Well deserving of its position amongst the best dehumidifiers for portable home use, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is a high capacity, high efficiency, easy to use solution for excessive moisture in the air.
Using just 765 W of power, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is Energy Star compliant, which means that it will not eat away at your electricity bills unlike some 70 pint dehumidifiers.
Although the Frigidaire FAD704TDP has since been succeeded by the newer Frigidaire FAD704DUD, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP still remains very worthy of a mention as one of the best dehumidifier for home use, mainly due to its receiving a colossal 411 reviews at an extremely impressive 4.4/5 average (nearly 90 per cent).
The Frigidaire FAD704TDP has:
- Maximum 70 pints / day moisture removal ability
- Full digital controls
- Constant operation ability using hose and appropriate drain
- Revolutionary purification using anti-microbial filter
- Removable bucket and light to indicate full capacity
- 1 year full warranty
Although as I have written above, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP does have a newer model out in 2011 called the FAD704DUD, being newer doesn’t necessarily mean being better quality. Indeed, simply by comparing the Frigidaire FAD704TDP Dehumidifier reviews with those of its newer model, we can see that the FAD704TDP has managed to maintain a top-class 88% average over a very large (even by Amazon’s standards) 411 reviews. Now, since the FAD704DUD is newer, we have to give it time to accumulate dehumidifier reviews but thus far, has 218 reviews and seems to be resting at around 80%. Any number of dehumidifier reviews over 100 I would say is a pretty reliable indicator and the average isn’t likely to change. Therefore, we need to investigate some of the reasons why the FAD704TDP seems to have the edge over its newer sibling.
There are a few minor problems that customers are mentioning with the Frigidaire FAD704TDP, but with an average 4.4 out of 5 stars, it’s going to be difficult to find any substantial amount of dissatisfaction with this unit, with this average rating making it the best dehumidifier in terms of average customer opinion. The typical review might mention any of the following: Quick setup time; almost silent operation (particularly excellent considering it’s a 70 pint unit); overnight complete removal of moisture from the air; decent air cleansing as an added bonus – all followed by a general recommendation. It’s impossible to relay every single point since 411 reviews would take about a year to do so, but I’ve summarized them pretty well. So, all in all, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is, as one customer puts it quite well, “confidently recommended”.
Given the fact that the newer model also received very good ratings, I honestly believe the difference is marginal. I have tested both units and it seems that they both operate in a similar manner, and are both very effective. Perhaps, due to it being newer, the newer model may have the slight edge in the energy efficiency department however there is still an 8% difference in favor of the Frigidaire FAD704TDP if you look at their average customer rating. My own educated guess would be due to the longevity of the Frigidaire FAD704TDP. Many people review products on Amazon after years of owning them, and the fact that the FAD704TDP (older model) has a higher overall rating than its newer sibling suggests that in the long term, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is receiving a few less complaints.
As always, use my dehumidifier reviews as a guideline – a brief overview, if you will – but always read at least some of the original FAD704TDP dehumidifier reviews to which I refer throughout this article.
- 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
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