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Santa Fe Compact 2 Dehumidifier Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Santa Fe Compact 2

One of the biggest issues consumers have with moisture in their homes comes from basements and crawl spaces. Santa Fe has addressed this problem with the Compact 2 dehumidifier. Known also as the 4033600, this dehumidifier has been specifically designed for areas like this in the home. It is a beast when it comes to moisture removal, and it will fit into the tightest of spaces.

Review Details

Space can be a problem in basements or crawl spaces and this is something Santa Fe has thought about. The compact 2 measures a mere 21 inches in depth and 12 inches in length and width, making it one of the smallest dehumidifiers of this type on the market. However, what it ‘lacks’ in size it certainly makes up for in power.

This unit will easily deal with moisture ridden areas that are up to 1,800 square feet in size and will remove a massive 70 pints of water every day. Additionally, it will do this with the minimal amount of noise.
Removing excess water from your home couldn’t be easier. Simply attach the drainage hose, switch the unit on and drain the water away through a window, drain or doorway.

What We Liked

  • Low Temperature Operation
    Basements and crawl spaces can become very cool. For this reason Santa Fe has designed the compact 2 to work in temperatures as low as 49 degrees Fahrenheit without freezing up.
  • Incredibly Powerful
    This model will easily remove 70 pints of moisture per day and is perfect for keeping areas free from potentially damaging moisture.
  • Auto Re-Start
    If you lose power the compact 2 will automatically re-start on the settings it was previously programmed for when the power comes back on.
  • Eco-Friendly/Energy Efficient
    The Santa Fe compact 2 is equipped with an R-410A refrigerant which will not do harm to the environment. Additionally it is energy star rated to save on electric.
  • Compact
    The very aptly named Compact 2 from Santa Fe will fit into the tightest crawl space or basement, measuring a mere 21 x 12 x 12 inches.

What We Didn't Like

  • Pump is Optional
    Crawl Space dehumidifiers generally need an internal condensate pump to drain the water to higher levels, but the pump is opotional with the Compact 2.
  • Heavy
    This model of dehumidifier from Santa Fe Compact 2 weighs in at approximately 55lbs. Thus, it may need more than one person to put it into position.


Santa Fe has done an incredible job with the compact 2 dehumidifier. The best thing is probably that it will fit into hard to reach areas in the home that are known to cause problems with moisture. From there, it will keep areas up 1800 square feet clear of damp, and in turn will stop mold spores and bacteria from forming. It does the job it’s designed for so efficiently it won’t need to run 24/7, saving you money in the long-run.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: September 1, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Santa Fe Compact 2
Dimensions (L x W x H):
21 x 12 x 12 inches
55 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
580 Watt, 5.1 Amp
Noise level:
63 dB
1800 square feet
Minimum operating temperature:
49 ºF
Refrigerant type:
Speed control:
Energy Star:
5 years

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