Tired of a dank basement and all the mildew growth? This is a hassle especially if you have a packed basement with a lot of furniture. While I was compiling my list of green products, I came across a few dehumidifier units that might be beneficial to you and are green products.
One such model is the Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD by Electrolux will keep your basement nice and dry plus free of bacteria! True to my cause, I have carried out my research and provided an unbiased review of this dehumidifier.
Benefits of Owning A Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD
Effortless™ Humidity Control
Via this function, you can control the percentage of actual humidity in your room.
The digital controls of the Frigidaire FAD504DUD allows for easy selection of the options with the touch of a button.
Effortless™ Clean Filter
The Frigidaire FAD504DUD comes pre-installed with a washable antibacterial filter that reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles to give you a cool comfortable environment.
Energy and Cost Savings
This Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier has a low operating temperature – meaning that you will require lesser energy in its operation which will allow you to save money.
Improves Home Environment
The Frigidaire FAD504DUD protects your home from mold and mildew growth that are caused by excess moisture, and helps to eliminate bacteria in the air that can cause breathing to be difficult.
Effortless™ Automatic Shut Off/ Full Tank Alert System
The Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier has an automatic shut-off function that will activate when the water tank is almost full. At this point in time, its full tank alert system will warn you that your water bucket is nearing capacity, telling you that it is time to empty it.
Front Loading Bucket with Carrying Handle and Splash Guard
The water bucket of the Frigidaire FAD504DUD comes with a carry handle and splash guard, and is conveniently located in the front of the unit for ease of access.
SpaceWise® Portable Design
This Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier comes with caster wheels, top and side handles for easy maneuver from room to room.
Dimensions Height = 25.0 in.
Width = 17 3/4 in.
Depth = 15 1/6 in.
Weight = 43 pounds
Capacity 33 litres / 70 pints
Fan Speed 2
Power Type Electric
Installation Type Free-Standing
Voltage Rating 115V, 7.5 Amps (cool), 765 Watts (cool)
Safety Certification UL (SA11089) / CSA (245337)
Energy Star Certified Yes
Energy Factor 1.6 litres per kWH
How does the Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD rank on popular websites?
160 customers at Amazon gave it an average of 4.0/5.0 stars. Out of 160 customers, 84 gave it 5.0/5.0 stars.
1071 customers at Walmart gave it an average of 4.5/5.0 stars. Out of 1071 customers, 688 gave it 5.0/5.0 stars.
10 customers at Frigidaire gave it an average of 3.7/5.0 stars. Out of 10 customers, 4 gave it 5.0/5.0 stars.
4 customers at Living Direct gave it an average of 5.0/5.0 stars. Out of 4 customers, all gave it 5.0/5.0 stars.
Customer Reviews on Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD
I have read through most of the recent customer reviews and have summarised the pros and cons of the Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD below.
The Pros 🙂
Does its job of dehumidifying well, good sized unit and is relatively quiet in terms of its operational noises. Good ergonomically design with easy lift handle that hides away in the top when not in use with lift points on the sides.
Intuitive and efficient Frigidaire technical support-solved the initial design flaw of this product in its continuous draining aspect by giving customers a modification kit that consists of a plug that will block the drain in the dehumidifier that will divert the water from draining into the tank. The other part consists of an adaptor for the drainage on the back of the dehumidifier.
Customers that have installed these modifications into their unit have mentioned about its ease of installation and workability in ensuring that continuous drainage of the water into a hose actually takes place.
The Cons 🙁
There were some comments made by customers with regards to the mix-up in terms of length of the warranty offered so it might be good to check with supplier yourself. But a sure way to prevent any mishaps is to register your product online at the Frigidaire website http://www.frigidaire.com/productregistration where there will be an option provided to extend your warranty. However every new Frigidaire dehumidifier will be covered by the below warranty criteria.
Other pros mentioned include incessant beeping – due to the alert function of the Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50 Pint Dehumidifier when you remove the bucket to empty it, and a possible manual content malfunction especially the illustration depicting the correct method of decanting the water from the bucket. It will be better if you pour it out from the right side of the bucket instead of the left side as illustrated in the manual.
The Frigidaire FAD504DUD is covered by a limited one-year warranty and a limited 2-5 year warranty on the sealed system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing). For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
From the second to the fifth year from your original purchase date, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts in the Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser, evaporator and tubing) that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. In years 2-5, the consumer will be responsible for diagnostic, labor and parts costs as well as any removal, transportation and reinstallation expenses which are incurred during service on components other than those covered under the Sealed Refrigeration System 5-year warranty.
Best Deals for Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD
During the process of my research on this product, I also did some price comparison especially with the sites that contain customer reviews. I have found out that Amazon actually markets the Frigidaire FAD504DUD at the lowest price. So if you are interested here is the link by Amazon: Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier FAD504DUD Best Deals
(Last Updated 30th July 2012)