Frigidaire Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity

Last updated date: June 14, 2021

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8.6

Frigidaire Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity

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We looked at the top Dehumidifiers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Dehumidifier you should buy.

Update as June 14, 2021:
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Overall Take

Reducing humidity by up to 20 percent, the Frigidaire dehumidifier is both efficient and easy to use. You can also set it on a schedule if you prefer not to run your dehumidifier around the clock.


In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the Frigidaire Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Frigidaire 70-pint dehumidifier protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture. It also helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult. Frigidaire’s 70 pints-per-day dehumidifier is capable of continuous operation when the unit is located near a suitable drain. Ready-Select electronic controls include a digital humidity readout, 24-hour on/off timer and control lock. Effortless Humidity Control allows you to control the exact percentage of humidity in your room. The SpaceWise portable design includes a top handle, integrated side handles and caster wheels making it easy to move your unit from room to room.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.6
7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.7
15,947 user reviews

What experts liked

The Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 efficiently lowered the relative humidity in our test basements from 65 to 70 percent humidity to 45 or 50 percent, a level that inhibits mold yet remains comfortable to breathe. It held those levels consistently even during a week of nearly nonstop rain (like all our picks). It has the best interface of any model we tested, with large buttons and legible text easily visible in dim light. Detaching, emptying, and reattaching the reservoir was easier than on any other model we tested. It’s relatively quiet, it has a useful handle and wheels, and it even looks pretty nice, if you have to use it in a living space. Frigidaire is easier to deal with on warranty issues than most smaller brands, and this model is usually in stock online or at major retailers.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Modern looking. Portable. Good for a medium size room. Washable filter. Easy to use. Easy to access water bucket. Quickly helped humidity in room
- Good Housekeeping
September 29, 2017 | Full review
It's not surprising that the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 is one of the most popular dehumidifiers on the market. This no-nonsense dehumidifier managed to reduce the relative humidity by about 50% in about an hour and 40 minutes. While it doesn't have hand-holds, the FFAD7033R1 has a large handle and wheels that allow it to move easily. The filter is mounted on the back of the dehumidifier, and is easy to remove and clean as needed. The Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 is a great workhorse dehumidifier.
- Reviewed
Is very good for energy efficiency. Is excellent for water removal. Is very good for humidistat accuracy. Is very good for noise.
- Consumer Reports
Frigidaire has a lot of dehumidifiers on the market, but this particular model hits all the sweet spots with very few downsides. It’s Energy Star rated to help you save money, and can remove up to 50 pints of water from your home each day to cut down on moisture. The tank itself can hold around 13 pints, and has pullout and splashguard features to make getting rid of the water much easier. There are also connections so that you can hook the model up to a drain for continuous operation – more suitable for workplaces or trailers. The electronic controls include a digital humidity reading, a timer for setting schedules, and other basic modes. We aren’t overlooking the design, either: This dehumidifier skips the common radiator-like design for a smoother, friendlier appearance that we appreciate.
- Digital Trends
If you need a large capacity dehumidifier that handles 70-pints per day in moisture this pick from Frigidaire is a winner. Use it in your basement, attic or anywhere dampness lurks. In order for it to handle this large capacity, it is best to have it by a drain so it can properly dispose of the water when it needs to or you have to dump this every 12 to 24 hours. Users love that it is quiet and that it pulls a lot of moisture out of the air keeping it at their optimal percent of humidity. For anyone that needs heavy-duty dehumidifiing, this is a smart option.
- The Spruce

What experts didn't like

Somewhat loud on highest setting
- Good Housekeeping
September 29, 2017 | Full review
This model had no discernible flaws in its performance.
- Consumer Reports
By comparison, the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 only collected 11.2 pints. That translates to roughly 67.2 pints over 24 hours -- less than the manufacturer's expected 70 pints.
- CNET

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An Overview On Dehumidifiers

Humidity can cause serious problems, especially in poorly insulated rooms like basements. Over time, moisture can cause mold to build up, potentially affecting the health of you and your family. It can also cause wood to swell or deform, possibly impacting the entire structure of your house. The right dehumidifier can pull the moisture from even large spaces, with the water filtering directly into a drain.

Our resident home improvement expert Vicki Liston recommends starting off your dehumidifier journey by measuring the humidity in the air with a hygrometer.

“Anything over 50% and you’ll want to dehumidify,” she says. “Between 50-60% is considered ‘slightly damp,’ 60-70% is ‘moderate,’ 70-85% is ‘very damp,’ and 85-100% is considered a ‘wet’ environment.”

Mold can develop in high-moisture areas if that moisture is left unchecked.

Once you’re in the market for a dehumidifier, you have some criteria to think about. Room size is one of the most important factors when you’re buying a dehumidifier.

“Most models will specify the ideal environment for their units to operate within based on your humidity level and square footage measurements,” says Liston. “There’s a spectrum of possibilities, too — a 1,000-square-foot space with moderate humidity is going to require a different sized dehumidifier than a 500-square-foot area with very high humidity.”

You’ll need a way to hook your dehumidifier up to a drain so that you won’t have to empty it every day or so. If you’re concerned about moisture in a small area like a pantry or closet, the Eva-Dry is an innovative concept that uses moisture beads to soak up the moisture. Its small size also means it won’t take up too much space.

You should also consider noise level, especially if your dehumidifier is in a space of the home where people spend time. You won’t want your dehumidifier to interfere with nightly TV watching or your quiet reading time. Dehumidifiers have varying noise levels that should be part of your buying decision.

Lastly, consider your monthly utility bills in your choice. An Energy Star-rated dehumidifier will save you money in the long run, while also keeping your home environmentally friendly. You’ll get the same efficiency with a fraction of the energy use.

The Dehumidifier Buying Guide

  • The top concern for any dehumidifier purchase is effectiveness. Some models do best in medium-size rooms, dropping humidity from 65 to 70% down to between 45 and 50%. This level is low enough to keep mold at bay while still being comfortable. Best of all, these models tend to hold that level consistently throughout the day. Other dehumidifiers are efficient in larger rooms, controlling humidity in areas up to 2,000 feet. Meanwhile, the Eva-Dry only works well in small spaces like closets and pantries, where it reduces relative humidity by 19% in less than a couple of hours.
  • When it comes to capacity, it looks like 70 pints is the gold standard in dehumidifiers. Most major appliance brands boast a capacity of 70 pints. The Eva-Dry is different from the others in that it uses desiccant silica beads to absorb the moisture. Simply wait for the crystals to turn green and plug the unit in for eight to ten hours in a well-ventilated area. At that point, you can reinsert the crystals and start soaking up humidity again.
  • If you want to add a new dehumidifier without seeing your electricity bill increase, go with a model that has an Energy Star-rated. The Eva-Dry is also worth considering if you’re concerned about moisture in small areas of your house since it only needs to use power while the moisture beads are renewing.
  • Setting up and using your dehumidifier will require some work, regardless of the model. However, some dehumidifiers feature large buttons and legible text that make them easier than average. The text is typically easy to see in dim lighting. Best of all, many of these models have a timer so that you can set a schedule for your dehumidifier to run.
  • As your dehumidifier pulls moisture from the room, it gathers into a bucket that will need to be emptied. With certain models, you can set the unit up near a drain to allow it to dispose of water on its own. Without this, you would have to empty the bucket every 12 to 24 hours.
  • Unless your dehumidifier is in an unused basement or closet, chances are noise level is an important factor. Look for a model that is listed as running quietly.
  • When it comes to cost, you can’t beat the price on the Eva-Dry. Since the Eva-Dry only works well in small spaces, though, you may need to choose between the others, which all fall in a slightly higher price range.