Dehumidifier Comparison Chart

You can reference the charts below to determine which dehumidifier fits your requirements best and does what’s important to you the best. Here’s what we mean. Let’s say you’re looking for a unit that’s highly portable, highly durable, and comes with an outstanding warranty. Use the charts below to find a dehumidifier that scores mostly above average in each of these categories, and read the corresponding review by clicking on the manufacturer name on the left side of the chart.

You can then determine whether that particular unit will fit your needs and work for your specific situation as you read through the review. Throughout the review we’ll also compare the particular unit to other units available in a similar price range and with similar features and performance in our tests to help you make the best possible decision as you weigh the pros and cons of the particular dehumidifier to determine whether you’re going to buy it or not.

Note that you can sort any particular comparison chart by clicking on the up/down arrows next to each column heading. Clicking on the up arrow next to “D” in the 70 pint dehumidifier comparison chart, for example, will sort the 70 pint dehumidifiers we tested from most durable (scoring a perfect 5.0) to least durable (scoring a meager 2.0). Clicking the up arrow will reverse the list and sort the same units from least durable to most durable.

We’ve also included a composite score for each unit in each comparison chart. This score is the sum of the scores the particular unit received in each review category. For example, the top rated Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 received a 5.0 for energy efficiency, a 4.5 for noise output, … , a 3.5 for its warranty, and a 4.5 for value. Adding up all these scores gives it a composite score of 50 out of 60 possible points. Of course, those units with the best composite scores are also the best rated overall.

We strongly advise you – DO NOT exclusively use this comparison chart to make your purchase decision. Only use it as a guide to find which dehumidifiers fit your needs the best. We cannot emphasize enough that we advise you to first read the review for any unit you’re interested in by clicking on the corresponding manufacturer name on the left side of the chart. Only after you’ve carefully read through our review will you be equipped to make the proper purchase decision.

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EEEnergy EfficiencyVVersatility
NONoise OutputEFExtra Features
MRMoisture RemovalEUEase of Use
HAHygrometer AccuracyPPortability
DDurabilityWWarranty
AAdjustabilityVValue
CSComposite Score

70 Pint Dehumidifier Comparison

Manufacturer
EE
NO
MR
HA
D
A
V
EF
EU
P
W
V
CS
Frigidaire5.04.55.03.55.04.54.53.03.53.53.54.550.0
Keystone5.04.54.03.54.03.52.04.52.04.03.55.045.5
Danby5.03.05.05.03.03.04.55.04.03.05.02.047.5
Honeywell5.03.05.04.53.53.04.03.03.53.03.53.544.5
RCA4.05.02.04.04.03.52.54.03.54.53.54.044.5
GE3.52.03.53.05.04.03.54.55.04.03.52.043.5
Haier DE65EM5.02.02.02.02.05.02.03.55.04.53.54.040.5
Kenmore4.04.52.004.04.53.03.54.53.53.52.039.0
Whirlpool5.02.02.03.03.05.04.53.02.05.02.02.038.5
Hisense3.04.52.04.54.05.04.53.04.53.02.04.544.5
Friedrich3.53.02.05.03.03.05.05.05.02.04.53.544.5
SPT SD-72PE4.54.54.04.02.03.52.04.03.04.03.54.543.5
Haier HM70EP2.02.04.52.02.03.05.04.54.03.03.55.040.5
Delonghi3.03.02.03.05.04.03.55.03.03.03.52.040

50 Pint Dehumidifier Comparison

Manufacturer
EE
NO
MR
HA
D
A
V
EF
EU
P
W
V
CS
Frigidaire3.55.03.53.55.04.55.03.04.54.53.54.550.0
Keystone 3.55.03.53.54.04.02.04.52.04.53.55.046.0
Friedrich3.54.53.5
5.03.03.05.05.05.02.04.03.547.0
Delonghi5.02.03.53.55.04.03.55.03.03.03.52.043.0
SPT SD-52PE4.53.52.03.52.03.52.04.03.04.03.54.540.0

30 Pint Dehumidifier Comparison

Manufacturer
EE
NO
MR
HA
D
A
V
EF
EU
P
W
V
CS
Frigidaire5.05.03.53.55.04.55.03.03.04.53.54.550.0
Hisense5.03.04.53.53.55.04.54.02.05.03.53.547.0
GE3.55.03.52.03.04.0
3.54.55.04.03.53.545.0
Haier2.03.52.02.02.02.02.02.05.04.53.54.034.5

Comments

  1. Jan Bentley says

    we have purchased 2 Garrison dehumidifiers. First one didn’t work so we returned it and they gave us a second one that also did not pull the moisture from the air. Have you ever tested this brand. We were told by Can. Tire that we had to get in touch with the manufacturer but I cannot find info on them online.

  2. Annette says

    I purchased a Soleus Air HMT-D70E-A dehumidifier in July 2017, and it quit producing water after just one year (used only during summer months.) Soleus said it was a compressor issue and is offering to replace the unit (I have cut off the cord and plug and sent it in to Soleus.) They are out of stock of this model and are offering to replace it with one which has a pump. I see this as just another potential problem. I assume it can be used without activating the pump? And I see that Soleus is not listed in any of your reviews. Should I accept the pump model, or wait for same model, or ask for my money back? Also I am concerned about a fire hazard.

  3. Laura J Paprocki says

    I live in Madison WI. I am comparing dehumidifiers…I am leaning towards a Santa Fe option. They range in capacity from 70-155 pint capacities. That however, is at 80 degrees. Our basement is much cooler in the summer (the only place and time we really need to use the dehumidifier) and so the listed specifications for lower temps drops to a capacity range of more like 47-123 pints. I understand all the math – and i appreciate your article here. What i am getting hung up on is this….our basement is what i would deem moderately damp and while i know you dont like the AHAM chart – their chart says that a 1,000 (about the size of our basement) that is moderately damp is only producing about 14 pints per day of water! I have looked around the web and cant seem to find conclusive research as to what an approximate pints per day actually is (taking into consideration some ballpark estimates – like size and “dampness factors”). I am wondering if i am fool to consider paying $1,000 for a dehumidifier that can remove 90 pints per day – if my basement is only producing about 14!!! We currently are running a GE AHM40LKG1 purchased in 2007 and have it set at 50% RH – and we have it go right to a drain. I have considered measuring each days water amount for a while – to get a better understanding of how much water we actually would pull out of the air on average. But again – why all these super high capacities – for basements that might only be producing like AHAM charts – says amounts less than 44 pints for even a very large very wet area?? What am i missing? I want to make the right long term decision – but it gets a bit confusing! Help please?

  4. Barbara says

    Brad,
    I have the Soleusair HMT-D70E-A, bought in May 2017, and used only 4 months afterward, and not constantly either, This 2018 Spring season attempted to use it, and all it does is the fan keeps running, with not one drop of water collected in the bucket. And I’ve plugged it in 4-5 times since and ran it for hours at a time, with no success. Of all the dehumidifiers I’ve gone through in 45 years, this one is fraud! I will never buy another of this brand ever. My basement is really humid in the Spring/Summer here in Illinois, so I really need one. But with recalls due to fires, where does one turn to? I simply can’t trust any of them.

    Admin,
    This is an excellent site, and I’ve learned a lot. Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism.

    Kindest regards.

  5. Liz says

    Firstly, a huge thanks for such a fantastic accessible and comprehensive website! I have procrastinated a few hours learning about why some dehumidifiers have seemed completely useless! It makes sense now!

    I was curious about whether you had any experience or recommendations with Woods as a brand. I have my old family one (just checked and it’s built 1998!) and it does such an amazing job but is so so noisy (I suspect something is loose) but would love to hear if you think their specs look good or whether I need to give another brand a go :)

    Thanks again for such a useful site!

    Liz

  6. Linda says

    We have had trouble with our current unit freezing up due to cooler basement temperatures. We need a large unit we can program to run for at least 12 hours a day/night in lower temps. and not freeze up. We got around this by removing the cover over the coils when running.
    There is no mention of this in the ratings so not sure what to look for in the models you recommend. We do not drain ours currently. It shuts off when full and we empty.

  7. Julienne Barbazette says

    I purchased a Hisenses 70 pint dehumitifier with a pump this week. I had to return it to the store as I could not get the pump to work. After reading review after review, it seems like there are a lot of issues with the pumps working. I need to put my dehumitifier in a crawl space where I cannot use the gravity drain as I have no place to drain it. Can you tell me more about connecting a condensate pump to a humitifier?

    • Admin says

      You simply use a regular garden hose to connect the dehumidifier to the pump. The pump comes with its own hose that connects to it also. You place the end of this hose (the one that comes with the pump) at the location where you would like the collected condensate to pump out of.

  8. Dave Pillsbury says

    I appreciate your thorough review, and am probably going with the top rated Frigidaire. However, I failed to see anywhere the actual physical sizes of these units….

    ??

    Thanks

  9. ;^) says

    Features are interesting, but the most important characteristic is useful life. I have seen dehumidifiers run continuously for more than 20 years. The units available today tend to fail after a few years. I’ve torn down a few and found it was electronics failure.

    I suspect that there is a market for a simple unit with an off switch and drain pan that leads to a garden hose. No fancy, simply turn it on and it gets the job done – year after trouble free year. Extra points if it is easy to clean.

    • Brad W. says

      My 30+ yo Sears dehumidifier fan motor started squealing. I removed the fan motor and I’m contemplating a new unit vs new motor. I am one of those people looking for a simple dial hydrometer on/off unit. If there is one simple/basic unit out there, I’d be more interested in that.

  10. James K McMahon says

    I had been considering as a finalist the Frigidaire FFAP7033T1 which includes a built-in pump. However,I could find no confirmation on how high the condensate would pump up vertically to exit it out a basement window since I have no drain in my basement. After a lengthy search, I finally found a Frigidaire C.S. Rep. who checked and reported 4′ – 6′, which is hardly sufficient to reach my basement window. This has now caused me to abandon a search for a dehumidifier with a built in pump. Your top three recommendations include the Keystone KSTAD70B and the Danby DDR70A2GP. I could find no Energy Star EF rating for either model and Keystone was not even listed. Are they Energy Star certified? Any info on these two models would be appreciated. JKM.

    • Admin says

      According to energystar.gov neither the KSTAD70B nor the DDR70A2GP are Energy Star Certified. The top rated Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, on the other hand, is Energy Star Certified and would be our recommendation over both the Keystone and the Danby for most users.

      That being said, note the following: just because a dehumidifier is not Energy Star Certified does not mean that is not energy efficient. It simply means that it hasn’t been sent by the manufacturer to a third party for testing and certification.

    • mark harper says

      You can always buy a non-pump dehumidifier and then use an air conditioning condensate pump that offers 12′ of lift

  11. Nate says

    I noticed that you haven’t tested the Black and Decker BDT70PWT 70-Pint Dehumidifier, which seems to have great reviews on other websites. It appears to have a much greater CFM compared to other dehumidifiers. Do you have any experience with this model?

    Thanks!

    • Admin says

      The specs on the Black+Decker units look great. They’re definitely on the shortlist of units we’ll be testing in our next round-up.

      • Nate says

        Thank you so much.

        I’d also like to recommend to you a unit that I recently purchased for my basement, which is the Whynter Elite D-Series 95 Pint Dehumidifier. It’s the only 95 pint Energy Star rated unit I could find, and its high capacity and high CFM means that it really dries out the whole space quickly and keeps it dry.

  12. Jim Pomeroy says

    I’m in the market for a new portable dehumidifier with a build in pump for use in the basement of my house, and I’d like one that is reliable, energy efficient, quiet, not overly expensive, and highly rated by consumers. Recommendations?

    • Admin says

      Our recommendation is that you purchase the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 – a unit that checks all of those boxes except for the built-in pump requirement. You can very easily connect a condensate pump to it to facilitate pumping collected condensate above and/or away from it.

  13. Tom says

    What size room, ft x ft or Sq Ft, does the average 70 pt and average 50 pt dehumidifier work best in. This would be important information to have. Then I will measure my basement to find its ft x ft or Sq Ft to choose correctly. Thank you.

  14. Helios Higgins says

    I see no DC models listed. Wouldn’t the efficiency numbers overall be better for not having to use an inverter, in an off-grid or mobile application? There must be DC models available, so why wouldn’t they be included, given that efficiency plays a role in your top recommendations?

  15. Gary Vian says

    I am disappointed not to find the Whynter, I have a 50 pt model that has run flawlessly going on 5 years in the lower level of a water front home. Auto start, 2 speed, humidity level, gravity drain and self defrosts. I would really appreciate your review of this manufacturer and I am preparing to buy a back dehumidifier.

    Thank you,
    Gary

    • Admin says

      Thank you for your feedback. We hope to test both the 70 pint Whynter RPD-702WP and 30 pint RPD-321EW in the near future.

    • Scott says

      Agreed! Saw very favorable reviews on the Whynter 711D as well. Seems full featured with excellent water extraction! Please review these tomorrow! Lol!

  16. Jean Painter says

    One CRITICAL feature for snowbirds is an “auto restart” should the power go off during the summer months when the unit is unattended.

    This is not addressed in your review of your top rated frigidaire models.

    • Admin says

      Thank you for the constructive criticism. We will definitely take a closer look at this feature in future reviews. For now, note that all of the top rated Frigidaire units do have auto restart functionality.

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