Frigidaire has been in the home appliance business for many years and offers a wide array of quality products. However, if you are shopping for the best dehumidifier for home use, then you will soon realize there are many models to choose from and all with positive and negative aspects. In this review, we will take a closer look at the Frigidaire FAD301NWD so you can better decide if it is the right dehumidifier for you.
This FAD301NWD is a compact size and at least twenty pounds lighter than its larger brother and sister units, the 50 and 70-pint versions. This makes it ideal for easy portability if you would like to use it in different areas of your home.
The continuous drainage feature allows you to connect the unit to an appropriate outlet and alleviates the need for emptying the water container on a regular basis.
30 Pint Capacity
While it is small in size, the unit will remove 30 pints of water from the air every twenty-four hours. This is more than enough for many spaces in the home and offers excellent performance from a compact unit.
While the feature list and performance are above average, unfortunately so is the noise level. The unit would not be considered loud by any definition, but the noise level of the fan is less than ideal and generally noticeable.
- Continuous Drainage
- Energy Star Certified
- User-Friendly Display
- Portable and Light
- Automatic Shut-off
- Full Tank Alert
This Frigidaire dehumidifier performs very well compared to other units in its class and offers several convenience features that make ownership simple. As listed above, the continuous drainage feature makes daily use maintenance free and means you won’t have to keep tabs on the water container level.
However, if you don’t have easy access to drainage and need to use the container for water collection, the FAD301NWD comes with a full tank alert feature. The unit will automatically sound an alert when it is almost full, helping avoid overflows and messy spills.
Perhaps the best feature of the unit is the physical design itself. At twenty pounds lighter than other larger units in the same product line, the light weight, and space efficient design make this dehumidifier easy to move and a good fit even for small rooms. In addition to its advantageous physical characteristics and convenient features, its efficient use of energy keeps your utility bill under control.
The above average performance and convenience features of the FAD301NWD seem clear-cut if you are looking for the best dehumidifier for home use. However, the one drawback consumers should be aware of is the elevated fan noise. What might be fan noise that is a touch louder than normal to one person, can be outright annoying to another. Therefore, you might want to investigate that issue further before actually making a purchase.