10 Best Dehumidifiers Reviewed & Rated in 2019

Many people live in areas where it is very humid or experience rainy days most of the time. The extra moisture that is put into the air can be trouble for a home. Anything from sweat to asthma, dehumidifiers can help solve many different problems. They work by drawing the water out of the air that causes the issues. They are great for improving the comfortability of a home, making it a healthier environment, and improve the safety of the area. The best advantage of a dehumidifier is the level of comfort that it can bring to a home.

When selecting a dehumidifier there are two things to check, the number of pints of water it will remove per day and the square feet are that it serves. Once you have determined what you need, the next step is to hit the market. We have picked the Best Dehumidifiers on the market and displayed below.

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For this update, we focused on removing products that were more intended for commercial than private use. We have also narrowed our list to include only the Top 10 Best Dehumidifiers that are within a reasonable price point for the average consumer.

10 Best Dehumidifiers Reviewed

 

1. Frigidaire FAD504DWD Energy

1. Frigidaire FAD504DWD Energy
The Frigidaire Energy Star Dehumidifier is available in three sizes of 30-pint-, 50-pint, and 70-pint and will protect the house from mildew and mold due to excess moisture. It eliminates airborne bacteria that could make it difficult to breathe.
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This item has a handle on top and on the sides with castor wheels on the bottom for easy transport. It cannot be used with an extension cord to power this device, but it does include a six-foot power cord for convenience. You can manually set the humidity level of a room with the controls, and it has the efficiency of Energy Star. This product must be near a drain for continuous operation and includes an alert for when the tank is full and an auto shut-off feature. Moist air goes in and dry warm air comes out leaving the excess moisture to collect in the front of this machine. This machine has a bottom that slides out for access to empty the water collected. It includes electronic full-function controls, a washable filter to reduce the bacteria, odors and other particles that are airborne.

Benefits
Water from the air collects in this device and can be emptied from the tray easily. It also has access to a drain that can empty right away for continuous operation.

What We Like About It
The many handles and rolling wheels make this machine easy to transport and move from room to room. This is important when you move around often in the home.

Cost and Value
Priced more than the average cost for home dehumidifiers, this unit is wonderful because of its transport possibilities and easy access to the storage of the liquid to empty.
Pros

Will protect the house from mildew and mold

Eliminates airborne bacteria

You can manually set the humidity level

Includes an alert for when the tank is full

Includes electronic full-function controls and a washable filter

Cons

Could ice up frequently

Fan makes a semi-loud noise

2. Frigidaire 70-Pint

2. Frigidaire 70-Pint
The popular name and high-quality of Frigidaire have earned the two top spots on this list of best online products of this category. This terrific machine will protect the home from the airborne mildew and mold because of excess air moisture.
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This model has wheels on the bottom and handles on the top and sides for easy handling during transport and moving from room to room. It is certified Energy star and includes energy-saving operation of low temperatures. This device uses a standard 115-volt outlet and includes an alert for when the tank is full and an auto shut-off feature. It must be near a drain for continuous operation. The humidity level can be set manually with the automatic controls, as it eliminates airborne bacteria that makes it hard to breathe in closed in places.

Benefits
This great device has an alert to let you know when the tank is full and even includes an auto shut-off valve. This way you will not have to monitor it closely to watch for its fullness.

What We Like About It
With a 70-pint capacity, this machine can take plenty of moisture out of the air in a large environment. For big rooms, this would be the dehumidifier to get for the best moisture control.

Cost and Value
While this is not the highest priced item of this category, it does cost well over the average price. Its high moisture-retaining capacity and easy transport make it worth it.
Pros

Eliminates airborne bacteria, mold, and mildew

Uses a standard 115-volt outlet

Includes energy saving operation on low temperatures

Is certified Energy Star

Has wheels and handles on the top and sides

Cons

Did not work past six months for a few people

For some the inside became rusty

3. Eva-Dry New & Improved E-333

3. Eva-Dry New & Improved E-333
From Eva-Dry, we feature this clever device that can be renewed. It is the Renewable Mini Dehumidifier that does not need batteries or electrical cords to operate. It is free from messes and spills, non-toxic, and safe for pets and kids.
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The device works for 20-30 days before it needs renewing and can operate for up to ten years. It has the renewable technology of silica gel which works without power or batteries. This terrific item will absorb moisture silently, and an indicator window shows the crystals changing from orange to green. It will reach capacity depending on location in about four to six weeks and will absorb up to ten ounces of moisture. It can be hung in a closet and is perfect to use in any small enclosed area. This great product must be plugged in for eight to ten hours once the crystals turn green to dry it out. Repeat this process over and over for up to ten years for wireless dehumidifying operation. It captures moist vapors from the room air and keeps it in the beads until renewal.

Benefits
Each time this item is full of moisture it can be renewed by plugging it in to dry out. This is so simple and economical to do, especially for small rooms and tucked away places.

What We Like About It
The fact that this device does not need to be plugged in to operate is stunning and wonderful! It can be used in places that do not have an electrical outlet, such as closets and sheds.

Cost and Value
This is the lowest-costing item of this list, but it is a high-quality product. It is the smallest device and the only one that does not need to be plugged in for operation.
Pros

Operable for up to ten years

Has renewable technology of silica gel

Works without power or batteries

Will absorb moisture silently

For use in small enclosed area

Cons

Unit became hot after being plugged in for a while for a few buyers

Some experienced the gel beads coming out of the unit

4. Pro Breeze Electric Mini

4. Pro Breeze Electric Mini
The Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier is portable, compact, and lightweight. It will remove as much as nine-ounces of moisture from the air and has a sixteen-ounce tank capacity.
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This wonderful unit will turn off automatically and shine an LED light to indicate it needs draining, plus it has a whisper-quiet operation. Perfect for offices and bedrooms, this fabulous device removes dampness, mold, and moisture from the room air. It works great in small areas such as a boat, caravan, garage, or basement.

Benefits
The quiet operation of this small unit makes it a wonderful product to have in an office or a bedroom. It will not bother the people in the room as it quietly takes the moisture from the air.

What We Like About It
To remove moisture, mold, and bacteria from small rooms, this is a perfect device. It can remove a good bit of harmful moisture and not have to be drained very often.

Cost and Value
Priced well below the average item here, this great device is compact, quiet, and easy to operate. Its quality is in the fact that it can be put in small rooms and work quickly.
Pros

Portable, compact, and lightweight

Has whisper-quiet operation

Perfect for offices and bedrooms

Removes dampness, mold, and moisture

Works great in small areas

Cons

Some did not experience any difference in the humidity level after using this

It made noise for a few people

5. Keystone Energy Star 50-Pint

5. Keystone Energy Star 50-Pint
Working well in medium to large rooms, this fabulous dehumidifier from Keystone features a clean-filter alert. The dust filter is easy to clean and remove and it includes several settings of auto-defrost, turbo, and normal.
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It is Energy Star efficient and will take up to fifty pints of moisture from a room each day. Included is an option for a continuous drain for full-time operation. The water level is easy to read, and it has a 24-hour timer and LED display.

Benefits
Being an Energy Star efficient product, this terrific dehumidifier will run as efficiently as it can and not run up huge electric bills for you. These devices run smoothly and quietly on their own.

What We Like About It
It is very easy to check on the performance of this device because the water level is easy to see inside, and the filters are easy to access. Even the drain bucket is simple to use.

Cost and Value
This is an average-priced item that gets its great value from the high level of moisture it can collect in one day and its capacity to service medium to large rooms.
Pros

Works well in medium to large rooms

Features a clean-filter alert

Includes an option for a continuous drain

Water level is easy to read

Has a 24-hour timer and LED display

Cons

Draining bucket can be hard to get in and out

Did not work long for some buyers

6. hOmeLabs 4000 Sq Ft 70

6. hOmeLabs 4000 Sq Ft 70
Great for cellars and basements, this 70-Pint energy Star Safe Portable Dehumidifier has a modern design with a sleek body, sturdy wheels, and convenient handles. It is perfect to operate in large or extra-large rooms and is great for cellars and basements.
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This fabulous device is certified Energy Star, so it works efficiently and economically.
The fan is quiet when operating, and it comes with a two-year warranty. It will reduce allergens and odors by taking out bacteria from the moist air and features six various settings, plus a 24-hour timer. This great product helps to protect furniture, home goods, and clothes in enclosed rooms and spaces.

Benefits
For large and extra-large rooms, such as basements and cellars, this is a wonderful dehumidifier to have. It can sap the moisture out of a large closed capacity quickly and efficiently.

What We Like About It
You can choose from many room settings on this product to get the one that is right for your room. The versatility is great because you can choose just what you need for the power amount.

Cost and Value
This is one of the higher-priced devices that is above the average cost. It has a huge capacity for large rooms, silent operation, and a modern design.

Pros

Great for cellars and basements

Has a modern design with a sleek body

The fan is quiet when operating

Will reduce allergens and odors

Features six various settings and a 24-hour timer

Cons

Did not work properly for some people

Drain leaked for a few customers

7. hOmeLabs 30 Pint

7. hOmeLabs 30 Pint
Removing humidity from the air is never as easy as it is with this machine. It removes over 30 pints of water from the air a day. It is great for rooms that are medium to large sized. The machine is able to quickly absorb the moisture and is very cost effective.
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It will not rack up any utility bills while it runs. With modern design, this dehumidifier has been designed with a sleek and clean look. The built-in handles and wheels make it easy to handle and move around anywhere in the house that you need. Not only is it easy to move, but it is easy to use too. Just adjust the setting to your ideal moisture level and then let it run on a 24 hour cycle. Once the holding tank is full the machine will stop running and shut off. There is also a spot for a gravity fed hose that allows for continuous draining. With the moisture eliminated, the odor is gone, and bacteria no longer growing the room will feel more comfortable and free of humid air. This dehumidifier is easy to use, easy to move, and easy to empty.


Benefits
Emptying a water tank every day or several times a day depending on the level of humidity in the room is often a pain. This machine has a port for a gravity fed drain line. The line is easy to set up with a garden hose and a female threaded end. It can be placed on the machine and no more pouring out those tanks of water.

What We Like About It
The design of this machine is sleek and has a clean look to it. It is an addition to the room that you really don’t notice. Great for large sized rooms that need the humid lowered in.

Cost and Value
This is one of the median-costing models in this category mainly because of the size and moisture tank capacity.

Pros

Dehumidifier with a superpower pulls 30 pints of water from the air per day

Sleek and clean design for modern homes

Easy to use and easy to move

Great for medium to large sized rooms

Features a gravity fed drain hose port

Cons

Machine does shut off when the tank is full, can be a short time with humid room

When on turbo setting the machine has a loud running sound

8. Ivation 30-Pint Energy Star

8. Ivation 30-Pint Energy Star
The Ivation 30-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier prevents odors, allergens, mold, dust, and mildew from being in the room air. It can hold up to thirty pints of moisture from the air a day and is a certified Energy Star product.
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This terrific unit includes convenient handles and roller wheels for simple portability and has an LED display that is bright. It features select settings, simple plug, easy to use reservoir, easy operation, and low maintenance. Included are a filter alert, timer, fan speed indicator, humidistat control, and an extra-long electric cord. It has auto-restart, auto-shut off, and auto-defrost and fits into almost any size space because of its compact size. This wonderful device weighs just thirty pounds, functions well in small to medium rooms, and has a display that is user-friendly. There are two fan speeds of turbo and regular and washable air filters. The indicator for water level is transparent and easy to monitor.

Benefits
Having handles and durable wheels on the bottom, this product can be moved from room to room easily. It is lightweight too, making this a real treasure for portability.

What We Like About It
This unit removes plenty of moisture from the air, yet it does not take up a lot of room for itself in the room. This makes it wonderful for small to medium rooms because it can be tucked out of the way.

Cost and Value
Priced at the high end of the cost scale for these products, this fabulous dehumidifier has plenty of auto features, great portability, and a huge moisture retention capacity.
Pros

Has an LED display that is bright

Includes convenient handles and roller wheels

Functions well in small to medium rooms

Includes an extra-long electric cord

Indicator for water level is transparent

Cons

Electric readout may become unreliable after a while

Some were not happy with the quality

9. TOSOT 70-Pint

9. TOSOT 70-Pint
This wonderful 70-pint dehumidifier works well in large and extra-large rooms and has a super-quiet operation. It is certified Energy Star, has a large 70-pint water retention capacity, and is easy to operate and use.
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Included are convenient handles and wheels for transport ease and an automatic restart if there is a power outage. The LED controls show the desired and current humidity level of an area, and a timer-delay setting can be used when you are away from home. You can alter the speed of the fan, set a 24-hour timer for sleep, or use it non-stop with a continuous drain.

Benefits
Large areas such as basements and cellars need a large capacity dehumidifier in them almost constantly because of their area and size. These places can become quite moist and unhealthy to breathe in without a dehumidifier.

What We Like About It
You can change plenty of things about the dehumidifier for your convenience, such as the fan speed, collection mode, and delay function. You can even set a timer to wake you up at a certain time.

Cost and Value
This is the highest-priced item on this list, and it gets its great value from is huge water retention size, strength of operation for large rooms, and many possible control settings.
Pros

Has a large 70-pint water retention capacity

Works well in large and extra-large rooms

Includes convenient handles and wheels

Has automatic restart if there is a power outage

Includes a timer/delay function

Cons

Computer read out was not working for a few people

The water bucket is small for those that did not use the automatic drain

10. Ivation 70 Pint Energy Star

10. Ivation 70 Pint Energy Star
Build for spaces up to 4500 square feet this dehumidifier will keep the room cool and comfortable. It is able to remove as much as 70 pints of water or moisture a day. The machine is powerful enough to prevent mold from growing, mildew from developing, dust from building up, and removes allergens along with odors.
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It creates clean and healthy air. With a low maintenance required and easy to use this machine can be taken out of the box and plugged right in. Then all you have to do is select the settings and empty the tank when it is full. It features a bright display that is lite up with an LED display. The display indicates the settings, humidistat, and the speed of the fan, a timer, and alert settings. It is an eco-friendly machine that is ENERGY STAR Certified, has casters, features an auto defrost setting, and restarts automatically when needed. With enough power to pull the humidity out of the entire house this machine is an effective and efficient dehumidifier that will get the job done day in and day out.

Benefits
Keeping a house cool in a humid area is hard. A dehumidifier is often the answer to that problem. This machine is able to effectively pull the moisture out of a space up 4500 square feet and remove up to 70 pints of water a time.
What We Like About It
Small rooms do not need a big dehumidifier to rid them of the extra moisture that they hold. This little device will get rid of the moisture in these small spaces but not take up much room.

What We Like About It
High powered and pulls the moisture right of the air. This machine is great for a whole house dehumidifier and works well helping to prevent mold and mildew throughout.
Pros

Keeps rooms cool and comfortable by removing moisture

Removes up to 70 pints of moisture per day

Prevents mold, dust, and mildew

Easy to operate, plug and go setup

Features an eco-friendly design

Cons

Machine has a vibration noise when it is running at a high speed

Drainage is difficult to connect to the machine

Criteria Used in Evaluation of the Best Dehumidifiers

Top-rated and most-purchased items

These dehumidifiers are the best-rated and the most-reviewed items of this category. Customers overwhelmingly loved the ones on this list the most and would purchase them again because of the high satisfaction they experienced. We read through the product descriptions, reviews, feedback, and online comments to bring you the most informative buying guides for your enjoyable shopping experience. We help you make an intelligent decision as to which of these products is the best for your needs and space requirements.

Pulls moisture from the room air efficiently

Each one of these devices takes the moist air that is in the room and retains the moisture from it. They then expel the air that is warmer and drier for you to breathe and enjoy. Because there are various sizes of rooms, there are many sizes of dehumidifiers. We feature many sizes and shapes on this page, so you should be able to find a top product that fits your needs that will work well in your room. Some are small with a little water bucket, while others can hold quite a lot of water from the air.

Is easy to drain and use

The larger products have a continuous drain setup that you can implement or use the large water bucket that must be emptied often. The smaller units do not have the drain option and must be emptied as often as needed according to the moisture trapped from the room air. The water containers are easy to put in and take out, with at least one of them having to be snapped back in for security purposes to lock it in.

Provides a mold, mildew, and bacteria-free environment

All dehumidifiers take the bacteria-loving moisture from the air to make it healthy for people to breathe. Moist air holds harmful substances such as molds, mildews, bacteria that are terrible to breathe in. These devices can be placed in rooms that are known to be drafty and damp, such as basements, cellars, bathrooms, and closets. For those with asthma, dehumidifiers are almost a necessity in most rooms of the house for good health. Everyone can benefit from the use of a dehumidifier because all air contains varying amounts of these harmful items.

Harmful Effects of Mold and Mildew

Common allergy triggers such as mildew, dust, and mold live in humid places and dehumidifiers can rid our room air of these harmful substances. Small spaces that do not have proper ventilation can be huge breeding grounds for these triggers. Placing a dehumidifier in rooms such as bathrooms, apartments, kitchens, basements, and cellars will give you good air to breathe and enjoy. Some common reactions to these substances are skin irritations, rashes, sneezing, wheezing, sore throat, running nose, trouble breathing, stuffy nose, and watery itchy eyes. These bacteria can cause asthma flare-ups too. To rid the air in your home of these terrible problems, purchase a dehumidifier to clean the air and breathe better and healthier. Benefits of a dehumidifier include reduction of humidity levels, reduction odors of mold and mildew, help with air conditioners run better, decreased dust in the home, foods like bread will last longer, clothes will stay drier, your respiratory system will not be harmed, and mold will not form on clothing and linens.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where should I put a dehumidifier in my home?

A: Anyplace you feel you have moisture in the air in your home is a great place to put one of these. Good places are bathrooms, bedrooms, basements, cellars, closets, and even living rooms. Choose the proper size unit for the right side of the room. If the room is large, make sure the device can handle the large size. Smaller rooms only require a small machine to keep the air in check.

Q: Do you have to have asthma to benefit from one of these?

A: No, you do not have to have asthma or any breathing problems to enjoy and benefit from the clean dry air that these devices emit in the room. Everyone needs the great air quality that these products can provide.

Q: Exactly how does one of these devices work?

A: Dehumidifiers remove the moisture from the room air that contains harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew particles. Placed in a room of the proper size for the moisture capacity of the unit, it will take out the moisture in the air you breathe. It takes in the wet air, removes the moisture, and puts out dry germ-free air in the room.

Q: What are the benefits of having one in the home?

A: Even if you do not have breathing problems, everyone can benefit from having drier air to breathe. Moisture in air holds and breeds bacteria, mildew, and mold that we breathe in when we have moist air in a room. Dehumidifier removes the moisture and therefore take out the harmful substances that live in this moisture. It makes for healthier air to breathe for everyone in range of the device.

Q: How do you get the water out or does the machine just evaporate it?

A: No, the dehumidifiers do not evaporate the water absorbed from the room air. It collects in a bucket in the machine or for the larger products, a continuous drain can be assembled with a garden hose. It is threaded through a drain in the floor or wall to go outside. The smaller devices must be emptied periodically depending on how much moisture is collected and how often.

Q: Do these all run on electricity or do some of them take batteries for operation?

A: All of these dehumidifiers run on electricity for operation, except the Eva-Dry product. That device is a tiny renewable dehumidifier that absorbs moisture with silica gel beads. One the beads are full of moisture, you plug in the device to dry out the beads. This is the renewing part of the process. It does not have to be plugged in to work though.

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