During the summer months, the humidity levels can truly become unbearable. The best solution I hear you ask. A dehumidifier is a brilliant and cost effect way of making your home comfortable during the long, hot summer. Some of the dehumidifiers I have seen are far too small to cope with a normal sized family home. The Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier on the other hand has the size and capacity to cope with a large family home. Please take a look and you will see that my statement is confirmed elsewhere.
Design & Features
The Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier is a fairly large unit but it needs to be to have the output that it is capable of. Within ten minutes of use it can drop the humidity in a room by over 40%.
One of the best features this model offers is being able to program your desired humidity level and just let it work away without worry. When the water bucket fills, a warming alarm sounds and stops filling automatically.
This 70-pint model gives the user the ability to simply empty the excess water the machine has accumulated once a day. The amount of water the Frigidaire FAD704DWD pulls from the atmosphere is quite astonishing, it is so efficient!
The dehumidifier still manages to stay as efficient in homes with non-standard lay out, a true testament to how good this machine really is!
Specification (useful info):
- 70-pint per day capacity
- Two speed fan
- Power consumption is 745w
- Dimensions 24-3/4” x 16 3/8” x 11-5/16”
- Weighs 46lbs
- Automatic shut off
Pros & Cons
The Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier allows Effortless humidity control that allows you to control the exact percentage of humidity in the surrounding area, something a large proportion of market rivals simply cannot offer.
The Ready to select controls easily let you select each option at the touch of a button so there is no confusion when you start using the machine, trust me, some models can be rather complicated!
The automatic shut off allows for worry free usage, ensuring no puddles await you in the morning, no one wants to walk into a flooded room first thing in the morning.
The washable air filters make sure you have fresh smelling air. It removes all smells resulting from mould, mildew and bacteria. A much healthier way of living
I have heard reports that mention after a couple of years the machine freezes, I personally think this is simply a matter of simple maintenance.
The float which cuts the machine out when the water tank is full can become loose creating a wet patch, this can be easily tightened though so nothing of major concern here either.
The machine can be a little noisy but far it is far from unbearable. You could quite happily have a meal and conversation around the dinner table without the Frigidaire FAD704DWD becoming a pain.
With the amount of dehumidifiers on the market you could easily buy the wrong model. If you have a family home and want one machine that can cope, this is a great choice.
The 70-pint water tank capacity is more than big enough to simply empty it once a day. It will work on its own without the user having to constantly change settings. A great all round product from Frigidaire.