Stop excess moisture from damaging your indoor environment and feel more comfortable in your space with the Winix WDH851 Dehumidifier. This Energy Star dehumidifier extracts 50 pints of moisture from your environment each day, providing coverage for humid areas as large as 1,000 square feet. Featuring low-temperature operation and automatic defrost, the Winix WDH-851 dehumidifies effectively in temperatures as low as 36 degrees Fahrenheit. With multiple drainage options, including pump drainage, you'll find the perfect configuration for your space and lifestyle.
How Excess Humidity Affects You
Humid air can cause stuffiness in your indoor environment, leave a musty smell in the air, and may even contribute to structural damage throughout your home. If left untreated, excess moisture in the air can also promote mold and mildew growth as well as create a breeding ground for dust mites, which may trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. Maintaining the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended humidity level of between 45 and 50% is important in order to protect your home and your health. The energy-efficient Winix WDH851 50-Pint Dehumidifier can help.
To learn more about how dehumidifiers can help relieve allergy symptoms, read our article Dehumidifiers and Allergies.
Highlights and Features
The Winix 50-Pint Dehumidifier with Built-in Pump features an easily removable water collection bucket, a no-leak gravity drain attachment, and a built-in condensate pump. Additional features include:
2 Dehumidifying Speeds: Choose from two fan speeds, low and high.
Electronic Control Panel: A digital display and soft-touch buttons are located on the top of the dehumidifier for easy accessibility and straightforward operation.
Bucket-Full Indicator – Located on the electronic control panel, this light illuminates to notify you when the water collection container is full.
Antimicrobial Technology: The collection bucket is protected with a Microban finish. This prevents the build-up of illness- and odor-causing bacteria and reduces your exposure to these germs.
Washable Air Filter – The dehumidifier's flexible air inlet filter maintains durability and continues removing particle impurities even after frequent cleanings.
Easily Transportable – Built-in handles and rolling casters make it a breeze to move the Winix WDH851 Dehumidifier from room to room.
Compact Design – This sleek and modern residential dehumidifier fits in virtually any space.
Low Maintenance: Routine upkeep of this residential dehumidifier is minimal. Just dust the front air grilles, wash the air filter, and clean inside of the water bucket periodically.
AHAM-Certified Operation – This Winix dehumidifier's capacity has been tested and certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. It removes 50 pints of moisture per 24 hours under the conditions of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 60% relative humidity.
Multiple Water Drainage Methods
The Winix WDH-851 Dehumidifier offers three water removal methods. The first method requires you to manually drain the dehumidifier when the water bucket is full. Using the grip handles, simply remove and empty the water container and properly position it back into place. As a second option, the unit features a quick-connect, no-leak gravity drain hose attachment. This allows you to attach a garden hose (not included) to the drain connector and direct the water down into a nearby drain or to an outside location using the force of gravity.
As a third option, a built-in condensate pump will automatically empty water into a location you choose. The drainage pump can lift water up to 15 feet above the dehumidifier into a sink, outside through a window, in a floor drain, to a separate water container, or directly into a household plant. The dehumidifier comes with an 18-foot drain hose for use with the internal condensate pump.
Multiple Operating Modes
The Winix WDH851 50-Pint Dehumidifier contains several operating modes for exceptional performance and maximum comfort. In Auto Mode, the fan speed is adjusted to maintain a 50 percent humidity level. The fan and compressor run nonstop in Continuous Mode. The continuous indicator will remain lit until the setting is adjusted or the power is turned off.
Humidity Mode allows you to set your ideal humidity level. Adjusting the desired humidity percentage is as easy as pushing the touch button on the control panel. The humidity level can be adjusted from 35 to 70% in increments of 5. The electronic control panel displays the corresponding percentage while the fan cycles on and off to maintain your ideal humidity level.
In addition, the cycle run timer can operate the dehumidifier in programmed cycles of 3, 6, or 12 hours. Once the cycle run time indicator is lit, the dehumidifier will maintain the last humidity level programmed. The control panel will show the time until shut down briefly before returning to humidity level display.
Energy- and Dollar-Saving Dehumidification
Humid air means warmer, moist air, which makes you feel hot and clammy. As a result, your air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home. When used to supplement to your existing air conditioning system, portable dehumidifiers, like the Winix WDH-851, help accelerate the cooling process and even reduce your cooling costs. Lower indoor humidity means you can enjoy a cooler-feeling space without having to constantly adjust your thermostat.
High performance and energy efficiency are guaranteed with the Winix 50-Pint Energy Star-Qualified Dehumidifier. Energy Star dehumidifiers use 15% less energy to dehumidify a similar-sized space than conventional models. To bolster efficiency further, the onboard Low Room Humidity Indicator monitors your indoor air and senses low humidity levels in order to signal when operation may not be needed. This function along with Energy Star operation helps you conserve energy and save on your electricity bills.
The Winix 50-Pint Dehumidifier is loaded with automatic enhancements that make operation and maintenance effortless. Additionally, reliability features serve to extend the life of the unit in the event of frost buildup or water overflow.
Auto Shut Off – The WDH851 dehumidifier automatically shuts down when the water bucket is full. The bucket full indicator light glows on the electronic control panel when the container reaches 17 pints or if the bucket is not securely in place. Once the bucket is emptied or placed in the proper position, operation resumes.
Auto Defrost – During low temperature operation, frost may collect on the evaporator coils, reducing the dehumidifier’s performance. This unit is equipped with a built-in defrost control that senses frost buildup and turns the compressor off until the fan melts the frost off the coils, protecting the machine.
Auto Restart – This function independently restarts the dehumidifier and resumes operation after a power failure or an outage. Once the power is restored, the dehumidifier will restart on the last programmed setting.
For more information on this Winix dehumidifier, read our Winix Dehumidifier Frequently Asked Questions.