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Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

 

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Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier
 
4.7

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (57)
  • Effective (53)
  • Energy efficient (32)
  • Quiet (28)
  • Lightweight (22)

Cons

  • Leaks (3)

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (39)
  • Summer humidity (27)
  • Crawl space (5)
  • Drying hand laundry (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (58), Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (57)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Working Well

Used in a 600 sq.ft. basement which tends to be very humid due to surrounding ground water issues and old house. It brought level from 77% to 53% in about 20 hours and now...Read complete review

Used in a 600 sq.ft. basement which tends to be very humid due to surrounding ground water issues and old house. It brought level from 77% to 53% in about 20 hours and now is keeping it between 42 to 50% with no problem. I do have it at a fairly low setting, about 1/3rd into the lowest range but with several tick marks to go yet before the lowest possible setting. I adjust it slightly every so often to maintain it around 48%. Its doing an excellent job. Its warmer now but even when the basement temp was in the 50's (about 55-58 degrees) it was working well. I can see either several large drops or a little stream of water come out into the clear hose every few to several seconds. We have had rain almost every day for a month too. It was a little "fussy" to set up as it seems to work most efficiently with it elevated (I put it on the box it came with and made sure its level) and with the "trap" they recommend in the manual. The trap is nothing more than a U shape in the hose about 14 inches from where it is attached to the unit, held in that shape with a small 9 inch shock cord. That keeps some water in the hose at that spot creating a kind of air block so it works better. Considering the price and the ads about it I expect this baby to last at least ten years and, even beyond, since it should be repairable if anything goes wrong. So far, it has cost me an extra $14 this past month on my electric bill, a little less than the previous, made in China, common dehumidifier cost. (also energy star rated). We'll see how that plays out going forward.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Crawl Space Cleaning

This little guy works as advertised. It works well even at cooler temps, right now my crawl space is at 53 degrees and it is still pumping water. The fan is great too...Read complete review

This little guy works as advertised. It works well even at cooler temps, right now my crawl space is at 53 degrees and it is still pumping water. The fan is great too because if you have a larger crawl space then you can really get the airflow, not to mention it will hopefully clean out all of the mold spores that were in the air. And yes it is efficient, so it does not run all the time.

I also have a fairly small entry to the crawl space and basically if you can squeeze into the crawl space, then this machine can too.

I have two critiques of this product first it is a bit on the loud side. Second, it is fragile and the first unit I received was not functioning, which of course you won't know until you have gone through all the trouble of installing it. Then, in order to have your exchange processed you have to charge your credit card for a second unit, so I am still waiting to be refunded. And don't be discouraged if the first one doesn't work because these things are great!

Reviewed by 116 customers

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5.0

Well worth every penny.

By Melvin

from Boca Raton, Fl

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Eliminated Dampness
  • Energy Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Indoor Waterfront Dampnes
  • Keeps Clothes Closet Dry
  • Summer Humidity

Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

Installed in master bedroom walk in closet (hooked directly into sink drain) where dampness occurred. It takes the moisture out of the master closet, bathroom and the rest of the 1700 sq. foot waterfront Unit. It is quiet enough not to disturb sleep at night and I am a light sleeper. It only takes up about 2 feet of space on a single shelf and I can still hang short items above it. It has a 5 year warranty and I am hopeful that it's non-gingerbread sturdy appearance will give us our money's worth.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Fantastic Service, Fantastic Product!

By Marguerite

from Reno, NV

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Energy Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom
    • Drying Hand Laundry
    • During Sleep
    • Library
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

    Product was highly recommended, definitely not a disappointment!!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Light weight and works good!

    By Mike the Engineer

    from Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

    About Me Homeowner, Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crawl space
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

      My crawl space has 2ft head room in most places so I put dehumidifier on flat plastic panel and dragged it to my selected location, easy that it was lightweight. I installed pump kit - (easy to do, just had to swap 1 wire on the float switch). Dehumidifier works great so far - water pumps out about every 1/2 hour.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      works as advertised

      By Chris

      from Cleveland

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Awkward Water Pan

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement

      Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

      Unit works as advertised and far surpasses anything from a home improvement store. Excellent for a small/midsized basement. My only negative comment is that the design would be better if the water discharge came from the back of the unit rather than the front as it would make the unit easier to place in a finished basement.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice dry basement

      By dry man

      from western wisconsin

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Works Very Nicely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

        Purchased June 4th, Placed in 1200 sq ft basement, Humidity 61%,
        48 hours later, humidity down to 49 %. Presently,( 8/11/2013) dehumidifier keeps humidity levels between 43 - 48 %, very satisfied.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Compact Dehumidifier

        By Bill

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

          Great product. I love the defrost cycle feature.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy again.

          By Walt

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient
          • Not Fancy But Well Made
          • Well Packaged For Shippin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crawl space
            • Dank Basement

            Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

            An excellent recommendation from a HVAC specialist.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GOOD PRODUCT

            By LEE THE LESS HUMID

            from MIDLOTHIAN, VIRGINIA

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Effective
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

                I AM VERY PLEASED WITH MY DEHUMIDIFIER. MY CRAWL SPACE WAS DRY IN ONE DAY.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Effective

                By GAG

                from Ohio

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Effective
                • Energy Efficient

                Cons

                • Leaks

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement
                • Drying Hand Laundry

                Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

                We were disappointed in the initial performance of the dehumidifier. It took several attempts to modify the connection and stop the unit from leaking profusely. After three attempts we finally succeeded by adding tape to the connection threads and supplying a clamp.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Small unit - Big Results

                By Happy with Purchase

                from Charlotte NC

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Effective
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Crawl space

                  Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

                  Great results from a very small unit. When I took it out of the box I didn't think this unit was going to be worth the money or have the ability to dry my crawl space. My crawl space went from 78% humidity to 38% in two days!! I had to adjust the setting to medium from high and now its keeps it around 43%.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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