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The 10 Best Dehumidifiers of 2019

The Best Dehumidifier Buyers Guide 2019 - Product Reviews by ReviewThis

The COLZER Dehumidifier is a commercial unit with incredible power, able to remove up to 140 pints of moisture from the air daily. Much stronger than the 30/50/70 pint options, COLZER covers an incredible amount of space, up to 6,000 sq. ft. It is versatile and can be used in wet weather or low temperatures, able to dry clothes with its high-powered fan in a quick manner, even if it’s been rainy. The beautiful and sleek design makes this unit adaptable to many decoration styles.

Due to its massive size and power, COLZER is ideal for just about any location, such as living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, offices, libraries, basements, shopping malls, supermarkets, and warehouses—pretty much anywhere!

This unit also has drainage options depending on your needs. You can set the unit to default settings, and when the hose is connected to the water outlet, it will dehumidify continuously. Without hose access, you’ll need to manually empty the water inside the tank once it is full, however, thanks to the auto shut-off feature, the unit will shut off and the indicator light will flash to let you know it needs to be changed.

The control panel adds an intuitive layer by showing current room humidity levels as well as desired target humidity. Other great features include being able to change the fan speed, a 24-hour sleep timer, and in low temperature environments, auto defrost defense.

Key Features
  • Two Modes; good for wet environments for drying clothes, or for dehumidifying
  • Impressive 6,000 sq. ft. coverage
  • Intelligent control panel lets you see current and desired settings
  • Safety features such as automatic alarm and shut off when tank is full
Specifications
  • Capacity: 140 pints
  • Coverage: 6,000 sq. ft.
  • Manufacturer: Colzer
  • Warranty: 60 days money back or exchange guarantee, and 2-year warranty
  • Brand: COLZER
Pros
  • Covers large spaces
  • Low noise level
  • Creates fresh air-quality environment
  • Safe and reliable
Cons
  • Suggested room size is very large

Vremi is a Moisture Maniac in its quest to remove moisture from the air. This 1 pint dehumidifier, great for use in small to medium-sized rooms expertly purifies moisture, removing harmful allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew from the air. With a moisture capacity of 480 oz. (30 pints) and a removable water tank able to hold 15L (4 gallons) per day, Vremi’s Moisture Maniac cares about your air. Ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, offices, or any other high traffic areas, it does the job efficiently and quietly so you can live your life in peace, and with peace of mind. The auto shut off feature prevents any form of overflowing.

Even with all that power, the Moisture Maniac is lightweight and comes with wheels that make it easy to move around from room to room without a single spill. The auto shut off feature will let you know when it’s time to change the tank, but if that responsibility is too much, you can do continuous draining using the gravity-fed drain hose outlet.

Some dehumidifiers can get gunked-up due to their design and continued use, but with the Vremi that won’t happen because of its easy to clean filter. It purifies the surrounding environment by removing all allergens and keeping the air clean. For best and continued results, the filter should be washed at least once a month.

Key Features
  • Sleek and clean look with easy to use built-in handles and wheels
  • Easy to use and understand with very simple designs and controls
  • Has a turbo fan mode that works to remove moisture and reduce odor more quickly
  • Great for its size and efficient for small- to medium-sized rooms
Specifications
  • Capacity: 30 pints
  • Coverage: 1000 sq. ft.
  • Manufacturer: Vremi
  • Warranty: 1 year
Pros
  • Not overly complicated
  • Easy to set up
  • High quality and efficient
Cons
  • Tray can be difficult to remove when full
  • Can be noisy
  • Humidity control can give off readings

Afloia prides itself on high-end quality products and strives to bring happiness and comfort to its customers all over the world. They take pride in their design and colors too, and believe that they can fit into any home or within any décor nicely. That goes for dehumidifiers too. Not only do they possess a beautiful and sleek design but they are just as sound on the inside. The professional in-house engineering team tests the dehumidifiers rigorously to make sure there are no design or mechanical issues long before the product even reaches the customer. With modern and compact designs and styles, the dehumidifiers are perfect additions to anyone’s daily life.

Ideal for use in spaces such as kitchens, garages, bathrooms, bedrooms, RVs, caravans, wardrobes, or even boats, Afloia’s dehumidifiers are perfect for places that are prone to higher levels of humidity. The devices remove excess moisture from the air with expert and continual precision thus preventing long-term moisture damage and bringing you comfort and peace of mind in your daily life. Protect your home and protect your life. It is after all, where you live, lay your head, and you should live in safe and healthy conditions at all times.

With the latest Peltier Technology, which has no moving parts of compressors, the Alfoia Dehumidifier remains a healthy and ultra-quiet choice so that you can sleep soundly. Perfect for smaller rooms and areas that are not well ventilated.

Key Features
  • Auto shut-off feature goes into effect when the reservoir is full
  • Small and compact
  • Very quiet
  • Saves energy
  • Attractive design
Specifications
  • Capacity: 700 mL (24 oz.)
  • Coverage: 10 - 20m2 (108 – 215 sq. ft.)
  • Manufacturer: Afloia
  • Warranty: 30-day money-back and 2 year free replacements (lifetime support)
Pros
  • One button operation control for easy use
  • Auto shut-off feature
  • Ultra-Quiet Peltier Technology
  • Portable and compact size for easy relocation
Cons
  • Very small for some spaces
  • Lacks power of other dehumidifiers

HOmeLabs is a home appliance company dedicated to designing high quality products that suit your home needs. Their designs put people first by engineering products that are clean, modern, and fit nicely and unobtrusively into daily life. That means creating appliances that are intuitive, approachable, and considerate of an individual’s needs. hOmeLabs uses neutral color palettes as an extension of their beliefs, that their products should be able to fit into any home or decorum. hOmeLand appliances undergo rigorous testing by in-house engineers in order to proactively address and prevent issues when it comes to design or mechanics. They want their products to be as easy to use as possible while delivering on the benefit they promise: for dehumidifiers, that is being quiet yet efficient.

The portable hOmeLabs Dehumidifier is offered in two sizes to accommodate for different sized spaces. Big or small, the dehumidifier eliminates moisture from any enclosed space in order to protect clothes, home goods, furniture, and most of all, loved ones, from the deleterious effects of mildew, mold, and moisture rot.

The smaller unit can remove moisture in damp environments of up to 1,500 square feet, which is great for storage spaces, offices, and small basements. The medium size covers spaces from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet for larger basements and garages. And last but not least is the largest dehumidifier model, which is good for rooms that are 3,000 to 4,500 square feet, anything from basements, cellars, or larger storage buildings—anywhere moisture might be more of a problem.

Key Features
  • Energy-efficient 30 pint, 4-gallon room dehumidifier
  • Easy to use
  • Removes odor and moisture at a fast rate
  • Modern-looking design
Specifications
  • Capacity: 30 pints
  • Coverage: 1500 sq. ft.
  • Manufacturer: hOme
  • Warranty: 2 years
Pros
  • Runs fairly quietly
  • Easy to remove/clean filter
  • Auto shut-off feature when tank is full
Cons
  • Requires regular upkeep and emptying
  • Auto defrost feature not the best

Frigidaire packs power and efficiency with its 70-pint dehumidifier, protecting your home from unwanted mold and mildew resulting from excess moisture. It takes its job one step further by eliminating airborne bacteria that can cause difficulty breathing. Yes, 70 pints-per-day of dehumidifying is significant, but its size shouldn’t be seen as a negative. It can operate continuously when the unit is situated near an appropriate drain.

Electronic controls are easy to use. The Ready Select controls include a digital readout for humidity, an on/off 24-hour timer, and a control lock. The exact percentage of humidity in any room can be controlled using the Effortless Humidity Control. The SpaceWise portable design is versatile, making it easy to move the unit between rooms. With a top handle, integrated side handles, and caster wheels, Frigidaire includes features that make the device easy to use and handle.

Continuous is effective; once the unit reaches the humidity level you’ve set, it stops dehumidifying (including use of the fan). After that, the machine will wait until the level you’ve set exceeds 5 degrees and then immediately begins dehumidifying again.

You can control if and when you hear the fan if you use a smart plug with the unit. It will automatically remember it’s last settings after a power outage, so smart plug is a smart idea if you only want to run the machine (and/or fan) at certain times.

Key Features
  • Efficient and effective
  • 13.1-pint tank is pull out, with handles, and a splash guard full-tank alert
  • Operates smoothly and continuously
  • Energy-saving
Specifications
  • Capacity: 70 pints
  • Coverage: 1.64 – 8.72 gal/day
  • Manufacturer: Frigidaire
  • Warranty: Full 1-year parts and labor, limited 5-year sealed system
Pros
  • Quiet operation (only hear the fan, compressor is nearly soundless)
  • Attractive and sleek design
  • Can be used with smart plugs to work only at certain times
Cons
  • Not the best engineering (sensor bar makes the machine click on and off)
  • Uses more energy

The Hysure 700 mL dehumidifier is compact and uses near-silent Peltier Technology (no compressor and no moving parts) making it light and quiet. Its noise levels are below 33dB so that you can sleep soundly. This unit is perfect for small areas up to 10-20 square meters such as bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, closets, small laundry rooms, dorm rooms, or other smaller spaces or cubbyholes where humidity levels are too high.

The unit may be small, but it gets the job done in a big way. With efficiency and sturdiness, this portable dehumidifier can pull up to 300mL of water out of the air per day. It’s small enough to sit on your desk or work bench, and stays quiet throughout.

Hysure prides itself on saving energy and being eco-friendly by not wasting electricity. Energy consumption is low with this option and no chemical substances are used, making it an environmentally friendly choice for absorbing moisture from the air. When the tank is full, the unit will automatically shut off so that you can remove the water and start the process over again.

Hysure believes in its products and therefore offers exceptional after-sale service: 30 days money back or exchange guarantee comes with purchase, as well as a 24 month warranty. The customer service team will provide friendly and fast support throughout.

Before using this device, make sure the environmental humidity and temperature have met basic requirements, with temperature ≥ 20 ℃, and relative humidity ≥60 percent.

Key Features
  • Saves energy due to its low power consumption
  • Compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Sleek design
  • Nearly soundless
Specifications
  • Capacity: 500 mL
  • Coverage: 10-20 sq. meters
  • Manufacturer: Hysure
  • Warranty: 30 days money-back or exchange guarantee comes with purchase, as well as a 2 year warranty
Pros
  • Easy to use with only one button
  • Excellent moisture control
  • Portable and lightweight for use anywhere
Cons
  • Not best larger spaces
  • Comparably a bit slow

Midea prides itself on being the world’s largest air conditioning product provider. It knows a thing or two about air quality. The Midea 30 pint portable dehumidifier can absorb up to 30 pints of water a day, able to adjust humidity from 35% to 85% and is suited for use in basements, bathrooms, bedrooms, or closet/crawlspaces. Staying in the 45%-55% humidity range is recommender and in this area Midea delivers. Climate and room size are important when purchasing a dehumidifier so make sure the device you’ve got your eye on is big enough to cover the intended area.

This unit is intuitive. It has both an auto restart function and auto defrost function. The auto restart will use your last programmed settings even after a power outage once power is restored so as not to disrupt function. The auto defrost prevents the absorbed water from freezing, which can cause damage to the machine.

Set up and maintenance could not be easier. There are two options for emptying the machine: one, simply empty the included tank (0.8 gallon) once it’s full, or two, attach a female garden hose (standard 0.75 inch) to the built in socket for continuous draining. Note that the hose is not included. The reusable filter means no replacing parts all while maintaining good air quality.

Noise is always a factor to consider. Midea sets its machine at a maximum 51 decibel limit (no louder than a quiet conversation) so you can live your life without the bothersome noise of machines.

Key Features
  • Various sizes available
  • Reusable filter improves air quality
  • Maintains the 45%-55% humidity threshold with its continual comfort mode
  • Intuitive auto shut-off, auto defrost, and automatic restart
Specifications
  • Capacity: 30 pints
  • Coverage: 0.8 gallons (3 liters)
  • Manufacturer: MIDEA
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
Pros
  • Easy to use, including the timer
  • Four wheels on bottom make it easy to move
  • Large bucket for easy emptying and exceptional capacity
Cons
  • Can be noisy

The Pro Breeze Electric Dehumidifier may be small, but that doesn’t mean a compromise in effectiveness. Expect a quick and efficient removal of moisture from the air. With a water tank capacity of 18 ounces, this lightweight, compact and portable unit is able to remove up to 9 ounces of water per day. Ideal for small spaces, such as your kitchen, garage, basement, caravan, wardrobe, and even your boat (really anywhere that suffers from high levels of humidity), this portable device is best for rooms up to 1200 cubic feet (150 sq. ft.).

The Pro Breeze effectively saves energy by using Thermo-Electric Cooling/Peltier Technology (no compressor or moving parts). The added benefit of this is that the machine is whisper quiet, giving you peace of mind to run it day and night anywhere, without loud or disturbing noises.

Intuitive auto shut-off features makes this unit easy to use. Once the dehumidifier is full an LED light will come on to let you know the water tank needs to be drained. Then it’s easy as emptying the tank and replacing it for a new cycle. Similar to other mini dehumidifiers, the optimal temperature to run the device is 59-86°F. It will not function below 41°F.

The Pro Breeze is a fantastic option for small spaces, and especially effective if you want to save energy and keep quiet while doing it.

Key Features
  • Nearly soundless, making it ideal for offices, bedrooms, etc.
  • Saves energy due to its low power consumption and Peltier Technology
  • Intuitive auto shut-off feature goes into effect when the machine is full
  • Compact size ideal for small spaces, lightweight, and portable
Specifications
  • Capacity: 18 ounces
  • Coverage: 150 sq. ft.
  • Manufacturer: Pro Breeze
  • Warranty: 1 year
Pros
  • Extremely quiet; great for small, intimate spaces
  • Small size makes it easy to hide
  • Automatic shut-off is perfect for saving energy
Cons
  • Reservoir fills up fast
  • Must run it continually to make a difference

The Shinco 6-Gallon Dehumidifier boasts numerous features that make it a versatile and effective choice when choosing between devices. It is suitable for many different rooms in the home, including bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars or large rooms, and for garages, classrooms, and workshops with spaces ranging up to 3,000 sq. ft. At 37 pounds, the unit is compact and will fit into most spaces.

Not only can the unit be used in many different places, it is also intuitive once it does settle down to pull moisture out of the air. Some dehumidifiers can be difficult to control, or make all the moving parts work together. Shinco is simple in its design and convenient to use. With an intelligent control panel and time control system, you can program your desired results. Adjust it to the settings you want, and watch, (or don’t) as it runs a continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, in which case it will automatically shut off. The drain hose outlet on the back of the fuselage is perfect for allowing continual drainage. The Shinco can remove up to 50 pints of moisture per day.

A hidden and flat handle used to remove the machine’s water reservoir was built with the customer in mind, and the handle in the back of the dehumidifier too. It is unobtrusive and very easy to move. The sound the unit makes is also unobtrusive, about the same volume as normal conversation.

Key Features
  • User-friendly LCD display
  • Hose compatibility, with the option to hook up a hose for continuous draining
  • Auto-defrost feature saves energy and protects machine’s evaporator coils
  • Safe auto-shutoff
Specifications
  • Capacity: 50 pints
  • Coverage: 3000 sq. ft.
  • Manufacturer: Shinco
  • Warranty: 1 year
Pros
  • Intuitive; settings will lower as humidity levels drop
  • Automatic shutoff features saves energy
  • Easy set-up; remove from box and plug in
Cons
  • Can be noisy
  • Parts vibrate against each other unpleasantly
  • Unclear instructions for entering settings

Honeywell hits heavy with its 50-pint dehumidifier, making it a trusted choice that is reliable and long-lasting for your home. Backed by a 5-year warranty, the TP50WK energy star certified dehumidifier helps reduce moisture in rooms and uses less energy than conventional devices. This energy-saving unit can remove up to 50 pints of moisture from the air daily and is perfect for larger rooms such as basements, dens, kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. You can drain the collected water without needing to attend to it constantly with the continuous drain option (drain tube included).

Honeywell also designs an intuitive device with a smart digital humidistat control system that senses moisture levels and dehumidifies according to the room’s conditions. This expertly reduces allergy and odor components that cause mold and mildew by maintaining healthy humidity levels. A washable air filter included in the device is great for catching unwanted dust from the air, which helps your other systems run more smoothly, thus saving you energy in the long run. Curtains, walls, furniture, and appliances must be protected from mold and mildew too, and that’s exactly what Honeywell does so well by removing excess moisture from your home so that you can live in peace. Rust and corrosion that accumulate from sweat are also masterfully reduced with the continuous powers of Honeywell. No matter where you put your device (larger spaces would be better), you will undoubtedly experience the benefits of drier air around your home.

Key Features
  • Adjusts to humidity levels with sensor designs and filter change alerts
  • Durable air filter is washable and reusable; no filter replacements are necessary
  • Trusted brand with good customer support
  • Uses less energy than conventional dehumidifiers
Specifications
  • Capacity: 50 pints
  • Coverage: 3000 sq. ft.
  • Manufacturer: Honeywell
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 5 years sealed system
Pros
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Creates comfortable environment
  • Energy-efficient
  • Quiet for its size
Cons
  • Pump can have issues
  • Hose can be problematic

Home ventilation is of the utmost importance. The air we breathe goes into our lungs and therefore must be good quality air, otherwise, we are going to get sick. Depending on the home or residence you live in, good ventilation is not always possible. That’s where dehumidifiers come in. Whereas humidifiers are used for dealing with dry air, dehumidifiers help when indoor humidity becomes too high. If this persists for extended periods of time, germs and molds can grow and flourish. And that is definitely something we don’t want in our lungs, as the effects can be extremely dangerous and long-lasting.

Non-electric devices are great for small spaces, while electric dehumidifiers are better solutions for larger spaces. Depending on your home, and your needs, the type of dehumidifier you can search for and buy varies widely. These devices cause water to condensate on their metal surface when humid air cools down. This is because cold air contains less moisture than warm air. The accumulated moisture is collected in a bucket, which should be emptied regularly. Most electric dehumidifiers work in this way, however differences in efficiency vary greatly.

Naturally, large devices are often more efficient than smaller ones. However, consider the size of your space. If you have a moisture problem in a small area, you might want to consider a non-electric dehumidifier. The goal is to reduce humidity, making your home a safe space against allergens; dust mites, mold, and mildew are all enemies here. Running your dehumidifier regularly will also help reduce the amount of dust in your home, saving you time from cleaning and dusting as often as you might. Another added benefit is that your air conditioner will run more efficiently if you run your dehumidifier frequently, which will ultimately lower your energy costs.

Energy costs will vary depending on how long you use your dehumidifier and at what frequency. If you run it several times a day, and at night, over weeks, even years, it has the potential to use a lot of electricity. The type and size will dictate your energy needs. You’ll want to make sure you’re buying the most efficient, cost-effective product for you.

Effectiveness is based on how much water is being pulled out of the air (the higher the output, the more effective the machine). Keep an eye out for “energy-saving” features of dehumidifiers when buying. Some units, even though they have stopped running, use a sort of “vampire power” so be sure to turn off your machine completely or unplug it — otherwise, it will still use power.

Another component to consider is how much noise the machine makes. If you’re putting your device in the same room you sleep in, this can be huge. Electric dehumidifiers tend to make more noise than non-electric so be sure to try before you buy if possible.

You’ll make your best, most educated decision once you consider the size of the room, how much dry/humid air is entering the space, how long you’d need to keep it on, and the kWh rate the power company charges you. Remember to consider the size of the space and the machine, and try to match accordingly.

Resources— Washington Post, Consumer Reports

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