Dehumidifiers comparison: 75+ pints / $1500+ price. 


 

Ultra-Aire 98H-1

Santa Fe Classic-1

Santa Fe Force-1

Aprilaire 1870F 130-pint-1

Santa Fe Max dry dual -1

Ultra-Aire SD12-1

Ultra-Aire XT205H-1

Dehumidifier

Ultra-Aire 98H

Santa Fe Classic

Santa Fe Force

Aprilaire 1870F 130-pint

Santa Fe Max dry dual

Ultra-Aire SD12

Ultra-Aire XT205H

Pints

98

110

120

130

155

180

205

Price

~$1654

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~$1671

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~$1687

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~$1750

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~$2163

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~$3896

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~$3411

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Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and under)

Practical room size (sq.ft./m2)

2300 / 213

2700 / 251

3300 / 307

3800 / 353

4000 / 372

4000 / 372

5000 / 464

Water container

Removable water container

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Internal condensate pump

Continuous drain capable

Drain hose included

Drain hose length

-

8 ft. / 2.4m

8 ft. / 2.4m

-

8 ft. / 2.4m

-

-

Controls type

Manual

Manual

Manual

Electronic

Manual

Manual

Manual

Number of fan speeds

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Humidistat

Humidity range

-

20% - 80%

20% - 80%

40% - 80%

20% - 80%

-

-

Automatic defrost

Programmable timer

Auto shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Filters

Filter price

$26

Filter set $52

$20

-

$22

$22

$22

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace when needed

Clean replace when needed

Replace when needed

Washable, clean when
needed

Replace when needed

Replace when needed

Replace when needed

Noise level

47.5 dB

60.8 dB

56.4 dB

59dB

68 dB

N/A

59.7 dB

Energy usage (max)

670W

720W

875W

913W

920W

1080W

1450W

Voltage

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

110-120V

Energy star

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 19.5 / 50

Width: 14.5 / 37

Depth: 32 / 81

Height: 36 / 91

Width:  20 / 51

Depth: 17 / 43

Height: 21 / 53

Width:  26 / 66

Depth: 14.5 / 37

Height: 19 / 48

Width:  20 / 51

Depth: 30 / 76

Height: 22 / 56

Width:  38 / 96

Depth: 20 / 51

Height: 22 / 56

Width:  20 / 51

Depth: 42 / 107

Height: 22 / 56

Width:  20 / 51

Depth: 38 / 96

Weight (pounds / kg)

81 / 37

110 / 50

90 / 41

114 / 52

140 / 63.5

110 / 50

150 / 68

Warranty

5 years limited

5 years limited

2 years parts & labor, 5 years on sealed refrigeration system

5 years

5 years limited

1 year on all parts, 5 years limited on condenser, evaporator, compessor

5 years limited

Featured accessories

Filter

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Digital controller

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Filter set

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Filter

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Digital control

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Filter

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Filter

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 Filter

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Pros

+Condensate pump kit included

+MERV-11 air filtration

+Long power cord

+Made in the USA

+Energy star qualified

+A remote dehumidistat controller available

+Quiet operation

+High efficiency

+Large capacity

+Superior air filtration

+Auto restart on power failure

+Casters

+Energy star qualified

+Simple controls

+Auto defrost

+Remote thermometer / hygrometer

+Very powerful

+Automatic humidity control

+Gravity drainage

+Flexible fan operation

+Auto restart on power failure

+Customizable

+Auto defrost

+Digital control

+Auto defrost control

+Casters and handles

+Energy star qualified

+Made in the USA

+Superior efficieny

+Low maintenance

+Auto restart on power failure

+A remote dehumidistat controller available

+Powerful

+Earth-friendly

+Energy star qualified

+Easy control

+Dual-air distribution

+Gravity drainage

+Great Efficieny

+Reliable long life

+Auto restart on power failure

 

+Simple draining

+Long power cord

+Large operating range

+Insulated cabinet minimizes internal noise level

+Made in theUSA

+Energy star qualified

+No additional heat

+Effective and efficient operation

+205 pints capacity

+ Available remote controller

+Auto restart on power failure

+Auto defrost control

+Long power cord

+Made in the USA

+Fully customizable system

Cons

-Requires professional installation

-Not many features

-Heavy, no casters, no handles

-Have to buy filters regularly

-Not many features

-Heavy and big

-Not many features

-Heavy

-No casters and handles

-Not many features

-Heavy

-Hard to set up

-Heavy and big

-No casters and handles

-Not many features

 

-No casters and handles

-Heavy

-Not many features

-Requires professional installation

-Requires professional installation

-No casters and handles

-Heavy

-Not many features

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(3.9 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.2 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(3 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

15% Features

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

(5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

             

 


Summary: 

The most powerful dehumidifiers on the market.  These dehumidifiers can cover spaces up to 5000 square feet. 


Ultra-aire logo

Ultra-Aire XT205H has a 205 pints capacity - the highest on the market. Available remote controller. Auto restarts on power failure. Auto defrosts control. Long power cord. Made in the USA. Fully customizable system. 

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Aprilaire 1870F 130-pint has a digital control, auto defrosts control, casters, and handles. Energy star qualified. Made in the USA. Superior efficiency. Low maintenance. Auto restarts on power failure. A remote humidistat controller available. 

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Santa Fe logo

Santa Fe Max dry dual is very powerful, earth-friendly, energy star qualified. It has an easy control, dual air distribution, gravity drainage, great efficiency. Reliable long life. Auto restarts on power failure. 

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Ultra-aire logo

Ultra-Aire SD12 has a simple draining, long power cord, large operating range. Insulated cabinet minimizes the internal noise level. Made in the USA. Energy star qualified. No additional heat. Effective and efficient operation. 

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Santa Fe logo

Santa Fe Force is very powerful. It has an automatic humidity control, gravity drainage, flexible fan operation. Auto restarts on power failure. Customizable. Auto defrost. 

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Ultra-aire logo

Ultra-Aire 98H has a condensate pump kit included, MERV-11 air filtration, long power cord. Made in the USA. Energy star qualified. A remote humidistat controller available. Quiet operation.

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Santa Fe logo

Santa Fe Classic has high efficiency, large capacity, superior air filtration. Auto restarts on power failure. It has casters. Energy star qualified. Simple controls. Auto defrost. Remote thermometer / hygrometer. 

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