"COMFORT AIRE" DEHUMIDIFIER
Dimensions: 21-1/4"x 15-5/32" x 13-3/8"
Auto humidistat control
2 fan speeds
Airflow 131/120 cfm
Unique design to flush wall
Low noise operation
Top air discharge
Bucket capacity 22 pints
Automatic full bucket shut off
Front access bucket with hand hold
Auto defrost control
"Energy Star" qualified
Actual v. set humidity/temp. read out
Low temp operation (to 42 degrees F)
LED display, Touchpad control, Electronic control, Auto restart
Auto humidistat control, 2 fan speeds, Airflow 131/120 cfm
Unique design to flush wall, Low noise operation, Top air discharge
Bucket capacity 22 pints, Automatic full bucket shut off, Front access bucket with hand hold
dehumidifier This dehumidifier was installed about one month ago in a very very damp and mildewy basement with lots of odors.
In one week the odors were gone, and the basement is back to it's old self.
The only drawback is that we suspend the unit from joists in the ceiling, so the controls cannot be seen or adjusted unless one stands on a two foot step stool.
However, the unit works very well; we hope it lasts longer than the 18 months we had the prior Sears unit....more info
Heat Controller Dehumidifier BHD-651-D I have been using this dehumidifier for approximately one month in my home, an earth sheltered contruction, with two thirds of the living space totally underground. The appliance runs in a central location of the living space.
Our need for dehumidification is a fact of holding moisture that is produced by showers, laundry, cooking, etc. The submerged walls are entirely coated with rubber to prevent moisture entering from the exterior.
The first thing I noticed was that it ran rather loudly and I would like it much better if it were more quiet. Even the hi and lo settings on the fan do not make much difference in the sound.
I have tried it on every variation of every cycle and it seems to shut off and start back up again sometimes when it is indicating a 2 or 4 hour continuous run cycle.
When it is on continous run (no indicator light for 2 or 4 hour run times) it shuts off when it reaches the humidistat setting, but turns back on within three or four minutes as the humidistat is recording rapidly rising humidity. I am assuming that the humidistat sensor is too close to the water container and I cannot use a drain option in my home which would keep the water always running away. I cannot even try it this way, so I don't know if it would work better or not.
With the constant off and on and the level of noise, I often find myself turning it off at night as it is difficult to fall asleep when it is doing that.
It is very efficient at taking out moisture and our local weather has been dry, so I've had to turn it off for a period of time occasionally. I fear with the constant running, we are using more electricity than necessary.
I was really hoping for an appliance that I could turn on and ignore until the full bucket indicator light came on, empty the bucket and depend on it taking a reading and running as needed until the bucket filled again. I do not think that it will ever work for me that way....more info
BHD-651D Dehumidifier We previously had an old Gibson 40 pint dehumidifier in the basement. It was noisy and just could not keep up with the humidity level. It ran constantly. This dehumidifier was easy to set up. It is much more quiet and efficient. I set it at 45 and the basement feels much more dry now. This unit actually shuts off since it can get to that humidity level and maintain it. The one thing I did not like was that the setup for continuous draining is at the top of the water container. That means that wherever you put it, in order for it to drain, you will need to be able to support 65 pints of water as well as the weight of the unit. My old Gibson drained from the bottom of the container so I had it on a table. This new approach ended up being a good thing since the drain is from the top of the container I was able to set the new unit on the floor and still have it drain into the pump for ejection to my sump pump....more info