With spring upon us and summer encroaching around the corner, many are embracing themselves for the humid season to begin. For those who struggle with humid conditions within the home or even possibly the office, a dehumidifier may be the answer. Humid environments have a tendency to grow mold or mildew that can be damaging to our health and increases flares or episodes perfect for asthma. Also, humid conditions may trap moisture in the form of sweat on the body, therefore stopping the process of the body to remove heat and cause heat stroke. The conditions may also attract pests such as dust mites, moths, fleas, and cockroaches into your home. In addition, high humidity could interrupt sleep cycles and cause tossing and turning throughout the night. A dehumidifier may correct some or all of these problems. It is noted that a dwelling should remain within 30-50 percent humidity and anything higher, one may want to invest in a dehumidifier.
The GE 165 Pint Capacity dehumidifies model ADER65LQ is a good quality machine for a decent price. The height is 23.6”, width is 15.4”, and the depth is 11”. The weight of the entire appliance is 44lbs. Special features of this appliance are a water level indicator, easily removable tank (2.1) gallons, 3 fan speeds to choose from, and an auto shut-off system. As indicated in the name, this particular model extracts up to 65 pints of moisture a day from the air. The bucket which contains the water is on the front portion, but if one doesn’t want to remove the bucket, one accessory that may be helpful is the dehumdrain which is a hose that can be connected to the bucket and flow out to a drain.
This lightweight model is compact, effective, energy efficient (compared to other models) and quiet. It is best used in a dank basement, in summer humidity, bathrooms, during sleep, and drying hand laundry. The appliance contains R-410A refrigerant, a washable air filer, low temperature operations and a timer are applications. Many claim the appliance is great in reducing humidity in the air (even in large spaces) and is quiet. One problem some have experienced is that the bucket, if left to fill up to the top, might spill a little suggesting that the bucket should be emptied prior to the “full” light signifier or the hose-to-drain option could be utilized.
Customers who bought this product have been reporting the issue with the compressor motor won’t run when there is not enough water remaining in the bucket. If it’s first time out of the box, it is always recommended that you need to follow the manufacturer’s instruction carefully. Usually you will have to watch and wait until you could see how much water can be extracted out of the unit. If it’s about half tank full, then you should be able to connect a hose to the drain tab and the other end to the floor drain.
Other customers reported that the bucket shut off switch problems where it won’t move back to its original position well after a few times of trial, or the failed compressor and leak around the refrigerant. If it’s noticeable malfunctions or weak, broken parts issues then you might want to check with GE customer support and they should be able to send you a replacement items if it’s covered under the 1 year warranty. Also it is good to note that dehumidifier unit won’t dry the air as fast as it should if the room temperature is too low, since lower room temperature will eventually reduce the moisture removal rate over the time. According to the manufacturer, this particular model is designed to operate best at temperatures above 41F, so it is worth to note.
The GE 165 Pint Capacity dehumidifier (ADER65LQ), is a great appliance for reducing moisture in the home and increasing the potential for one’s health. This is a great appliance for the bathroom, basement, areas of high moisture, and during sleep that will sure to keep mold and mildew in check as well as pests out of the home. In short, this particular model is a great bargain for keeping your home free of odors, reduction in excess moisture, and improving the quality of health and life.