Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Dehumidifier Pro0
Frigidaire FAD704DUD Review
Summary: Unlike other air dehumidifiers in its price range ($350 to $400), the Frigidaire FAD704DUD can potentially remove more excessive moisture from air throughout the course of the day. Its continuous pumping cycle enables the unit constantly operating. This keeps a room moisture-free for a longer period of time.
Homeowners who need a fast solution for resolving home humidity problems may need the Frigidaire FAD704DUD air dehumidifier. This unit is designed to quickly and efficiently filter moisture-filled air from prone areas, such as bedrooms and basements.
Regular consumers will have little difficulties setting up this device in their home. In addition, the unit features a top handle, side handles and caster wheels that makes the unit much more mobile than other dehumidifiers.
Like its sister units, this dehumidifier is Energy Star certified, ensuring that it doesn’t consume too much energy when in regular and continuous use.
Performance and Features
The Frigidaire FAD704DUD dehumidifier is characterized by its ‘continuous pumping cycle.’ This allows the unit to run on a continuous basis, which in turn, promotes better air quality throughout the home.
- This unit can filter up to 70 pints of excessive humidity within a room on a daily basis.
- This unit regularly produces clean air, thanks to its ‘advanced antimicrobial filter’ with a mesh efficiently filters out bacteria from the air.
- This unit features two options for moisture removal—its built-in bucket and aforementioned continuous drainage system.
This unit operates best near an area with a suitable drainage connection. Consumers with an unoccupied drainage hose or water supply in their home may get the most out of this type of dehumidifier.
When in use, the Frigidaire FAD704DUD is capable of filtering out harmful bacteria, mold, mildew and odors, in addition to excessive moisture in the air.
Once in operation, this air dehumidifier uses its fan to siphon moisture-heavy air across the dehumidifying coil within the unit. When this action happens, the coils condense and bring in moisture from that same air. The air subsequently flows through the side louvers or ‘fins’ and back into the room. The resulting air that returns into the room is dry and warm.
The moisture, as mentioned, collects into the unit’s bucket tank, which includes an indicator and automatic shut-down feature when near full. The Frigidaire FAD704DUD is capable of filtering up to 70 pints of moisture throughout a single day.
According to most consumers, the Frigidaire FAD704DUD runs as quiet as its sister units. Older models, in comparison, were much louder. The unit remains quiet whether using the bucket or drainage hose to defer moisture from air.
The unit’s exhaust is located on the topmost part of the unit, instead of its side or back. Unlike other models, this allows the Frigidaire FAD704DUD to efficiently operate without any obstructions impeding the operation of the unit. It also helps improve how the unit promotes air circulation, since its ‘squirrel cage’ fan points exhaust up instead of in other directions closed to the room.
The drainage hose is now housed outside of the case, allowing consumers to reach the hose easier than on previous models.
The Frigidaire FAD704DUD may turn off if the surrounding humidity is below the desired setting. Like its sister units, this unit features a humidity control system that lets consumers set their desired humidity control threshold. Once the unit’s compressor turns off, the fan also turns off, likely to help extend the life of the device. The fan speeds – high and low – are adjustable.
The washable and antibacterial filter slides out, enabling easy access for cleaning. The cleaning indicator light illuminates after 250 hours (around two weeks) of regular use.
Consumers consider this air dehumidifier ‘effective’ when removing excessive moisture and other harmful elements from the air. It’s also quiet and easy to set up ‘right out of the box.’ The unit removes a lot of water from the air when used on a continuous basis, making this unit work investing into for most consumers. It’s relatively well reviewed.
The included bucket tank may be too small for regular moisture collection, forcing some consumers to use the continuous draining if constantly in use. It gets relatively ‘icy’ as it ages, as it doesn’t include a defrosting function for low temperature environments. The fan remains on throughout most of its normal operation, which may deter some consumers.