The Frigidaire FAD704TDP Dehumidifier review

By | May 8, 2016

Frigidaire FAD704TDP Dehumidifier

Well deserving of its position amongst the best dehumidifiers for portable home use, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is a high capacity, high efficiency, easy to use solution for excessive moisture in the air.

Using just 765 watt of power, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is Energy Star compliant, which means that it will not eat away at your electricity bills unlike some other 70 pint dehumidifiers. Although the Frigidaire FAD704TDP has since been succeeded by the newer Frigidaire FAD704DUD, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP still remains very worthy of a mention as one of the best dehumidifier for home use.

Read a previous article here to learn more about what humidity is and why you need a dehumidifier –
What is humidity and why do you need a dehumidifier

Features

  • Maximum 70 pints / day moisture removal ability
  • Full digital controls
  • Constant operation ability using hose and appropriate drain
  • Revolutionary purification using anti-microbial filter
  • Removable bucket and light to indicate full capacity
  • 1 year full warranty

Although as I have written above, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP does have a newer model out in 2011 called the FAD704DUD, being newer doesn’t necessarily mean being better quality. Indeed, simply by comparing the Frigidaire FAD704TDP Dehumidifier reviews with those of its newer model, we can see that the FAD704TDP has managed to maintain a top-class 88% average over a very large 411 reviews.

Now, since the FAD704DUD is newer, we have to give it time to accumulate dehumidifier reviews but thus far, has 218 reviews and seems to be resting at around 80%. Any number of dehumidifier reviews over 100 I would say is a pretty reliable indicator and the average isn’t likely to change. Therefore, we need to investigate some of the reasons why the FAD704TDP seems to have the edge over its newer sibling.

There are a few minor problems that customers are mentioning with the Frigidaire FAD704TDP, but with an average 4.4 out of 5 stars, it’s going to be difficult to find any substantial amount of dissatisfaction with this unit, with this average rating making it the best dehumidifier in terms of average customer opinion.

The typical review might mention any of the following –

  • Quick setup time
  • almost silent operation (particularly excellent considering it’s a 70 pint unit)
  • overnight complete removal of moisture from the air
  • decent air cleansing as an added bonus

Given the fact that the newer model also received very good ratings, I honestly believe the difference is marginal. I have tested both units and it seems that they both operate in a similar manner, and are both very effective.

Perhaps, due to it being newer, the newer model may have the slight edge in the energy efficiency department however there is still an 8% difference in favor of the Frigidaire FAD704TDP if you look at their average customer rating. My own educated guess would be due to the longevity of the Frigidaire FAD704TDP.

Many people review products on Amazon after years of owning them, and the fact that the FAD704TDP (older model) has a higher overall rating than its newer sibling suggests that in the long term, the Frigidaire FAD704TDP is receiving a few less complaints.

Hope you find the best dehumidifier for your home.

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