The Frigidaire Dehumidifier FAD704DUD is arguably the best dehumidifier currently on the market in the 70 pint class, boasting uninterrupted use capability all the while maintaining stringent energy efficiency standards, as proven by its Energy Star certification.
Appliances which are Energy Star certified use considerably less energy than required by government authorities – somewhere in the region of twenty to thirty per cent – and this means that the FAD704DUD not only helps the environment, but it also leads to significant savings in electricity bills.
While some older dehumidifier reviews indicate problems with continuous use, Frigidaire sets the standard with constant operation day and night being absolutely no problem. Please note that although we have tested the Frigidaire Dehumidifier FAD704DUD continuously over an entire week with no issues or decline in performance whatsoever, as with any appliance it is recommended to give it a rest every now and again and be reasonable with your expectations.
The Frigidaire Dehumidifier FAD704DUD has:
- A massive 70 pint per day dehumidifying capacity
- Uninterrupted use capability provided there is a nearby drain
- Full, modern, easy electronic control interface
- Double fan speeds
The vast majority of customers have had positive experiences with the FAD704DUD, and the very large total of Frigidaire FAD704DUD Dehumidifier reviews available on amazon is a good indication as to the FAD704DUD’s popularity and hence, quality. Some users are putting the Frigidaire Dehumidifier FAD704DUD in their basements in order to clear the moisture which often accumulates in dark, cooler areas, while other customers are using this unit in order to decrease discomfort due to humid air in particularly hot places. For both functions, the Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier FAD704DUD works well, the best dehumidifier I have seen for these indications at 70 pints, but please note that if you want to use this unit constantly, you will need access to a drain because this huge 70 pint per day dehumidifying capacity means that you will be removing a LOT of water from the air. Some reviewers are also using the Frigidaire Dehumidifier FAD704DUD for removing moisture from their homes after flooding, and in this case in particular, this unit is the best choice because of its ability to run constantly as well as its very large 70 pint per day capacity.
We also checked ratings on Consumer Reports, the other main source of unbiased customer dehumidifier reviews beside amazon, and the Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier FAD704DUD has received stellar reviews there. The FAD704DUD Dehumidifier ratings elsewhere were generally very positive as they have been on amazon, and in our testing. When all three indicators are positive, this is a very reliable sign of quality. Another aspect of purchasing any new appliance which is very important, is ease of set up. Thankfully, the Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier FAD704DUD poses no problems on this front, either. In terms of price, some customers say that they shopped around before purchasing on amazon, and in general, you will find that the Frigidaire FAD704DUD is around $300-320, versus around $200-220 on amazon.
Even if we see 1000 positive dehumidifier reviews and just 1 negative, prudent buyers will still have to explore this before parting with their hard earned money. One of these Frigidaire FAD704DUD Dehumidifier reviews that caught our attention was about the cooling system leaking cooling fluid, and hence freezing the surrounding components. There is a one year warranty on the overall product but a five year on the cooling system, therefore the customer should have had no problems in repair and/or replacement of the faulty parts. However, this five year warranty appears to be limited. There are a number of reasons cooling fluid could leak, and due to the strict process large, well respected brands like Frigidaire have in place, it’s more likely a small trauma in transit which enlarged with extended use, or trauma during movement by the owner. However, when your money is at stake, it isn’t always that easy. Dehumidifiers, even the best quality models, from whatever brand you buy, your appliance should always be covered by a full warranty for at least 3 years, in order to get good value for money. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not fully cover the products they make as there are so many variables which can cause malfunction. Our recommendation is to purchase a separate SquareTrade Appliances Warranty – it costs 40 bucks more, but it will cover you against pretty much anything you come up against. Even the very best dehumidifier can fail due to overuse and it is therefore prudent to have full protection.
- 70 pints per day dehumidifier uses standard 115V electrical outlet
- Protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture
- Helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult
- Low temperature operation saves energy and money (41°)
- Ready-Select electronic controls with digital humidity readout, 24-hour on/off timer and control lock
Last update on 2017-04-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API