40 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier with 2 Fan Speeds, Electronic Controls, Front Condensate Bucket & Automatic Defrost Control
This is GE's new dehumidifier! It has easy electronic controls and is usable for low temperature operations. The front condensate bucket has a water level indicator and is easily removable. An automatic shut-off system ensures that the dehumidifier switches off when the bucket fills up.
¡ã 40 pints per day
¡ã Electronic controls
¡ã Low temperature operation
¡ã Front condensate bucket with water level indicator
¡ã Automatic shut-off system when bucket fills
¡ã 2 fan speeds
¡ã Automatic defrost control
¡ã External drain connector
¡ã Easy roll casters
¡ã Washable air filter
40 pints per day
Low temperature operation
Front condensate bucket with water level indicator
Automatic shut-off system when bucket fills
Generates heat I'm not sure if heat generation is supposed to be a feature or if it is common to dehumidifiers but it seems to me that a dehumidifier that also acts as a heater is somewhat analogous to driving in searing heat with your heater on to keep your car from overheating. One buys a dehumidifier to mitigate humidity in climates where summer brings unbearable dampness magnifying the effects of the heat. Right??? What's the point of a dehumidifier that heats the freaking air???????????? Unless you have a problem basement or similar, winter dryness takes care of ambient humidity no???? Unless I'm missing something, this product deserves a five star idiot engineering award....more info
I thought a new digital control dehum would be the ticket WRONG!
The digital control is a great idea, but needs to be taken a step further.
all of these dehums with digital control, they all have the same problem. the sensor is built in. so as a result, after the fan shuts off (3 minutes after the compressor shuts off) then the humidity inside the machine makes the humidity climb fast and it turns on again - too soon. this causes it to keep cycling on and off too much.
what a mfg of these things needs to do is use/supply a remote humidity sensor to place like 5-10 feet across the room. perhaps using one of those weather station remote sensors. then the fan wodul not have to run for 3 minutes after nor would it cycle on and off so much.
the reason that a lot of people like that one brand (sorry, I forgot its name) is because it does not cycle on and off so much. well, it does not cause the fan is always on. well, that wodul help too - keeping th efanon the unit always one. but that also uses a lot of energy. a better solution is a remote humidity sensor. - there is a million $ idea for someone or some company out there to actually make a dehum work decently adn effieciently.
I had one of these from a local Menards. It was only $128.99 on sale. but I took it back because it kept cycling too much, so I might as well keep my old non digital dehum.