Winix 50 Pint Dehumidifier WDH751

by Camille
(Staten Island, NY, USA)

Winix efficiency & features far exceed other units I've purchased in the past. Operating in my finished basement Staten Island, NY, there is noticeable improvement in air quality and comfort.

Best feature is Air flow efficiency. Intake is strong through air filtered lower front grill, dry air expels from top. Does not warm up the room as other units do, big plus.

Very well made and functions flawlessly at all settings. Auto Mode is quite adequate & takes the guess work out of setting up. Fan cycles between low & high in this mode, and unit turns on and off to maintain a humidity comfort level of 50%.

In all modes, I especially like that the Fan turns off once set humidity level is attained. This combined with a Timer feature is a big plus for saving energy consumption and noise.

Water bucket is easy to empty, incorporated water pump an added plus. Casters allow easy moving, top mounted touch-pad control settings convenient and simple to operate. Unit is attractive and sleek.

Noise level is more than I would want to endure in a living area of my house, but no worse than most other brands. Since the unit is in my basement, it is not a major issue for me to consider.

I consider myself an avid comparison shopper and research reviews and ratings prior to buying.

Purchased March 2011 from Costco at best price. So far, I am very happy with the Winix.

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Winix 70 WDH 871

by Paul
(Tyrone, GA)

At first glance and feel this dehumidifier is excellent. However, after using it a few weeks we found that it frequently fails to pump out the water in the reservoir. Can't explain why either. We think it could be related to the tank getting full, having a power outage, and then when power comes back on, the system may read the full tank and stop operations, giving an error code 3.

Otherwise, when powered up, no power failure, and the tank fills, the pump works. That is our best guess.

We will call the company and trouble shoot this further.

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Winix WDH871 Dehumidifier Review

by Dr. Stinkin Bottom
(Barrow Alaska)

Man what a great unit. Have it in a 100 sq ft Solex Greenhouse and she works like a champ! Keeps my buds happy as a clam!




Comment

I thought "Dr. Bottom's" review might be more useful if I provided a little context. As you have probably guessed :) "Dr. Bottom" is an alias. "Dr Bottom" first contacted me in May 2011 with a question. He used our "Contact Us" page to make contact which is a channel for private communications between our visitors and our webmaster. "Dr Bottom" gave his real name in his email but I shall not use it here as it would be a breach of confidentiality. Below you will see "Dr. Bottom's" original question and the reply I sent to him at that time.

Question:

Looking for a dehumidifier for a outdoor greenhouse of 120sqft with a ceiling of 9ft. Looking at the Winix 70 WDH871, will this work?

Answer

Hello ("Dr. Bottom's" real name),

Thanks for your question to Best Dehumidifier Choice which reads:

"Looking for a dehumidifier for a outdoor greenhouse of 120sqft with a ceiling of 9ft. Looking at the Winix 70 WDH871, will this work?"

If your greenhouse is typically at a temperature of 65F or more any portable home dehumidifier will work fine. A 70 pint dehumidifier will be much more than you need for an area that size and the Winix 50 pint model should be more than adequate.

A 50 pint model should be good for up to 1000 square feet, say 800 to be on the safe side. Your 120 square feet equates to no more than a 180 square foot room with a very low ceiling of 6 ft. Even with the high humidity you may have in the greenhouse, depending on what you are growing, a 50 pint model should have capacity to spare.

If your greenhouse is much cooler, say in the 50's, a portable home dehumidifier will be much less effective. There are very few alternatives available in the US, dehumidifiers are typically used in warm weather and manufacturers make no provision for those who need low temperature models. On the other hand in a space that small the heating effect of the dehumidifier may be sufficient to overcome this problem. If you stick with a home dehumidifier, and your greenhouse is cool, the 70 pint model will be a better choice.

For cool conditions your only alternative would be a small industrial dehumidifier with hot gas defrost, such as the Ebac CD 30, but we are talking about a much higher price here, $700-800. I guess you won't want to pay that, I wouldn't! Installing a small heater would solve the problem and be a lot less expensive.

I think I've covered all the angles, hope this is helpful.

Regards,

Tom.


I guess "Dr. Bottom's" enthusiastic review will be even more useful given the background provided.

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