This is our review of Hisense dehumidifiers.
Hisense might be a lesser known brand, but they make a wide range of products, from dehumidifiers to air conditioning units to TVs, and more.
We’ve tested a variety of Hisense dehumidifiers, allowing us to give you the lowdown on these units, the company behind them, as well as long term reliability.
In a nutshell, Hisense is one the higher performing dehumidifier brands we’ve come across. Their units offer a long list of useful features that you only find on the best dehumidifiers out there. But not everything is sunshine and roses with these dehumidifiers, as we’ll get into below.
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Keep reading for more of our thoughts on Hisense dehumidifiers.
Product Overview and consensus
Hisense are no strangers to the home appliance game, making some of the best TVs, air conditioning units, and yes, dehumidifiers, on the market. Overall, it is a brand that seems to focus more on the performance and features of their dehumidifiers, as opposed to the design or looks.
- High capacity water tanks
- High coverage ratings
- Surprisingly low energy consumption
- Adjustable fan speeds
- Automatic humidity control
- Some models come with auto-defrost mode
- Adjustable timer
- Easy-to-use controls
- Continuous drainage
- A lot of their units come with an integrated pump
- There is definitely room for improvement when it comes to build quality
- Moisture removal, while effective, isn’t as fast as some other brands
Hisense Dehumidifiers Review
At A Glance
Hisense dehumidifiers are a classic example of ‘function over form’. The build quality and design of their units is acceptable, and nothing really stands out. But the focus seems to have been on actual performance and features, where these dehumidifiers really come into their own.
So as you’ve probably surmised, we aren’t huge fans of the build quality or design of these dehumidifiers. The materials used are perfectly in line with other high-end dehumidifiers we’ve tested, but we did notice some kinks here and there.
For example, the top handle that a lot of Hisense units come with tends to be low-quality and flimsy. The same is true for the connection points for the air filter. We haven’t had any such issues personally, but other users report that the connection points on their units broke or became loose after a few months.
And while this may be a bit subjective, we’re also not sold on the design language of Hisense dehumidifiers. But again, that’s down to personal preference.
Bringing it right back to some points in favor of these dehumidifiers, we have their high performance.
That performance is backed up by larger, more easily-accessible water tanks, and higher daily moisture removal capabilities. In fact, you can get Hisense dehumidifiers that provide as much as 70 pints of water removal per day.
The water tanks themselves are also large, meaning you won’t have to go through the hassle of emptying them as often. Most of the units come with the tank integrated into the front, which makes it easier to unload, clean, and replace them.
Wider coverage is another plus point of Hisense dehumidifiers. Even the smallest and least capable dehumidifiers in the lineup can easily cover up to 1000 sq-ft of space. Pay a bit more for the higher-end units, and you can expect up to 4500 sq-ft of coverage.
That makes Hisense’s lineup perfect for various spaces, from bedroom and living rooms, to entire floors, and larger office spaces.
One sore point with Hisense dehumidifiers is the speed with which they remove moisture from a space.
To be fair, Hisense’s units are plenty quick when it comes to removing moisture from a space, and you won’t even notice any lag with regular use. They also offer a wide range of adjustment for the fan speed, which allows you to remove moisture faster.
However, the problem arises when you put these dehumidifiers up against the very best of the bunch. Compared to those units, the Hisense offerings tend to be slower and less effective in shorter bursts.
Again, they achieve the same effect as those dehumidifiers, but will take a bit longer to get there.
Hisense doesn’t stay down for long though. When it comes to power consumption, these units are some of the most efficient in their class.
With most of Hisense’s dehumidifier lineup being Energy Star certified, we are confident recommending these units to the user who wants to keep their power bills to a minimum while still getting the best moisture removal performance.
We love the convenience of having continuous drainage on most Hisense dehumidifiers. But what really puts them over the top for us is the inclusion of an integrated pump on the higher-end models.
These pumps force water out of the reservoir, which is really useful for when you need to drain the water into a sink, or out of a basement window. The exact drain height will vary depending on which model you get, but generally speaking, the pump is strong enough to get the job done in most cases.
Noise levels are thankfully low and manageable. If you run a dehumidifier while sleeping, or in the living room where you spend time with family and friends, the whisper-quiet operation of Hisense dehumidifiers is an absolute godsend.
Finally, moving on to the special features and cool tricks of Hisense dehumidifiers, we have a long list to go over.
These dehumidifiers come with a timer function that lets you schedule when the unit turns on or off. This is great if you want to come home after a long day at the office and have a perfectly dry atmosphere.
Using the timer function regularly also noticeably reduces the amount of energy being consumed by the unit.
Hisense’s dehumidifiers come with washable filters. That means less time spent buying replacements. It also makes for a more hygienic dehumidification experience, since the filters can be cleaned more often, potentially helping improve the quality of the air you breathe.
The manual humidity setting on Hisense dehumidifiers also deserves praise. It allows you to set the target humidity between 30% and 80%, which is a wider range of adjustment than any other dehumidifier brand.
We are also fans of the automatic humidity control. It is much more accurate and regulates the humidity more effectively compared to other units.
Who’s It For?
So, to sum up, Hisense’s line of dehumidifiers offers high performance with a lot of useful features, the combination of which you won’t find with many other dehumidifier brands.
You shouldn’t expect the highest build quality from these dehumidifiers, and the design won’t be to everyone’s taste. But it’s still a high-end dehumidifier, with no glaring flaws to deter us from recommending this brand.
Hisense Dehumidifier Alternatives
If what Hisense offers doesn’t quite float your boat, you might find what you’re looking for with one of the following.
Pelonis is another dehumidifier brand that ticks all of the boxes. These units are pretty much the jack-of-all-trades, offering high performance, great build quality, and most of the features you need. They also have a wide range of offerings, so you can easily find the best one for your particular needs.
Homelabs make some of our absolute favorite dehumidifiers, owing to the high coverage ratings, modern design language, and enhanced reliability that these dehumidifiers offer.
They also address one of Hisense’s shortcomings by being among the fastest dehumidifiers on the market.
Hisense’s dehumidifiers might not have been on your radar before reading this review, but we speak from experience when we say that their units are worth considering and that you should definitely give them a second, perhaps even a third look.
Sure, they have some drawbacks, but no dehumidifier is perfect. But if what you need is a high performing, reliable dehumidifier, Hisense is among the frontrunners.