Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 30 Pint Dehumidifier Review

Frigidaire has released the FFAD3033R1 30 pint dehumidifier as the successor of the old FAD301NWD. Released in 2015, the Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 is the latest 30 pint dehumidifier released by the company and which is an Energy Star certified dehumidifier. This 30 pint dehumidifier is considered by some specialists the best dehumidifier in its size class on the market today. In this review, I will go through its various features and what it has to say in terms of performance so that you can decide if it’s the right dehumidifier for your home.

Main Features of The FFAD3033R1

The 30 pint Frigidaire dehumidifier has got all what a modern dehumidifier has to have. As it’s namefrigidaire-ffad3033r1-30 Pint Dehumidifier indicates, the FFAD3033R1 dehumidifies 30 pint of water per day, equivalent to 14 liters per day. In addition to it’s nicely designed unit, this device comes with an electronic controls panel in which you find various useful options. First, you can control the exact percentage of humidity level that you wish your room or space to be at. This dehumidifier is able to keep running via a timer 24 hours long. And if you have kids, there is a control lock to prevent them from playing with controls. On the electronic controls panel you find also a ¨bucket full¨ indicator that alerts you when the tank is full of water and needs to be emptied, as well as a ¨filter clean¨ indicator. Once the tank is almost full, the unit will shut automatically. The Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 has also a continuous drain option which allows to attach a hose to the unit. This is a nice features as it frees you from the task of having to empty the water bucket everytime it’s full.

Features Summary

  • Has 3 Fan Speeds (quiet at low speed)
  • Push-Button Electronic Controls with digital humidity readout
  • Adjustable Humidity Settings
  • Automatic Shut-Off when water bucket is full or using the Timer
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Continuous Drain Option
  • Low temperature operation – Saves energy and money (41 Degree)
  • Noise level and Power Consumption

When it comes to quiet operations, this dehumidifier has received many positive comments in terms of noise level. But, it was reported that only the low fan speed is what we can consider a really quiet operation mode. According to the manufacturer, on the ¨High¨ level, this dehumidifier does produce 52 dB (decibels). This what specialists from California Department of Transportation consider as a noise similar to a dishwasher next room noise or a quiet urban on daytime noise as reported in a their
This Frigidaire dehumidifier’s volting rating is 115V 60Hz and according to a tester, the power consumption of this model is 25% less than its predecessor. On a cool situation, this dehumidifier draws 320 watts of power. In addition to that, this unit is certified by the international standard for energy efficient consumer products : Energy Star.

Design and Build Qualityfrigidaire-ffad3033r1-30 Pint Dehumidifier-design

The Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 is a nice looking modern unit, which unlike its predecessor, doesn’t have big holes on the front. This is important as it won’t spoil your interior design. Frigidaire released its new line of dehumidifiers in a unified look, so the 30 pint, 50 pint and 70 pint Frigidaire all have the same design. Besides the look, the FFAD3033R1 feels sturdy and is made to resist long travelling and which has a nicely designed carrying handle. This Frigidaire 30 pint dehumidifier is considered a SpaceWise portable design as it has caster wheels and top and side handles which makes it easy to move from space to space. It’s also lighter than expected for that kind of devices as it weighs only 34 lbs.

    • Specifications

      Residential Use Single Room
      Pint Capacity 30 pints
      Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)    Yes
      Energy Star Yes
      Practical Room Size
      400 sq. ft.
      Lowest Operating Temperature 41 degrees
      Height 20.5 in.
      Width 13.8 in.
      Depth 10.5 in.
      Weight 34 lbs.
      Water Container Yes
      Water Container Capacity 7.6 pints
      Full Bucket Indicator/Auto Shutoff Yes
      Internal Condensate Pump No
      Energy Factor 1.85 L/kWh
      Maximum Amperage 3.2 Amps
      Minimum Wattage 320 W
      Maximum Wattage 320 W
      Continuous Drain Capable Yes
      Drain Hose Included Yes
      Controls Electronic
      Automatic Defrost Yes
      Fan Operation
      Runs Continuously
      Number of Fan Speeds 3
      Cubic Feet Per Minute (Max) 100 CFM
      Maximum Noise Level 52 dB
      Number of Filters 1
      Filter Type Washable slide-out filter
      Auto Restart On Power Failure Yes
      Power Cord Length 6.5 ft.
      Safety Certifications UL


The Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 30-pint dehumidifier has got the technology to face mold and mildew that excess of moisture causes in order to keep your space a comfortable place to live in. As you’ve seen, it’s a nicely designed and easy to use Energy Star device that has a very useful continuous drain option. Don’t forget to get this Frigidaire from Amazon, last time I’ve checked, its price was on discount, Click Here to go to this offer on Amazon. 

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