Category Archives: air quality

Soleus HCT-D70E-A Review

Soleus HCT-D70E-A Review

As many of us brace for a humid, sticky summer, the good news is that there are some new and powerful dehumidifiers on the market that are efficient and priced right, such as the Soleus HCT-D70E-A 70-Pint Dehumidifier. However, what makes this model any different from the others? And what should you know about it ...

Honeywell HFD310 AirGenius4 Review

Honeywell HFD310 AirGenius4 Review

The Honeywell HFD310 AirGenius4 is a very capable tower air cleaner that cleans and circulates air well.  Moreover, it's very cost-effective and inexpensive to run thanks to a permanent, electrostatic filter.  However, individuals who are prone to respiratory ailments should consider carefully this model's pros and cons, before purchasing, including its somewhat reduced efficiency on ...

Winix U300 Signature HEPA Air Cleaner Review

Winix U300 Signature HEPA Air Cleaner Review

Winix makes some of the most highly-rated and technologically advanced air purifiers on the market today, a trend that is only continued by its new U300 Signature HEPA Air Cleaner.  This air cleaner is powerful, high-tech and runs quietly - everything you need in a mid-size room HEPA filter. But that's not all we like ...

Fellowes 9320401 AeraMax 200 Review

Fellowes 9320401 AeraMax 200 Review

The new Fellowes 9320401 AeraMax 200 HEPA air purifier brings 4-stage filtration and smart features, which make it a good option for small rooms up to 200 square feet.  But how does this filter work and what makes it special, if anything?  For this and much more information, including what others are saying about it ...

Whirlpool Whispure APT40010R Review

Whirlpool Whispure APT40010R Review

The Whirlpool Whispure Tower Air Purifier- HEPA Air Cleaner (model APT40010R) is a smaller, yet highly-sophisticated room air purifier that doesn't do anything revolutionary or use particularly innovative technologies, but rather combines time-tested odor and fine particulate filtration methods that should make even serious allergy sufferers breath much easier in its presence.  Nevertheless, before you ...

Oreck AirInstinct 75 Review

Oreck AirInstinct 75 Review

The Oreck AirInstinct is a very sharp-looking small to medium sized room air cleaner that comes with a basic 3-stage filtration system that incorporates a true HEPA filter.  And while it's filtration methods are not revolutionary, one of the greatest things about this unit is its automatic particle sensing technology, which lets the air cleaner ...

Blueair 503 HepaSilent Review

Blueair 503 HepaSilent Review

Although it may be overkill for some, there are many that need a larger air cleaner that has very high efficiency and can handle larger rooms.  For these people - including individuals that suffer from allergies and other respiratory ailments, the Blueair 503 HepaSilent air purifier is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air.  For ...

Coway AP-1012GH Smart Air Purifier Review

Coway AP-1012GH Smart Air Purifier Review

With most things in life, you typically need to sacrifice some things to obtain other things, and in the appliance world, this means that you usually get what you pay for - i.e., a "good deal" usually requires stiff compromises in terms of features and quality.  However, we can honestly say that there is simply ...

Hunter 30378 HEPAtech Review

Hunter 30378 HEPAtech Review

While it certainly won't win any awards for its boxy styling, the Hunter 30378 HEPAtech large room air purifier uses well-establish technologies that deliver outstanding small particulate and odor control.  Moreover, it achieves this in a unit that is significantly less expensive to buy and operate than other comparable HEPA air cleaners.  To learn more ...

IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus Review

IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus Review

There are many HEPA air purifiers that are designed to merely comply with the filtration standards set forth for "true" HEPA filtration systems.  However, this is not the aim of the IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus Air Purifier.  This particular filter blows away the crowd with almost impossibly effective particle filtration down to a size ...

Best Dehumidifier for Basement

best dehumidifier for basement

Dehumidifiers are a necessary appliance for many homes, but not all are equally suitable for the stickiest conditions and higher humidity in many basement areas - so what is the best dehumidifier for basement duty? Before we get to our picks, let's quickly go through what we consider to be important criteria for a basement dehumidifier: High ...

Hisense DH-70K1SJE4 Review

Hisense DH-70K1SJE4

Hisense DH-70K1SJE4 Specifications The Hisense DH-70K1SJE4 is a 70-pint dehumidifier that is most notable for also coming with a built-in ionizer. But this model has very solid specifications beyond the ionization feature, including good low temperature operation (down to 38 degrees F); Energy Star rating for efficiency; a programmable timer; an adjustable humidistat; full-bucket alert; and a ...

Hanover HANAD70A Review

Hanover HANAD70A

Hanover HANAD70A Specifications The Hanover HANAD70A checks all of the most important boxes in terms of design and features. It comes with a large 2.6 gallon  front-access condensate tank with water level indicator; a continuous (gravity) drain option; has good electronic controls and an LED display; and also has automatic defrost and automatic restart. In addition, ...

NewAir AD-250 Review

NewAir AD-250

NewAir AD-250 Specifications The NewAir AD-250 is probably the most compact 25-pint dehumidifier out there, measuring just 11 inches long, 5.7 inches wide and 19.7 inches high. It's also among the lightest too, weighing in at a mere 16.5 pounds.  Nevertheless, this little dynamo can remove up to 25-pints of water a day and comes with ...

Soleus Air SG-DEH-25-4 Review

Soleus Air SG-DEH-25-4

Soleus Air SG-DEH-25-4 Specifications The Soleus Air SG-DEH-25-4 is a very compact and stylish 25-pint dehumidifier that can take down a lot more water than you'd probably expect. Further, despite it's diminutive nature, this model is packed full of key modern features to match its contemporary good looks, including a digital humidistat control; a full tank ...

Danby Premiere DDR30A1GP Review

Danby Premiere DDR30A1GP

Danby Premiere DDR30A1GP Specifications The Danby Premiere DDR30A1GP is a 30-pint dehumidifier that we'd consider an economy-oriented model that does not cut corners on key features or performance. This model is Energy Star qualified for great efficiency; it uses eco-friendly refrigerants; comes with great electronic controls and a modern digital keypad interface; and has good low ...

Danby Premiere DDR45E Review

Danby Premiere DDR45E

Danby Premiere DDR45E Specifications The Danby DDR45E has a 45 pint/day capacity and comes with basic yet good features for an economy-minded dehumidifier, including solid electronic controls with a modern digital keypad; an easy-to-remove drain tank; automatic restart; an effective continuous drain option; a nice LED display console, and automatic restart in the case of power ...

DeLonghi DDSE30 Review

DeLonghi DDSE30

DeLonghi DDSE30 Specifications The DeLonghi DDSE30 brings pretty much everything you can ask for in a smaller, compact 30-pint dehumidifier, such as manual and direct (continuous) drain options; a transparent water level indicator; full tank automatic shutoff; an easy-access front-located drainage tank; automatic defrost; and the ability to work at very low temperatures (down to 36 ...

Hisense DH-50K1SJE Review

Hisense DH-50K1SJE Review

Hisense DH-50K1SJE Specifications The Hisense DH-50K1SJE has a lot going for it; including an easy touch electronic control pad; a crisp digital display with temperature and humidity readout; a washable air filter with cleaning indicator light; automatic restart; rolling casters, and the ability to work down to very low temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, it's ...

Friedrich D50BP Review

Friedrich D50BP

Friedrich D50BP Specifications The Friedrich D50BP comes with all of the modern features we expect in a good 50-pint dehumidifier. It's Energy Star qualified; has a contemporary real time display of room temperature and humidity; it's easy to drain with it's removable condensate drainage bucket; has a 24-hour timer; 2 fan speeds; and has wide operating ...

Frigidaire FAD301NUD Review

Frigidaire FAD301NUD Review

Frigidaire FAD301NUD Specifications The FAD301NUD is a much more compact model that weighs a trim 31 pounds, but can still wring out 30 pints of water from your home per day. In addition, it comes with most of the design features that are used to seeing on the big boys, including, electronic humidity control, a washable ...

DeLonghi DD50P Review

delonghi dd50p

DeLonghi DD50P Specifications The DeLonghi DD50P boasts a full set of features that are equal or better to other 50-pint model in it's class. It has very good electronic climate controls; a 24-hour programmable timer; 2 fan settings; a full tank alarm; an anti-frost system, and a washable air filter. It's also  Energy Star qualified and ...

Friedrich D70BP Review

Friedrich D70BP Review

Friedrich D70BP Specifications The Friedrich D70BP is a 70-pint dehumidifier that is built for serious air drying. It comes with very solid features, such as washable air filter; a large 16.2 liter water collection bucket with carrying handle; a crisp display that provides real-time temperature and relative humidity data; a 24-hour programmable timer; and automatic defrost. Further, ...

Frigidaire FAD504DWD Review

Frigidaire FAD504DWD Review

Frigidaire FAD504DWD Specifications The new and improved 50-pint/day FAD504DWD comes with even greater energy savings than the FAD504DUD, but otherwise brings the same design features as its precursor, which are actually quite good for most users. This includes an anti-microbial mesh air filter, 2 fan speeds, a front-loading water bucket, full-function electronic controls, and a continuous ...

Frigidaire FAD704DWD Review

Frigidaire FAD704DWD Review

Frigidaire FAD704DWD Specifications The FAD704DWD comes with a good set of features that are far from earth-shattering, but shouldn't disappoint. It uses a front-loading bucket for easy-access with a transparent water line level; its control panel displays relative humidity and uses simple but fairly precise electronic controls; and it has two fan speeds. This model is also equipped ...

Frigidaire FAD504DUD Review

Frigidaire FAD504DUD Review

Frigidaire FAD504DUD Specifications The FAD504DUD comes with the typical panoply of features that you would expect in a good dehumidifier, such as a continuous drain with an easy garden-hose hookup, 2 fan speeds, a front-loading water bucket that is easy to access and dump for manual draining and reasonable low temperature operation. In addition to these more ...

Frigidaire FAD704DUD Review

Frigidaire FAD704DUD

Frigidaire FAD704DUD Specifications This 70-pint/day model comes with a continuous drain option and built in pump. It also features good electronic controls, functions well at lower temperatures and includes an antimicrobial and washable air filter with clean filter alert, which is a great feature, especially for allergy/asthma sufferers. Other notable design features are full-bucket automatic shutoff with ...