The 6 Best Dehumidifiers of 2022

August 27, 2022

The 6 Best Dehumidifiers of 2022

With the heatwave on blast, the best dehumidifier will quickly reduce any residual moisture effectively, which is often the case if your home has humidity. The best dehumidifiers will prevent a build-up of mold, mildew and water stains over time. More importantly, dehumidifiers will improve overall air quality, particularly for allergy sufferers, alongside the best vacuum cleaners.

That’s where a dehumidifier comes in. Unlike a humidifier, which adds moisture to the air, a dehumidifier removes excess water from your environment, preventing mold, mildew and other issues that can harm your health — or your home. Most dehumidifiers draw humid air in through an inlet using an internal compressor and fan. The air goes through cool coils that pull out excess moisture and condense it into the reservoir. Dry air is then propelled back into the room.

1 Frigidaire High Efficiency Dehumidifier with Built-in Pump

Frigidaire High Efficiency Dehumidifier with Built-in Pump

The Frigidaire 35 Pint Dehumidifier captures dust from the air for a cleaner, more comfortable home environment with with a Easy-to-Clean Washable Filter and Custom Humidity Control for maximized comfort. Front loading bucket with carrying handle and splash guard makes cleaning hassle-free.
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2 Eva-Dry Electric Petite Dehumidifier

Eva-Dry Electric Petite Dehumidifier

The Eva-Dry Electric Petite Dehumidifier is very quiet, cost-effective, and can run continuously on 22 watts of power. It’s also portable, weighing only 3.5 lbs, and it can hold two cups of water. The water reservoir is clear, so you can check the level at a glance, and an LED light on the front of the dehumidifier will also tell you when the reservoir is full. A dehumidifier of this size is perfect for small office cubicles, musty closets, or humid laundry rooms.
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3 Waykar 2000 Sq. Ft Dehumidifier for Home and Basements

Waykar 2000 Sq. Ft Dehumidifier for Home and Basements

This Waykar Dehumidifier not only lets you set the digital humidistat, but you can also program the timer for automatic shut-offs, customize your use options, and change the fan speeds. This humidifier covers 2000 square feet and can daily pull about 34 pints of moisture out of the air that can either be drained from the 2.5-liter capacity reservoir (complete with a “full” indicator LED light on the front of the dehumidifier) or can be auto-drained with the included 6.5-foot hose.
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4 Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier

Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier

This Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier can remove about one pint of moisture from the air throughout the day, and it stores that moisture in a removable 3-pint capacity reservoir. It’s built for bedrooms because it can cover spaces up to 250 square feet.Using thermo-electric cooling, this dehumidifier doesn’t use a compressor.
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5 hOmeLabs Energy Star Dehumidifier

hOmeLabs Energy Star Dehumidifier

hOmeLabs Energy Star Dehumidifier can maintain humidity in spaces up to 4,500 square feet. It can also help dry out wet or damp areas that may have had a pipe burst or water leak that needs to dry up quickly.The dehumidifier sits on four-wheeled casters and can easily be rolled from room to room. It has a 1.8-gallon reservoir that can remove about 50 pints of moisture per day.
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6 TOSOT 4,500 sq ft Energy Star Dehumidifier

TOSOT 4,500 sq ft Energy Star Dehumidifier

One of the biggest benefits of the TOSOT Energy Star Dehumidifier is that it runs almost silently, making it ideal for bedrooms. It is also an Energy Star rated dehumidifier that helps bring down electricity usage—and costs—compared to other brands. With a 2-gallon reservoir and easy-to-program buttons, and digital readouts on top of the dehumidifier, you can remove approximately 50 pints of moisture a day from the air. Smaller models are also available at a lower price that can remove 20 or 35 pints per day.
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How We Selected the Dehumidifiers

When selecting dehumidifiers, we spoke with allergists and spent hours combing the web for the best and most effective products. After taking all of our options into consideration, we determined which to feature based on a few key criteria: reservoir size, portability, auto-off features, and programmability.

Once we narrowed down our options, we compared each dehumidifier’s benefits to its price tag. While some choices on our list may be more expensive, we wanted to give a wide range of options that would fit all needs and budgets. Based on all of these factors, we compiled this list of the best dehumidifiers.


In 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy instituted new dehumidifier testing standards(opens in new tab). Nowadays, dehumidifiers are assessed at lower temperatures to better simulate being placed in a real-life environment, such as the basement. 

As a consequence, the biggest dehumidifiers, which originally offered 70-pint capacities, have now been reduced to capacities of 45-50 pints. This is because warm air can hold more water than cool air, so the dehumidifier will naturally absorb less in lower temperatures. 

Medium-sized models, on the other hand, have been reduced from 50 pints to 30 pints capacities. Whereas small dehumidifiers have moved from 30 pints to roughly 20 pints. 

Because of this recent change, many models are being discontinued and replaced with updated designs to suit the new procedure. For example, the GE APER70LW has been replaced by the nearly identical GE APER50LZ. We’ll update these rankings as we get more information.


There are different types of dehumidifiers on the market. The most common type is a condensing dehumidifier, which pulls the absorbed air over refrigerated coils, which cools it enough the condense and separate the moisture. 

Other types include desiccant dehumidifiers, which will use a water-absorbing material, and thermoelectric dehumidifiers, which operate with charged plates. Generally speaking, neither of these latter two types are as effective as condenser models, which is why we only recommend this type in our list. 


Dehumidifiers generally come in three sizes: large (45-50-pint capacity), medium (30-pint capacity) and small (20-22-pint capacity). 

Under the old regulations, these sizes were 70, 50 and 30 pints, respectively, and you’ll see such numbers with three older models above. 

How to clean a dehumidifier

When you consider that bacteria and mold is being sucked into your humidifier, it’s no wonder that it needs an occasional clean. This isn’t as difficult as you might think, simply follow these steps if none are given in your manual:

1. Unplug the humidifier from the wall. You don’t want to risk an electric shock! 

2. Remove the water reservoir bucket and tip out any residual water. Clean this with warm soapy water and a microfiber cloth.

3. While that’s drying, wash the filters. The filters collect any impurities so it’s essential that these get an occasional clean. You should have a main filter and potentially a much smaller bucket filter. If you’re not sure where to find these you can refer to your manual. Both need to be washed in warm soapy water, rinsed and then left to dry.   

4. If you notice a lot of dust inside your machine, you can also use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to pick up any remaining fluff. 

5. Lastly, give the outside a once over with a microfiber cloth for finishing touches.  

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