Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Dehumidifier Pro0
Frigidaire FAD504DWD Review
Summary: The Frigidaire FAD504DWD dehumidifier helps make the air within the home much more manageable for most home residents. It's a reasonably priced air dehumidifier that can do a sufficient enough job with filtering excessive moisture, mold and mildew around the home.
The Frigidaire FAD504DWD is another consumer model air dehumidifier designed to filter excessive moisture, mold and/or mildew from air around the home. Much like others, it also filters bacteria from the surrounding air, particularly those that make breathing difficult or cause sudden illnesses.
Unlike other portable dehumidifiers, this one requires a connection to a drainage hose and/or water supply. Thanks to this, some consumers may not be able to run this dehumidifier in their home.
The Frigidaire FAD504DWD, however, is portable enough for most consumers. The design features a top handle, with side handles integrated into its sides for easy access. The caster wheels help make wheeling the device from room to room much easier than other units.
Performance and Features
The Frigidaire FAD504DWD air dehumidifier is defined by its ‘continuous pumping cycle,’ which helps cycle air throughout a room without leaving behind residue moisture. To accompany this trait, this unit harbors several features that may be attractive to consumers.
- The unit features a ‘full tank alert system’ that automatically shuts off the unit when the bucket tank is full.
- The unit’s easy to read electronic controls allow consumers to check the current humidity and temperature of the unit’s assigned room.
- This unit filters up to 50 pints of excessive moisture per day through normal operation.
The unit needs to remain in proximity with a proper drainage system or water supply. Units that aren’t properly located near a water drain may experience leakage and/or spill excessive water back into the surrounding home environment.
The Frigidaire FAD504DWD performs well on a daily basis when placed into a continuous cycle. It’s also energy efficient during normal operation.
Once started, the unit’s fan starts to draw in moisture-filled air through its dehumidifying coil. This causes the coils to draw moisture from the air, causing that air to flow across and through the side louvers. As a result, the air flows back into the room as dry and warmed air.
The unit collects the removed moisture in a bucket located at the front of the dehumidifier. Since the antibacterial air filter is also washable, users can slide out the bottom of the device to clean the filter.
Some consumers commented about the device’s noise level. It makes ‘more noise than expected, though the noise that it does make is white noise.’ The unit’s two-speed fan – high and low speeds – makes more noise than the compressor within the unit, even when the fan’s placed on ‘low.’ Both fan speeds are said to move ‘large amount of air,’ particularly when on high.
This dehumidifier features a built-in hygrometer or humidity sensor alongside its adjustable humidity controls. This device shows the humidity of any room in 5 percent intervals.
When programming or adjusting the humidity level of a room, the unit’s fan turns off after the compressor for several minutes. Some customers, however, reported that the fan did stay on during this process. Overall, this particular feature works on a case by case basis.
In addition, the Frigidaire FAD504DWD operations cycle through while controlling the humidity within a room. The unit cycles through its regular routine while controlling the humidity up to six times per hour.
While some consumers consider this energy efficient, others may find it difficult to keep this device around while they’re resting or sleeping.
The device is easy to maneuver around the home. It also performs consistently well on a daily basis, filtering up to 50 pints of excessive moisture out of a room per day. The filter is antibacterial and washable, so consumers don’t have to purchase other filters on a regular basis. This unit is relatively well reviewed.
Some consumers may not like the unit’s continuous cycling when in regular operation. Some units may be prone to leaking if not properly connected to a drainage hose. The price range ($250 to $300) may deter some consumers from committing to a purchase.
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