Bob H
Bob H
  • Hometalker
  • Marietta, GA
Asked on Mar 26, 2012

Are there ANY reliable dehumidifiers?

Miriam ISoutheast Solar CoHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC

Answered

We have bought 3 in the past 4 years (LG and Soleus). All have failed after about 18 months. The fan & compressor both run, but the hi-pressure and suction lines do not get hot or cold. Since the system is sealed, I expect the refrigerant to be OK (right?) Any thoughts on getting it working? (Or do I do the same as the other 2 and keep a few salvagable parts and send the rest to the metal re-cycler?)
3 answers
  • My kenmores have worked like changes for years...not sure who makes those for Sears but it may have been LG.

  • Southeast Solar Co
    on Mar 28, 2012

    We are the distributors of solar thermal assisted dehumidifiers. These work very well. In fact in Florida, a commercial establishment installed a larger version of this. Their A/C demand went down by 30%. This in conjunction with solar thermal collectors can provide adequate hot water all through the year and will assist in dehumidifying a home of about 4000 sq.ft. Please see http://www.novelaire.com/solar-hot-water-dehumidifiers.html Majority of the dehumidifiers available generally are for a single room. If you really desire to avoid black mold and have a very comfortable home, you will need to think of something bigger that will do the job and not fall apart in a few months. We are located in Norcross close to I-85.

  • Miriam I
    on Mar 29, 2012

    Bob, I shared your question on facebook so you have some more feedback there: http://www.facebook.com/Hometalk/posts/220396138067217

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