Customer Q & A
Q1: This dehumidifier states it will work in a cold environment--I need one to work in a hotter environment. Want one with a port to attach a hose for drainage. Which one would you suggest?
How warm of an environment are you needing it to operate in? Most of all of our dehumidifiers list an operating temperature range in the specifications chart towards the bottom of each product page. For the most part, the ranges are very similar, with the top end temperature being 95-104 degrees F. 95 degrees is the standard upper limit for Ebac, as well as Santa Fe. Dri-Eaz models have the highest top operating temp with 100 degrees. In terms of porting, just about every model that lacks an integrated condensate pump can be ported and most include some length of those for this. It really depends on your budget, what style of unit you're looking for, the circulation of air in the space you're drying, and what size of space you're trying to dry. Not knowing the last two, in particular, is going to make it difficult to give you much of a specific recommendation. But, the Ebac CD35, CD30, BD80, CD100, and Neptune all lack the pump and can be ported. For Dri-Eaz, the PHD 200 might be a good fit since it goes up to 100 degrees and can be ported. Each Santa Fe model has a high end of 95 degrees and each is built to be ported with the included drain hose. Based on temperature and porting, the AprilAire 1850F might be the best option we have. The top end temperature is 105 degrees F and it can be ported or used with a condensate pump. It's a little pricier than some of the Ebac units, but the moisture removal capacity is a lot higher, and Aprilaire is a very easy to maintain and versatile dehumidifier. Hope that helps!
Q2: How well would this unit operate at 40-45% relative humidity?
The moisture extraction would be a good bit lower than the stated max, and in all likelihood, it would probably keep the humidity level in that range tough to drive it lower, esp. depending on the specific conditions of the space where used. So it would extract some moisture, but not a great deal since most refrigerant dehumidifiers max lowering range ends around 30-35% stated, 35-40% actual in most circumstances. Hope that helps!
Q3: Do you carry replacement filters?
The filter for the Triton can be washed/rinsed and should be annually to help maintain proper airflow through the dehumidifier. If you do need to replace it though, call us. Because they are washable and do not need to be replaced regularly, you won't find them on our site, BUT we can get replacements for you. The cost would be about $4-5 each plus shipping costs.
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