Honeywell TP70PWK dehumidifier review

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REVIEW – One of the drawbacks of having a dehumidifier is the task of constantly emptying the tank. I jumped at the chance to review the Honeywell TP70PWK Dehumidifier because it has a built-in pump.

What is it?

Honeywell TP70PWK Dehumidifier is one of Honeywell’s largest home dehumidifiers capable for use in a room or basement up to 4,000 sq ft.

What’s in the box?

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  • Honeywell TP70PWK Dehumidifier
  • Drain Hose
  • Pump Hose
  • User Manual
  • Instruction and Warranty Sheets

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Design and features

Honeywell TP70PWK Dehumidifier is a 70 pint/9 gallon dehumidifier for medium to large rooms. This dehumidifier is a large beast, yet it is Energy Star qualified which means this compact, but powerful unit removes moisture with less energy than conventional dehumidifiers, saving you money.

The TP70PWK has easy to use controls and an easy to read LCD display. There’s also a humidity display on the front of the unit that shows through the surface.

I was most interested in this particular unit because it has a built-in pump that is capable of draining condensation vertically or horizontally up to 15 feet. This means you can drain it out a window or into a sink or drain. This is a great convenience feature for me because I was tired of spilling the water from my old unit, and was quite tired of emptying it every day. There is also a drain hose for continuous draining if you have a drain near the unit. The pump is optional to use, the unit still has a tank that can be used if you don’t want to use the drain hose or pump hose.

The built-in air filter helps reduce dust and is easily cleaned under a faucet which means there are no costly replacement filters to buy. The unit even has a light that comes on to indicate that the filter needs to be cleaned. The filter is located on the back of the unit.

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The humidity control can be adjusted in 5% increments between 30% and 90%. A recommended healthy humidity level is between 40% and 50%.

The unit can be set to automatically turn off or automatically turn on using the timer functions. There are also two fan speeds, high and low. The sleep mode simply reduces the LED brightness while it is on.

The Honeywell TP70PWK also has an Auto-Restart feature which will automatically resume its operation after a power outage.

There is also a carry handle that conveniently pops up making moving the unit a bit easier on the smooth-rolling wheels.

Panel Indicators/buttons left to right:

  1. Filter Alert
  2. Fan Speed Control
  3. Water-Full Indicator (top), Humidity/Timer set increase (bottom)
  4. Display Screen (top), Power on/off (bottom)
  5. Continuous Operation Light (top), Humidity/Timer set decrease (bottom)
  6. Timer Control
  7. Sleep Mode
  8. Auto Drain Pump Mode

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What I like

  • Built-in Pump
  • Wheels
  • Front and top displays

What I’d change

  • Nothing I can think of

Final thoughts

Overall the Honeywell TP70PWK Dehumidifier has worked flawlessly and just as advertised. The built-in pump means that it is basically maintenance-free.

Price: $339.95
Where to buy: Honeywell and Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Honeywell.

4 thoughts on “Honeywell TP70PWK dehumidifier review”

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  2. Nice review, Mike! I’d love a follow up to this review in a year or two because many people complain that new dehumidifiers aren’t made to last and often die after the first few years.

    Also, I’d be very curious about what it costs to run this unit. Any chance you have a Kill-A-Watt or similar power meter you could plug it into for a 30 day or 365-day electricity cost estimate? Thanks!

    I think there’s a sentence of your review is supposed to be removed: “List contents – you can remove this heading and section if it doesn’t apply to your review.”

  3. How loud is this dehumidifier when it’s operating? Would it be too loud for a bedroom setting?

    I’m also interested in longevity, so please provide some comments on how well the unit is operating after a year of use. I have found that dehumidifiers seem to last just beyond their warranty and then die on me, so I’d like to find one that’s more reliable.

  4. I am disappointed. It failed within a 16 months. Coils ices up in 70 F basement within 30 minutes. Failure of control board or thermistor I imagine, air flow is really good. Nothing blocked.

    Trying to find parts for this is ridiculous. I have it apart in my basement. Who makes this thing for Honeywell and why doesn’t Honeywell sell parts? VERY UNHAPPY and just bought a much cheaper unit to replace it.

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