The fact that Frigidaire FAD704TDP is the older version of Frigidaire 70-pint FAD704DUD may make those who are looking for a 70 pint dehumidifier no longer set an eye on this unit. Amazon even doesnt have this unit available at the moment and noted that they don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. Therefore, this review should discuss about the points which made those who have purchased the unit decided to choose this dehumidifier at the first place. Click here for customers opinion about Frigidaire FAD704TDP.
Reasons Why People Purchase Frigidaire FAD704TDP
The chassis of this unit is made of a very rugged plastic. It has a very strong bucket which is tight fitting and well designed, and completed with a float which disable the dehumidifier and a built in cover which splashes when carrying a full bucket.
The large 17-pint reservoir can be hooked up to a hose for an option to drain the unit continuously.
It sucks moisture from air and fills up the bucket in about 12 hours in a room which humidity is set to about 50%. It works with less noise, which perhaps was made possible by the plastic chassis. You will only hear the sounds of a running fan without any compressor buzz.
The unit is very eco-friendly, considering it is Energy Star Rated, which means it saves energy. According to a he only had a $15 raised from his normal electricity bills at the first month of using the unit.
It works great in large basements with dampness problems, though you may need to empty the bucket daily with such basement conditions.
The high and high setting and different modes allow constant operation, and there is also a thermostat which allows you to set the unit to operate on certain humidity level.
A user informed that the unit turns on/off too often and too fast when it is set into the desired humidity level. It seems too suck water out of the air too quickly that it is probably oversized for the room size it was designed for. Unfortunately the unit is not equipped with a timer, which should nicely help to prevent short cycles. Compared to the latest Frigidaire FAD704DUD, this unit is slightly more high-priced. A customer informed me that it was once listed as $228 which already included an average $40 shipping fee (if the fee were filled separately).
The later problem which may arise with this unit is that the compressor fails in just over 1.5 years. And although according to Consumer Reports failure in 1.5 years is something normal for dehumidifiers, it should be nice to have something purchased with a good price last for longer period of time.
Apparently I cannot tell whether you can still find this unit in the market or not. What obvious is that Amazon no longer has this unit available and we dont know for how long. Just a little insight if you have this unit, if you locate the hose attachment spigot about 8 to 10-inch above the floor and wish to drain the dehumidifier into a stall shower, the height is enough for the hose to be put over about 4-inch tall without the need to raise the machine on blocks or certain desks.
If you wish to know more about the latest version of this unit you can click here and find out what the users have to say about it. I would recommend the unit for those who wish to stay loyal to Frigidaire brands, but if you wish for some other alternatives to the brand and you are still looking for a 70-Pint dehumidifiers then I suggest going for Danby DDR7009REE. This unit has earned very positive reviews from its users on Amazon, and also ranked as one of the best buys dehumidifiers by Consumer Report Magazines. Click here for other users testimonies of the product.
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