If you live in an area with high levels of humidity, you know how uncomfortable it can be to just sit in your home on a muggy and damp day. Dehumidifiers are small appliances that are designed to make your space much more comfortable by sucking the moisture out of indoor air. When you purchase a quality dehumidifier, you can make indoor air more breathable and prevent the accumulation of mold and mildew int he process.
So which dehumidifier is the best for your home? Do you need a portable energy-saving unit or one that is hypoallergenic? Unfortunately, with so many different models on the market with a long line of features, choosing the right dehumidifier can be a challenging task. Here are the top 10 dehumidifiers on the market today so that you can easily narrow down the options.
1. Frigidaire FAD504DWD Energy Star 50-pint Dehumidifier
The Frigidaire 50-pint dehumidifier makes humidity control as effortless as possible with its portable design that can be moved from room to room. With a feature that allows the user to choose the exact percentage of humidity they want in their room, the FAD504WD is as user-friendly as it gets. The collection container, which is capable of holding 50 pints of excess moisture, includes a washable filter to kill bacteria and is programmed to alert you and automatically shut off when it is full.
2. Eva-dry EDV-2200 Dehumidifier
The EDV-2200 is a mid-size dehumidifier that uses Peltier technology to absorb moisture from smaller spaces that are prone to mold and mildew. Measuring just 6 x 8 x 14 inches and weighing in at only 6 pounds, the EDV-2200 is a great portable unit that will stay out of sight and save you energy even when it runs all day. While the tank can hold two liters of liquid, the system will shut off when the tank reaches capacity.
3. Eva-dry Renewable E-333 Wireless Mini Dehumidifer
The Eva-dry E-333 is the premier mini dehumidifier on the market and works to get rid of excessive humidity in those smaller areas where odor can damage clothing or mildew can turn to mold. The E-333 uses a silica gel technology to silently absorb moisture from closets, cabinets, bathrooms, RV’s and more. What makes the unit special is that it sucks the moisture into crystals and can take two to four weeks to reach the six ounce capacity. If you want a wireless and renewable mini model that has a full five-year warranty, this is the right choice.
4. Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Wireless Mini Dehumidifer
The E-500 model by Eva-dry is another battery-free mini dehumidifier that is quiet and effective in absorbing moisture in smaller spaces. While the E-333 and E-500 use the same technologies, this model is a step up because it can hold up to eight ounces of moisture before it has reached capacity. Since it works in an area of up to 500 cubic feet, this compact unit is better for larger bathrooms and laundry rooms.
5. Keystone Energy Star KSTAD70B Dehumidifier
The KSTAD70B is a full-sized dehumidifier that includes rolling casters for easy portability from room to room. The Energy Star rated model can suck out up to 70 pints of moisture from the air per day and includes a 1.3 gallon water tank that will alert you when it is full. This model also includes a reusable filter that removes dust and kills bacteria so that the air in your home is cleaner to breath.
6. Ivation IVAGDM20 Mini Dehumidifier
The IVAGDM20 measures just 5.75 x 5.32 x 8.78 inches, but is equipped with a tank that can hold up to 16 ounces of moisture. This very small unit is a workhorse that can powerfully squeeze moisture out of the air while being extremely quiet. It is great for basements, laundry rooms and other spaces that measure up to 1100 cubic feet. Since it also includes a washable air filter, you can breath easy knowing that allergens air being eliminated from the air.
7. Eva-dry EDV-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier
The EDV-1100, which is a smaller unit that measures 6.5 x 5.3 x 8.5 inches and weighs just 1 pound, is a compressor-free model that utilizes Peltier Technology to remove moisture from the air. It is designed to work in small and mid-sized rooms and uses very little energy to operate. With a 16 ounce reservoir tank and a capacity indicator, you will be alerted whenever the tank needs to be emptied.
8. Frigidaire FFAD5033R1 Energy Star Dehumidifier
The FFAD5033R1 is another Energy Star rated unit that runs at a lower temperature to save you money and also reduce your carbon footprint. With a Ready-Select control and digital display, you can see just what the levels are in your home and select what you want those levels to be at. The unit is capable of removing up to 50 pints of moisture per day and includes a 13 pint tank that includes an alert indicator and shut-off switch. If portability is a priority, this 50 pint model weighs 53 pounds but includes caster wheels.
9. Gurin DHMD-210 Electric Compact Dehumidifier
The DHMD-210 is one of the smaller compact units and measures just 4.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Never let the small size fool you as this is a compressor-free dehumidifier that can absorb up to 16 ounces of water before the reservoir tank needs emptied. The CE and UL approved model is perfect for an RV, laundry room, bathroom or a closet and is quiet so that you will never be disturbed.
10. Ivation IVADM35 Dehumidifier
The IVADM35 is a compact thermo-electric model that uses the popular Peltier Technology to suck up to 20 ounces of moisture out of the air per day. While the unit is smaller than most, it is equipped to handle spaces of up to 2200 cubic feet and can tackle the most musty rooms. With a two liter water tank, you do not have to worry about daily empties and can just listen for the alert indicator when the tank has reached capacity.