What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need

How big of a dehumidifier do I need?If you are faced with hot and humid weather or are dealing with a damp room or basement you need to be prepared to address the humidity and the problems it can bring. Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from your home and provide a lot of benefits to your health, home, and belongings.

Choosing a model that is the right capacity (size) is paramount when buying a dehumidifier. They come in a wide variety of sizes, which can make selecting the right one for your living space confusing. So let’s discuss the basics of dehumidifier size so you can choose the best dehumidifier for your home.

Do I Need a dehumidifier?

When contemplating buying one for the first time most people will first ask themselves; do I really need a dehumidifier? For most of us, the answer is usually yes.

High humidity can damage furniture, clothing, electronics, and wallpaper. It can make many areas of your home unbearable and/or unhealthy. In rooms, such as laundry rooms and basements where higher levels of dampness are common due to natural conditions, a dehumidifier can help solve your problems. Plus, it will reduce those musty odors. You can learn about all the benefits of dehumidifiers here.

Even if you own a home air conditioner, there might be enough moisture in the air of your home to still make having a dehumidifier be a necessity during the summer months. This happens when the air conditioner gets the home to the desired temperature and shuts off (like it is supposed to do) despite the humidity levels still being higher than you would like. However, the need for a dehumidifier doesn’t necessarily end once fall comes. Many homes have problems with excess moisture year-round.

Thankfully, a dehumidifier can help us to maintain the recommended relative humidity level in our homes regardless of which season we are in. The EPA states that relative humidity (RH) should be kept below 60 percent — with levels between 30 percent and 50 percent being ideal.

Main Types of Dehumidifiers

There are two main types of dehumidifiers namely: refrigeration and desiccant dehumidifiers. Each type has different strengths and weaknesses. So understanding the differences can help you purchase the correct model for your situation.

Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Desiccant dehumidifiers work well in spaces that require consistent dehumidification, including laundry rooms, basements, or garages. One advantage of desiccant dehumidifiers is that they can work at low air temperatures (below 65°F ), which can cause refrigeration style dehumidifiers to freeze up and stop working.

They work by passing the air through the rotor that contains materials (such as silica gel) that absorb and hold water vapor. These materials usually absorb water from the air, after which the air is then pushed back out through vents into the room. Eventually, the desiccant material is heated, which vaporizes the water then it is then ducted out of the room.

In addition to working well in cooler temperatures, there are a couple of other positives about desiccant dehumidifiers. First, unlike the refrigerant types, desiccant dehumidifiers don’t have a compressor or use any refrigerants, which makes them easy to maintain. Second, because they don’t have a compressor desiccant dehumidifiers have lower noise levels and usually run quieter than their refrigeration style counterparts.

Refrigeration Dehumidifiers

Refrigeration humidifiers are by far the best at eliminating and removing excess moisture from the air compared to desiccant dehumidifiers, especially at high moisture and higher temperatures. This unit comes with refrigerated coils that help to drive the moisture out simply by pulling the damp, warm air from within the room and passing it over these cold evaporator coils that cool the surrounding air below its dew point temperature. In turn, the gaseous water in the air undergoes condensation. Then, the condensed water is automatically captured by the machine and directed into the storage unit. After some time, the water is ejected from a dehumidifier machine through the floor drain, and the dried air is released into your room or the facility’s environment.

Refrigeration style dehumidifiers are more energy-efficient and consume less energy per hour and are thus generally cheaper to run and own.

The vast majority of people are buying dehumidifiers for use in their homes and don’t need to worry about having to operate the dehumidifier in colder temperatures because of this and the fact that they are more energy-efficient, the most common type of dehumidifiers people buy are the refrigeration style. 

How to Calculate Your Needs?

Different room sizes and conditions require different dehumidifier ratings. Various factors will determine the best dehumidifier capacity for your room or house. Therefore, when selecting your model, these are the two main factors to consider:

The Size of Your Room or House You Wish to Dehumidify (Square Footage)

First, think about the size of the house you want to dehumidify. Remember to measure your room in square meters. Noticeably, that is the unit given or quoted by the manufacturer. Also, you need to decide on the space your tool will cover. To this end, you must calculate the square footage.

Consider Dampness In The Area You Wish to Dehumidify

Choosing a model based on the size of your room as well as its capacity alone isn’t enough, though. To come out with the best solution, you need to consider the conditions of your room. So you need to ask yourself this question- How damp is my space? Stick with the capacity that matches your space. If your space has lower levels of humidity, choose a smaller-capacity unit. If you want to tackle an extremely wet space, then go with a larger capacity unit.

So let’s talk about different levels of humidity and how you might be able to identify them without the use of a humidistat. For the purposes of our discussion let’s break it down into four categories

  • Moderately Damp (RH level between 50 and 60 percent) – There is an occasional musty smell and feels damp.
  • Extremely Damp (RH level between 60 and 70 percent) – It often smells musty and will often feel damp.
  • Wet (RH levels of between 70 and 85 percent) – Area feels wet and smells musty with damp spots on walls and/or floors.
  • Extremely Wet (RH level that’s greater than 85%) – Area feels wet and smells musty with water seepage appearing on the walls and/or floors. You may also notice mold growing.

So What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need?

So once you have decided what type of dehumidifier you want to have you need to think about the size or capacity, that will be best for the area you will be putting it into. Units are usually categorized by the number of pints of water they can collect in a 24 hour period. They come in four main categories.

Which category you should be considering is largely determined by the size of the space you are trying to dehumidify and the level of moisture in the air. Let’s take a look at the different categories.

Small Dehumidifiers

SEAVON Electric Dehumidifiers for Home, 2200 Cubic Feet (205 sq ft) Portable and Compact 16 oz Capacity Quiet Dehumidifiers for Basements, Bedroom, Bathroom, RV, Laundry Room, Closet, Auto Shut Off

Maybe you only have slight excess moisture problems in just one small area of your house. If that is the case, you might want to look at getting a small (or mini) dehumidifier. There are units that are designed to be in areas that are 200 square feet or less and spaces that are between 200 and 300 square feet.

Because of their small size, these models are great for small spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms or enclosed kitchens. However, some of these units might only hold around a full pint of water and only remove 1/2 pint per day. Due to the limited amount of moisture they can remove from the air each day you want to remember that they aren’t the solution for larger areas or spaces with very high humidity levels.

30 Pint Dehumidifiers

Shinco 30 Pints Dehumidifier for Home and Basements, 1500 Sq.Ft Dehumidifier with Drain Hose, Auto or Manual Drainage, Auto Defrost, Quietly Remove Moisture, Activated Carbon Filter, 24HR Timer

These models are suitable for areas between 500 and 3,000 square feet depending on the dampness. Each day, they collect about 30 pints of water and are appropriate to use in residential spaces including basements. Here is some more information on when to use 30 pint units:

  • 500-1500 square feet – Good for extremely wet spaces with RH up to levels that are greater than 85%
  • 2000 square feet – Good for extremely damp spaces with RH up to levels between 60 and 70 percent
  • 2500-3000 square feet – Good for moderately damp spaces with RH up to levels between 50 and 60 percent
SaleBestseller No. 1
Uhome 30 Pint Dehumidifier - for Basement with Activated Carbon Filter, Humidity Sensor, Auto Shut Off, Continuous Drainage Hose - Ideal Dehumidifiers for Home, 1500 Sq Ft Dehumidifiers
  • Activated Carbon Filter and 30 Pint Powerful Moisture Removal: Up to 1500 sq.ft dehumidifier for basement removes 30 pints per day (90°F, 90% RH) depending on moisture condition and adjust humidity from 80% to 30%. Equipped with activated carbon filter, which can effectively purify the air. Centrifugal engine and unobstructed air outlet enable rapid and smooth emission of air. Ideal for basements, laundry, bathroom, garage, office, stockroom, cellars, etc.
  • Set the Humidity You Want & Low Engine Noise: When the dehumidifier reaches the set humidity or the humidity is higher than the target humidity, the dehumidifier will automatically stop working or restart(Pls note:To protect the compressor from multiple start-ups and shutdowns, the panel humidity sensing has a differential of 5% above and below). 39dB Industry Leading Noise Reducing, guarantees quiet presence of the dehumidifier during your working hours, family talks and nighttime sleep
  • Two Kinds of Drainage without the Hassle: You can adjust the dehumidifier to the ideal humidity setting and let it run continuously for 24 hours until the tank is full. When the water is full, the tank indicator light will turn red and emit a beep, and the machine will automatically shut down to prevent water overflow. Then easily empty the tank(1.7L/0.45Gal) with a handle; If you don't want to pour water manually - dehumidifier with drain hose (23.6 in.) helps you maintain continuous drainage
  • Multiple Humanized Design: The safety dehumidifier has 2 dehumidification modes (Laundry = continuous mode, Auto = custom mode); Built-in universal wheels and handle, easy to move; Automatic restart and automatic defrosting; Replaceable activated carbon filter makes the air in your home cleaner and fresher
  • Excellent Customer Support: Dehumidifiers emit heat when in use (that's how they absorb the moisture). And it has an inside drying button, pls select it to dry out the inside of the unit at least 30 minutes before storage. Uhome offers 12-months warranty and life free technical support. We hope you are completely satisfied with your purchase. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we promise to get back to you within 24 hours
Bestseller No. 2
AIRPLUS 1,500 Sq. Ft 30 Pints Dehumidifier for Home and Basements with Drain Hose(AP1907)
  • High-Efficiency Dehumidification: Airplus dehumidifiers - (1907) for home remove up to 30 pints (under 90% RH @ 86°F condition) of moisture per day.(Please note: 90% RH @ 86°F condition, the max dehumidification capacity up to 30 pints)
  • Convenient Drainage & Sufficient Capacity: Using a dehumidifier hose to drain continuously and automatically frees you from the hassle of manual job. The 1.5L capacity of our dehumidifiers is sufficient to use. If the water tank is full, the machine will shut off until it is emptied. More convenient and efforts-saving!
  • Easy Operation & Multipurpose Modes: The portable dehumidifier is easy to use. There are four modes-STANDARD, DRYING, SLEEP and RAINING to fulfill different needs. Switch among modes to achieve the desired dehumidification effect. Thanks to the timing boot/shutdown function, save a load of trouble. What’s more, universal wheels make movements easily.
  • Quiet Moisture Absorber & Multiple Scenes: Quiet moisture removal keeps you away from annoying noise. An ideal dehumidifier for bedroom that will not disturb your rest also does a great job in the living room, RV, kitchen, and closet. Meanwhile, it works perfectly as a dehumidifier for basements. Create a pleasant and comfortable life.
  • After Service: There is a quality service of a replacement or a full refund coming with our basement dehumidifier. If you have any problems with the bathroom dehumidifier or shopping experience, please CONTACT us.
Bestseller No. 3
HOGARLABS 30 Pint Dehumidifiers for Home and Basements, with 3 Working Modes, Overflow Protection, and Auto Shut off Restart. Ultra Silent Dehumidifier with Drain Hose and Digital Control Panel.
  • 【30 Pints Dehumidifier for Basement】:HOGARLABS dehumidifiers can remove up to 30 pints of moisture daily and adjust humidity from 30% to 80%. Perfect for Basements, Garages, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, RV, Home, Office or any medium rooms.Effectively protect your furniture, prolong the lifespan of your home appliances such as air conditioners and TVs, and make your work and living environment more comfortable!
  • 【3 Working Modes】: In Smart Dehumidification Mode, the dehumidifier will auto-start and shut down according to the dehumidity you set.The Drying Mode uses the most suitable fan speed and dehumidification intensity to dry clothes effectively, ensuring your clothes stay dry. Continuous Dehumidification Mode ensures the dehumidifier runs continuously and rapidly lowers room humidity to the minimum level. These three different functions enable the dehumidifier to solve more problems for you!
  • 【Intelligent & Portable Design】:Timer function allows you to set closing time as needed. Intelligent panel lock prevents accidental operation. Auto shut-off when water tank is full to prevent overflow. The washable filter for easy cleaning. Equipped with 4 universal wheel and 2 pull handles for easy mobility. Operates quietly at only 40 db, ensuring it doesn't disturb your daily life and rest!
  • 【0.6 Gallon Water Tank & Continuous Drainage】: When the0.6 gallon water tank is full, the dehumidifier will automatically stop and light up the full water indicator to remind you to empty it. Continuous drainage: Our dehumidifier comes with a drain hose, which can be easily connected to your dehumidifier's outlet for continuous drainage.
  • 【Warranty and Support】HOGARLABS brand service 30 Pints Dehumidifier comes with 30-day return policy,2 year extended warranty and lifetime technical support.Choosing our dehumidifier with a drainage hose can help maintain ideal air quality in your home. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We will provide you with 24 hours service.

50 Pint Dehumidifiers

hOmeLabs 4,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Extra Large Rooms and Basements

50 pint dehumidifiers can handle middle-sized spaces that are extremely humid or large spaces that are a little less humid. These units are powerful enough to work well in areas that smell musty and damp all the time. Here is a little more guidance on when to buy a 50 pint dehumidifier:

  • 500-1000 square feet – A 50 pint humidifier is probably too big and unnecessary for this size of space.
  • 1500 square feet – Good for extremely wet spaces with RH up to levels that are greater than 85% (A 50 pint dehumidifier might be a little too much for a space this size if it has lower humidity levels )
  • 2000-2500 square feet – Good for extremely wet spaces with RH levels that are up to and greater than 85%
  • 3000 square feet – Good for wet spaces with RH up to levels up to the 70 and 85 percent range
SaleBestseller No. 1
LUBAIR 4500 Sq.ft Dehumidifier for Home Basement, 50 Pints Large Room Dehumidifier with Drain Hose & Water Tank, Intelligent Humidity Control, Auto Defrost, Child Lock, 24H Timer for Living Room
493 Reviews
LUBAIR 4500 Sq.ft Dehumidifier for Home Basement, 50 Pints Large Room Dehumidifier with Drain Hose & Water Tank, Intelligent Humidity Control, Auto Defrost, Child Lock, 24H Timer for Living Room
  • 𝟒,𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐒𝐐 𝐅𝐓 𝟓𝟎 𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐞𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬: Our Dehumidifiers can Remove up to 50 Pints of Water a day(95°F,90% RH) and Covers areas Maximum up to 4,500 square feet. Being able to adjust Humidity from 30%RH to 80%RH, Dehumidifiers are Suitable for use in Basements, Homes, Garages, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Offices, Kitchens, Laundry Rooms, Storage Rooms and RVs. The Dehumidifier is Newly Improved and Smaller in Size, You deserve it!
  • 𝟑𝟔𝟎° 𝐑𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟐𝟒-𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐫: Dehumidifiers is Equipped with 4 Universal Wheels, Handle at the top of the Dehumidifier, Which is Convenient for you to Move it to every corner of the Room. 24-Hour Timer: used for preset operation and reducing energy consumption. This dehumidifiers is Equipped with a Touch Control Panel with Digital Display, Which Makes the Mode, Target Humidity, Timer, Fan Speed, Defrosting and Current Room Humidity Readings Clear at a Glance.
  • 𝟑 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: One touch to switch DEHU/DRY/CONT meet all your needs properly. DEHU mode to perfectly maintain your desired humidity level in the wine cellar. DRY mode to quickly dry delicate clothes that need to be hung for drying. the CONT mode is perfect for constantly damp spaces.
  • 𝟐 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐤: Manual Drainage: When the 0.66 Gal Water Tank is Full, The Dehumidifier will Automatically Stop Running, The "Full" indicator will light up, and an alarm will Sound for 10 seconds to Remind you to empty the water tank. Automatic Drainage: With the included 6.56ft/2m Drainage Hose, You can Continuously Drain the Collected Water without Emptying the Bucket.
  • 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞:Advanced Noise Reduction Design is Adopted, and the Noise Does not exceed 42dB. It won't Disturb you to Sleep, Watch TV, Study and listen to Music, Can Quickly dry delicate clothes that need to be hung and dried, and has a child locking function.
Bestseller No. 2
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal for Large Rooms and Home Basements - Powerful Moisture Removal and Humidity Control - 50 Pint (Previously 70 Pint)
52,681 Reviews
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal for Large Rooms and Home Basements - Powerful Moisture Removal and Humidity Control - 50 Pint (Previously 70 Pint)
  • 4,500 sq ft Large Dehumidifier: Our 15.4 x 11 x 24.3 inches dehumidifier with 1.6 gallon water tank capacity removes up to 50 pints (70 Pint 2012 DOE Standard) from the air per day depending on moisture condition and the size of your room. This is our largest, most capable model ideal for large rooms up to 4,500 square feet and/or very wet spaces.
  • Designed For Modern Home: That most dehumidifiers are clunky eyesores is news to nobody. We designed with the modern consumer in mind: a sleek clean look, convenient built-in wheels and handles, and a quiet fan that won’t drown out your current binge-watching obsession.
  • Super Easy To Use: Dehumidifiers don’t need to be complicated, so ours isn’t. Adjust to your ideal moisture setting, then let it run its continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, at which point it will automatically shut-off. There’s also a drain hose outlet for continuous draining. The hose is not included; we recommend a ⅝” diameter garden hose with an internal threaded end, and optionally Teflon tape for extra security.
  • Eliminates Moisture Effectively: Our portable dehumidifier reduces moisture through its built-in pump compressor. It also features a Turbo mode that increases fan speed from Normal Air CFM 165 (cubic feet per minute) to High Air CFM 188 for maximum moisture removal.
  • Important Things To Know: Dehumidifiers emit heat when in use (that’s how they absorb the moisture). This product won’t work in the same room as an evaporative cooler, and is intended for any indoor space up to 4,500 square feet. It measures 15.4 x 11 x 24.3 inches, has a 1.6 gallon water tank capacity and removes up to 50 pints of moisture from the air per day.
Bestseller No. 3
Midea 4,500 Sq. Ft. Energy Star Certified Dehumidifier With Reusable Air Filter 50 Pint 2019 DOE (Previously 70 Pint) - Ideal For Basements, Large & Medium Sized Rooms, And Bathrooms (White)
  • 4,500 SQ. FT. DEHUMIDIFIER – Removes up to 50 pints of moisture per day with an adjustable humidity setting from 35% to 85%. Perfect for use in basement, bathroom, bedroom, office, kitchen, cellar, or crawlspace. Maintain a healthy 45%-55% humidity range.Frequency : 60Hz
  • ULTRA QUIET OPERATION – This model has quiet operation as 47 dBA, quieter than a home refrigerator. Enjoy sleep, a good book, or your favorite show without the disturbing noise of a traditional dehumidifier
  • ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED- This unit is ENERGY STAR Certified and is recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR 2023
  • SIMPLE DRAINAGE – Simply empty the water tank when it is full or connect a standard hose (not included) to the built-in socket for continuous draining. The dehumidifier automatically stops with a full water tank and restarts after the tank is emptied
  • EASY TO USE – This unit was designed with a clean, sleek look to fit the style of any home, apartment, or office. With 360° rotatable wheels, digital control panel, and handles, easily move this dehumidifier to any room and use it with ease

70 Pint Dehumidifiers

Shinco 70 Pints Energy Star Dehumidifier with Pump, for Home, Basements, Room up to 5,000 Sq.Ft with Auto or Manual Drainage, Quietly Remove Moisture, Auto Defrost, Dry Clothes, 24HR Timer

If you need a dehumidifier for a large space and/or dealing with extreme humidity plaguing your home during hot and humid months, then a 70 pint dehumidifier could be your answer. These models can easily remove about 70 pints of water a day. They are superb for homes with very wet crawl spaces and basements. Here is some advice on the situations where you will want to consider a 70 pint dehumidifier:

  • 500-2000 square feet – A 70 pint humidifier is probably too big and unnecessary for this size of space.
  • 2500-3000 square feet – Good for extremely wet spaces with RH levels that are up to and greater than 85%
SaleBestseller No. 1
AIRPLUS 4,500 Sq.Ft 70 Pint Dehumidifier for Basements and Home-with Drain Hose,Efficient,Energy-with Dual Protection and 4 Smart Modes,24H Timer,Defrost,for Large room
338 Reviews
AIRPLUS 4,500 Sq.Ft 70 Pint Dehumidifier for Basements and Home-with Drain Hose,Efficient,Energy-with Dual Protection and 4 Smart Modes,24H Timer,Defrost,for Large room
  • AIRPLUS multifunctional dehumidifier for hone:combines dehumidification,drying,and air purification functions in one machine.With the dual protection of water full auto shut off working and compressor power off,ensures optimal performance and longevity,The dehumidifier is safe to use even when you are not at home.
  • High Effective Dehumidification:Our basements dehumidifier has an efficient and energy-saving compressor,You can easily remove 70 pints of water per day and covers areas up to 4,500 Sq Ft.It's perfect for use in basements,homes,garages,bathrooms,bedrooms,offices,kitchens,laundry rooms,storage rooms
  • 4 Smart Modes Dehumidifiers:The 4 smart modes of our dehumidification options make it easy to switch between From dry mode for delicate clothes to advanced noise reduction design and sleep mode,Say goodbye to excess moisture, mold, and allergens!
  • two of drainage options:You can choose between using the 3.9 ft long dehumidifier hose for easy and continuous drainage,Or the 0.7 GAL large capacity tank,which automatically shuts off when it's full to prevent overflowing.The detachable filter allows you to remove and wash it.
  • Intelligent Control:Our AIRPLUS dehumidifier is equipped with button control panel Digital display of temperature,humidity,timer,and current mode indicator for at-a-glance use.24-hour timer,Auto shut-off/restart,Automatic defrost function,Negative ion function.Comes with a detailed instruction manual.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Waykar 80 Pints Energy Star Dehumidifier for Spaces up to 5,000 Sq. Ft at Home, in Basements and Large Rooms with Drain Hose and 1.14 Gallons Water Tank (JD025CE-80)
  • WAYKAR DEHUMIDIFIER FOR SPACES UP TO 5,000 SQ FT- Our dehumidifier is able to remove up to 80 pints (under 95°F,90%RH condition) of moisture per day. (Please note: under 95°F, 90%RH condition, the max dehumidification capacity up to 80 pints)for space up to 5,000 Sq. Ft and adjust humidity from 30% to 80%. It is a dehumidifier ideal for home, basements, office, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, stockroom, living room, laundry room, cellars, crawlspace, large spaces, etc.
  • INTELLIGENT TOUCH CONTROL- By integrating a smart control panel, the dehumidifier allows you to control the unit in an easy manner. The humidity reading display helps maximize the convenience to monitor the humidity, adjust the humidity level, set the timer. Simply adjust to your ideal moisture setting, it will smartly sense room humidity and control dehumidification to maintain pre-set humidity levels. 24H TIMER: For preset operation and reduced energy consumption.
  • ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED & ELIMINATES MOSTURE EFFECTIVELY- Waykar ENERGY STAR certified Dehumidifier cut down your hassle on energy with maintaining an ideal room humidity, to quickly and effectively absorb moisture without racking up your energy bill.
  • QUIET EXPERIENCE & LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE DESIGN AT HOME- With a unique quiet design, you will enjoy a quiet experience in the comfortable and dry air. The oscillating fan helps dry your room faster while with lower DB of noise. Put it in your bedroom, and you’ll have a quiet and cozy day with the dehumidifier working beside you. The Waykar dehumidifier is compact and lightweight. The casters at the bottom make it easy to move the machine from one room to another.
  • VARIOUS DRAINAGE OPTIONS- Two drainage methods are provided for the dehumidifier. You can detach and remove the bucket to empty the 4.3L (1.14 Gal) reservoir, or enable continuous drain only via a 3.3 ft drain hose (included) for peace of mind. The DETACHABLE filter allows you to remove and wash it, for healthy and fresh air. CAUTION: When you drain with water tank, Please tighten the switch at the water pipe to avoid water leakage.
Bestseller No. 3
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal for Large Rooms and Home Basements - Powerful Moisture Removal and Humidity Control - 50 Pint (Previously 70 Pint)
52,681 Reviews
hOmeLabs 4500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier - Ideal for Large Rooms and Home Basements - Powerful Moisture Removal and Humidity Control - 50 Pint (Previously 70 Pint)
  • 4,500 sq ft Large Dehumidifier: Our 15.4 x 11 x 24.3 inches dehumidifier with 1.6 gallon water tank capacity removes up to 50 pints (70 Pint 2012 DOE Standard) from the air per day depending on moisture condition and the size of your room. This is our largest, most capable model ideal for large rooms up to 4,500 square feet and/or very wet spaces.
  • Designed For Modern Home: That most dehumidifiers are clunky eyesores is news to nobody. We designed with the modern consumer in mind: a sleek clean look, convenient built-in wheels and handles, and a quiet fan that won’t drown out your current binge-watching obsession.
  • Super Easy To Use: Dehumidifiers don’t need to be complicated, so ours isn’t. Adjust to your ideal moisture setting, then let it run its continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, at which point it will automatically shut-off. There’s also a drain hose outlet for continuous draining. The hose is not included; we recommend a ⅝” diameter garden hose with an internal threaded end, and optionally Teflon tape for extra security.
  • Eliminates Moisture Effectively: Our portable dehumidifier reduces moisture through its built-in pump compressor. It also features a Turbo mode that increases fan speed from Normal Air CFM 165 (cubic feet per minute) to High Air CFM 188 for maximum moisture removal.
  • Important Things To Know: Dehumidifiers emit heat when in use (that’s how they absorb the moisture). This product won’t work in the same room as an evaporative cooler, and is intended for any indoor space up to 4,500 square feet. It measures 15.4 x 11 x 24.3 inches, has a 1.6 gallon water tank capacity and removes up to 50 pints of moisture from the air per day.

Other Things to Consider

As we just stated, the square footage of the space and the overall level of dampness are the two biggest things to consider when deciding the capacity of the dehumidifier you need. However, there are some other factors that might make you increase your calculations and decide to get a higher capacity model.

Number of People In the Home

As humans, we are constantly expelling water into our environment. Whether we are talking, breathing or sweating our bodies are releasing moisture that is being absorbed by the air around us. So it only makes sense that the larger the number of people who live in a home the need for a higher capacity dehumidifier increases. Some places suggest that you will need an additional 5 pints of capacity for every 4 people in your house.

There are some additional factors associated with the number of people[le in your home that might require you to think about a higher capacity dehumidifier.

Washer and Dryer

If your home has a laundry room, then it requires additional water-removing capacity. This is because water is constantly flowing and evaporating whenever you run your dryer or washer. If you have a larger family or just simply do a lot of laundry you might want to add more 5 pints to your overall calculation.

Windows and Doors

One way moisture can sneak into your house via open doors and windows.

If you live in a humid area and have a lot of people constantly coming and going or if you simply like to leave the windows and patio doors open to get fresh air in the house you might want to add another 5 pints of capacity to meet your home’s needs.

Bathroom

Your bathroom is a room that bacteria and mold loves. Simply flushing your toilet, running showers and washing your hands can increase the relative humidity of your bathroom.

If you like to take long showers or if there are a lot of people living in your home who are taking multiple showers per day you might want to add another 5 or 10 pints to your calculations. This is especially true if your bathroom isn’t very well ventilated.

Why Not Just Get The Largest Capacity Unit You Can Find?

Getting a 70 pint model might not be a bad idea, but it might not be the right thing for you to do either.

Cons

There are several reasons why you might not want to get a model that is bigger than you need. One reason is that you could spend a lot of extra money. Another reason is that a larger unit will usually make more noise than a smaller unit and depending on where you put it noise could be an issue for you. Finally, the bigger the capacity the larger the dehumidifier will be larger and weigh more (70 pint units can be about 50 pounds), which can be an issue if you plan on putting the dehumidifier in a small space or plan on moving it around to different areas of the house.

Pros

Getting a large capacity model can be a good choice for several reasons. First, you know that it will be able to meet your needs and get the humidity to a healthy level in your home. Second, because it will be able to get the moisture out of the air faster than smaller models it might be more energy-efficient than a slightly smaller unit that needs to run virtually non stop to get the job done. Lastly, a larger capacity unit might last longer than some of its smaller capacity counterparts since it won’t have to run as long to do the same job.

Summary

Selecting a model with the proper size (capacity) is arguably the most important part of buying a dehumidifier. If you take a few minutes to think about the size of your home and the level of moisture in the air you will be able to successfully find a dehumidifier that will be able to meet your needs for years to come. That being said, if you are having a hard time deciding, remember to error on the side of going with the larger capacity option if you are having a hard time.

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