Looking for the best dehumidifier? You have come to the right place. We have put together reviews of the best dehumidifiers on the market catering for different types of budget.
Before we start comparing the best dehumidifiers on the market, it is important to know a few things to make sure you get the one that is right for you.
What is a dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier is a glorious invention that removes moisture and decreases humidity in your home. Dehumidifiers will naturally lower the humidity in your room to safe levels of 50% and below.
If you have a problem with mould forming on your walls (especially exterior walls, corners or around windows) then a dehumidifier can prevent it from forming.
Extraction – Each dehumidifier boasts the ability to extract a certain amount of litres of water from the air per day. This information should be taken with a pinch of salt because it is only the maximum amount that it can remove. For most dehumidifiers to extract their maximum amount of moisture, the humidity has to be high (around 80%) and the temperature also high (above 25 degrees Celsius).
With that being said, most dehumidifiers can remove a very large amount of moisture from your home (it is always shocking to see it in the tank!).
Power usage – Each review includes the “Wattage” of the dehumidifier. This is when it is operating on any maximum setting. E.g. if a dehumidifier uses 500+ watts of electricity, this will be on the maximum setting. It is always cheaper to run on a lower setting. Don’t be scared by “expensive to run” or the power usage, because quite frankly you can keep one on all day and spend pennies.
Rooms in the home – Dehumidifiers are great for bedrooms, living rooms, small rooms, big rooms, flats, caravans… the list goes on. But if you have a fairly average to medium or small sized home, there is no need to buy a large and powerful dehumidifier (unless you have severe damp problems).
Smaller homes or non-serious problems can get away with a smaller or less power-consuming dehumidifiers. If you have a larger home, an older home or a serious damp problem, then invest in a larger or more powerful dehumidifier to get the job done.
You don’t want to overspend and get one that is too powerful or underspend and get one that won’t get the job done!
So which one to choose? Check out our reviews below:
This dehumidifier is extremely compact and ideal for placing directly on windowsills
Ideal for: smaller rooms, caravans, smaller problems with condensation
Extraction: 150ml a day
When compared with the smaller models, it really hits home that it can remove 24 times more moisture than the smaller entry level dehumidifiers.
If you have a larger house, a more serious condensation or mould problem then this dehumidifier will do the job.
Ideal for: If you need a dehumidifier for a large home but don’t quite have the funds to stretch for a slightly more premium model.
Extraction: Up to 12L a day
In my opinion, EcoAir are the “go to” manufacturers for Dehumidifiers! The look, feel and quality of their products is fantastic and I cannot argue with the performance from having owned several models by this company.
The EcoAir DC12 is a little beast! It is fairly compact considering it has the ability to store up to 3.5L of water in its removable tank.
One of my favourite features is that this Dehumidifier comes with an attachable hose allowing you to bypass the use of the storage tank. This way the unit can run constantly until you turn it off draining water directly out of the hose.
The DC12 has a removable air filter which can be cleaned every couple of weeks – this helps to trap any dust from the room and is especially handy if you are using it to dry washing – something else the machine can do.
(Check out the EcoAir Website here)
Ideal for: Anyone and everyone – larger homes and drying washing
This has the ability to remove up to 18 litres of water per day compared with the DC12’s 12 litre ability.
It uses slightly more power and is great for large homes and those who live in older homes with damp and condensation problems.
Like the DC12, the DC18 is also supplied with a hose for continual removal of moisture from the air.
Ideal for: very large homes (3-4 bedrooms) or houses with a lot of dampness and moisture. Large families with plenty of washing to dry!
Extraction: 18L per day
The Ebac 2650e Dehumidifier has the amazing ability to extract up to 18L of water per day. Ebac also boasts a Condensation Guarantee – that their product is guaranteed to remove condensation, dampness, mould and odours.
It comes with a quiet mode, 3.5L storage capacity tank and energy saving smart technology.
You can visit Ebac’s website here.
Ideal for: Very large homes, people with very bad damp issues that need a high level of powerful extraction.
Extraction: Up to 18L per day
This Dehumidifier is incredibly small and powerful. It is also one of the quietest on the market (on the low setting).
Ideal for: People concerned about having a larger dehumidifier. Good for small homes, flats and those who want to tuck the Dehumidifier away easily.
Best Dehumidifier for Bedroom:
Either the EcoAir DD122 Dehumidifier or Pro Breeze Mini Dehumidifier are ideal for a bedroom. A lot depends on the size of the room and the type of problem you are attempting to solve.
The EcoAir is better for a larger bedroom where the Pro Breeze would suit a smaller bedroom. The EcoAir DD122 can also be placed in any room in the house including a garage or cellar so serves more than one purpose.
By placing a dehumidifier on in your bedroom you will improve your breathing, health and the quality of sleep you will get will improve too! When going to sleep after the dehumidifier has been on in my bedroom for a couple of hours, it feels fresher, healthier and helps you to relax.
Best Dehumidifier for Allergies:
I would recommend a dehumidifier with a removable filter such as the EcoAir DD122 or EcoAir DC12 – it is amazing to see how much dust gets sucked into the filter when the dehumidifier is working. When you remove it and clean it, you can feel more confident that extra particles of dust from the air have been removed.
All dehumidifiers will benefit allergy sufferers, but ones with the filters you can easily remove and clean will always win for that extra bit of comfort.
Best Dehumidifier for Mould:
All dehumidifiers are equally as good at preventing mould, just make sure you get one that is big enough if you have a larger home.
It is important that if you do have mould, using a dehumidifier will not remove it – you will need to do this yourself! The dehumidifier will prevent it from reforming.
This is because mould spores will cling on to cold or damp surfaces and the higher humidity gives mould thriving conditions. A dehumidifier will lower humidity and lessen moisture meaning mould cannot form.
I hope that you found our comparative reviews useful in your quest to find a good dehumidifier.
If you are wondering how dehumidifiers actually work, check out this article here.
Best Dehumidifiers 2018
Remember to only invest in one for your requirements and not overspend on one for a smaller room, or under spend if you have a larger home or severe damp problems.