Air Quality is one of the most important factor when it comes to healthy life. But, it can suffer in various way if you don’t take care of it properly. Humidity is one of the factor which get the air contaminated. Moisture Buildup can lead to various problems. Humid Air can also cause warped wood, mold, peeling paint and musty odors as well.
Humidity Level also varies during the different seasons of the year. The situation can be worsen during rainy season. The size of dehumidifier can vary drastically. It can be portable and compact or also could be the size of one room unit. When you go for bigger dehumidifiers, it gets connected to full home’s HVAC system. With dehumidifier, the humidity level can be adjusted at your disposal. The dehumidifier has a fan and the moist air goes through appliances and then it passes via cold metal coil. At this point, the moisture gets condensed into water which either gets drained or stored internally. At the end, filtered air passes through the warm coil and returns back to home’s space.
You can also buy the additional accessories to get the better clarity. You can go for hygrometer which is a humidity guage. It will help you with the monitoring process.
Aprilaire 1830 pro vs 1850 vs santa fe compact 2 vs 1830cs
Aprilaire 1830 Pro Review
Aprilaire 1830 Pro is one of the most popular dehumidifier online. It has great build quality and comes with corrosion resistant aluminium coils. If you are looking for indoor dehumidifier then you won’t find better option than this one. It helps in controlling the basement humidity which prevent the carpet from dampening also keep your place safe from mold and mildew.
It has decent capacity as well and capable of removing 70 pints water a day. What i really love with this dehumidifier that you don’t have to deal with messy water tray. Here, everything is automatic, you just simply put the hose and set the humidity target and you are good to go.
|Aprilaire 1830 Pro||Specifications|
|Made In ||USA|
|Dimensions||25 x 12.5 x 14.5 inches|
Air Flow Capacity
|Inlet & Outlet Duct||10 inches|
|Recommended ||Smaller Homes & Basement|
|Area Coverage ||upto 4000 sqft|
|Sound level ||47dBA (ducted)|
|Energy Star Qualified ||Yes|
|Controls||LCD Display (Digital)|
|Air Temp Rise (Discharge) ||10°F‒30°F|
Pros & Cons
- It comes with years warranty which itself gives you an idea about its durable build quality.
- Company Customer Support is pretty good. You can dial their toll free number or contact them via email, they are quick to respond.
- This is a perfect device for closet or if you have space near your AC unit.
- It is bit costly. There are some cheaper versions available online with the same capacity.
- Though it comes with 5 years of warranty but some users complained that you will start having problem after 3 years. It would require a regular maintenance and frequent checkups.
Aprilaire 1850 Review
This is again very popular model by Aprilaire Compnay. This high end dehumidifier is the next version of 1830 Pro Model. It is one of the most powerful dehumidifier in the market and comes with HVAC system. It is capable of removing 95 pints a day. The area coverage can vary from 2000 sqft to 200 sqft. Though it doesn’t look very fancy but does the job pretty well. It comes in large metal box and bolts fitted in it. It has air intake and output option on the other side. On the top of dehumidifier, you get the small screen from where you can control the whole system. It has built in control system
|Pint Capacity||95 pints|
|Practical Room Size||1900 - 5200 sq. ft.|
|Recommended||Basement, Crawl Space, & Whole House|
|Continuous Drain Capable||Yes|
|Drain Hose Diameter||.75 in|
|Maximum Amperage||8 Amps|
|Lowest Operating Temperature||50 degrees|
|Energy Factor||1.875 L/kWh|
Pros & Cons
- It’s a low maintenance dehumidifer. Clean the debris and wash the filter when needed and it will last for years without any glitch.
- It is very efficient and removes 50% more moisture than the other dehumidifier at this range.
- It comes with 5 years of warranty.
- Digital control system, Auto Defrost & Adjustable Outlet Option.
- It is heavy.
- Suitable for big house. Might be expensive for small area.
- No casters and handles
Aprilaire 1830CS Review
This is the third model by same company. It is designed specially for crawled spaces. It operates in a very unique way. Instead of going with relative humidity. It works in dew point.
|Area Coverage||3,800 sqft|
|Capacity||70 pints of water per day|
|Energy Star Rated||Yes|
|Power||6.3 Amp power draw|
Santa fe compact 2 Review
This is a very compacy dehumidifier and powerful at the same time. It can remove 70 pints of water a day. It is energy star rated and comes with advanced filtration system.
|Santa fe compact 2||Specifications|
|Practical Room Size||2,200 sq. ft|
|Recommended||Residential Use Basement, Crawl Space|
|Pint Capacity||70 pints|
|Manufacturer Suggested Room Size||(sq. ft.) 2,600 sq. ft.|
|Drain Hose Included||Yes|
|Drain Hose Diameter||0.63 in.|
|Drain Hose Length||8 ft.|
|Continuous Drain Capable||Yes|
|Internal Condensate Pump||No|
|Number of Filters||2|
|Maximum Noise Level||55 dB|
|Number of Fan Speeds||1|
|Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR)||No|
|Power Cord Length||9 ft.|
|Maximum Wattage||580 W|
We have all different aspects of these models. So, now you can read the whole article and decide which one suits your requirement.