Best Dehumidifiers

Best Dehumidifiers of 2016

Brand/Model Capacity Special Features Consumer Ratings Preview & Purchase
Pure Enrichment Deluxe Mini Dehumidifier ~10 ounces Auto Shut-off, Advanced Humidity Control, One Button, Compact, Whisper-Quiet 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Danby DDR70B3WP 70 pints 4500 sq ft Coverage, Energy Star, Auto Restart, 2 Fan Speeds, Auto Defrost, Wheels, Low-Temp Feature, Washable Filter, Continuous Drainage Option 4.7 out of 5 stars
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EcoSeb DD322EA - Classic (Desiccant Dehumidifier) 21 pints Desiccant, Continuous Drainage Option, Handle & Lid on Tank, E7 Energy Saver Technology, 3 Electronic Settings, Laundry Settings, Auto Restart 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Whynter RPD-411WG 40 pints Continuous Drainage Hose, 2500 sq ft Coverage, Portable, Auto Shut-off, Auto Restart, Humidity Control, Low-Temp Operation, Auto Defrost, Humidity Sensor, Washable Air Filter, Energy Star 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Honeywell DH70W 70 pints ~3000 sq ft Coverage, 6 ft Power Cord, 2 Fan Speeds, Humidistat, LED Display, Auto Restart & Auto Shutoff, Continuous Drain Option, Low-Temp Option, Full Tank Alert & Light, Wheels & Handles 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Frigidaire FAD504DWD 50 pints Auto-shutdown, Air Filter, Continuous Pumping, Energy Star, Handles and Wheels, Full Tank Alert 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 50 pints Continuous Drain Option, Energy Star, Electronic Controls, 24-Hour Timer, Full Tank Alert, Auto Shut-off, Low-Temp Control, Washable Filter 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Hisense DH-70K1SDLE 70 pints Energy Star, Continuous Drain Option, 24-Hour Timer, Full Tank Alert, Auto Shut-off 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Keystone KSTAD50B 50 pints ~3000 sq ft Coverage, 24-Hour Timer, Full Bucket Alert, Continuous Drain Option, Electronic Controls, Auto-Restart, Wheels 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Eva-dry Edv-1100 16 ounces Quiet (no compressor), Auto Shut-off, Energy Efficient, Full Alert 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Hopefully, you’re browsing for the best dehumidifiers of 2016 at your leisure and not due to demand! Either way, we’re equipped and ready to help you in battle… because getting to the details of what you need in your time of need can be difficult! Shopping for a dehumidifier doesn’t have to be confusing and frustrating, now! If you didn’t find the table above to be useful, perhaps you’ll find the following information to be of more value to you.

If you’re jumping into this as clueless as I was, you have no idea where to begin in your search. First, we need to address the entire situation. What size dehumidifier do you need? Do you need your laundry room, basement, or your entire house to be dried out? Have you measured the square footage of the room in question?

Are you interested in a dehumidifier because you have allergies or moisture problems? How much moisture is trapped in your home? Do you feel as though you’ve taken care of the problem but can’t get rid of foul, mildew odor?

If you don’t know your room measurements, use a tape measure to learn the length and width of the room. The square footage of that room is the length multiplied by the width. (For instance, 20×10 is 200 square feet). Do you know about cubic feet per minute or air changes per hour? These are important factors in deciding the size of your dehumidifier.

Calculating Size Needs

If you haven’t already, measure the square feet of the room needing TLC. After you’ve measured square feet, we need to estimate how much humidity is in the air. The level of humidity combined with square feet of the room indicates what kind of dehumidifier we need. If you can accurately judge how humid your air is, we can determine how many times our dehumidifier should filter the air in our room each hour.

0-70% humidity feels and smells… but isn’t always noticeable to the naked eye. 70-100% humidity feels, smells, and looks wet… there will be mold and mildew spots and/or standing water in rooms this humid.

For slightly humid rooms, choose a dehumidifier that cycles air through itself 3 times or more each hour. For rooms with visible spots or water, choose a machine with a cycle of 5 or 6 times per hour.

(If you’re looking for the equation for cubic feet per minute, multiply together the cubic feet of the room and the recommended air cycles per hour, then divide by one hour [60 minutes]).

If you don’t know which room you need a dehumidifier in the most, thoroughly examine each area in your home. If you notice that your floors creak and groan a lot in a particular room, moisture is probably high in that area. If you can look at the walls or ceilings and notice abnormal stains or spots, there’s probably lots of moisture in that area, too.

Do you walk into any room and immediately notice a change in breathing ability or the humidity of the air surrounding you? Do any of those rooms affect your allergies, stomach, or moods?

What Matters?

The capacity of the machine you’re interested in and the condition of your space matters the most when selecting a dehumidifier. If you think this is a big job, purchase a large dehumidifier so more of your home can benefit from its power. If you only need it for the bathroom or laundry room, you may want to consider a small dehumidifier, even one such as a desiccant model. Desiccant dehumidifiers don’t use electricity, but instead, use drying materials such as gels and crystals to absorb moisture.

The amount of water the machine can hold over a 24 hour period. Most small dehumidifiers will hold about 30 pints of water, mid-sized machines will hold around 50 pints, and large/whole house dehumidifiers can hold between 70 and 100 pints of water over a 24 hour period. When it comes to removing the water build-up, will you have to empty it yourself or is a drain or condensate pump attached?

The amount of energy the machine will consume. Your electric bill will be affected by this home addition, so choose wisely!

Extra features. They aren’t a necessity, which is why they’re called extras! Deciding which extra features are worth paying for can be difficult because it depends on your situation. Some of the best add-ons include a humidistat (which detects rises and drops in humidity levels, telling the machine to stay on or turn off), a timer, wheels (for mobility, if you have more than one problem area), adjustable fan speeds, timers, an air filter, and/or auto-shutdown, restart, or defrost.


Top 10 Dehumidifiers of 2016


Pure Enrichment Deluxe Mini Dehumidifier

  • The Deluxe Mini Dehumidifier is a great, compact dehumidifier costing much less than the bulkier competition.
  • Only have around 10 ounces of extra humidity in your space you need to eliminate daily? This is the pick for you. This portable dehumidifier is praised for its efficiency, despite its small size.
  • The tank is see-through, to make emptying as easy as possible. (Despite its auto shut-off function).
  • This dehumidifier weighs less than 5lbs!

Danby DDR70B3WP

  • With the Danby DDR70B3WP, cover 4,500 square feet of space! 
  • In an average (not soaking wet) room, the DDR70B3WP can process 70 pints of water a day. (With the option to connect a hose or drain tube).
  • You won’t be paying more for electricity with the Danby’s Energy Star rating.
  • The control panel is electronic.
  • You can use this dehumidifier in colder climates around 40°F. (Your coils won’t freeze, either, with the de-icing feature).

EcoSeb DD322EA – Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier

  • The EcoSeb is incredible for what it is! (A desiccant dehumidifier with the option for continuous drainage). It’s able to remove 21 pints of water a day, easily.
  • Since the DD322EA doesn’t have a compressor, you’re unlikely to lose sleep with this appliance running. (Refrigerant dehumidifiers are known for being loud and hard to sleep through).
  • This dehumidifier is so loaded down with features that even spilling a full reservoir is going to be nearly impossible!

Whynter RPD-411WG

  • The Whynter RPD-411WG dehumidifier is able to cycle moisture out of a 2,500 square foot space!
  • It’s Energy Star efficient with the option to directly hook up a drain. (Or 40 pints a day, without direct drain).
  • Enjoy two selections for fan speed, including a 24-hour timer.
  • Breathe easy with the auto shutdown and restart functions (and washable air filter).

Honeywell DH70W

  • This Honeywell can handle up to 70 pints a day (with continuous drain)! Did you notice that it can also cover up to 3,000 square feet?!
  • Don’t worry about having to reset your settings if you lose power, the DH70W should automatically restart!
  • This baby works nice and quickly, for damp emergencies! Great in humid climates and basements.
  • It has wheels and handles, so you can move it around (from house to house, if you have to)!
  • You can wash the air filter for optimum allergy protection.

Frigidaire FAD504DWD

  • The FAD504DWD is a mid-sized dehumidifier that can hold 50 pints per day, on average! You can use it in average or small basements and living rooms with no problem!
  • Don’t worry about how full it is, it will alert you when the tank is full. If you hook up a drain, you can continuously drain the dehumidifier.
  • Controls are electronic.
  • This Frigidaire model features a portable design, with handles and wheels for mobility.
  • Two different fan speeds are built into this powerful, portable machine.

Frigidaire FFAD5033R1

  • Everyone that takes advantage of the continuous drain option seems to be pretty pleased! Feel free to put it to work in an average-sized basement or living room.
  • If the filter gets grimy, just wash it and reuse it!
  • Control the FFAD5033R1’s location with its wheels and handles. Control the humidity of your room easily by setting the ideal level. (It’s Energy Star-efficient, so don’t worry about your bill!)

Hisense DH-70K1SDLE

  • As long as you can avoid straining its compressors (by attaching a humidistat or other form of humidity control), this pup can cover a good-sized room.
  • Should get a job done quickly and efficiently, its life is questionable in length, based on numerous reviews. Hopefully, newer editions will provide updates to this lacking standard. (Though, surely we all understand most dehumidifiers aren’t meant to last forever).
  • Can handle relatively low temperatures.

Keystone KSTAD50B

  • With continuous drainage, cover up to 3000 sq ft!
  • The KSTAD50B has an all-day timer and a full bucket alert feature, with electronic controls that are easy to use.
  • Don’t worry about power outages affecting your routine, this Keystone has an auto-restart feature.
  • Move it around the house fairly easily, since it’s on wheels!

Eva-dry Edv-1100

  • This is a much cheaper alternative than most of our other options. If you’re cool with its compact size (and the fact that it doesn’t have a compressor), the Edv-1100 is a great choice, too. (Usually less than $60).
  • It’s great on the go because it doesn’t eat up much extra energy!
  • This little machine can cover the span of 1100 feet pretty nicely!

The Award for Best in its Category Goes to…

Pure Enrichment for their Deluxe Mini Dehumidifier. It can’t handle much weight, but it’s perfectly portable and wonderful for its size.

Danby for their DDR70B3WP model. It packs some serious power, having a 70-pint-a-day capacity with superb features, including coverage of up to 4,500 square feet (and continuous draining capabilities)! You won’t have to break the bank making this purchase, either. A truly superior selection!

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