home feel sticky and humid, even with the air conditioner running? Do you have problems with mold, mildew, insects or dust mites in your home? A big cause
of all these problems is excess moisture (humidity), and a simple solution is the new Danby DDR70A1GP Dehumidifier. This 70 pint dehumidifier
is rated to extract 70 pints of moisture from the air in your home per day, and in particularly humid spaces the DDR70A1GP can, and will, exceed that performance. Quiet,
and extremely easy to use, the Danby 70 dehumidifier provides two convenient ways to dispose of the condensate you pull from the air. Valuable features
give you flexibility and a two year warranty covers you twice as long as comparable models. So keep your
home comfortable during the humid months and eliminate mold, mildew, insects and dust mites with a consumer best rated Danby DDR70A1GP dehumidifier.
Danby 70 Pint Basement Package
Is gravity working against your dehumidifier? Try the Danby 70 Pint Basement Package. It provides all of the tools you need
dry any space in or around your home. In addition to a Danby Premeire dehumidifier, the kit also includes a condensate pump, and an Acu-Rite Digital
Humidity gauge. The rugged Hartell KT3 condensate pump is designed to collect and pump water horizontally or vertically. This frees you from emptying
the reservoir and is ideal in spaces where a floor drain is not readily accessible. The Acu-Rite allows you to precisely monitor and track the indoor and outdoor
humidity, to provide complete control over your environment.
Danby Premiere 70 Pint Dehumidifier DDR70A1GP Dehumidifier
For over 60 years, Danby has been providing efficient, quality home appliances. Following this tradition
of solving everyday home problems, the Danby DDR70A1GP dehumidifier tackles mold, mildew, dust mites and insects
by removing excess moisture in the air and lowering humidity levels. Similar to its highly rated predecessor, the DDR7009REE, this
latest version of the Danby 70 provides exceptional performance in a reliable package. After setting up test models at home and
in our warehouse, this is how the newest Danby dehumidifier fared.
What I liked about the Danby DDR70A1GP Dehumidifiers
The first of the two models was placed in the downstairs of a range/split-level home. The lower floor of the split-level has
no basement or crawlspace under it. Often that space has high humidity during the spring/summer and issues with insects throughout the
year. The second DDR70A1GP was placed in a rear section of our warehouse (no climate control). Granted, the relative humidity and temperature in the warehouse space
is much higher than in the home, but over the course of a 24 hour period, both had to be emptied multiple times. For the warehouse unit,
the moisture extracted totaled over 6 gallons in 24 hours, and in the home, the moisture removed topped 2.6 gallons.
In a second run, we used the supplied drain hose to port the dehumidifiers. After elevating each, we ran the hoses into 5
gallon buckets to collect and weigh the water extracted. While temperatures and humidity levels remained about the same for
each test, the results were better. In the home, the total came it at 3.3 gallons while in the warehouse the water removed
totaled a whopping 11.62 gallons. Granted, your home should never be as humid as the warehouse space, but the results show two things.
First, if conditions are right, the Danby 70 pint will remove more humidity than it's rated for. Secondly, if porting
a dehumidifier is a viable draining option, it can dramatically increase effectiveness, particularly in very humid spaces. This only makes sense
since a continuous drain means the unit never has to stop dehumidifying due to a full reservoir. (as might be the case while you
are at work or sleeping cannot empty the tank)
The features of the Danby Premiere dehumidifier are practical and useful. So while it may not sing show tunes or tell you the current
time in Rio, what it does offer is the ability to control how long the unit runs, when it will start, an auto-restart function if the
power flickers or goes out, and an auto-defrost feature that ensures it continues to run even in cooler temperatures. A built-in humidistat
gives you control over the humidity level and provides you with a reading of the current relative humidity in the room. Lastly, two fan speeds
give you some control over noise.
In terms of energy usage, the Danby DDR70A1GP is Energy Star qualified, and even with the fan and condenser running
fairly steadily, you won't see much of an increase in your power bill. By using R410A refrigerant, the Danby also complies with new environmental
regulations that help protect the environment. When these are coupled with an expected lifespan of anywhere from 5-10 years, the Danby
70 pint is well priced and offers a smaller environmental footprint than other models.
While other dehumidifiers simply fill the supplied reservoir and shut off, the DDR70A1GP allows for continual usage through porting.
For basements or areas with floor drains, this is a big advantage when gravity is working with you. It allows you to
set the unit up, run the condensate line to a nearby drain and essential let it run with little supervision. I have seen with other models that if
someone forgets to empty them, they can sit, full of water, and mold and other microbes can begin to grow on the tank and in the water. A supplied hose
is about six feet long, but if you need more length, you can cut an old garden hose to fit (the female end of the hose screws directly onto the
threaded drain pipe on the back of the Danby.) The direct drain option, if possible in your situation, is really the way to go.
What I did not like about the Danby DDR70A1GP Dehumidifiers
You may find the manufacturer (Danby) and other retailers touting the square footage of this model. Two things: First, square footage is not
very accurate since it does NOT tell you the volume of air in the room. Second, effectiveness does not always remain consistent with larger areas.
For areas that are 3000 sq. ft. or more, proper dehumidification of the air in that space is difficult without adequate air circulation. Without
adequate circulation, the drying process in large spaces can be slow and uneven. This is particularly true in a home. Walls and doors block or
slow airflow, so while the first floor of your home may total 2000 sq. ft. a room dehumidifier like this will not effectively dry the entire floor. An open
floor plan would help, and proper air circulation would help even more. Based on our experience with this product, 1000 sq. ft. (8000 cu. ft.) is a good
measuring stick. Below that, the Danby DDR70A1GP is outstanding. Beyond that, you may not see the drying results you desire. There is always some grey
area, but if you have specific questions, please contact customer service or submit an FAQ above. And don't worry, nearly all manufacturers who use sq. ft. as
their measurement stretch their numbers a bit.
The fan runs ALL the time on the Danby Dehumidifier. We get a lot of questions about this. The reason why the fan runs continuously is to keep
air circulating throughout the space you are drying. So this is normal for the fan to run even though the condenser has turned off. With just the fan running,
the Danby uses about as much electricity as a light bulb, so power consumption should not be a concern. Lastly, heat - Air conditioners
and dehumidifier operate on the exact same principles. The difference is that the dried air passes over the motor before exiting a dehumidifier. This dried, warmer
air will actually draw surrounding moisture in, thereby speeding the dehumidifying process. If the space you are using the Danby in is enclosed, it may actually warm
The Danby DDR70A1GP is an ideal way to reduce humidity in your home and stop mold and mildew growth. The features of the Danby are useful, without fluff, and the
performance is some of the best in the industry. Danby's price and performance are two big reasons why it has been recognized by consumer reporting/testing agencies as
one of the best dehumidifiers for home use. With few drawbacks, the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier is truly one of your best options for keeping mold, mildew, insects and
dust mites in-check in your home.