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 Dehumidifier? 

If you want a large capacity dehumidifier that you can control from your phone, then the Soleus Air DSX-70EMW-01 is a great choice. If you’re not bothered about smart features though, consider the Keystone KSTAD504D dehumidifier.