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 current model dehumidifier comparison chart, for example, will sort the most recent 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 FFAD5033W1 received a 5.0 for energy efficiency, a 4.5 for noise output, … , a 3.5 for its warranty, and a 5.0 for value. Adding up all these scores gives it a composite score of 55 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 model 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.
|NO||Noise Output||EF||Extra Features|
|MR||Moisture Removal||EU||Ease of Use|
Discontinued 50 Pint (70 pint 2012 DOE) Dehumidifier Comparison
Discontinued 35 Pint (50 pint 2012 DOE) Comparison
Discontinued 22 Pint (30 pint 2012 DOE) Comparison
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I did not see, Waykar 3500 sq.ft also Britsou -50 pint, 3500 sq.ft , can you tell me about this products if it is possible
I’m in Canada. Over the last 5 years we have had 3 different Noma (sold by Canadian Tire) dehumidifiers. The last one gave us 27 months, with the first giving us less than a year. To say we are frustrated is an understatement. We have a 1725 sq foot house on the main and almost as much of completed space in the basement. At one end of the basement we have a 20+ years old Kenmore dehumidifier running. We need to replace the one that died, which was in the finished area of the basement. Have you tested Midea 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Continuous Operation Function-MOST EFFICIENT ENERGY STAR® WITH PUMP? We likely will not be using the pump feature, but the price seemed reasonable. Otherwise we are considering a Honeywell TP70AWKN because of the warranty. Thank you for your website and info.
Model # MAD50PS1QGRC?
Looking for information on which models include Wi-Fi Connectivity.
Have you guys tested the wifi version of the Frigidaire? Does that have the same internals as the FFAD5033W1? I can’t find the FFAD5033W1 in Ontario, but I can find the FGAC5044W1.
We haven’t tested it but it is essentially identical (same internals, etc.) to the FFAD5033W1 we did test, except that it adds wifi functionality.
Do you plan to test and review the Perfect Aire dehumidifiers? Our local Jerry’s Home Improvement (in Eugene, Oregon) has their model 1PFD50 and recommend it highly. Thanks for considering this.
Which are the closest Dehumidifier models to the FFAD5033W1 and the HMEO20031N in CANADA. THANK YOU.
The FFAD5033W1 is now available in Canada.
We are looking at the 50-pint Frigidaire for a beach house basement foyer. We will need to raise it 18″ because the room may flood during a hurricane. When you write that the dehumidifier needs to be level to the ground to work properly, I think you mean it needs to be perpendicular to the ground rather than at ground level — correct?
Why haven’t you have published Honeywell Dehumidifers ? I heard they have good ratings and 1 +4 yr of warranty too
We have reviewed multiple Honeywell units. This is the latest.
Any word on the Tosot 70 pint dehumidifier?
Even though we haven’t tested it yet it is a high priority for our next round-up.
Do you have any plans to review the Vremi 70 pint in the near future? It currently has a great customer rating, and I’d be very interested to see how it stacks up to the Frigidaire and hOmelabs models.
Vremi units are very new to the market – they were only released in November of last year. We would like to see consumer reviews after at least 1 to 2 years of ownership before deciding whether it’s worthwhile for us to buy and review them.
Which unit worked best in low temperatures? wondering whether to go desiccant or not…
We recommend you check out our guide on this exact topic here.
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.
At this time we have yet to test a Garrison unit.
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.
Can you tell what was the best model you tested with a built in pump ?
We do have a list for 70 pint units which you can find here.
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?
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.
This is an excellent site, and I’ve learned a lot. Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism.
Any thoughts on the Hanover HAN706A 70 pint dehumidifier?
We, unfortunately, haven’t had a chance to review the HAN706A.
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!
Unfortunately, we do not have any experience using or testing Woods dehumidifiers.
My home is 763 sq ft what size humidifier would I need
Please see our general buyer’s guide for dehumidifier size recommendations.
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.
We recommend you read our guide on basement dehumidifiers. We address low temperature operation in the guide.