My Review of GE ADER65LN White Dehumidifier
GE ADER65LN White Dehumidifier - ADER65/ 65 Dehumidification Pints Per Day/ R-410A Refrigerant/ Electronic Controls/ Low Temperature Operation/ Front Condensate Bucket With Water Level Indicator/ Automatic Shut-Off System When Bucket Fills/ Washable Air Filter/ Automatic Defrost Control/ White Fini...
Strong performance, great price
Pros: Effective, Energy Efficient
Best Uses: Dank Basement
Describe Yourself: Homeowner
Primary use: Personal
One year ago my wife and I purchased a GE AHR65LM dehumidifier to tame the dampness in our finished basement. Due to the size of the basement (~1200 square feet), we knew just one dehumidifier probably wouldn't do the trick.
As of January 1, 2010, GE stopped making the AHR65LM and replaced it with the ADER65LN. From the outside, the two look identical. A call to GE's tech support desk revealed that the change between the models was the refrigerant used. The change was mandated by the US government and affects all air conditioners and dehumidifiers. The new one uses R-410A refrigerant. They apparently also lowered the MSRP during the model change.
So far the ADER65LN has been just as effective as the AHR65LM. The two units working in tandem have kept our basement humidity at a reasonable 45% even during a damp spring.