Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Dehumidifier Pro0
Frigidaire FAD704DWD Review
Summary: The Frigidaire FAD704DWD is an outstanding air dehumidifier used to protect the home from harmful allergens, mold and mildew generated from excessive moisture. In addition, the dehumidifier also helps eliminate airborne bacteria, known to make breathing much more difficult.
The Frigidaire FAD704DWD dehumidifier is a consumer model unit, capable of continuously operating when located near an appropriate drain.
The unit’s overall design is portable, including a top handle for easy transportation and integrated side handles. Caster wheels are seated at the bottom of the unit, which helps consumers wheel the unit between rooms.
As an Energy Star certified unit, it helps consumers save on operation costs, in addition to promoting better power conservation.
Performance and Features
The Frigidaire FAD704DWD is characterized by its ability to extract excessive moisture from spaces measuring around 1,400 square feet on a daily basis. Thanks to this, it removes enough mold, mildew and other pollutants to properly clean the surrounding air.
- The unit can extract up to 70 pints of excessive moisture and harmful pollutants.
- The unit’s bucket 16.3 pint tank is located in the front, with a built-in handle and splash guard.
- The antibacterial mesh filter (washable) reduces the amount of bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles from proliferating the home.
The main attraction of the Frigidaire FAD704DWD is its washable antibacterial filter. Consumers may get the most out of this feature, due to the lack of having to purchase disposable filters. It’s considered cost effective and a sound investment for those needing an air humidifier.
The unit’s operation is defined by its ‘continuous pump,’ defining how the dehumidifier siphons, filters and cycles air throughout a room.
During its normal operation, the fan within the Frigidaire FAD704DWD siphons moist air across its dehumidifying coil. When this happens, the coils condense or start drawing moisture from the air flowing through; that same air continues flowing through the side’s louvers and back into the room as warm, dry air. The filter itself, as mentioned, is an antibacterial washable air filter.
The moisture that’s removed from the air collects in the bucket tucked into the front of the unit. In addition, the slide-out bottom nearby allows users easy access to the filter itself. Water collected within the unit can be removed through three options: through the continuous drainage connection, through the removable bucket or through the optional condensate pump.
The bucket features a transparent water line level, an indicator of when it’s appropriate to drain the collected water. There’s also a ‘full tank alert system’ that indicates when water needs emptying from the bucket, in addition to an automatic shut-off feature that triggers when the water tank is full.
The continuous draining option that we mentioned, too, connects via a standard garden hose. This implies that consumers should only might buy purchase this unit only if they have an unoccupied water connection around the home.
The Frigidaire FAD704DWD includes humidity control, enabling users to set the humidity percentage to their liking. The settings enable consumers to arrange humidity thresholds ranging from 35 percent to 85 percent. The unit itself can dehumidify up to 70 pints per day, suitable for rooms extending up to 1,400 square feet.
The fan runs on two speeds, low and high. This function is useful for rooms with less humidity and/or users who want to run the unit at lower speeds. This also helps users control the unit’s energy use and reduce its noise level. The fan is known to run quiet on low, though may give off noise on high.
The components of this unit are also certified by Energy Star, its assigned rating indicating the unit’s overall energy efficient nature.
Most consumers enjoyed the ‘lack of noise’ from the unit. The unit performs well for most consumers, effectively pulling moisture out of specific areas of the home. Its size and portability, too, are also some advantages that consumers like. The overall consumer impression is relatively positive.
Some consumers don’t like the leakage that occurs from the unit when not connected to a drain hose. This dehumidifier may not be suitable for consumers without an unoccupied water connection in the home. The price range ($250 to $300) may deter some consumers from buying.
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