This is a review of the current line of dehumidifiers that Perfect Aire offers: the 2PFD50, 1PFD35, and 1PFD22.
Perfect Aire manufactures air quality products including dehumidifiers for residential and industrial areas. Their home dehumidifier line ranges from 22 to 60 pints for different room sizes and conditions. Online reviews are quite rare for new and older models alike.
They have almost all the features and functionality you would need in a modern dehumidifier, but do not particularly excel in any of them. Through hours of research, I’ve identified the important factors you must know before you make a purchase.
If you’re interested in buying a Perfect Aire dehumidifier for your home, then keep reading to find out which one is best for you. Below I’ve listed the most important features to give you an idea of what to look for.
|Model||Perfect Aire 2PFD50||Perfect Aire 1PFD35||Perfect Aire 1PFD22|
|Moisture Removal||50 pints per day||35 pints per day||22 pints per day|
|Bucket Capacity||12.7 pints||12.7 pints||6.3 pints|
|Coverage||4,500 sq. ft.||592 sq. ft.||430 sq. ft.|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||24.25 x 15.5 x 11 inches||24.25 x 15.5 x 11 inches||19.75 x 15.5 x 10.25 inches|
|Weight||43 lbs.||40 lbs.||33 lbs.|
|Energy Star rated|
Custom humidity control
Low temperature operation with auto
defrost mode indicator
Continuous draining options
Low bucket capacity
Drain hose not included
Average quality and durability
Perfect Aire Dehumidifier Reviews
Perfect Aire 50-pint Dehumidifier
Perfect Aire 50-pint Dehumidifier
The Perfect Aire 2PFD50 is rated to remove up to 50 pints of excess moisture per day. It is recommended for medium to large spaces up to 4,500 square feet. This can be a basement, garage, or a large living room.
This unit comes with a 12.7 pint bucket, which is below the average water tank capacity of around 14 pints for a 50-pint dehumidifier. You may need to empty the bucket up to four times in 24 hours.
It has a clear white plastic exterior and a control panel that’s nearly identical to this hOmeLabs unit, but we’ll get to that later.
Perfect-Aire 35-pint Dehumidifier
For medium sized spaces up to 592 square feet, you may want to consider the Perfect Aire 1PFD35 35-pint dehumidifier. Although similar in physical dimensions with the 50-pint model, this 35-pint has a silver color exterior. It has much of the same features and functionality, along with the 12.7-pint bucket.
Perfect Aire 22-pint Dehumidifier
For even smaller spaces, Perfect Aire’s smallest dehumidifier is the 1PFD22 22-pint model. This Energy Star rated model is perfect for removing excess moisture in a tiny space, such as the bathroom or laundry room, up to 430 square feet. It has a small 6.3-pint tank and a similar but smaller exterior as the 35-pint model.
Like other brands, Perfect Aire dehumidifiers feature a top control panel with a digital display, soft touch buttons, and indicator lights. The On/Off Power button is on the bottom right corner.
The unit has a built-in adjustable humidistat which automatically maintains your set humidity level. Use the arrow buttons to select your desired humidity. The LED display shows the set humidity level from 35% to 85% and the room humidity from 30% to 90%, both in 5% increments. When the humidity is lower than your setting, the unit will stop dehumidifying. It will start running again when it senses humidity higher than your setting.
On the leftmost part of the control panel, you’ll find the COMFORT button. If you operate in Comfort mode, the humidity cannot be adjusted manually. Instead, it will set the recommended humidity levels based on the ambient temperature. Although, like most household dehumidifiers, Perfect Aire doesn’t have a temperature display.
The dehumidifier has a washable and reusable filter to catch dust and other airborne particles before the air enters the unit. After 250 hours of use, the Check Filter light will illuminate to remind you to clean the filter. Remove the filter from the back of the unit and clean it with warm, soapy water. Let the filter dry completely before reinstalling. Press the Filter button to reset the filter indicator and the light will turn off.
The Continuous button enables continuous dehumidification (theoretically, down to 0% RH). The indicator light will illuminate when using the continuous operation.
The Turbo button controls the fan speeds. Press to select Turbo mode for maximum moisture removal. The indicator will light up when Turbo speed is selected. For quiet operation, press the button once again to set the fan to normal speed.
You can also set a timer to start or stop operation after the specified time. To program the unit to automatically turn on, press the Timer button when the unit is off. The ON indicator light above the TIMER will illuminate. Set the timer in 30 minute increments up to 10 hours, and one hour increments up to 24 hours. To program the unit to automatically turn off, press the button when the unit is on. The OFF indicator light will illuminate. While setting, you can see the number of hours on the digital display.
Most dehumidifiers have an internal water bucket to hold the moisture collected. Perfect Aire dehumidifier features an easy access bucket with a transparent water level window to easily monitor. It also has the standard automatic shutoff feature, and a bucket full indicator light to alert you when the bucket is full. For the 50-pint model, you may have to empty the water bucket up to four times a day. Every time you do this, wash and rinse the bucket before reinstalling in order to avoid mold growth.
If you don’t have the time for manual emptying, Perfect Aire offers an optional continuous drainage functionality like other dehumidifiers. To enable automatic drainage through gravity, attach a standard garden hose to the drain outlet on the back of the unit (pictured below). Make sure to place the dehumidifier higher than the drain, there are no kinks or knots, and the other end of the hose is level with a nearby drain. Don’t forget to detach the hose if not in use and disinfect it every few weeks.
Most high capacity units from different brands also come with a built-in condensate pump, like the Perfect Aire 2PFDP50 50-pint and 1PDP60 60-pint models. The pump allows vertical drainage up to 15 feet above the unit. This is a very convenient feature for large spaces like basements without a floor drain. You can have the hose run up into a sink or window to divert the water. If your dehumidifier doesn’t come with this functionality, you can purchase a separate external condensate pump. It works in the same way and gives you even more options for the hose length and height limit.
How Does Perfect Aire Compare?
Build Quality and Warranty
In terms of the quality of construction, Perfect Aire dehumidifiers are just around average compared to highly-rated dehumidifiers like the Frigidaire, Honeywell, or Vremi. It has a similar design as another top dehumidifier, the hOmeLabs. They have almost the exact same features on the control panel, as well as the side exhaust and a handle on each side. Considering the durability, both are made from lightweight plastic that looks cheap in comparison with the Frigidaire and LG models.
Additionally, Perfect Aire comes with an industry standard one-year warranty. Most dehumidifiers, including Frigidaire, have a one-year warranty. Only hOmeLabs has two years, while Honeywell comes with up to five years of warranty from the manufacturer.
Perfect Aire offers the 22-pint, 35-pint, and 50-pint dehumidifiers, just like most other brands. Although not currently available online, they also have a 60-pint dehumidifier with built-in pump. All of these units are Energy Star certified, which only means they satisfy the EPA’s energy efficiency requirements for dehumidifiers. Similar to most dehumidifiers, they can operate in low temperatures down to 41℉ with an Automatic Defrost control to prevent frost buildup inside the machine. Unlike a few other brands, Perfect Aire has an auto defrost indicator light that will illuminate when the unit is currently defrosting.
The 12.7-pint bucket on the 35-pint and 50-pint units is on the smaller side. The average for 50-pint dehumidifiers on the market today is around 14 pints. The highest that I know of is with the Frigidaire model, at 16.9 pints or 2 gallons.
Noise can be subjective, but compressor dehumidifiers are naturally loud when operating. Although, some models have a better way of masking this annoying compressor noise with the more pleasant fan noise. On units with a top exhaust, fan noise is distributed more evenly, making an overall pleasing noise than in side-exhaust units. Perfect Aire, like the hOmeLabs and Vremi, has a side exhaust.
Customer reviews for the current dehumidifiers from Perfect Aire are very little to none in various online retail stores I found. Based on specifications alone, they aren’t nearly on par with the highest rated dehumidifiers I mentioned above, although one model looks almost identical with the hOmeLabs unit.
I wouldn’t recommend this dehumidifier, but since there aren’t a lot of reviews to rely on, the judgment mainly rests on you. Use what you’ve learned from this article or if necessary, go to your local store and ask an expert to help you decide.