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WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier


The Whitewing Defender basement dehumidifier is designed for humid, cool spaces up to 2500 square feet. It features energy efficient, high-capacity moisture removal. Fast, Free shipping. See WhiteWing basement dehumidifier ratings & reviews.


WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier
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Dries up to 2500 square feet and removes up to 110 pints of moisture per day. Details

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Description of WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier


The WhiteWing Defender is a high capacity, energy efficient basement dehumidifier engineered to solve your excess humidity problems. It features a digital humidistat to precisely control humidity levels and is able to efficiently dry large spaces up to 2500 square feet. The WhiteWing Defender is Energy Star rated yet due to its advanced system design, it will remove more moisture per Kilowatt Hour (L/kWh) than any other Energy Star rated basement dehumidifier. The WhiteWing Defender can operate as a stand-alone unit or can be easily ducted to accommodate multiple room configurations. To dry multiple areas, you will need our optional duct kit as well as ducting that can be purchased at your local hardware store. The Defender basement dehumidifier is ideal for any environment with temperatures as low as 45°. Simply put, our Exclusive WhiteWing Defender will extract more moisture at a lower monthly electricity cost than any qualified, competing unit. Additionally, its ability to operate in lower temperatures makes this unit ideal for regions where crawlspaces are popular.

Features of WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier

  • Designed for basement and crawlspace dehumidification
  • Operation in environments with temperatures as low as 45°
  • Digital humidity control with a range from 45% – 90% relative humidity
  • Powerful 300 CFM motor ideal for air circulation
  • Comes standard with MERV-11 plus Carbon air filtration
  • Easy removal and installation of replacement filters
  • Fan-only option allows fan operation with or without dehumidification
  • Automatic defrost thermostat
  • Automatic restart in the event of a power interruption
  • Sturdy, protective steel housing
  • Caster wheels for easy mobility
  • Gravity drainage hose
  • Optional condensation pump kit with tubing
  • Optional duct kits for drying multiple rooms
  • Energy Star rated
  • UL listed
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How it Works:


The Whitewing Defender uses a refrigeration system similar to an air conditioner’s to remove heat and moisture from incoming air and add heat to the air that is discharged.

Hot, high-pressure refrigerant gas is routed from the compressor to the condenser coil. The refrigerant is cooled and condensed by giving up its heat to the air that is about to be discharged from the unit. The refrigerant liquid then passes through a filter/ drier and capillary tubing, which cause the refrigerant pressure and temperature to drop. It next enters the evaporator coil where it absorbs heat from the incoming air and evaporates.

The evaporator operates in a flooded condition, which means that all the evaporator tubes contain liquid refrigerant during normal operation. A flooded evaporator should maintain constant pressure and temperature across the entire coil, from inlet ton outlet.

The mixture of gas and liquid refrigerant enter the accumulator after leaving the evaporator coil. The accumulator prevents any liquid refrigerant from reaching the compressor. The compressor evacuates the cool refrigerant gas from the accumulator and compresses it to a high pressure and temperature gas to repeat the process.

Care of:


The Whitewing Defender basement dehumidifier is equipped with two air filters. An aluminum/ foam pre-filter followed by a standard MERV-11 plus Carbon 65% efficient pleated fabric filter. These should be checked every six months. Operating the unit with dirty filters will reduce dehumidifier capacity and efficiency and may cause the compressor to cycle off and on unnecessarily.

If dirty, the aluminum/ foam pre-filter can be vacuumed or carefully hand washed with warm water and mild detergent then rinsed and allowed to thoroughly dry. The pleated fabric filter can generally be vacuumed clean several times before needing replacement. Replacement filters can be ordered from this page by clicking on the Filters & Accessories tabs. DO NOT operate the unit without the filters or with a less effective filter. The heat exchange coils inside the unit could become clogged and require dis-assembly to clean.

 

Reports by Experts - WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier

Expert Review:    Courtesy of AllergyBuyersClub.com

EXPERT REVIEW PARAMETERSSTAR RATING
1. Room Coverage Based on 24 Hour Moisture Removal
2. Noise Level
3. Low Temperature Operation
4. Quality of the Continuous Drainage Option Included (Ease of hose attachment, location above the ground to improve the flow of water w/ gravity and provides the hose)
5. Bucket CapacityNot Applicable
6. Size, Weight and Maneuverability
7. Ease of Access to Bucket & to Remove and ReplaceNot Applicable
8. Energy Rating
9. Ability to Access Filter & to Remove, Clean and Re-install
10. Quality of Construction & Warranty
11. Value for the Price


The high-capacity WhiteWing Defender dehumidifier is designed for use in basements, crawlspaces and can be used to dehumidify multiple areas with the use of air ducts. The Defender dehumidifier offers unparalleled moisture removal at lower energy consumption levels than competing dehumidifiers.

Pluses:

  • This basement dehumidifier outperforms the competition by extracting more moisture while drawing lower energy levels.
  • The digital humidistat allows you to precisely control the relative humidity in your space.
  • Quiet operation, suitable for a utility room or basement.
  • With its optional duct kit, it is the perfect solution for dehumidifying multiple rooms or areas.
  • Designed to last for many years of use.
  • The Defender dehumidifier will automatically restart after a power interruption.
  • The included MERV-11 air filter removes particles down to 2 microns in size.

Summary:

The Whitewing Defender basement dehumidifier will dry out your basement, protecting your home from excess moisture, mold, allergens and pests. In terms of initial investment and long term costs, there is simply no better solution available when shopping for a high capacity dehumidifier. The Defender is more than equipped to dry spaces from 2000 to 3000 square feet and can easily manage multiple rooms or a basement with an attached crawlspace. The Defender basement dehumidifier is well suited for larger homes, those with seepage issues, high water tables as well as coastal properties. If you are frustrated and tired of buying small, department store dehumidifiers that stop operating after a season of use, we highly recommend putting your money to good use and investing in the WhiteWing Defender dehumidifier. It will likely be the last basement dehumidifier you ever have to purchase.


 

Technical Specifications of WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier


 
WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier
Coverage Area 2500 sq. ft.
Water Removal Capacity 110 pints per day set @ 80°F, 60% RH
Energy Factor (L/kWh) 2.9
Pints/ kWh 6.4
Operating Temperature Range 45 to 95°F
CFM 300 cfm
Bucket Capacity N/A - No buckets to empty
Drain Hose Yes – Included
Auto Restart Yes
Refrigerant Type R410a
Humidistat control Digital
Air Filter in dehumidifier Yes, MERV-11
An EPA Energy Star certified dehumidifier Yes
Auto Defrost Yes
Condensate pump Available as accessory
Caster mounted dehumidifier Yes
Power Supply 700 watts, 6.4 amps, 110-120V, 60hz
Cabinet material Steel
Dimensions 19 3/4"W x 36 1/2"H x 17 1/2"D
Weight (lbs) 106 lbs
Warranty 2 yr: parts/labor, 5 yr: sealed refrigeration system

 

Customer Reviews


25
of 25 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Written By: longbow56 (tryon,nc)
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: expert
This product is: used in addition to another, similar product
Great Dehumidifier Period Date: July 18, 2016
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
This is my fifteenth dehumidifier, with over 2500 square feet and with half under ground, I needed a great dehumidifier. This WhiteWing Defender dehumidifier is the one. Thanks Defender!... (see entire review)
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Written By: trig (new jersey)
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: expert
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
fantastic Date: July 01, 2015
Pros: effective, quiet, met my expectations
My wife has been complaining about the "basement smell" for over two years since we bought this house. I tried other dehumidifiers, but they could not keep up with the moisture in the basement and the... (see entire review)
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Written By: DehumidJim (New Hope, PA)
I have used this product for: 1-2 years
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: the first product I have had like this
Fantastic Dehumidifier Date: June 03, 2015
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
We have had our White Wing for about 1 1/2 years. We bought it to put in the basement of our newly constructed house. The basement was damp all around where the walls met the floor. The builder was un... (see entire review)
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Written By: Lake Montana (Northeast Pennsylvania)
I have used this product for: 1-2 years
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: the first product I have had like this
This is truly worth every $$$ Date: May 31, 2015
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
I know $1,600 seems like a lot to spend on a dehumidifier but it really is the best purchase ever. I made the investment last summer, put it in my 3000Sq Ft seasonally (spring/summer) damp basement a... (see entire review)
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Written By: KLS (Fairfield, PA)
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: expert
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Very happy customer!! Date: August 02, 2014
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
Simply an excellent piece of equipment!! Easy to use and very well built. Construction is top quality. Wish I would have bought one of these a year ago! Great air filtration! Quiet also!!! Electicity... (see entire review)
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Written By: Gary
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: novice
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Great Dehumidfiier Purchase Date: July 15, 2014
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, easy to use, met my expectations
I live in an historic stone house in Pennsyslvania. Although my basement has a cement floor, it is built on the water table and has always been damp. Over the last 20 years I have purchased severa... (see entire review)
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Supplies & Accessories for WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier


Defender Condensate Pump Kit
Includes pump, 25 feet of clear tubing and hose clamp.

Availability: In Stock. Ships Same or Next Business Day.
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$139.00
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Defender Inflow Duct Kit
Kit includes duct hood for top of unit, 8 ft. of 8" flex duct, a sheet metal boot, and 8" by 16" grill for the finished wall.

Availability: In Stock. Ships Same or Next Business Day.
DZ DE DUDK
$219.99
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Defender Outflow Duct Kit
Kit includes duct hood for rear of unit, 8 ft. of 8" flex duct, a sheet metal boot, and 8" by 16" grill for the finished wall.

Availability: In Stock. Ships Same or Next Business Day.
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$99.99
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Defender MERV-11 Plus Carbon Replacement Filters - Set of 4
Includes four (4) MERV-11 plus Carbon replacement filters. Recommended change interval: Every 6 months.

Availability: In Stock. Ships Same or Next Business Day.
DZ DE DMFF
$94.99
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Notes regarding WhiteWing Defender Dehumidifier

Delivery Information:
  • Free curbside delivery service* is included with your purchase.
  • WhiteWing Defender basement dehumidifiers are shipped via a freight carrier and require a delivery appointment. The freight carrier will contact you to set the date of delivery.

    Some rural areas may have issues with larger trucks and additional fees may apply to deliver to these areas.