Air conditioners and humidifiers are common in most homes, but dehumidifiers are actually just as useful. Much like an air conditioner cools, a dehumidifier works by taking away moisture in the air. The magic happens inside the unit, where humid air passes through cooling coils, drips away excess water into a tank, and exits as, well, less-moist air. The benefits? A reduction in dust and allergens in the air and help fighting mold and mildew in your home (you know that “stuffy” feeling your house can get? Yeah, a dehumidifier helps with that). It can also make your home more comfortable, which is especially useful in the summertime when many areas are prone to blistering heatwaves and humidity.
So which dehumidifier is best for you? Here, a breakdown of some great dehumidifiers to buy, all with different price points to fit your budget.
This little guy packs a big punch by working in spaces up to 150 square feet. It automatically shuts off when water needs to be emptied from the tank, and is super portable and light—so you can easily move it from room to room, to your closet, on trips… you get the gist.
With a nearly perfect five-star rating and over 3,000 reviews, this dehumidifier is clearly a fan favorite. And for good reason—it’s quiet, energy efficient, and easy to empty. It’s great for bathrooms, closets, or any other small space.
This dehumidifier can handle a bit larger of a space, but is still easily portable and simple to use. It’s whisper quiet, which makes it great for bedrooms and nurseries.
An Amazon best-seller, this dehumidifier has more than 7,000 reviews and a solid four-star rating. It has electronic controls, a digital humidity reader, a 24-hour timer, and wheels to make it easier to move.
A bit of an upgrade, this humidifier can handle a bigger-sized room. Plus, it’s a true best-seller—with tons and tons of reviews. With all the features of its 30-pint sibling, this one is a solid bet for small studio apartments, living rooms, and open concept spaces.
An LED reader on this model displays current humidity and the dehumidifier setting, while it also features an automatic humidistat control, two speeds, and 12-hour timer.
This dehumidifier comes with a drain hose and pump, should you need it, and operates with three speeds. Wheels stay out of sight, so it looks sleek but is also easily portable. Win-win.
This sleek option comes with a built-in pump that can attach to an external receptacle, so you don’t have to constantly empty its bucket. (But don’t worry if you don’t have an external option—the 14.8-pint bucket is extra large for units of this size, which means you’ll need to empty it less than others.)