Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 58
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PJMN Junk-Lasted one season, Soleus Customer Support BAD
Unit seemed very good at first, and lasted through the entire first summer of use. Within two weeks of starting it this year, the coil would frost up, indicating low refrigerant.
Contacted Soleus Customer Service for warranty replacement, I asked very clearly about returning the unit, they told me I would not have to return the unit, then sent email saying I would have to return it (at my cost). When I replied and asked why they were telling me something different, the agent replied back by email that I had told him that another customer service agent had told me that. I spoke to no one other than that one agent. I can understand their policy, but he lied to me twice, and even put the second lie in writing.
I would NOT recommend this product or Solues.
March 30, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Curt60 First Impressions
Purchased this unit to replace a 2 year old Sears Kenmore which failed due to Freon leak! Kenmore is same as LG. In fact most dehumidifiers seem to be made by only a couple of manufacturers and use the same parts!
This is a nice unit. It is very quiet by dehumidifier standards; noticeable quieter than my high end Sears (LG) unit. Connecting the exterior drain hose was not really that difficult and only needs to be done once. The unit's outside dimensions are much smaller than many other brands, which is nice.
Overall very satisfied, however, I will be most swayed by the eventual reliability of the unit. After reading many reviews, reliability does not seem to be an attribute of dehumidifiers. The SoleusAir unit appears to be somewhat different than LGs, so I am somewhat hopeful.
August 16, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JayJay Very solid little dehumidifier
We needed to find a small dehumidifier for a cabin that is about 1000 square feet and sits unused for long stretches through the winter. The cabin heat is set low (about 45 degrees Farenheit) so the dehumidifier needed to be able to operate at mid-40 degree temps. This model is exactly what we needed. It is solidly built and was easy to set up. The garden hose connection and automatic restart after power outage is perfect for our need to be able to leave it for weeks at a time unattended. The fan is a little noisy, but we can turn it off when the cabin is in use.
August 28, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jazzg1 Lasted only ONE season
I have a moderately damp 1000 sq ft.finished basement and bought this unit May 2012. It worked well from May until September (rather loudly though) and then I stored it away until this spring. Almost a year to the day that I bought the dehumidifier, I took it out for use once again. It turned on fine but the water wasnt going into the catch basin. It was coming out of the bottom of the unit. I checked EVERYTHING on the unit and found no problems but still couldnt figure out why it wasnt retaining the water. Needless to say, is stained my basement carpet and I returned it. I bought this unit because of the low price and I got what I paid for, garbage
May 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lion1 not good
worked great for five months stopped working after that
the company is very hard to work with and did nothing to help me
May 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DC20009 Relatively Quiet and Efficient
I bought this dehumidifier for a damp basement. It works well, pulling water out of the air, but I feel like I should have bought a larger one. The description said it would cover 2,000 sf (my basement is about 900 sf). I have the dehumidifier working in one of the damper areas of the basement. So far, the lowest humidity reading I have gotten down to is 55%...better than it was, but not dry enough yet. It has been running constantly for about 1 week now. It is relatively quiet.
The only design flaw that I see so far is that the connection to hook up a hose to it is in a very tight space and is difficult to reach.
Hopefully, it will get the relative humidity down to below 50% and will eventually handle the entire basement, not just one corner. Otherwise, I may need to purchase a second one or a larger one.
November 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry1234 Soleus Air Dehumidifier
this is a very good product. I purchased it on line through Home Depot because of the positive reviews it had from other purchasers. I installed it in my boat and attached a hose which goes to the bildge and water is then pumped overboard. After a day with the cabin closed I noticed the air was dry inside. This prevents mold and mildew formation on cushions, liners and the cabin in general....plus the electrical back plates are located in the cabin too, so the GPS, radio, etc are dry as well. So far I like this product as you can set the per centage of moisture in the cabin. I set 45% and that seems to be good. The unit is able to shut off for periods of time to allow the motor to rest and yet keeps the cabin dry. Low wattage draw too. Terry P Islamorada Florida
July 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lildolphin603 Great little machine
It said to run continously for 24 hrs.I plugged it in at 6pm,fell asleep around 1am,woke up at about 2-2:30am & noticed I didn't hear it running.It was full already! I emptied it & put the bucket back in place & it started running again.It dropped the humidity in my 1 bedroom apt.from 82% to 60% within those few hours.I have bougt 3 new things at Home Depot in the last couple of months and this lil booger is by far THE BEST purchace I have made!I didn't thinnk it would be able to handle my whole apt.I have mybedroom door closed but tomorrow I am going to open it as I have faith that my lil booger will handle the job just fine! Small but MIGHTY!!!If you are looking for a dehumidifier & have at least a 1 bedroom apt.this machine can do it!!! I can breathe again!!!
September 7, 2010