OK all, point taken about the epoxy floor coating and that is something
that I want to do anyway, but not right now (there's a disassembled
Corrado in the garage at the moment, among other things.) So today I
stopped at Lowe's and picked up a Frigidaire brand dehumidifier, I think
it is this one:
My thought was that during the summer I would leave it in the basement
of the house, then either buy another new one in the winter or if I'm
feeling frugal, swap them so the low-temp rated one is in the garage -
reason for doing this is I currently have a really old thing that's loud
and makes it hard to watch TV when it runs (heh, it just kicked on as
I'm typing this.) It doesn't run that often, but it is necessary - it
gets noticeably damp if I shut it off for a week or so. I've wanted to
replace it for a while now because of the noise, I just didn't have an
excuse to buy a new one until I noticed that the garage was a little
damp as well.
Anyway, I'm taking the Frigidaire back, because the "bucket full" switch
doesn't work - a little thing, I know, but I'm not real diligent about
checking it, because, as I said, it doesn't run that often. Something
that it does I don't like though - it seems that the fan runs
continuously as well, whether or not the compressor is engaged. Does
this sound right to you guys? I'm not sure if I should exchange it for
another one or get my money back. If it *is*
supposed to run the fan
all the time, are there any models that don't do that? I'd prefer to
have one that only runs when it has to, because I like a quiet house,
and don't like unnecessarily wasting energy (I leave the furnace fan on
to keep the air circulating, so having a fan in the dehumidifier running
24/7 is redundant.)
In the Frigidaire's defense, it is fairly quiet when it is running,
although the fan is somewhat loud. That's less offensive to my ears
than a rattly compressor at least.
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