Dehumidifiers comparison: 75+ pints / $1500+ price


 

Ultra-Aire 98H dehumidifier

Santa Fe Classic dehumidifier

Santa Fe Force dehumidifier

Aprilaire 1870F Dehumidifier

Santa Fe Max Dry Dual XT dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire SD12 whole house dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire XT205H is the largest capacity whole house residential dehumidifier on the market

Dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire 98H

Santa Fe Classic

Santa Fe Force

Aprilaire 1870F 130-pint

Santa Fe Max dry dual

Ultra-Aire SD12

Ultra-Aire XT205H

Pints

98

110

120

130

155

180

205

Price

Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and under)

Practical room size (sq.ft./m2)

2300 / 213

2700 / 251

3300 / 307

3800 / 353

4000 / 372

4000 / 372

5000 / 464

Water container

Removable water container

Internal condensate pump

Continuous drain capable

Drain hose included

Drain hose length

8 ft. / 2.4m

8 ft. / 2.4m

8 ft. / 2.4m

Controls type

Manual

Manual

Manual

Electronic

Manual

Manual

Manual

Number of fan speeds

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Humidistat

Humidity range

20% – 80%

20% – 80%

40% – 80%

20% – 80%

Automatic defrost

Programmable timer

Auto shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Filters

Filter price

$26

Filter set $52

$20

$22

$22

$22

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace when needed

Replace when needed

Replace when needed

Washable, clean when
needed

Replace when needed

Replace when needed

Replace when needed

Noise level

47.5 dB

60.8 dB

56.4 dB

59dB

68 dB

N/A

59.7 dB

Energy usage (max)

670W

720W

875W

913W

920W

1080W

1450W

Voltage

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

Energy star

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 19.5 / 50

Width: 14.5 / 37

Depth: 32 / 81

Height: 36 / 91

Width:  20 / 51

Depth: 17 / 43

Height: 21 / 53

Width:  26 / 66

Depth: 14.5 / 37

Height: 19 / 48

Width:  20 / 51

Depth: 30 / 76

Height: 22 / 56

Width:  38 / 96

Depth: 20 / 51

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 20 / 51

Depth: 42 / 107

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 20 / 51

Depth: 38 / 96

Weight (pounds / kg)

81 / 37

110 / 50

90 / 41

114 / 52

140 / 63.5

110 / 50

150 / 68

Warranty

5 years limited

5 years limited

2 years parts & labor, 5 years on sealed refrigeration system

5 years

5 years limited

1 year on all parts, 5 years limited on condenser, evaporator, compessor

5 years limited

Featured accessories

           

Pros

+Condensate pump kit included

+MERV-11 air filtration

+Long power cord

+Made in the USA

+Energy star qualified

+A remote dehumidistat controller available

+Quiet operation

+High efficiency

+Large capacity

+Superior air filtration

+Auto restart on power failure

+Casters

+Energy star qualified

+Simple controls

+Auto defrost

+Remote thermometer / hygrometer

+Very powerful

+Automatic humidity control

+Gravity drainage

+Flexible fan operation

+Auto restart on power failure

+Customizable

+Auto defrost

+Digital control

+Auto defrost control

+Casters and handles

+Energy star qualified

+Made in the USA

+Superior efficieny

+Low maintenance

+Auto restart on power failure

+A remote dehumidistat controller available

+Powerful

+Earth-friendly

+Energy star qualified

+Easy control

+Dual-air distribution

+Gravity drainage

+Great Efficieny

+Reliable long life

+Auto restart on power failure

+Simple draining

+Long power cord

+Large operating range

+Insulated cabinet minimizes internal noise level

+Made in theUSA

+Energy star qualified

+No additional heat

+Effective and efficient operation

+205 pints capacity

+Available remote controller

+Auto restart on power failure

+Auto defrost control

+Long power cord

+Made in the USA

+Fully customizable system

Cons

Requires professional installation

Not many features

Heavy, no casters, no handles

Have to buy filters regularly

Not many features

Heavy and big

Not many features

Heavy

No casters and handles

Not many features

Heavy

Hard to set up

Heavy and big

No casters and handles

Not many features

No casters and handles

Heavy

Not many features

Requires professional installation

Requires professional installation

No casters and handles

Heavy

Not many features

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(3.9 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.2 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(3 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

15% Features

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

(5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations


Summary: 

The most powerful dehumidifiers on the market. These dehumidifiers can cover spaces up to 5000 square feet.


Ultra-Aire XT205H is the largest capacity whole house residential dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire XT205H has a 205 pints capacity – the highest on the market. Available remote controller. Auto restarts on power failure. Auto defrosts control. Long power cord. Made in the USA. Fully customizable system.


Aprilaire 1870F Dehumidifier

Aprilaire 1870F 130-pint has a digital control, auto defrosts control, casters and handles. Energy star qualified. Made in the USA. Superior efficieny. Low maintenance. Auto restarts on power failure. A remote dehumidistat controller available.


Santa Fe Max Dry Dual XT dehumidifier

Santa Fe Max dry dual is very powerful, earth-friendly, energy star qualified. It has an easy control, dual air distribution, gravity drainage, great efficiency. Reliable long life. Auto restarts on power failure.


Ultra-Aire SD12 whole house dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire SD12 has a simple draining, long power cord, large operating range. Insulated cabinet minimizes the internal noise level. Made in the USA. Energy star qualified. No additional heat. Effective and efficient operation.


Santa Fe Force dehumidifier

Santa Fe Force is very powerful. It has an automatic humidity control, gravity drainage, flexible fan operation. Auto restarts on power failure. Customizable. Auto defrost.


Ultra-Aire 98H dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire 98H has a condensate pump kit included, MERV-11 air filtration, long power cord. Made in the USA. Energy star qualified. A remote humidistat controller available. Quiet operation.


Santa Fe Classic dehumidifier

Santa Fe Classic has high efficiency, large capacity, superior air filtration. Auto restarts on power failure. It has casters. Energy star qualified. Simple controls. Auto defrost. Remote thermometer/hygrometer. 


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