Ease of Use
The Frigidaire FAD504DWD is able to remove moisture at an impressive rate of 50 pints per day in spaces measuring up to 800 square feet, making it suitable to be used in mid-sized rooms, such as the basement, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room and so on that have a minimum temperature of 41 degrees F. It also works to eliminate bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles in the air that can make breathing difficult.
Along with the Frigidaire FAD704DUD, it is one of the easiest dehumidifiers to use on the market, as the humidistat control, control panel, and continuous drainage function take minimal effort to function.
For example, you can use the digital humidistat to set the humidity level you want to achieve in your space and then let the dehumidifier do the rest for you. The humidity sensor is very accurate, which isn’t always the case with dehumidifiers, and continually senses your room’s humidity and activates the compressor intermittently to maintain your desired humidity
Ready-Select digital controls work at a touch of a button and allow you to set the humidity, change the fan speed (2 speeds), monitor the fullness of the tank, and program the timer. There is also a delayed on/off timer that lets you control the start up and shutoff times of the FAD504DWD up to 24 hours in advance.
Cleverly, when the tank is almost full, you are notified and the unit automatically switches itself off, so it doesn’t come to any harm. The compressor is also protected from overheating and your circuit breaker from tripping, via a time delay.
Other features include a Continuous Mode, which comes in handy when you need to quickly reduce humidity in a space; both manual and continuous draining – empty collected moisture manually by removing the water tank or continuously by attaching a standard 0.5-in.-diameter garden hose or dehumidifier drain hose, although a drain hose is not included; and Automatic Restart function.
The FAD504DWD is considered to be a portable unit due to its caster wheels and top and side handles, and is backed by a 5-year sealed system warranty and 1-year warranty on the unit itself.
Frigidaire FAD504DWD User Reviews
The FAD504DWD has received some very positive reviews since its release. It currently has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5.0 from over 100 reviews.
A number of users say that the FAD504DWD is very effective at what it has been designed to do: “this unit works very well,” “it is the best choice on the market,” “I highly recommend this unit. It does everything a dehumidifier should and so much more,” “this unit works great!”
The Frigidaire appears to be easy to use: “the controls are EZ to read and use,” “controls are intuitive.” It is easy to setup: “The user manual is very straightforward,” “instruction manual is very easy to understand,” “you can have the unit up and running in a matter of minutes.” It also appears to be energy efficient: “electric bill has barely budged so the unit is very energy efficient.”
However, users have found a few things to complain about. A few say that it is a bit on the loud side: “It makes a little more noise than I was expecting,” “over the course of a few weeks, the compressor started to get noisier.” Although others say the opposite: “I find the noise from this unit to be pretty minimal,” “the lack of noise is wonderful.”
Frigidaire’s customer service could be improved upon: “lack of support and service,” as could the handle: “ handle seems a little flimsy.” One user also doesn’t like how “the exhaust vent is directed straight up.”
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