Frigidaire is a company that is well-known for its high-quality household appliances, so it makes sense that you would want to check out a dehumidifier offered by them as well. This larger Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier can handle most residential humidity concerns while remaining relatively quiet.
Features you can expect from the Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier:
- Large 13.1-pint condensation bucket
- Quiet at just 51 dB
- Capable of extracting up to 70 pints per day
- Features a built-in pump for water removal uphill
- Offers numerous handles to make portability easier
- Five-year warranty on some components
Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier Overview
This full-size Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier is an ideal choice when looking to dehumidify a living area. It features one of the largest condensation collection buckets available meaning you’ll have to empty it less. In addition, it is made from durable parts and is relatively inexpensive for the number of features you receive. While this unit is highly rated and does the job, there aren’t a lot of additional features and perks that this machine offers.
When compared to other units of the same size and with the top exhaust, this Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier had one of the quietest exhaust fans. At just a 51dB level, this unit is ideal for use in busy living areas and even bedrooms.
This Frigidaire model is capable of extracting up to 70 pints per day in the ideal setting. Tests have shown that often it doesn’t actually extract that much in a normal environment. This is due in part to the less powerful fan than some models have.
You’ll find that it is difficult to have both a powerful extraction process and a low noise output. This unit tends to err on the side of quiet instead of power. This also means that the unit will be more durable than some others.
Considering this is the Frigidaire Dehumidifier 70 Pint with pump, you are also going to receive a built-in pumping unit. This isn’t like your typical continuous drainage method found in other units.
While you don’t need to empty the pull-out 13.1-Pint tank, it doesn’t continuously flow either. Instead, the unit allows the tank to fill up with water and then the pump kicks in to empty the tank.
In addition, the Frigidaire Dehumidifier 70 Pint with pump allows the water to get discharged in an upward direction into your sink or even out the window. This is different than other units which make you run the hose going downhill for gravity to work.
There are numerous settings on the Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier that make it easy to use. You can use the humidistat to adjust the desired humidity level in 5% increments. It can be set as low as 35% and as high as 85%. This is an ideal range for what you would be using it for.
There is also a timer setting that enables you to set a delayed start or delayed stop. This can be adjusted in half-hour increments up to 10 hours plus 1-hour increments from 11 to 24 hours. A lot of other units only allow you to set in 1-hour increments so this is a step up.
This Frigidaire unit only features two fan speeds: high and low. In addition, the Frigidaire 70 Pint dehumidifier runs in a continuous mode. During this cycle, you wouldn’t set the desired humidity and fan speed. Instead, it will run continuously regardless of the humidity level.
For tips on how to utilise this dehumidifier to the best of its ability, be sure to read Everything You Need to Know About How to Use a Dehumidifier Effectively.
Other Notable Features
This unit has some other features worth noting.
Check Filter Light
When the filter needs to be cleaned, a check filter light will turn on. Many units don’t feature a light to keep track of this, so it is a bonus.
This unit features an antibacterial filter and can be changed without much effort. Simply remove the water tank for access. It is best to wash it out and let it air dry completely before placing it back in the machine.
The Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier weighs 46 pounds which is heavier than a lot of other units. Some of the lightest 70-pint machines can weigh as little as 40 pounds. While this is only a few pounds more, it does make a difference. When moving the unit between locations, those pounds might matter. If you aren’t planning to move it much, then this shouldn’t be an issue.
What is important to note is that the unit comes on casters, so it isn’t difficult to roll into another room.
This is one of the highlights of the Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier. It features a top extendable handle plus side pocket handles so it is easier to carry in that regard. Most other units will feature one or the other, but not both handles.
Here is another area that the Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier outshines the competition. Not only does it have cord storage, which some units don’t, but it also has a plastic hook to wrap the cord around.
This unit features the standard industry warranty of a year on the unit plus five years on the sealed system. That includes the compressor, evaporator, tubing and condenser.
With a price around $225, this unit is relatively inexpensive when compared to other models of the same size. That makes it a good value if you are looking for a basic dehumidifier.
- 1x Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier with Built-in Pump
- 1x 15-foot hose
If you are in need of a large dehumidifier for the house that has basic settings, this is a great model for you. It is low cost and quiet. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have advanced features like laundry settings and it can be heavy if you plan to move it around. If you think this dehumidifier won’t work for your needs, be sure to check out our other dehumidifier reviews for some other options.