Did I get the right Aprilaire Dehumidifier for my house?

Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Aprilaire Team
Consumer question:

I very recently bought the 1710A dehumidifier. I\'m concerned that it was the wrong product for my house though. I would like to discuss with someone whether the 1710A is a good solution for a finished basement (i.e. can it work through the walls to individual rooms in the basement) or if a whole house/central air solution would be more appropriate (and if so, general costs). The purchase is still recent enough that I should be able to return the 1710A model.

Aprilaire's response:

Thank you for contacting us about your 1710A dehumidifier.The 1710A is a great portable unit for use in spaces that are open and have good air flow from room to room. If your space is sectioned off into separate rooms that can be closed off from each other than the 1710A will not work as effectively as you might like.

In these situations we recommend going with a whole-home unit such as the 1750A. The 1750A would connect to your duct work and dehumidify the home equally. This may be your better option. The 1750A should cost about the same as the 1710A but there would be a charge for a dealer to install it. I would recommend contacting a dealer about installation prices.

Please contact us at 1-800-334-6011 for any further questions.

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