Sunday, 11 September 2016

Comparing Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 versus Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 Energy Star Dehumidifiers, What's the Difference?

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The Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 Energy Star Dehumidifiers enable you to control the exact % level of humidity in your home to protect it from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture.  In addition both of these dehumidifiers come with a washable Air Filter to help reduce bacteria, odors and other airborne particles for a healthier home environment.

The Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 Dehumidifiers offer different operating capacities, with the FFAD5033R1 being the larger unit and capable of removing up to 50 pints of water per day (28 liters per 24 hours) compared to the FFAD3033R1’s 30 pints of water per day (17 liters per 24 hours). 

The Air Flow Volume also differs between these 2 dehumidifiers.  Air Flow Volume is the amount of air and time it takes the air to move through the dehumidifier – labelled as Air CFM (cubic feet per minute).  The Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 is the more powerful dehumidifier, offering an Air CFM of 159 (low) and 182 (high), while the Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 offers an Air CFM of 100 (low) and 124 (high).

(If you’re not sure what size/capacity you need, read my article “How to Determine What Size Dehumidifier You Need”.)

Given that the Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 is the higher capacity and more powerful dehumidifier, it follows that there is a difference in overall size/weight, motor power and wattage between these 2 dehumidifiers.

The Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 has a horsepower of 0.71 hp (cool) while the FFAD3033R1 has a lower horsepower of 0.43 hp (cool).  Motor RPM speeds differ with the FFAD5033R1 operating at 1130 RPM (high) and 930 (low), while the FFAD3033R1 operates at 1350 RPM (high) and 1050 (low).  The Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 operates at 530 watts on cool (4.8 amps), while the FFAD3033R1 operates at 320 watts on cool (3.2 amps).

The Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 is the smaller and lighter dehumidifier of the two, taking up less space overall.  It weighs approximately 34 lbs compared to the FFAD5033R1’s 46 lbs, and measures around 4” lower in height and around an inch less in width and depth than the FFAD5033R1.  Both dehumidifiers feature caster wheels and top and side handles for easy maneuverability between rooms.


Front-access pull-out water tank with Full Bucket Alert and Auto Shut-off on Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and FFAD3033R1 dehumidifiers
Front-access pull-out water tank
Continuous draining option with hose hook-up on Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and FFAD3033R1 dehumidifiers
Continuous draining option
with hose hook-up


Given the difference in the overall physical size between these 2 dehumidifiers, it follows that the size of the water bucket also differs, with the Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 having a larger capacity bucket of 13.1 pints compared to the 7.6 pints capacity of the FFAD3033R1.  Both dehumidifiers feature Full Bucket Alert and Auto Shut-off when the bucket is near full so you never have to worry about it over-filling.  Alternatively, both dehumidifiers also offer the option of continuous draining with hook-up to a standard garden hose when located near a suitable drain.

Both the Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and FFAD3033R1 dehumidifiers allow for low temperature operation down to 41 degrees F.
Top-mounted electronic control panel with digital humidity readout on Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and FFAD3033R1 dehumidifiers
Top-mounted electronic control
panel with digital humidity readout

The Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and FFAD3033R1 dehumidifiers are straightforward and easy to use with a top-mounted electronic control panel with touch-button controls and a digital display that shows the current humidity level in the room.  Both dehumidifiers feature a useful 24 hour on/off timer, control lock, Effortless Humidity Control, and 3 fan speeds.

Both dehumidifiers are eco-friendly and energy efficient.  They are both Energy Star certified, AHAM certified and UL/CUL certified to give you peace of mind and save you money.




Let’s take a look in detail at the main differences and similarities in features and specifications between the Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 to help you decide on which is the best Dehumidifier for you:


Main differences between the Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 versus Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 Dehumidifiers:


FRIGIDAIRE FFAD5033R1 DEHUMIDIFIER
FRIGIDAIRE FFAD3033R1 DEHUMIDIFIER
Differences
PRICE
Retails online at around $20 MORE than the FFAD3033R1
Retails online at around $20 LESS than the FFAD5033R1
MODEL NO.
FFAD5033R1
FFAD3033R1
CAPACITY / PERFORMANCE
50 pints per day
(28 liters per 24 hours)
30 pints per day
(17 liters per 24 hours)
AIR CFM
·         182 high
·         159 low
·         124 high
·         100 low
WATER TANK CAPACITY
13.1 pints
7.6 pints
NOISE LEVEL
51 dB on high
52 dB on high
MOTOR RPM
·         1130 high
·         930 low
·         1350 high
·         1050 low
HORSEPOWER
0.71 cool
0.43 cool
WATTS
530 cool
320 cool
AMPS
4.8 (cool)
3.2 cool
WEIGHT OF UNIT
Approx.  46 lbs
Approx.  34 lbs
DIMENSIONS
Approx.:
·         15” wide
·         11  5/8” deep
·         24  7/16” high
Approx.:
·         13  13/16” wide
·         10.5” deep
·         20.5” high




In addition to the above features, the Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 and Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 Dehumidifiers BOTH offer:


FRIGIDAIRE FFAD5033R1 DEHUMIDIFIER
FRIGIDAIRE FFAD3033R1 DEHUMIDIFIER
Similarities
ELECTRONIC CONTROL PANEL
Top-mounted electronic control panel, with touch-button controls
DIGITAL READOUT
Displays current humidity level
EFFORTLESS HUMIDITY CONTROL
·         Allows you to control exact % of humidity required
·         With relative humidity range manual:  35%-85%
24 HOUR TIMER
On/off timer
CONTROL LOCK
Yes
AIR FILTER
·         Washable anti-bacterial mesh filter
·         Filter check
FAN SPEEDS
3
WATER BUCKET
·         Front-access pull-out water bucket
·         Carry handle
·         Splash guard
·         Transparent water level indicator
·         Full tank alert
·         Auto shut-off when tank is near full
CONTINUOUS DRAINING
·         Continuous Draining available with hose hook-up
·         Connects with standard garden hose
·         Gravity drained
AUTO DEFROST
Yes
LOW TEMPERATURE OPERATION
Down to 41 degrees F
EEV
1.85  (Liters per kw-hour)
REFRIGERANT
R410a
ENERGY / SAFETY CERTIFIED
·         Energy Star
·         AHAM
·         UL/CUL
POWER / VOLTAGE
·         Electric
·         115V 60 Hz
CORD LENGTH
6 ft
SPACE-WISE DESIGN
Designed for easy portability with caster wheels and top and side handles
WARRANTY
1 year Full / 5 year sealed system




N.B.  It’s always advisable to consult your doctor or health care professional if you have any concerns regarding your health.  Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe use of dehumidifiers and other electrical appliances.

Prices/discounts indicated are correct at time of writing/publishing.  E&OE.





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