Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 70-Pint Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity Control – Good for Basements
Frigidaire is a renowned name in home appliances, and this dehumidifier displays much of the quality and ingenuity the company has become known for, while still being affordable. Programmable settings and superb energy efficiency make this unit perfect for prolonged periods of consistent use. The loudness of it makes it better suited for areas such as basements, however.
The first thing you’ll notice about this particular unit is the sleek look it provides. The controls are located on the top, as is the carry handle. An LCD screen provides all of the unit’s information, as well as the numerous controls and settings. At just over 40 lbs, this unit is quite easy to transport.
This dehumidifier is Energy Star rated, so it features a high electric efficiency that can save you plenty of money on your utility bills. This unit is designed for consistent use, so the eco-friendly rating will go a long way in keeping bills down if you use it year round. If you are needing a dehumidifier to leave running in your basement, this should be at the top of your list.
Like most high-quality units, this dehumidifier includes a reusable filter that can easily be rinsed off every so often. The filter’s fine material catches a number of impurities, while also trapping in mildew and mold. A few quick rinses and scrubs in the sink will have the filter good as new in a matter of minutes.
A frost sensor gives the unit better operation in cooler settings, while also preventing the cool from being damaged.
Negatives: This isn’t the quietest dehumidifier around, so if sound is an issue for you, you’re going to want to steer clear of this one. The volume makes it better for rooms or parts of your home that you won’t be spending a lot of time in, such as the basement, or an enclosed crawl space.
- 70-pint daily threshold
- Energy Star certified for lower electric bills
- Vibrant LCD screen with status indicators
- Cleanable filter
- Frost sensor
- Light and easy to carry
- A bit on the loud side
- No pump for continuous draining
This unit’s solid construction and innovative features make it incredibly easy to use for just about anyone. The energy efficiency aspect is a big one, as the unit could end up saving you hundreds of dollars per year in utility costs, basically paying for itself. The high 70-oint removal amount and large capacity reservoir make it great for using consistently, but you may want to relegate it to the basement.