Danby Premiere 70 Pint Dehumidifier DDR7009REE

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Danby Dehumidifiers are Energy Star QualifiedImprove home health and comfort by eliminating dampness as well as mold and mildew growth with a Danby dehumidifier. The direct drain option on the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier allows for continuous operation while casters let you easily move the unit from room to room. Danby has an excellent reputation of producing quality home appliances that are consistently ranked well by consumers and product rating groups. With electronic controls, 2-speed fan, a built in humidistat, 2 year warranty, and removable air filter the Danby DDR7009REE dehumidifier promises convenient and efficient home comfort.

Danby 70 Pint Basement Package
Do you need a more versatile dehumidifier option for your home? Our Danby 70 Pint Basement Package comes with a Danby 70 pint dehumidifier, a Condensate Pump, and an Acu-Rite Digital Humidity gauge. The Hartell KT3 condensate pump is designed to collect and automatically remove water produced by a dehumidifier. The Acu-Rite allows you to monitor the indoor and outdoor humidity depending on your needs.

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Danby Premiere 70 Pint Product Features

  • Energy Star rated for low energy costs.
  • Programmable, Digital Controls with LED display and remote control.
  • Digital Humidistat built-in.
  • Auto Restart after power outages.
  • Auto De-Icer with defrost indicator.
  • Direct Drain option with 6.5 ft. of hose included or works with standard garden hose.
  • Quiet operation
  • 2 Year Warranty parts and labor coverage.
  • 2 fan speeds High & Low.
  • Air filter to trap large particles.
  • Dehumidifies the air for approximately 1000 sq. ft.

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  powerful and neat
Reviewed by: damp Florida sufferer from Naples, FL

I purchased this to bring down the humidity in my large bathroom in Florida. The air conditioning system wouldn't clear the steam after our family showers, and we shower a lot with athletes in the house! The unit is very easy to set and operate. It's fairly compact and is unobtrusive in a corner of my cabinet area. It pulls a ton of water from the room and closets, I have to empty the full container twcie a week. It does generate heat as you lower the humidity setting, the temp on the fan goes up. This is not good in FL where we run the A/C year round, but I found that leaving the dehumidifying function at 50% keeps the airflow at around 78F, then as the machine pulls the humdity, the temp cools down. I do wish they made a unit for tropical climates, as this is geared towards damp basements, but I needed a powerful unit for our giant bathroom with 2 closets off it--whoever builds a house with closet doors opening into a giant bathroom is an idiot. The humidity would get in our clothing and we needed a powerful and reasonably priced solution. This is an excellent machine, I only give it 4 stars because it does generate some heated air as it dehumidifies, and we didn't want that feature, but it's tolerable.
  guitar maker
Reviewed by: Guitar Maker from Florida

I build guitars as a hobby in Florida . This requires a stable , dry environment, so because of Florida's high humidity, a dehumidifier must be used. This Danby is the best i have ever had, and i have probably gone through at least a half dozen in the last 10 years. I literally have to back it down at times , or it will get the building room too dry!
  Good product, great service, amazing price
Reviewed by: Kevin  from NJ

I received the product the other day and I am very happy. It actively reads the humidity level my old unit didn't, works great, and it relatively quiet. I am using this to prevent mold growth in my crawlspace. AchooAllergy has impressed me with their service and knowledge. The initial sales rep talked me out of a more expensive model because it was overkill and directed me to this model. This was the cheapest price I could find and shipping was free! After I hooked it up I notice that the bucket was filling up even though I set the water to continually exit through the hose. I called Achoo and was helped immediately 2 minutes from dialing the 800 number - I didn't put the plug in a different spot to stop the bucket from filling up. I will look to AchooAllergy for any future needs I have - very rare to get great service at a good price.

Customer Q & A

Q1: When will these be in stock again
A: This particular model? Never. Danby's completed phased this specific model out, and we have exhausted what we had in stock. After three years, they finally decided to give this line a facelift and introduce a new model. As a note, the DDR70A1GP is an identical model with two differences. First, it's newer different model no, and second, it has a different faceplate. So the appearance from the front is different, but what's actually inside the shell is identical to the older DDR7009REE.

Q2: The danby dehumidifier stays at 45 and it seems to not be pulling the moisture out of the air but it is constantly running.

A: If your set point is 45%, you may have reached it. If that is the case, the fan will continue to run and cycle air through while the condensor will not kick on unles the humidity raises above the set point. If your overall humidity has leveled out, say b/c of the seasonal change or a correction in whatever was originally causes the excess humidity, you may consider turning the unit completely off then checking the humidity after a day or so by turning the Danby back on. Hope that helps!

Q3: Do I have to use the direct drain or do I have the option to manually remove the water?

A: Either. To directly drain, attach the supplied hose and port that hose into a nearby floor drain allowing gravity to move the condensate or condensate pump. To manually remove the water, simple run the Danby as you receive it. Water will fill the bucket, and you can empty it when full. The "default" drain option is to use the bucket. Out of the box, it is set up for this.

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Danby Dehumidifier Reviews

Danby Premiere 70 Pint Dehumidifier DDR7009REE Dehumidifier

Danby dehumidifiers have long been the leader in home dehumidification, and Consumer Reports have rated Danby as a Best Buy for large capacity dehumidifiers. This year Danby continues this award winning design with the Premiere line of dehumidifiers. These models differ in capacity and square footage serviced, but each offers efficient water and moisture removal at a reasonable price. In keeping with prior Danby models, the DDR7009REE dehumidifier is one of the best on the market for home dehumidification.

What I liked about the Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifiers

Quite simply, the Danby 70 pint removes enormous amounts of water from the air. Although we tested this dehumidifier during the hot and humid months of summer, we were surprised when we found ourselves emptying the water reservoir several times throughout the day. In total, the DDR7009REE dehumidifier removed nearly 5 1/2 gallons of water just during an 8 hour test period. Granted, we realize that the conditions in your home are not as extreme as those under which we tested, but the sheer volume of moisture collected was the most impressive feature of these models. Even though this Danby is rated to remove 70 PPD (pints per day), our tests show that this model can exceed this under extreme conditions.

The ease of use was also a decided advantage. All of the Danby Premiere models provide users with full electronic controls, programmable humidity settings, a timer and a remote. When compared to a separate humidity gauge, the humidity readings on the Danby showed some deviation but good compared to the humidistats built into other home dehumidifiers. Auto defrost and restart functions allow the unit to defrost itself when the coils freeze and restart after a power outage.

Despite running non-stop during our testing periods, the Danby models are all quiet for their size. Regardless of fan setting, they produced less noise than comparable models. Additionally, all of the Danby dehumidifiers we sell are Energy Star compliant and use less electricity than most of their competitors.  This combined with a non-ozone depleting refrigerant makes the Danby dehumidifiers some of the best for the environment and your wallet.

All models also offer a direct drain line to save the aggravation of having to manually empty the tank, and the inclusion of 6.5 ft. of drain hose is a plus. This would be particularly useful if you were using it in a basement or somewhere near your HVAC drain line where you could effectively tie the dehumidifier line into the existing drain line. Regardless of whether you use it in your basement or living room, the drain line saves mess and hassle.

What I did not like about the Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifiers

Across the web you will find a lot of information showing these Danby models effective for extremely large areas. Literature from Danby rates the Danby 70 as effective for up to 4200 sq. ft. However our tests have found this to be likely less than what Danby advertises. Across our site we have adjusted Danby coverage area by taking into account our product testing results and each units individual CFM (cubic feet per minute - fan speed). Though the Danby 70 pint has a CFM of 324, to ensure adequate water removal of your space we recommend this model for areas around 1000 sq. ft. or less. Depending on your specific conditions, you can likely cover more area, but we would rather err on conservative rather than have you purchase a unit then not have it meet your expectations.

There is little doubt these are heavy. On low pile carpet and hard surfaces the casters save you a good deal of trouble when moving them, but the 70 pint dehumidifier is certainly not an appliance you want to be moving often.

Overall, the Danby Premiere DDR7009REE is the best room dehumidifier on the market for larger areas. Our testing of the Danby Premiere models gave us excellent results with few drawbacks. The performance of the Danby dehumidifiers is what makes them the best available while the ease of use, convenient features and reliability are what keeps pushing Danby to the front of the line when it comes to home dehumidification.


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Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier Detailed Specifications

Recommended for: Those who want a popular, reliable home dehumidifier
Coverage Area: App. 1000 Sq. Ft.
Moisture Removal Capacity: 70 PPD
Tank Capacity: 14.2 Pints (1.78 Gal)
Full Tank Indicator: Yes
Direct Drain Option: Yes (6.5 ft. Hose Included)
Auto De-Icer: Yes
Auto Restart: Yes
Humidistat: Yes, Built-in
Control Type: Programmable, Digital Push Button - LED Displays Timer, Temperature & Current Relative Humidity
Remote: Yes
Fan Speeds: 2
CFM (on High): 324
Noise: 55.3 dBa
Casters: Yes
Removable Air Filter: Yes - Vacuum to clean
Refrigerant Type: R410A - Non Ozone Depleting
Dimensions: 15 4/16" W x 11 2/16" D x 23 10/16" H
Weight: 42 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 47 lbs.
Warranty: 2 Year Parts & Labor
Certifications: UL, CSA, Energy Star
 

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2 Year Parts and Labor

Additional Resources

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