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Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (18)
  • Quiet (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Energy efficient (11)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (3)

Best Uses

  • Summer humidity (15)
  • Dank basement (14)
  • Bathroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lowers humidity in AL home

My reasons for purchasing a Friedrich dehumidifier are a little different than some of the other reviewers. Several years ago I lived in CA, but I moved back to AL to be closer to...Read complete review

My reasons for purchasing a Friedrich dehumidifier are a little different than some of the other reviewers. Several years ago I lived in CA, but I moved back to AL to be closer to family. I loved the low humidity of CA, and since moving back to the South, my allergies are a lot worse, and I often find it difficult to breathe, especially in the Spring and Summer months. During the transition seasons when my HVAC is not running, the humidity in my house will routinely get above 60% (which creates a wonderful environment for dust mites, one of the enemies of allergy sufferers). I bought both 50-pint and 70-pint Friedrich dehumidifiers to help lower the humidity in my home. The 50-pint is in my master bedroom / bathroom / walk-in closet area, and the 70-pint is in the entrance area of my home near the front door and laundry room. I bought the Friedrich units because of the positive reviews and due to the company's expertise in the area of designing units with compressors (air conditioners, dehumidifiers). So far, they are working very well and pull a lot of moisture out of the air. The 50-pint and 70-pint units are both identical sizes, and I assume the 70-pint unit has a little larger compressor. The noise-level of the units while running and set to low fan speed is equivalent to a box fan set on medium or high. I have only been manually emptying the reservoir housed on the front of the unit (it is not difficult), but will probably soon use the internal condensate pump to exhaust moisture to my bathtub drain or washer drain (so less daily maintenance will be required). The control interface is digital and allows you to manually set fan sped, view room temperature, and set desired humidity level. Compared to an Acu-rite hygrometer located nearby, I find that setting the Friedrich humidity level to 45% results in a lower sensed-humidity by the Acu-rite (which shows ~41%). The control of the unit is very easy. When the desired humidity level is reached, the unit will cycle on every 5 mins or so and the fan will run for around 30 seconds in order to accurately measure the room's humidity. I don't find the noise oppressive, but I do turn the unit in my bedroom off while I sleep (the white noise relaxes me, but it can be distracting since the fan/compressor cycles on and off). I decided to go with these standalone units rather than a whole-home dehumidifier due to cost, but when it comes time for me to replace my HVAC, I will choose a model that gives me humidity control in addition to temperature control. I believe having the ability to lower the humidity in my home due to the high humidity in AL (which can occur in every single month of the year) will make for a more comfortable living space and will make it easier for me to breathe and keep my home cleaner.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quiet and effective

We live in South Texas on the Gulf coast where the outside humidity runs 70% or higher. So, we use dehumidifiers year round. This dehumidifier is quiet when used on low fan setting....Read complete review

We live in South Texas on the Gulf coast where the outside humidity runs 70% or higher. So, we use dehumidifiers year round. This dehumidifier is quiet when used on low fan setting. It can be used in living areas and really not disturb people. It is much quiter than other brands we have used over the years. On high setting, it is pretty noisy, but it does move a lot of air.
This unit also seem to work faster than similiar
rated brands. It is efficient enough to keep our entire condo dehumidified.
The pump works well when connected. It can drain outside or into a sink. It is simple to set up and connect and disconnect. It automatically drains and requires no button to push. It does not leak. This is the main reason I chose to purchase this particular unit. I love not having to constantly empty a bucket. If you do choose to use the bucket, is it well sized and easy to empty.
There is a problem with this unit's humidity control. Once it gets the area to the proper humidity, it constantly cycles the compressor every 2-3 minutes. After the compressor shuts off, the humidity control rapidly creeps up causing the unit to turn on. Once room air circulates through the machine it again registers the correct humidity and turns itself off again. It is very annoying. I had to buy a timer and regulate the on/off with a timer rather than rely on the unit's humidity control. For this reason, I would probably not recommend this to a friend or buy another unit of this brand.

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4.0

so far so good, very satisfied

By The Orb

from Houston, TX

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

    .. a lot quieter than I expected. Works well and I would say a very good value so far. I had it out of the box, pump hose hooked up and it was trickling water into the kitchen sink in less than 30 min. It collected 64 oz. in about an hour. The humidity in the house is down to less than 50%... a big improvement from 75-80% the indications are not accurate so just set it at 30% and let it run. (find the review that talks about relocating the sensors... if this is a concern.. smart guy) It comes back on after a loss of power too. I would recommend to anyone

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    This is a great product!

    By DD

    from Boston MA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

    I went looking for a basement-sized dehumidifier with a vertical pump to a wash up sink, so I wouldn't have to worry about emptying the water container. This product works perfectly. Plus, to get it started all I had to do was take it out of the box, insert the hose, and turn it on! I rarely have such an ideal consumer experience.

     
    5.0

    Buy it It works

    By doctor barb

    from LA, CA

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • But Only Every Third Day
    • Still Have To Empty Pan

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom
    • Dank Basement
    • Rooms Built Into Slope
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

    It has made all the difference between a moldy, unhealthy environment and one that now feels clean, fresh and a pleasure to live in

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Joe the Bassist

    from Weston, CT

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Energy Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

      Excellent dehumidifier -- it effectively pumps the collected water out of my basement so that my basement area is staying dry on these very humid days. Excellent.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Good Product

      By Rian

      from Illinois

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

        Excellent Product. I like the auto re-start and pump features.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Quiet and effective

        By Huggybear

        from Port Aransas,TX

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Energy Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • During Sleep
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

          We live in South Texas on the Gulf coast where the outside humidity runs 70% or higher. So, we use dehumidifiers year round. This dehumidifier is quiet when used on low fan setting. It can be used in living areas and really not disturb people. It is much quiter than other brands we have used over the years. On high setting, it is pretty noisy, but it does move a lot of air.
          This unit also seem to work faster than similiar
          rated brands. It is efficient enough to keep our entire condo dehumidified.
          The pump works well when connected. It can drain outside or into a sink. It is simple to set up and connect and disconnect. It automatically drains and requires no button to push. It does not leak. This is the main reason I chose to purchase this particular unit. I love not having to constantly empty a bucket. If you do choose to use the bucket, is it well sized and easy to empty.
          There is a problem with this unit's humidity control. Once it gets the area to the proper humidity, it constantly cycles the compressor every 2-3 minutes. After the compressor shuts off, the humidity control rapidly creeps up causing the unit to turn on. Once room air circulates through the machine it again registers the correct humidity and turns itself off again. It is very annoying. I had to buy a timer and regulate the on/off with a timer rather than rely on the unit's humidity control. For this reason, I would probably not recommend this to a friend or buy another unit of this brand.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Does the job

          By Bryant

          from Seattle, WA

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

          I went back and forth between this model of humidifier and one from Frigidaire, but ultimately decided on this one because of good reviews and the pump option. So far, it's done the job. I have a garage that has excessive moisture because it's below ground. I used a digital hygrometer to measure the humidity and it was originally reading 82%, but after running this humidifier overnight I was reading around 60%. The drain bucket was more than half full.

          Next, I want to setup the continuous drain option. This unit comes with a pump built-in which, for other units, would cost about $50 extra. I don't have the benefit of a nearby drain, but will be setting this up to pump across the room to a sink. It comes with everything you need to set this up.

          Easy to install, easy to setup, and works as expected. Only drawback is a bit of fan noise and wouldn't have minded a longer power cord.

           
          4.0

          Satisfied

          By ladyfish

          from dunedin, fl

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bathroom

            Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

            Bought this item after I found mold growing on my shoes. Found out that the humidity was too high. This product works well. It's amazing how much water it pulls out of the air. Have not used the automatic drain feature yet. Our bathroom vent is questionable so we run this for a few hours every time we take a shower. Only negative it that when it reaches the set humidity it cycles on and off rather frequently about every 5 minutes. The company should have it so that it only turns back on if the humidity reaches 5% above the setpoint. Pleased with the product and with the purchase from Sylvane. Thank you.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            3.0

            Works well but noisy

            By Jimms

            from Jacksonville, OR

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Effective
            • Works great

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

              Used in finished basement

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lowers humidity in AL home

              By Tennis player

              from Huntsville, AL

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Effective
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bathroom
                • Dank Basement
                • Drying Hand Laundry
                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

                My reasons for purchasing a Friedrich dehumidifier are a little different than some of the other reviewers. Several years ago I lived in CA, but I moved back to AL to be closer to family. I loved the low humidity of CA, and since moving back to the South, my allergies are a lot worse, and I often find it difficult to breathe, especially in the Spring and Summer months. During the transition seasons when my HVAC is not running, the humidity in my house will routinely get above 60% (which creates a wonderful environment for dust mites, one of the enemies of allergy sufferers). I bought both 50-pint and 70-pint Friedrich dehumidifiers to help lower the humidity in my home. The 50-pint is in my master bedroom / bathroom / walk-in closet area, and the 70-pint is in the entrance area of my home near the front door and laundry room. I bought the Friedrich units because of the positive reviews and due to the company's expertise in the area of designing units with compressors (air conditioners, dehumidifiers). So far, they are working very well and pull a lot of moisture out of the air. The 50-pint and 70-pint units are both identical sizes, and I assume the 70-pint unit has a little larger compressor. The noise-level of the units while running and set to low fan speed is equivalent to a box fan set on medium or high. I have only been manually emptying the reservoir housed on the front of the unit (it is not difficult), but will probably soon use the internal condensate pump to exhaust moisture to my bathtub drain or washer drain (so less daily maintenance will be required). The control interface is digital and allows you to manually set fan sped, view room temperature, and set desired humidity level. Compared to an Acu-rite hygrometer located nearby, I find that setting the Friedrich humidity level to 45% results in a lower sensed-humidity by the Acu-rite (which shows ~41%). The control of the unit is very easy. When the desired humidity level is reached, the unit will cycle on every 5 mins or so and the fan will run for around 30 seconds in order to accurately measure the room's humidity. I don't find the noise oppressive, but I do turn the unit in my bedroom off while I sleep (the white noise relaxes me, but it can be distracting since the fan/compressor cycles on and off). I decided to go with these standalone units rather than a whole-home dehumidifier due to cost, but when it comes time for me to replace my HVAC, I will choose a model that gives me humidity control in addition to temperature control. I believe having the ability to lower the humidity in my home due to the high humidity in AL (which can occur in every single month of the year) will make for a more comfortable living space and will make it easier for me to breathe and keep my home cleaner.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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