BEST WHOLE HOUSE DEHUMIDIFIER REVIEWS 2019

The best whole house humidifiers can be quite pricey. The problem is that a humid house results in a lot of damage and mold that’s just uncomfortable. If you have these problems, you not only need a whole house dehumidifier but you also need one that is worth every penny. We checked out 10 best whole house dehumidifier available and this is what we found.

In a Rush? Here's Our Top Choices

For a smaller house, the Keystone KSTAD708 works best as it is compact, effective and affordable. However, if you run a manufacturing plant or work in a large basement the Dri-Eaz LGR 3500i will do the job. The list contains budget options like the SPT SD-52PE, however, most users prefer the Aprilaire 1850F as well.

List of Our Best Whole House Dehumidifier

ProductNoise levelDehumidification capacityCoverageWarranty
Keystone KSTAD70B56 dB70 pints4500 sq. ft.5 years
Aprilaire 1850F57 dB95 pints3,000 sq. ft.5 years
SPT SD-52PE58.5 dB50 pint350 sq. ft.1 year
Aprilaire 185057 dB95 pints3000 sq. ft.5 years
Friedrich D70BP59 dB70 pints2500 sq. ft.1 year
Danby55 dB70 pints4,500 sq.ft.1 year
Tosot B07FJHZ58L50 dB70 pints4,500 sq.ft.1 year
Inofia B07JCZKJYB58 dB232 pints 8000 sq. ft.none
Dri-Eaz LGR 3500i59 dB170 pints8500 sq. ft.none
hOmeLabs HME020031N55 dB70 pints4000 sq. ft.2 years

🏅 Keystone KSTAD70B 70 Pt. Dehumidifier

Pros

  • Easy to Clean and Filter
  • Intuitive Design with an LED Display
  • Considerably Low Noise Levels
  • Comes with Roiling Caster for Maneuverability
  • Safety Features Included
  • Built-in pump
  • Omnidirectional Caster Wheels
  • Auto-restart After a Power Outage
  • 24-Hour Timer
  • Removes up to 70 pints of Moisture

cons

  • Quite Expensive but Worth it

Overview

Let’s kick off with a dehumidifier that has a capacity of removing up to 70 pints of moisture out of a maximum 4,500 square feet house.

Features

This whole house dehumidifier comes with a variety of safety features including an automatic shut-off function keeping the unit off immediately the desired level of humidity is achieved. When the water collection bucket gets full, the unit shuts down automatically to prevent any spills. Whenever there is a power outage, the auto-restart function goes to work so that your humidity settings are saved. The unit is also quite easy to use as it has electronic controls with an LED display for easy operations and has a 24-hour timer.

Performance

In terms of performance, it dries the air quickly then cycles on & off as needed. Very quiet compared to others and uses only 720 watts of electricity and even though it’s not the lowest,  the unit is well capable of safety features such as the defrost function that prevents freezing when the air gets extremely cold. Also, its capacity to remove up to 70-pt of moisture makes it a perfect fit for most homes. Furthermore, the reservoir comes with a water level indicator that alerts you when the bucket is about to get full.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

Even with its great features, it still has a flaw. It has one of the smallest reservoirs out there so watch out for that. The solution for this is simple though. You can use a garden hose attached to the unit so to direct the water to the drain. But, the fact that it’s an affordable dehumidifier, easy to clean and with a bunch of safety features makes the small reservoir a small price to pay.

2. Aprilaire 1850F Large Basement Pro Dehumidifier- Second Best

Pros

  • Durable build quality
  • Effective performance
  • Energy efficient
  • Relatively quiet operation
  • Comes with washable filters
  • No messy water tray to empty
  • Set it and forget it

cons

  • Quite expensive but worth it
  • Bulky size

Overview

Next up is the Aprilaire 1850F. It is ideal for your whole house removing up to 95 pints (11.9 gallons) of water per day. Among most of the reviews from users out there, It stands out for providing a unique blend of features that make it a favorite among homeowners. No wonder it’s expensive.

Features

It brings to the table more than the average dehumidifier. It can be ducted to the HVAC system, and the control panel can be mounted on the top or side of the unit so it can be accessed easily anywhere. It is thrice more efficient in removing moisture than other normal dehumidifiers available in the market today. It can automatically detect when the moisture level of the room rises above the set level, saving the power consumption and as well as money. Truth be told, this model runs under 4.5 pints/kilowatt every hour.

Performance

There are a lot more features that the Aprilaire 1850F offers that we just couldn’t add to our list. Its most remarkable features however include its capacity for large coverage and a quiet performance.  Expect noise levels as low as 54dB and efficient energy consumption as well.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

The Aprilaire 1850F is not the most portable dehumidifier out there. It is quite bulky. Plus, it’s one of the most expensive options on this list. However, if all you need is an effective moisture remover for your house, this here is a solid pick.

3. SPT SD-52PE Energy-Star Dehumidifier~Built-In Pump (Best Value for the money)

Pros

  • Comes with a drain pump
  • Easy to use
  • Pocket friendly price
  • Ideal for small houses

cons

  • Slightly noisy
  • Doesn’t come with a system warranty

Overview

If you are looking for a dehumidifier that is both pocket friendly without compromising on performance, the SPT SD-52PE Energy-Star Dehumidifier is a great pick.

Features

Even though it’s not as powerful as the previous machines, it brings about reliability with a capacity to cover a maximum 1300 sq.ft area. It can pull up 50 pints of moisture from the air on a daily basis and with its memory IC feature; the unit can easily start off from where it left of in its previous operation which is great. There is an indicator that alerts you whenever the filters need washing and with up to 3 ways to empty the water, you are sure to get a lot of efficiency and convenience.

Performance

For safety reasons, this machine comes with an auto shut off feature to keep the bucket reservoir from overflowing. Furthermore, the machine can defrost itself during cold seasons thus keeping the internal component s from getting damaged. Compared to rivals, the SPT SD-52PE Energy-Star Dehumidifier uses energy efficiently at only 520 watts.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

Apart from the limited daily moisture outage and its limited coverage capacity, the SPT SD-52PE Energy-Star Dehumidifier is also one of the few dehumidifiers on our list that produce noticeable noise levels. Plus it does not come with a system warranty which might be a point of concern for most. However, at its price range this is to be expected.

4. Aprilaire 1850 Whole Home Pro Dehumidifier (Ideal for Large Homes)

Pros

  • Durable build quality
  • Large coverage
  • Low noise levels
  • Energy efficient

cons

  • Pump is not included in the unit
  • It’s quite expensive

Overview

Aprilaire is a brand that is synonymous with maintaining the best air quality for its customers. It’s no wonder we had to feature another product from them.

Features

With the Aprilaire 1850, you get the same corrosion resistant build quality that comes with all Aprilaire products. The entire machine can easily be set up with a hose to drain the water. It has a capacity to get rid of up to 95 pints of moisture making this dehumidifier a solid pick for homes of up to 5,000 square feet in size.

Performance

Whether you are looking to prevent damp on your carpets or trying to get rid of mold and odors, the Aprilaire 1850 is a perfect way to do just that. It comes with a ‘set it and forget it’ automatic control that lets you set your humidity level and leave the rest to the machine. Plus you don’t need to worry about emptying or cleaning buckets since the set up is designed to drain the water through a garden hose.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

The only flaw with this dehumidifier is the fact that it is expensive and you might need a professional to install it. Overall, its performance is quite impressive especially for those with large houses. With the built in humidistat, using it on a daily basis is easy and convenient.

5. Friedrich D70BP 70 Pint Dehumidifier- Comes with built in drain pump

Pros

  • Energy efficient
  • Large collection bucket
  • Ample warranty period
  • Styling and modern design

cons

  • Slightly expensive
  • Difficulty monitoring the water level

Overview

If you need a dehumidifier that is well capable to hold more water, go with the Friedrich D70BP. It comes with a capacity to hold up to 16.2 pints of collected water and a dehumidification capacity of 70 pints daily.

Features

With a bunch of safety features including an auto defrost, this unit can continue working even in temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with wheels for easy maneuverability and an energy star qualification for energy efficiency.

Performance

This machine is a great pick for unheated garages or basements. With its sleek modern build quality, you don’t have to deal with dust, pet hair or debris. Plus the top mount digital control makes it easy to set up. To top it all off, you get a 5 year warranty.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

Even though this machine comes with a large size bucket for collecting moisture, there is no way to check water level before it overflows. Furthermore, it’s slightly pricey but worth it considering the features it comes with.

6. Danby Energy Star 70-Pint Dehumidifier (Best for energy saving)

Pros

  • Quiet operations
  • Sleek and stylish build quality
  • Energy efficient
  • Ideal for large houses

cons

  • Doesn’t come with a pump
  • There is no auto shut off function

Overview

In a matter of a week and at 70 pints per day, the Danby DDR070BWDB can get rid of most of the moisture in any home.

Features

At its price range it comes with an impressive coverage capacity of 4500sq.ft and can operate at temperatures as low as 410F. As if that is not enough, this machine only uses 515 watts which is great. It is also one of the quietest machines on our list with noise levels as low as 50decibels.

Performance

You might need to frequently empty the reservoir since it can only hold 12.7 pints of moisture.  The Danby DDR070BWDB  alerts you whenever the reservoir is about to fill up and even though there is no auto shut off to keep it from overflowing, you can easily hook a hose pipe to drain the water.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

The Danby DDR070BWDB is a great choice for those looking for a whole house dehumidifier that is quiet and energy efficient. Despite the fact that it doesn’t come with a pump or that it lacks an auto shutoff function for safety, this unit is one of the most affordable dehumidifiers you can have.

7. Tosot B07FJHZ58L

(Quiet and portable option)

Pros

  • Quiet operation
  • Energy efficient
  • Stylish modern look
  • Comes with an automatic shut-off

cons

  • The pump hose is not intuitive enough
  • Controls could be better

Overview

When it comes to creating home appliances that exceed the margins of mainstream technology, you can trust Tosot to come up with something reliable.

Features

It comes with a capacity of getting rid of 70 pints of moisture everyday and coverage of 4500 sq.ft. With a quiet operation and sound levels peaking at 52 dB, this machine is hardly noticeable. It also has an ergonomically designed drain bucket, an energy start rating and an internal pump to mention but a few.

Performance

Performance wise, it boasts of raving reviews from users who love its performance. From large homes to huge garage and basements, it does its job to keep the air dry. The water overfill shut off is reliable even though your might need to empty it after every five hours.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

The only problem with this machine is that its humidity readout is not the best you can find. Also, the pump hose might require some getting used to.

8. Inofia B07JCZKJYB Dehumidifier

(Ideal for Large and Open Work Areas)

Pros

  • Ideal for large areas
  • Impressive and reliable performance
  • Easy to use

cons

  • Expensive

Overview

Another up and coming brand that is quickly becoming a favorite among users is Inofia. Their Inofia B07JCZKJYB Dehumidifier combines an intelligent control system with great functionality.

Features

With a memory function, you don’t have to worry about this machine as it can save your settings and continue from where it left off. It’s a large capacity dehumidifier that gets rid of 232 pints of moisture daily. Its defrost function operated in temperatures ranging between 25OC and 56OC.

Performance

On top of its stylish design, this machine is also easy to move around thanks to the wheels. Its LCD display not to mention the intelligent control panel makes it quite intuitive. To top it all off, Inofia places a 60 day money back guarantee which is nothing to sneeze at.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

It’s a bit expensive but considering the fact that it covers up to 8,000sq.ft, the Inofia B07JCZKJYB Dehumidifier is worth the money.

9. Dri-Eaz LGR 3500i ~ Comes with an automatic control

Pros

  • Ideal for morton buildings
  • Powerful coverage
  • Durable build quality

cons

 

  • Expensive
  • bulky

 

Overview

Another ideal solution to rust and mold in your house is the Dri-Eaz LGR 3500i.

Features

It comes with smart digital controls that show you the inlet and outlet temperature enabling you to easily track the humidity of your house. Even though its expensive, it is still a decent pick for warehouses and large work areas that need to keep tools and equipment free from rust. It removed 170 pints of moisture daily while only drawing 10.5 amps on a 115 v power supply.

Performance

The built in humidistat that keeps the humidity level of the house in check is quite reliable and with a remote monitoring system (sold separately) this dehumidifier is one of the best for controlling humidity levels in a manufacturing plant.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

Granted, it’s not the best for small home owners and its price is quite high even for those with a large house. But if you run a high humidity operation either at home in your garage or in a manufacturing plant, the Dri-Eaz LGR 3500i is simply one of the best to have.

10. hOmeLabs HME020031N Dehumidifier – Intuitive desing

Pros

  • large coverage
  • stylish modern look
  • warranty included

cons

  • plastic base  that easily breaks

Overview

One the most intuitive dehumidifiers on our list is the hOmeLabs HME020031N Dehumidifier. It has a huge coverage capacity at 4000 SQ FT which is more than enough coverage for most homes.

Features

It runs on daily 24 hour cycles that are adjustable and easy to customize. With a capacity to eliminate up to 70 pints of moisture every day, this machine is literally a moisture sucking beast. Plus, its energy efficient with an energy star certification.  Its stylish design makes it an ideal fit for most modern homes and in case the water bucket fills up faster than expected you can attach a hose.

Performance

This dehumidifier boasts of a bunch of great features that boost its performance but what stands out the most is its energy efficiency and its intuitive design. In addition to its ease of use, the hOmeLabs HME020031N Dehumidifier also boasts of quiet operation fit for most homes.

Flaws but not Dealbreakers

Some users have complained that the design of the hOmeLabs HME020031N Dehumidifier, especially, the plastic base , is hard to replace and seemingly flimsy. However, with the 2 year warranty, this is a problem that is easy to fix.

Conclusion

By far, the Keystone KSTAD70B still deserves to be the best whole house dehumidifier for its price and performance. Even though the Aprilaire 1850F gives it a run for its money in terms of coverage and the SPT SD-52PE is dirt cheap, they hardly check all the boxes like Keystone KSTAD70B. As we close, be sure to check out the rest of the options as well.