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Best Dehumidifier 2020 – The Complete Buying Guide

Humidifiers are one of the most popular household appliances, especially during the winter. But not everyone may need a humidifier, in certain regions a humidifier may be the exact opposite of what someone would need to make their home more comfortable.

Enter the dehumidifier, a machine that doesn’t add moisture to the air but removes it. Dehumidifiers are extremely popular in regions where the climate is warm and humidity levels are high.

Southern US states, territories, and other countries located in subtropical to tropical regions can make great use of dehumidifiers. Some may need a dehumidifier year round like Hawaii, while others may only need to use one during warm months like Georgia.

In this guide, we will be covering the best dehumidifiers of 2020 to find out which one will best serve who’s needs. Not only will we be detailing the large and expensive but also the smaller and less expensive models.

The 6 Best Dehumidifiers For 2020

ProductCover up toNoiseAir flow 
Up to 150 sq ft (1100 cubic feet)30 dB250 ml per day
Up to 4,000 sq ft57 dB33122 ml per day
Up to 220 sq ft40 dB532 ml per day
400 sq ft53 dB14195 ml per day
323 sq ftBelow 40 dB2000 ml per day
Up to 3,000 sq ft50 dB23600 ml per day

hOmelabs Small Dehumidifier

About the Dehumidifier

We’ve covered hOmelabs products multiple times in other guides. hOmelabs produces a myriad of different household appliances including humidifiers, alarm clocks, microwaves, air conditioners, mini-fridges, and dehumidifiers.

The hOmelabs Small Dehumidifier is a miniature dehumidifier that is meant for smaller rooms and spaces, as the name clearly describes. This dehumidifier has a 500 milliliter tank and can remove up to 250 milliliters of moisture from the air a day.

This dehumidifier is energy efficient and extremely quiet. The small size and quiet design make this dehumidifier unobtrusive in any room. An automatic shut off will be triggered once the tank has reached max capacity and an indicator light will shine notifying the user that the tank needs to be emptied.

The size of the hOmelabs Small Dehumidifier makes it extremely compact and transportable from one room to another. This dehumidifier is excellent for spaces like the shower, closet, RV, and more. It can effectively dehumidify a room up to 150 square feet.

This dehumidifier is powered by a standard 120-volt power outlet. The cost of the hOmelabs Small Dehumidifier is about $35 and a 2-year warranty is included with purchase.

Our Thoughts

Dehumidifier Reviews

This dehumidifier is inexpensive and excellent for small spaces, especially for those that don’t own a fan that vents air and steam out of their bathroom. For the cost of about $35, this dehumidifier does everything it is needed to.

The automatic shut off feature is excellent, effectively stopping the dehumidifier from overfilling its tank. The notification light to empty the tank is also a welcomed feature. A 2-year warranty for a small appliance of this caliber is more than acceptable.

The Pros

  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Automatic Shut Off
  • 500 Milliliter Tank

The Cons

  • Effective In Small Spaces Only

hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier

About the Dehumidifier

Next, we have another dehumidifier by hOmelabs except that this model is considerably larger than the previous. The hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier is hOmelabs answer for larger spaces. This dehumidifier has the capability of removing up to 37.8 liters of water from the air in a day.

The hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier is equipped with a 6-liter tank and will shut off automatically when the tank is full. Another excellent feature is the continuous drain option. All the user has to do is hook up a garden hose to the dehumidifier and have a proper drain for the water to flow into. This allows the dehumidifier to run longer without the limiting constraints of a water tank.

Wheels and handles are located on this dehumidifier making transportation around the house a breeze. The width of this model is 15.4 inches while the height is 24.3 inches. This dehumidifier can effectively remove moisture from rooms ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet.

The filter is reusable since it can be cleaned multiple times without losing its efficacy. Controls for the dehumidifier are located on the top panel. The cost of this model is about $177 and a 2-year warranty is included with purchase. The warranty can be extended for 6 months if the user registers online.

Our Thoughts

Best Dehumidifiers

This dehumidifier is excellent for large spaces, the average home in the US is 2,700 square feet, while this dehumidifier can effectively dehumidify rooms up to 4,000 square feet. This model would be excellent for those needing to keep items and goods dry in storage for extended periods of time.

The draining hose feature is excellent for those that need to keep their dehumidifier running continuously without having to empty the tank. The cost of about $177 isn’t cheap but this dehumidifier is effective and justifies the price. The extendable 2-year warranty is excellent for an item of this cost.

The Pros

  • Dehumidifies Up To 4,00 Square Feet
  • Extendable 2-Year Warranty
  • Draining Feature
  • Automatic Shut Off

The Cons

  • Expensive

Pro Breeze 220

About the Dehumidifier

After covering 2 hOmelabs products, we are going to switch things up with a dehumidifier by Pro Breeze. Pro Breeze is an English company based in London. Pro Breeze specializes in producing fans, humidifiers, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers.

The Pro Breeze 220 is lightweight coming in at 4.9 pounds. This dehumidifier is also small and compact making it extremely portable. The Pro Breeze 2200 is capable of removing 532 milliliters from the air a day. The tank can hold up 1.5 liters.

This model is best used in small rooms and can effectively dehumidify a 220 square foot room. An auto shut off feature is included, once the tank reaches max capacity a light will glow indicating that the tank must be emptied.

This dehumidifier is best used in temperatures ranging from 59-86 F. If temperatures drop to 41 F or lower then the dehumidifier will become inoperable. The Pro Breeze 220 is also designed to be extremely quiet when operating and is low on energy consumption.

The Pro Breeze 2200 measures a total of 8.6 inches in width and 11.8 inches in height. The cost of the Pro Breeze 2200 is about $80 and no warranty is included with purchase.

Our Thoughts

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This dehumidifier is excellent for smaller spaces and has a higher potential for dehumidification and tank storage than the hOmelabs Small Dehumidifier.

Though the Pro Breeze dehumidifier outperforms the hOmelabes Small Dehumidifier it falls short due to it costing more and no warranty is included with purchase. The extra cost for the Pro Breeze 2200 would be justified if it came with a 2-Year warranty, ensuring the product’s longevity.

The Pros

  • 1.5 Liter Tank
  • Dehumidifies Up To 220 Square Feet
  • Compact & Portable

The Cons

  • No Warranty

Frigidaire FAD301NWD

About the Dehumidifier

Continuing with different brands, our next dehumidifier is by Frigidaire. Frigidaire is an American company headquartered in Charlotte North Carolina. Frigidaire specializes in producing a wide variety of appliances for the home including fridges, washers, dryers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.

The Frigidaire FAD301NWD can dehumidify up to 14 liters of water a day. The size of the water tank is 5.6 liters. This dehumidifier also has a draining hose feature, allowing the dehumidifier to run continuously without having to empty the water tank.

This dehumidifier is best used for smaller rooms but it can work effectively in rooms larger than the Pro Breeze 2200 and the hOmelabs Small Dehumidifier. However, the Frigidaire cannot work effectively to dehumidify rooms as large as the hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier can.

The dehumidifier will shut off automatically when the tank has reached max capacity. A light will glow when the tank is full and needs emptying. The controls are located on the front side of the dehumidifier and are controlled by an analog knob.

The power cord included with purchase is 6 feet long, reducing the need for extension cords. The filter is reusable and washable. The filter effectively reduces the number of bacteria in the air that has passed through the unit.

The cost of the Frigidaire FAD301NWD can cost anywhere from about $180 to $280, a fairly large discrepancy. A 1-year warranty is included with purchase.

Our Thoughts

Small Dehumidifier

This Frigidaire FAD301NWD is an excellent in-between model for those not looking for an extra powerful dehumidifier. The draining feature is excellent for those that need the dehumidifier to be running for hours without having to drain the tank. The 1-Year warranty is welcomed but we’d prefer a 2-year warranty.

The main drawback of this dehumidifier is the expense of it. The cost of the Frigidaire FAD301NWD is either comparable or considerably more expensive than the hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier, depending on where it is purchased. The Frigidaire also underperforms compared to the hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier.

The Pros

  • Draining Feature
  • 5.6 Liter Tank
  • 1-Year warranty

The Cons

  • Relatively Expensive

KOLAMAMA Portable Dehumidifier

About the Dehumidifier

Next, we have the KOLAMAMA Portable Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier can remove up to 2 liters of moisture from the air a day while the water tank can hold up to 3 liters of water. It can effectively dehumidify a 323 square foot room.

The KOLAMAMA is also extremely quiet since it does not use a compressor to remove moisture from the air. This dehumidifier is equipped with a humidity sensor so the user can set the desired humidity of the room. The dehumidifier will shut off when desired humidity levels are reached.

This dehumidifier will also remember the humidity settings that it was set to before powering off or being unplugged, allowing the user to move the dehumidifier around the house without having to reenter the settings. An automatic shut off feature for when the tank is full is also included.

The controls are located on the top with an LED display, allowing the humidity levels to be easily set in low light conditions. An indicator light will glow when the tank needs emptying. The cost of the KOLAMAMA Portable Dehumidifier is about $126 and a 2-year warranty is also included with purchase.

Our Thoughts

Best Small Dehumidifier

The KOLAMAMA Portable Dehumidifier strikes an excellent balance in size and effectiveness between the larger and smaller humidifiers in this guide. It can effectively remove the moisture from a medium size room while remaining extremely lightweight and portable.

For the cost of about $126, this dehumidifier isn’t cheap but does not fall short on what it can do. The 2-year warranty is more than welcome on a product of this price and caliber.

The Pros

  • Dehumidifies Up To 323 Square Feet
  • 3 Liter Water Tank
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Saves Settings While Off

The Cons

  • Pricier Than Other Portable Dehumidifiers

COSTWAY Portable Dehumidifier

About the Dehumidifier

COSTWAY is a major vendor on sites likes Amazon and eBay for the better part of their business history. COSTWAY now has its own e-commerce website selling their entire array of products. COSTWAY sells just about everything including appliances, hardware supplies, furniture, outdoor equipment and more.

The COSTWAY Portable Dehumidifier is comparable in size and capabilities to the Frigidaire FAD301NWD and the hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier. The COSTWAY can remove up to 23.6 liters of moisture from the air in a day. The COSTWAY has a maximum tank capacity of 8 liters.

This dehumidifier can effectively dehumidify a 3,000 square foot room. The COSTWAY also has a drain feature that allows the dehumidifier to be hooked up to the hose, allowing continuous draining and removing the hassle of emptying the tank.

The filter effectively reduces the bacteria in the dehumidified air. The filter is also reusable and washable. The controls are located on the top of the dehumidifier. The fan can be set to 3 speeds and the timer can be set from 1 to 3 hours. 4 wheels are located on the bottom, making transport easy.

The COSTWAY Portable Dehumidifier costs about $190 and a 90-day warranty is included with purchase.

Our Thoughts

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The COSTWAY is quite comparable in price and efficacy to the Frigidaire FAD301NWD and the hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier. The COSTWAY is able to be continuously drained, sports a large water tank and will automatically shut off when it gets full.

The glaring drawback of the COSTWAY Portable Dehumidifier is the 90-day warranty, an appliance that costs nearly $200 should come with at least a 2-year warranty. A 90-day warranty for this product is unacceptable.

We strongly recommend purchasing either the Frigidaire FAD301NWD or the hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier instead of the COSTWAY just for the sake for the 90-day warranty.

The Pros

  • Dehumidifies Up To 3,00 Square Feet
  • Draining Feature
  • Automatic Shut Off

The Cons

  • 90-Day Warranty

Who Needs a Dehumidifier?

Not everyone needs a dehumidifier, especially those living in deserts, mountainous regions and other dry areas. Dehumidifiers are best used in climates with high humidity percentages. However, some may find the need for a dehumidifier in some rooms if there is no ventilation, like a bathroom.

It all depends on the conditions of the room and the climate. Some goods and other delicate items need to be kept dry to maintain their quality. So who needs a dehumidifier? Those suffering from too much humidity within spaces that require a dry atmosphere.

Some people may need a small humidifier, while others may need one that can dehumidify spaces that exceed 2,000 square feet. Those living in tropical climates will benefit immensely from a dehumidifier if their air conditioning unit isn’t doing enough or if they do not own an air conditioning unit.

The Best Dehumidifier of 2020

Best Home Dehumidifier

The hOmelabs Large Dehumidifier is without a doubt the best dehumidifier. Its cost is the most consistent while the warranty is the longest of all the dehumidifiers in this guide. It can effectively dehumidify a 4,000 square foot room.

While the tank is rather large coming in at 6 liters, it also can drain continuously without having to have its tank emptied. The draining feature is a game changer for those that need their dehumidifier running continuously without the need or time to empty the tank.

All the dehumidifiers in this list are effective in their own way, some are best for smaller spaces while others are best for larger. Each one serves its own purpose and need. Make sure to evaluate your particular needs to best choose which dehumidifier works best for you.

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