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Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier
 
4.7

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (54)
  • Effective (50)
  • Energy efficient (32)
  • Quiet (28)
  • Lightweight (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dank basement (36)
    • Summer humidity (26)
    • Crawl space (5)
    • Drying hand laundry (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (55), Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (54)

    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 113 customers

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    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
     
    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
       
      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
         
        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
           
          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
                 
                5.0

                very satisfied with the Compact 2

                By peter

                from canada

                About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Effective
                • Energy Efficient

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dank Basement
                  • Summer Humidity

                  Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

                  It works at least as well as advertised, probably better in economical use of electricity. Seems to be very fast to reduce humidity in a 2000 sq ft basement.
                  I cannot yet be sure how durable it is, of course, but feel it is likely to last 3 times longer than the cheaper ones.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Ease of installation

                  By Patty

                  from Providence

                  About Me Homeowner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Effective
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dank Basement

                    Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

                    This was recommended by an architect to another architect (we, the homeowners). We are very pleased in every way and appreciate the chance to recommend this product.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    works good

                    By louis

                    from spartanburg sc

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier:

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