If you’re looking for a medium-capacity, low-temperature dehumidifier to combat excess moisture in your home or office, look no further than the Comfort-Aire BHD-501-H Dehumidifier. An eco-friendly solution for lowering humidity in small- to medium-sized spaces, this Energy Star-compliant dehumidifier extracts more than 50 pints of water per day in temperatures down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
This Comfort Aire dehumidifier includes a variety of bonus features such as a digital control panel, overflow shut-off protection, automatic defrost, a compressor time delay, and auto restart to make operation and maintenance simple and convenient. In addition, the Comfort-Aire 501 dehumidifier comes fully equipped with durable caster wheels, a reusable air filter, a drainage hose adapter, a condensation drain bucket, built-in handles, and a cord storage system.
Control Damaging Humidity
Humidity in your home or office—the result of excess moisture in the air—can lead to musty odors, mold, mildew, and even structural damage. The result is a harmful indoor environment that can cause discomfort and trigger allergy symptoms. When excessive moisture is your problem, an effective residential dehumidifier is the answer. The BHD-501-H is the best dehumidifier for those who:
Want to combat excessive moisture in the air
Need to eliminate a musty smell from a room or basement
Have a small- to medium-size area that needs to be dehumidified, but is constantly cool
Want a preventative measure in place to avoid mold or mildew problems
User-Friendly Digital Display
This Comfort-Aire dehumidifier comes loaded with a digital control panel and straightforward touch-buttons. These easy-to-use controls, located on top of the dehumidifier for easy accessibility, make operating the unit effortless. With the simple press of a button you can program your portable dehumidifier for continuous operation, switch to a higher fan speed, set the programmable timer, and adjust the settings to your ideal humidity level. In addition, the digital control pad always displays an accurate humidity level in your space within a range of 30 percent relative humidity (RH) to 90 percent RH.
Intuitive Safety Features
Nothing says convenience like automatic enhancements that practically do the work for you. Intelligently designed with the capability to operate independently, these safety features function to protect you and your home and to help extend the life of your BHD-501-H dehumidifier:
Frost can begin to build up on the evaporator coils of your dehumidifier when operating in low temperatures. This can eventually damage the dehumidifier. However, Comfort-Aire’s auto defrost feature cycles the compressor on and off and runs the fan until the frost disappears, shielding the dehumidifier from potential damage.
LED indicator lights—including a check-filter indicator, which illuminates when it’s time to clean the filter; and a bucket-full indicator, which notifies you when the condensate drainage bucket is full—ensure that your Comfort-Aire dehumidifier is performing in optimum efficiency.
When water fills the condensate container, an indicator light on the electronic panel will signal that the bucket is full. The dehumidifier will shut off automatically and resume operation when the bucket is emptied.
3-Minute Compressor Time Delay
To protect the compressor, a 3-minute delay prevents the dehumidifier from starting prematurely. During a time delay, the dehumidifier cannot restart within the first 3 minutes after it has stopped. This function also protects your compressor from being abruptly stopped, which may cause internal damage. The BHD-501-H dehumidifier only stops immediately due to frost buildup, a full condensate bucket, or power failure.
In the event that a power outage occurs in your home or office, the auto restart feature will automatically resume the dehumidifier’s operation. Once the power is restored, the dehumidifier will restart in the last setting used.
Alternative Drainage Solutions
During the dehumidification process, excess water that accumulates is either collected in the Comfort-Aire BHD-501-H’s convenient front-loading water bucket or can be automatically emptied using a drainage hose (not included). To remove the excess water manually, use the built-in carrying handle to lift the bucket and simply empty the water when the bucket-full indicator light glows. To set up continuous drainage, attach a drainage hose to the dehumidifier using the included adapter. You can often use a standard garden hose or a dehumidifier drainage hose that can be purchased inexpensively from home improvement stores. This allows you to continuously drain collected water into a convenient location, such as a nearby drain.
If water needs to be pumped up vertically for removal, such as when the system is placed in a basement, the Comfort Aire BHD-501-H can also be used with an optional condensate pump. Easy to install, the condensate pump accessory (sold separately) provides up to 15 feet of vertical lift and comes with 20 feet of flexible drainage tubing.
Energy Efficient: Comfort-Aire produces Energy Star-Rated dehumidifiers that solve the humidity problem in your home without creating pollution or consuming excess energy.
Handy Design: Weighing less than 40 pounds, this low-temperature dehumidifier has rotating caster wheels and side-grip handles, giving you the option to remove excess moisture in multiple rooms.
Washable Filter: The BHD-501-H contains a side-mounted, slide-out air filter that can be easily removed, cleaned, and reused to minimize the amount of airborne debris and pollutants that enter your dehumidifier and your space.
Quiet Operation: The turbo fan on this residential dehumidifier has two fan speed settings – high and normal—that effectively push air in and out of the air grilles with little noise.
Environmentally Friendly Refrigerant: This portable dehumidifier uses R-410A refrigerant, a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.