Danby Premiere 70 Pint Dehumidifier DDR70A2GP

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The new Danby DDR70A2GP is Energy Star QualifiedDoes your 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 DDR70A2GP 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 it can 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 Dehumidifier Basement Package

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 Premiere 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.

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Danby DDR70A2GP Product Features

  • Effectively dehumidifies the air in spaces up to 1000 sq. ft.
  • Energy Star rated for inexpensive operating costs.
  • Programmable, Digital Controls with LED display.
  • Digital Humidistat built-in to provide immediate and accurate humidity conditions in the room.
  • Auto Restart after power outages.
  • Auto De-Icer with defrost indicator, means less down time and more time drying your home.
  • Operates effectively in temperatures as low as 41° F.
  • Direct Drain option with 6.5 ft. of hose included or works with standard garden hose fitting.
  • Quiet operation - only 55 dBA.
  • 1-24 Hour Timer
  • 2 fan speeds High & Low.
  • Air filter to keep the motor and coils free of large debris and particles.
  • Effectively dehumidifies the air in spaces up to 1000 sq. ft.
  • Casters and integrated handles for easy movement from room to room.
  • 2 Year Warranty parts and labor coverage.

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  Hard Worker
Reviewed by: I hate wet basements from Springfield, IL

We need a dehumidifier in our basement to help control the humidity. Our basement has several rooms but also is very spread out. This dehumidifier works well, is easy to program and rolls quickly from room to room if necessary. It is a little noisy when it is running, but is very efficient.
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Reviewed by: Karen a place in the tropics from Our place is in Puerto Rico

As always Danby is a great dehumidifier this is my 3nd purchase and have them in different parts of our tropical house and has saved our place from mold. And you can't ask for more than that. It's not that noisy we don't run it when we are there. I do continual drainage and that works great. And your delivery service is great.
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very fast shipping, good product

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Q1: What is the efficiency ? i.e pints per kwh ? Thank you.
A: 1.85 L/kWh is the rating for the Danby Premiere DDR70A2GP dehumidifier.

Q2: I have a Danby 70 pint Dehumidifier model#DDR70A2GP which I purchased in July 2014. I have it installed in the Basement with draining hose. I have the following questions: 1 Should you run the dehumidifier 24 hours 7 days a week? 2 I live in New Jersey is it safe to run it in the winter months 24 hours 7 days a week also or will the dehumidifier freeze up? My basement tends to be on the damp side. I had it waterproofed in July also. The contractor said to run the Dehumidifier to prevent mold and mildew.

A: 1. Yes, it's fine to run it 24/7 and since the unit only runs when the humidity is above your set point, this is often how most people operate it. 2. Yes. Provided it doesn't freeze in your basement unlikely, it shouldn't be a problem. Plus, the Danby does emit warm air back into the space, so in your case, this will help. The coils tend to want to ice over more as the temperature dips. However, it has an auto defrost feature where when the coils begin to do this, the compressor will kick off allowing the air to pass through and thaw the coils. Hope that helps!

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Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier Reviews

Danby Premiere 70 Pint Dehumidifier DDR70A2GP Dehumidifier

For over 60 years, Danby has been providing efficient, quality home appliances. Following this tradition of solving everyday home problems, the Danby DDR70A2GP 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 DDR70A2GP 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 (set target RH to any five percent increment from 30% to 90%) and provides you with a reading of the current relative humidity in the room. Lastly, two fan speeds give you some control over noise, and the redesign of the fan, which I discuss below, should also help cut some excess noise from the 2014 models.

In terms of energy usage, the Danby DDR70A2GP 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.

If you have owned or seen a Danby Premiere in the past, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that Danby finally corrected something that I had long considered something, "I do not like about the Danby dehumidifier." That, is the fan running all the time. With the 2014 production run, Danby has tweaked this longtime feature. So now, instead of the fan running all of the time, it shuts off shortly after the compressor shuts down. The advantage to this is that it no longer circulates warm air (warm since the air flows over the motor, and it takes time for the motor to cool). This should help also reduce another complaint with this dehumidifier, increase in room temperature. Since all refrigerant dehumidifiers exhaust warm, dry air, people sometimes notice a slight increase in room temperature. With the fan shutting down shortly after the compressor stops, this should help to keep room temperatures closer to the norm.

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 DDR70A2GP 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 DDR70A2GP 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 Danby DDR70A2GP 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. This dehumidifier also provides the flexibility to collect water in the removable condensate reservoir or to directly drain condensate into a floor, HVAC or other existing drain line to eliminate the need to empty the bucket. If neither of these will work, opt for the basement package to give yourself the ability to push the water horizontally or vertically with no hassle. 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.


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Danby Premiere Dehumidifier DDR70A2GP Detailed Specifications

Recommended for: Those who want a popular, reliable home dehumidifier
Coverage Area: App. 1000 Sq. Ft.
Moisture Removal Capacity: 70 PPD (AHAM)
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: No
Fan Speeds: 2
CFM (Low/High): 191 / 212
Noise: 55 dBa
Casters: Yes
Removable Air Filter: Yes - Vacuum to clean
Refrigerant Type: R410A - Non Ozone Depleting
Dimensions: 15 1/4" W x 12 3/16" D x 23 9/16" H
Weight: 42 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 50 lbs.
Power Supply: 770 watts, 7 amps, 115V, 60 Hz
Warranty: 2 Year Parts & Labor
Certifications: UL, CSA, Energy Star
 

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2 Year Parts and Labor

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