Frigidaire FFAD5033W1 Review

best dehumidifier for attic


  • Removes up to 50-pints of moisture from the air
  • Built-in cord storage
  • Digital display
  • Easy to clean washable filters
  • Automatic shut off
  • Low-temperature operation
  • Multi-speed fan
  • Custom humidity control
  • Front-loading bucket with handle and splash guard
  • Portable design
  • Energy-star certified
  • Continuous drain option

Short review of the Frigidaire FFAD5033W1 50-Pint Dehumidifier

An environment with lots of moisture in it, makes the air heavier and also challenging to breathe. That’s why people who have asthma can feel uncomfortable in high humidity environments.

If you remember the water cycle from your science book, you will be well aware of these words that are evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. This water cycle is always taking place in the air. We can say that humidity is the number of water vapors present in the air, and dehumidifiers help us remove or minimize these water vapors.

Frigidaire FFAD5033W1 dehumidifier helps you reduce all the allergy symptoms from the environment like wheezing, eye irritation, sneezing, and chest pain. These allergies are triggered by mold, pollen, and dust mite. Drying out the air dehumidifier keeps these triggers to a minimum level, and can create a healthier environment.

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What features make Frigidaire FFAD5033W1 stand out?

Looking deep down into this dehumidifier’s features, we find notable impressive features and few shortcomings. The most important thing in buying any dehumidifier is it should be able to bring the moisture down to a relative humidity that is 30 to 50 percent. 

Here are some of the features that have been discussed below for your ease of making a tension-free purchase.

Energy Efficient

Assessing a dehumidifier’s energy efficiency is a complex job to do. This is an energy-star certified dehumidifier that consumes significantly less power to combat moisture.

The energy efficiency of a dehumidifier depends not only on the raw power draw, but also on how long a dehumidifier is taking to remove the moisture from the air. This Frigidaire dehumidifier removes moisture much faster than any other dehumidifier, with the capacity of 50-pints.

Moisture Removal Capacity

This dehumidifier can remove up to 50-pints of moisture from the air. This dehumidifier can cover an area of up to 40 square meters and will completely dry every corner effectively. 

This dehumidifier can only take 7 minutes to lower the humidity level from 90% to almost 40% RH. 

Automatic Shutoff 

This dehumidifier will automatically shut off when the water collecting bucket is full to prevent any kind of spills in case if you forget to empty it.


The Frigidaire dehumidifier is one of the most well-designed dehumidifiers as it has a high-quality control panel and LED lights. Its body is made up of high-quality plastic also, the plastic used for water bucket is thicker and of good quality. 

Grills, air filters, and even the brackets that are used to wrap its power cord is of the best quality. 

Gravity Drainage

Like other dehumidifiers, this one also comes with a gravity drainage hose, that allows you to connect a garden hose to employ drainage through gravity.

Typically, the dehumidifier will collect all the moisture in its water collection bucket, but you can skip emptying it by using the drainage hose. The water will drain through the hose.

Easy to clean washable filters

This dehumidifier will collect all the dust from the moisture through its filters to keep the air healthy and breathable for you. 

You can keep your dehumidifier working efficiently by cleaning its filters once a month. It has very easy-to-clean filters that you can wash with water and any mild soap. 

Portable Design

This dehumidifier is designed as modern yet portable and easy to move from one place to another with its sides handles and caster wheels. You can dehumidify any of your rooms by just rolling the wheels when and where you need it.

Easy to empty bucket

Considering your ease, a water bucket of this dehumidifier is conveniently designed in the front. It also has carry handles and a splash guard to do a hassle-free job emptying the bucket.


This dehumidifier comes with a multi-speed fan option. You can adjust the fan speed according to the amount of dampness you have in your required space. 

Dehumidifiers with loud noise are very unpleasant to listen to. Dehumidifiers generally make noise because of compressor noise or the air that is moving through the dehumidifier and going out through the exhaust.

This dehumidifier has a loud noise on a high fan speed of 70.2 dB and works much quieter on a low fan speed of 64.8 dB.


We have chosen this dehumidifier because of its impressive features, good performance to remove the moisture effectively, and less energy consumption.

What makes it a good buy?

  • Terrific energy efficiency because of its high humidity removal rate.
  • It is made with suitable quality materials.
  • Defrost mode to help the coils prevent from freezing.
  • Excellent performance in removing moisture up to 50-pints from the air.
  • Good noise output profile.
  • High CFM fan with upward-facing exhaust.

What are the shortcomings we are disappointed with?

  • No built-in pump
  • Only has a 1-year warranty

Customers Reviews

Frigidaire FFAD5033W1 is a powerful dehumidifier that can drop the dam cellar to less than 50%humidity level. It helps to remove wood rot, insect infestations, and mildew that can damage expensive home products. This dehumidifier has received several excellent comments from the customers. We are sharing some of them over here.

One of the customers said that he was using the previous model, which was very noisy and big in size. This dehumidifier has a sleek design with a more extensive water bucket capacity. The humidity level is very high where he lives, and he was amazed by this dehumidifier’s excellent performance. He said that this model and brand is the king of all dehumidifiers.

Another customer added that he bought this dehumidifier for his garage with an average size of 2 cars, because all the tools were rusting during the rainy days of winter. This dehumidifier has worked significantly in keeping the humidity level less than 50%. 

One more customer bought this dehumidifier because of his basement’s 80% humidity level. He used to have a sump pump and a french drain system, but despite that, he had a lot of moisture there. The primary purpose of buying this dehumidifier was so to avoid mildew and mold growth on all over everything. After 24hours of continuous operation, the humidity was 50% in range, and the basement was very comfortable to breathe in.

In this video Consumer Analysis give detail review of Frigidaire FFAD5033W1 dehumidifier


1. How a dehumidifier works? Do I need one?

If you have a basement, or living in a very humid place and are dealing with a persistent musty smell, you may need a dehumidifier. Spaces like the cellar, basements, bathrooms with no windows, and garages are prone to humidity, because of which you can have mold, insect infestation, and infectious allergies at your home.
You may need a dehumidifier to combat all these allergies and a clean unhealthy environment so that it can control the humidity level to get rid of dampness by keeping your home and products free from mold and mildew.

2. Do I have to empty a dehumidifier bucket every 24 hours?

All dehumidifiers have a water collecting bucket that needs to empty once it is full. That depends on how much dampness you have around or the operation time that dehumidifier is working for. 
You can either use the method of emptying the bucket after a while, or this can be eliminated by a continuously draining feature with which the dehumidifier will constantly drain the water using a draining hose.

3. How much big dehumidifier should I get?

The dehumidifier’s size can only be determined by the area or the room size from which you want to remove the moisture from. Suppose you are not sure about the size. In that case, you should go for a larger capacity dehumidifier as they are easy to use, have faster performance in moisture removal, and have the ability to dry out every corner of your home.

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