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Aprilaire 1710 Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier

Aprilaire 1710 Basement and Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Model: 1710A | SKU: ap1613
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  • Product Overview

    Get your home's humidity under control with the Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawl Space Dehumidifier. This high-capacity, free-standing appliance is designed to remove excess moisture from basements and crawl spaces. Often times, these spaces harbor unhealthy humidity levels, which can lead to mold growth, dust mite infestations, and unpleasant musty odors. This problem is compounded as the humid air travels upward and infiltrates your entire home, bringing symptom-triggering allergens and other contaminants along with it.

    In addition, too-high humidity can wreak havoc on your home's foundation, causing support beams to rot, floor boards to buckle, and wood to decay overtime. Using a quality dehumidifier – like the Aprilaire 1710A – is the key to maintaining the structural integrity of your home and creating healthier indoor air quality for you and your family.

    More Capacity, More Efficiency

    Made in the USA

    Proudly made in the USA, the Aprilaire 1710A Dehumidifier may look like a typical off-the-shelf dehumidifier. However, with 100 percent more removal capacity and 300 percent more operating efficiency than the leading portable dehumidifier, it is truly in a class of its own. When performing in typical basement conditions of 65 degrees F at 65 percent relative humidity, the Model 1710 removes 74 pints of moisture a day. That works out to double the amount of moisture removed by the leading portable dehumidifier under the same conditions (37 pints). Moreover, because the 1710A basement dehumidifier is 300 percent more efficient than portable dehumidifiers operating under the same conditions, the 1710A will cost you considerably less to operate regularly.

    Reliable Automatic Operation

    In true "set it and forget it" fashion, this Aprilaire dehumidifier is equipped with an internal humidistat that automatically maintains your desired humidity level. To set it up, program a humidity level and simply plug it in. On a periodic basis, the unit measures the humidity conditions in your space and adjusts operation to maintain that level. This frees you from the hassle of manually adjusting the system's performance based on your own humidity measurements. 

    This crawl space and basement dehumidifier is also equipped with automatic drainage. The appliance can be drained automatically in two ways. First, you can integrate the 1710A into your home's drainage system using a PVC pipe and the included condensate trap pipe. Second, you can set up the dehumidifier to gravity drain into a nearby floor drain by attaching a hose to the drain port also using the included condensate trap fitting. As another option, you can purchase a condensate pump accessory that makes it possible to pump water out of the unit with as much as 15 feet of vertical lift. The 1710A is not equipped with an internal drainage tank, which eliminates the often messy task of manual emptying.

    Additional Features

    The Aprilaire 1710A dehumidifier has numerous convenience features to help make regular operation a snap. Other features ensure that the system works effectively round-the-clock. These include:

    • Easy Manual Controls – Use the manual control dial to toggle between low and high humidity as well as to operate the system in test mode.
    • Casters – These easy-roll locking wheels make it easy to move the dehumidifier around in your space.
    • Lifting Handles – Securely lift and move the Model 1710A using these convenient handles.
    • MERV-8 Air Filter – This easy-to-access air filter removes allergens such as mold spores, pet dander, and dust particles. It is washable, so it never needs replacing.
    • Defrost Control – This function automatically turns off the compressor in very cold conditions, while an internal fan runs until the coils are defrosted.
    • Quiet Operation – This dehumidifier has an operating sound level of 54 dB, which is slightly lower than the sound of normal conversation.
    • Testing Mode – Test mode ensures that the system is operating properly before you begin regular operation.
    • Inlet Air Operating Conditions – 40 to 105 degrees F
    • Ambient Air Operating Conditions – 40 to 150 degrees F
    • Ambient Operating Humidity Range – 0 to 100 percent Relative Humidity
    • Drain Port Size – 0.75 in. diameter
    • Refrigerant Type –  R-410A (does not contribute to ozone depletion)

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    5-Year Limited Warranty

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Owner's Manual
    User's Manual for the Aprilaire 1710 High Capacity Crawlspace Dehumidifier.
    Aprilaire 1710 Brochure
    Product brochure for the 1710 basement and crawlspace dehumidifier.
  • Specifications

    Residential UseBasement, Crawl Space
    Manufacturer-Stated Capacity90 pints
    Capacity at AHAM90 pints
    Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)Yes
    Capacity at Saturation165 pints
    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size2000 sq. ft.
    Practical Room Size2000 sq. ft.
    Height20.875 in.
    Width20.75 in.
    Depth24 in.
    Weight93 lbs.
    Water ContainerNo
    Full Bucket Indicator/Auto ShutoffNo
    Internal Condensate PumpNo
    Continuous Drain CapableYes
    Drain Hose IncludedNo
    Automatic DefrostYes
    Fan OperationRuns Only When Dehumidifying
    Number of Fan Speeds2
    Cubic Feet Per Minute (Max)275 CFM
    Maximum Noise Level55 dB
    Number of Filters1
    Filter TypeMERV-8 filter
    Auto Restart On Power FailureYes
    Refrigerant TypeR-410A
    Maximum Amperage8 Amps
    Voltage110-120 V
    Energy StarNo
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    Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Saved my basement!

    By Joseph

    from Lindenwold, NJ

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    • Dried Basement Stays Dry
    • Effective
    • Energy Efficient


      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement

      Comments about Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier:

      Purchased this unit after a roofer showed me how the moisture in my attic was actually originating in the wet basement. The Aprilaire 1710 ran for about a month during summer and then periodically after the basement was completely dry. I can actually use my basement now. I'm planning a TV room in the space. So effective that after a water piper broke, it actually dried everything in one day. Even old paper records and cardboard boxes.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



      By Harry McMann

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier:

      I bought two units both of them defective. A pain to send them back....

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      Excellent Product

      By Jerry Chambers

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier:

      Installed the Aprilaire 1710 to dehumidify a basement area in a coastal house. The dehumidifier arrived in excellent order and was easy to install. Most important, it has solved the problem. The RH stays at 50% during one of the most humid seasons at the coast. It also conditions the air over almost 2,000 square feet from a single location, which is not centrally located. A real plus. The operating costs also appear to be reasonable since I have not seen a major increase in electricity consumption. Totally satisfied with the product.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


      Aprilaire 1710 Dehumidifier

      By Richard B

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier:

      Very easy to set up and quiet.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


      A Winner!

      By David Schwartz

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Aprilaire 1710A Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier:

      From order to delivery, packaging, etc., this unit is a workhorse and a winner!

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