Best Dehumidifier for Basements
Home dehumidifiers are a massive upgrade from a few years ago.
Today’s offer quieter operation, hardly any maintenance, and modern features:
humidity control settings, built-in pumps (for continuous drainage), LCD screen, washable filters
Here is my reviews for the best dehumidifier for basement and home – rankings are based on price, performance, and buyer reviews.
Basement dehumidifier prices range $149 to $379.
1. Honeywell TP70WKN Dehumidifier
2. Frigidaire Portable Dehumidifier
3. Danby Energy Star 70 Pint
4. Shinco Dehumidifiers for Basements
5. hOmeLabs 70 Pint Basement Dehumidifier
6. Frigidaire 70 Pint Basement Model
7. Friedrich Large Basement Dehumidifier
8. Ivation Energy Star Basement Model
9. Yaufey Basement Dehumidifier with Pump
10. LG PuriCare Basement Dehumidifier
Best Dehumidifier for Basement
The Honeywell TP70WKN 70 Pint is an Energy Star rated dehumidifier designed for basements.
It comes with a drain hose and buyers confirm that setting it up for continuous drainage is very easy.
Capacity: 50-70 pint
Easy to set up, it includes a “Smart Humidistat” which lets you select your relative humidity level – once set, the Honeywell DH50W will auto adjust for it!
Buyers say it’s one of the most quiet dehumidifiers for residential use.
Honeywell TP70WKN is super versatile – large enough dehumidifier for basements and quiet enough for bedrooms.
Other features include:
detachable water tank, washable dust filter, auto-restart, auto defrost controls, overload protection
Expensive, but the best dehumidifier for basements.
The Frigidaire dehumidifier was a top seller last year and expected to sell out again in 2020.
Perhaps the best basement dehumidifier for continuous drainage in basements.
Capacity: 50-70 pint
Using the remote control, you can set your desired humidity level (instead of increasing/decreasing speed)
The LCD display shows you the current relative humidity level.
Buyers also confirm how quietly it runs — operates at only 51 decibels (on “high”) allowing you to run in bedrooms.
Built-in pump makes the Frigidaire 50 and 70 pint one of the best dehumidifier for basements.
Affordable price and tons of positive buyer reviews.
The Danby Energy Star dehumidifier is quickly becoming a top seller.
Ideal for large rooms and basements, the 70 pint model comes w/ continuous drainage function + 12.7 pint water tank.
Area size: 4,000 – 4,500 sq. ft.
Buyers enjoy the new “Smart Dehumidify” feature — the Danby dehumidifiers will automatically adjust for the ideal humidity level.
If the Danby 70 pint is too big, they smaller sizes:
DDR030BDWDB: 30 pint dehumidifier
DDR045BDWDB: 45 pint dehumidifier
DDR050BGWDB: 50 pint dehumidifier
DDR060BDWDB: 60 pint dehumidifier
DDR070BDWDB: 70 pint dehumidifier
Other features include:
direct drainage for basements, auto de-icer, wheels for portability
Energy efficient dehumidifiers that run super quietly.
Very affordable w/ lots of positive reviews.
The Shinco dehumidifier was released in March, but is trending to be a top seller in 2020.
Buyers say it’s terrific basement dehumidifier — continuous drainage, low maintenance and easy-to-set humidity levels.
Shinco 50 pint is my choice, but also avail as 30 and 70 pint.
Buyers love how they operate very quietly — one buyer says it’s practically silent.
Good dehumidifier for multiple scenarios:
bedrooms (good for light-sleepers), entertainment rooms, basements, small home offices
Very popular model and has an affordable price.
The Homelabs 70 pint dehumidifier for basements is one of the most affordable on my list.
Offered in two sizes, but both are perfect for medium or large rooms — especially large basements or homes w/ high ceilings.
Dehumidifier Room Size Water Tank
hOmeLabs 30 Pint 1000 - 1500 Sq. Ft. 0.8 gallons
hOmeLabs 50 Pint 1500 - 2500 Sq. Ft. 1.6 gallons
hOmeLabs 70 Pint 2500 - 4000 Sq. Ft. 1.6 gallons
Both units are high-powered and can be used for open-area layouts:
large basements, home offices, garages + high ceiling rooms
They’re also very quiet — perfect for bedroom dehumidifiers (confirmed by buyers)
HomeLabs dehumidifiers include 24-hour continuous cycle (all-day), turbo mode and remote control.
Lots of positive reviews and affordable price.
The Frigidaire dehumidifier is another top seller.
It’s a little more affordable than other Frigidaire models and includes all the basic features you’d want.
Frigidaire dehumidifier comes in 3 sizes:
FAD704DWDE: Frigidaire 70 Pint
FAD504DWDE: Frigidaire 50 Pint
FAD301NWD: Frigidaire 30 Pint
Most popular is the 70 pint — perfect for areas up to 1,400 sq. ft.
Easy-Select controls let you set the relative humidity level — (i.e. bedrooms are lower level).
Includes auto shut-off feature (if water tank is full) and continuous drain for less maintenance.
Lots of happy buyer reviews + very affordable price.
The Friedrich dehumidifier was another top seller in 2018.
At max power, it’s capable of removing 70 pints of moisture in large areas.
Room Size: 1000 – 2000 sq. ft.
Using the LED control panel you can adjust the humidity level.
Friedrich dehumidifiers include multiple drainage options + washable filters (saving you money long-term).
Buyers say it’s very versatile — big enough as a basement dehumidifier + quiet as a bedroom dehumidifier.
Lots of good reviews from happy buyers.
The Ivation is a newer model, but already has received positive buyer reviews.
Energy Star Rated dehumidifier it uses an eco-friendly cooling refrigerant + programmable humidistat.
Ivation 70 pint dehumidifier is the most popular model, but is offered in other sizes
Ivation 30 Pint: 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Ivation 50 Pint: 3,000 Sq. Ft.
Ivation 70 Pint: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
LCD control panel lets you set the relative humidity level. Buyers say it’s simple enough for anyone to use.
Ivation Dehumidifier also includes specialized air filters to prevent mold — it’s also removes dust, allergens and dander.
Good dehumidifier for allergy season!
Only a few reviews, but positive feedback so far.
Yaufey dehumidifier is the best basement dehumidifier w/ LED controls.
Fairly expensive, but it’s super quiet and uses LED colors to tell you when to empty the bin or increase speed.
Area Coverage: 5000 sq. ft.
Noise Level (dB): 22.7 decibels
As a basement dehumidifier you can easily set it up for continuous drainage. (drain hose included!)
For easy maintenance, you are able to set the relative humidity level.
Yaufey dehumidifier will automatically adjust power settings — Simply set your desired RH level and let the machine do the rest!
** Relative humidity for homes is 40-50% RH (relative humidity)
If you’re looking a quiet dehumidifier, this is the one to get — Yaufey 70 pint dehumidifier is the quietest you’ll find.
Very good buyer reviews and ratings!
The LG Puricare is a basement dehumidifier with a built-in pump.
It includes two modes of dehumidification — the “high” option removes up to 70 pints of air moisture.
Good option for larger rooms up to 2,000 sq. ft.
As an Energy Star rated dehumidifier, it has low power consumption w/ super high output & performance!
Also acts as a home air purifier — removes 99% of airborne particles. (perfect for allergies or respiratory issues)
LG is a top seller online w/ lots of positive buyer reviews.
Notable #1 – DeLonghi Basement Dehumidifier Review
The DeLonghi dehumidifier is the best for energy efficiency + humidity control.
Includes an “ideal humidity” control setting — simply select your ideal humidity level and let it do the rest!
They’re also great for continuous drainage.
As a basement dehumidifier, the DeLonghi units come are equipped w/ a specialized pump system that can discharge water into a drain and up to 16 ft. overhead.
DeLonghi models come in three sizes:
Dehumidifier Capacity Room Size Noise Level (dB)
DDX45PE 45 Pint 500 sq. ft. 52 - 55 decibels
DDX50PE 50 Pint 700 sq. ft. 52 - 55 decibels
DDX70PE 70 Pint 1000 sq. ft. 52 - 55 decibels
They also help purify your air — the first dehumidifiers certified “Asthma and Allergy Friendly”.
For convenience & efficiency, the DeLonghi dehumidifiers are second to none.
Downside is the higher price tag.
Notable #2 – Tosot Dehumidifier for Basement
The Tosot Dehumidifier is offered in 3 sizes: 30, 50, and 70 pint
Tosot 30 Pint: 3.75 gal. daily
Tosot 50 Pint: 6.25 gal. daily
Tosot 70 Pint: 8.75 gal. daily
Energy Star rated, the Tosot dehumidifiers are energy efficient and easy maintenance.
They come equipped w/ a large drain bucket and drain hose (for continuous drainage) –– makes them ideal as basement dehumidifiers.
Tosot dehumidifiers are also very quiet when running — Even at max power, sound level is 52 dBs (much lower decibels than similar units).
Medium priced units w/ good online reviews.