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Aprilaire 1710A Dehumidifier Review

Aprilaire 1710A Whole Basement Dehumidifiers

The Aprilaire 1710A dehumidifier is a portable, stand alone dehumidifier that is designed to remove up to 90 pints of excess moisture in a basement without any ductwork or complicated operation. The Aprilaire dehumidifier operates quietly and efficiently for unfinished or finished basements up to 2,000 sq. ft.

Please note that the Aprilaire 1710A dehumidifier has now been replaced by the Aprilaire 1850F 95 pint dehumidifier that covers up to 2200 square feet and has very similar features.

PARAMETERS STAR RATING
1. Room Coverage Based on 24 Hour Moisture Removal
2. Noise Level
3. Low Temperature Operation
4. Quality of the Continuous Drainage Option Included (Ease of hose attachment, location above the ground to improve the flow of water w/ gravity and provides the hose)
5. Bucket Capacity Not Applicable
6. Size, Weight and Maneuverability
7. Ease of Access to Bucket & to Remove and Replace Not Applicable
8. Energy Rating
9. Ability to Access Filter & to Remove, Clean and Re-install
10. Quality of Construction & Warranty
11. Value for the Price

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Summary:

The Aprilaire 1710A dehumidifier is in a different class all together and provides higher efficiency and three times the moisture removing capacity compared to common smaller and larger portable units. We were immediately impressed with how easy it was to set up and operate. This top-of-the line dehumidifier will automatically sense moisture levels and remove just the right amount of moisture (never too much and never too little) for total comfort and peace of mind. We found it difficult to find fault with this unit and the only shortcoming we could find was that the elevation of the PVC trap pipe could have been just a few more inches off the floor. When we installed an external condensate pump alongside it we realized it was necessary to elevate the dehumidifier in order for the water to flow with gravity into the reservoir of the pump which was 4 ½ inches off the floor. Having said that, the Aprilaire 1710A has the reliability, durability and outstanding performance of many commercial dehumidifiers but is equipped with all of the simple, practical features that meet the needs of those homeowners interested in keeping their basement or living area dry, comfortable and healthy.

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