Best Dehumidifier : Which To Choose? (Comparison)

Best dehumidifier 2020: which to choose? (comparison)

In this guide to the best dehumidifier on the market, we will provide a list and short reviews of the best models of the moment. Later, we will analyze this type of product, explaining what it is and what is it, offering some helpful tips when choosing.

Best dehumidifier 2020 compared

Below the selection to help you choose the best dehumidifier for your needs:

Of course, each has different features and prices, we tried to include models that can meet all the needs and budgets and we focused on portable dehumidifiers, given the convenience and flexibility.

In most cases, each model has other versions of the same series with lesser or greater dehumidification capacity for more or less large environments.

Here a comparison table of the best dehumidifiers hot picks:

Best dehumidifier 2019

Best dehumidifier economic

Best quality / price

Best dehumidifier ionizer

Best for large environments

Olimpia Splendid Acquaria Slim P 10

De’Longhi Ariadry Ariadry DD230P

Dehumidification capacity

Additional features

humidity control, timer, drying laundry, Mildew Guard (anti-mold)

Humidity control, timer

humidity control, timer, drying laundry

humidity control, timer, drying laundry, ionizer

Humidity control, timer

Best dehumidifier 2019

Dehumidification capacity

Additional features

humidity control, timer, drying laundry, Mildew Guard (anti-mold)

Best dehumidifier economic

Olimpia Splendid Acquaria Slim P 10

Dehumidification capacity

Additional features

Humidity control, timer

Best quality / price

Dehumidification capacity

Additional features

humidity control, timer, drying laundry

Best dehumidifier ionizer

Dehumidification capacity

Additional features

humidity control, timer, drying laundry, ionizer

Best for large environments

De’Longhi Ariadry Ariadry DD230P

Dehumidification capacity

Additional features

Humidity control, timer

Mitsubishi MJ-E12CH-S: the best dehumidifier 2020

Best Dehumidifier 2020: Which To Choose? (Comparison)

We can consider the best dehumidifier 2020 the proposal of the Japanese brand, which has always distinguished itself for the build quality and performance. The Mitsubishi Electric series offers different versions according to the dehumidification capacity. Here we focus on the model able to dehumidify 12L per day (for rooms up to 26 m2), but there are also the one to 14L and 21L.

The Mitsubishi MJ-E12CH-S is quite compact (weighing about 11 kg) and quiet. It features a high-efficiency filter for pollen and dust and some features that make it a dehumidifier rather complete.

Among these are the timer, the function dedicated to the drying of the laundry and the interesting Mildew Guard that allows to maintain the degree of humidity of the air below what normally favors the rising of the molds, ensuring at the same time an energy saving (operation oN / OFF cycles, depending on humidity detected).

The dehumidifier Mitsubishi presents different dehumidification programs (auto, low or high), a control panel adjustable in Italian with parental control and air deflectors to eliminate fogging of glasses or accelerate the drying of a wall.

Moreover, it is able to work even at low temperatures (from 1 ° to 35 °), thus usable in basements and garages. The tank is 3.8 L but there is the possibility of connecting a pipe for continuous discharge.

Larger versions below

Olimpia Splendid Aquaria Slim P: the best economic dehumidifier

Best Dehumidifier 2020: Which To Choose? (Comparison)

If you do not have a tight budget but want a product with an average dehumidification capacity (10L / 24h), you can consider Olimpia Splendid Aquaria Slim P (10), with a maximum volume of 45 m3 Dehumidificable.

This is the best dehumidifier budget of the moment with just over 100 €, we will take home a reliable device, and above all very quiet. The declared noise is in fact of 42 dB.

But the distinctive feature of this product, as the name suggests, is the very thin (185mm). Overall, a dehumidifier is versatile and easy to carry (9,5Kg), also thanks to the wheels and ergonomic handle.

Compared to the model just seen, of course, it is a more basic product with less functionality. Equipped with an anti-dust filter, has a touch display, the ability to adjust the humidity in automatically or manually and the timer functionality. However, they lack dedicated to the laundry programs.

The tank has a capacity of 2L, but even in this case, it is possible the continuous discharge through an outer tube.

Who has the most important needs, it can consider the versions 12L, 14L, 18L and 22L. You will find them below.

Best Dehumidifier 2020: Which To Choose? (Comparison)

Pro Breeze Dehumidifier 12L / Day with digital display …

Pro Breeze: the best dehumidifier for quality / price

The Breeze Pro, version L 12, is probably the best dehumidifier for quality / price. The brand specializes in air conditioners, fans and dehumidifiers, enjoys in Italy of good reviews and reputation.

Able to collect 12L a day moisture, is recommended for environments of 20-26 m2. It is a dehumidifier rather light and easy to handle (9.5 kg with wheels) which has all the important features of the category.

Next to the timer (24h) and all’autospegnimento, we find the ability to manually set the required humidity level is 30% to 80 (via an LED display with parental control) and the dedicated fast drying laundry function.

The Breeze Pro 12 L has a 1.8 L tank and offers the possibility of continuous drainage thanks to the use of an outer tube, included in the package. The declared noise level is 42 dB.

Pro Breeze Dehumidifier 12L / Day with digital display …

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Inventor EVA II PRO ION: best dehumidifier with ionizer

Best Dehumidifier 2020: Which To Choose? (Comparison)

Another dehumidifier affordable price is the Inventor EVA II PRO ION, one of the most popular products of the category. The dehumidification capacity is as much as 20 L / 24 h and makes it perfect for 30-40m2 environments.

How can we imagine considering the name, this dehumidifier also presents the ionizer mode (ION). Therefore, it uses a technology that, by producing small amounts of ozone, is able to purify the air fighting allergens and particles.

Next to this mode, you can choose additional settings such as the silent and the Turbo. It also offers the possibility to set the timer (24 h), the start and automatic shutdown and activate the functionality dedicated to the laundry, the latter surprising performance. In addition, you can set up from 35% to 85% required level of humidity.

The Inventor is a bit ‘heavier than the models seen above (14.4 kg) but it remains compact enough (350 × 245 × 510 mm).

Not good noise: Silent mode we are faced with a noise level of 45 dB but you get up to 60 dB with Turbo mode.

With regard to the tank, the capacity is 3 L and it is possible to choose to use the continuous drainage.

Best Dehumidifier 2020: Which To Choose? (Comparison)

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De’Longhi Ariadry Ariadry DD230P: best dehumidifier top of the range for large environments

Best Dehumidifier 2020: Which To Choose? (Comparison)

And we are now one of the top range of the category. The De’Longhi Ariadry Ariadry DD230P is a powerful dehumidifier (540W power) able to collect 30 L of moisture per day. Therefore, a product recommended for those who have major needs and environments of 45-50m2.

Obviously, considering the investment required, it is not recommended for those who need to dehumidify only small rooms or basements.

Given the power and reach, it is a dehumidifier much less lighter than other models (19 Kg). However, it can be transported in different area of ​​the house with the handle.

Equipped with an anti-dust filter and anti-allergens, it can work even at very low temperatures due to antifreeze electronic system (up to 2 °). It has an LCD display where you can monitor in an immediate way the moisture, adjust the desired and set a timer and auto-on or off.

Compared to other dehumidifiers, it does not have some additional features like the one dedicated accelerated drying of linen, but we can say that the product is designed exclusively for dehumidification and “do it right” and, above all, very quickly.

Possible continuous discharge thanks to the supplied tube of 5 m length and the Heavy Duty pumping system.

The noise level is average but improvable (51 dB declared) and the tank has a capacity of 7 L.

The Ariadry Ariadry series has different models that you can consult the official website.

Best dehumidifiers (and economic) for very small environments

If you do not have a big budget and want to buy a very compact product for minimum requirements (a dehumidifier table or closets and small rooms), you might consider products from very low capacity but, in fact, more accessible, including the Pro Breeze seen before.

What is a dehumidifier and what is

A dehumidifier is a device, equipped with an engine and a tank, used to reduce the moisture level, and then of water vapor, present within enclosed spaces (home, office, garage, cellar, cupboards etc.). A product designed to ensure the optimal conditions of the environment and make it more livable.

The presence of excessive moisture, in fact, over time, can wear, furniture, paint walls and plaster and encourage the emergence of stains, bacteria and mold, as well as being harmful to health (asthma, colds, allergies, cough etc.) as evidenced in this report of the Ministry of Health.

In fact, even an extremely dry environment is not preferable, because it can lead to several respiratory problems, sore throat, dehydration and weakness. Normally, a good rate of moisture (internal) accounted for between 40% and 60%.

As mentioned in our guide to the best purifier, the air we breathe in environments that we frequent during most of our days it is extremely important for our well being.

Very often, even the portable or fixed air conditioners have the functionality of dehumidifier. However, most of the times require investment (and consumption) rather important (in particular those fixed).

How does a dehumidifier

The dehumidifiers are produced plug and play simple to use. Once connected to power and operated, they will begin to suck the air, push it through a fan, and then condense the moisture in the water, thanks to a refrigerant gas (this in most cases).

The water that results is then collected to the tank.

In fact, we have just described the dehumidifier refrigerativo mechanical-type, the most common category.

Source: www.noloclimat.it

There are also dehumidifiers essicativi which, as the name suggests, use essicanti materials, such as silica gel to absorb moisture.

These will need to be replaced or “born again” on a regular basis. It is simpler and cheaper products, suitable for little damp homes.

Source: www.noloclimat.it

Dehumidifier or air conditioner?

If you’re wondering if the deumificatore is also an air conditioner or a product with similar features, the answer is: no.

Minimanente not influence the temperature of the house; not cool nor warm. If you are looking for a product able to cool the environment, you will have to orient yourself on the air conditioners, fixed or portable, or the coolers.

Obviously, in the summer the perceived temperature, as a result of its use, will decrease its own because it takes away the excess moisture, making the heat more bearable.

Dehumidifier desktop or laptop?

A distinction must be made between the fixed and portable ones dehumidifiers.

The first category, often installed recessed, is usually the most performant, ideal for large environments (offices, gymnasiums, etc.).

However, given the cost and complexity of installing and Repair, this is becoming less common, replaced by mobile dehumidifiers, without a doubt the most versatile, as transportable from room to room.

How to choose the best dehumidifier

There are various types of dehumidifiers, according to environment in which it is used and needs, from the cheapest to the most advanced. Let’s see below some of the factors, in addition to the budget, to be considered at time of purchase of a dehumidifier.

Dimensions / characteristics of the environment and dehumidification capacity

The first question to ask is where you intend to use the dehumidifier: in the cupboards in the bedroom, in a house small or rather large house, in the garage or basement and then in more humid areas, etc. .

Based on this fact, it should consider the size of the water reservoir of the device, the recommended size, the delivered power and, consequently, the size of the dehumidifier same.

With regard to the ability to dehumidification, which indicates the extractable from the air in 24 hours liters of water, this varies depending on the type of product. In the case of a dehumidifier essicativo, we are looking at 6-8 L per day.

A dehumidifier refrigerativo may usually have a capacity of up to 50L / 24h. This value refers to a scenario with 80% humidity and a temperature of 30 degrees. Considering that the capacity varies based on temperature and humidity, the values ​​of the actual flow rate must always be resized.

Power and consumption

The power of the dehumidifier will influence his performance but also fuel consumption. As these products are to be used in a rather recurrent and ongoing, they deserve special attention.

It ‘also true, however, that most of portable dehumidifiers on the market now has an intermittent operation. That is, work in a continuous manner only in the initial phase of dehumidification, and then resumes cycles.

As for the power, it start from 100W smaller and cheaper models to reach more than 600W in more advanced models. A midrange provides approximately 250W of power.

Functionality

To find the best dehumidifier for your needs, you also need to consider the capabilities. Almost most of these products is able to alert you when it’s time to empty the tank, for example.

There are also a number of additional features, including:

Noise

Especially when used at night, the noise of a dehumidifier is an aspect not to be overlooked.

Normally, a silent dehumidifier should have a noise level of 35-40dB. On average, we find values ​​between 42dB and 50dB.

Design is materials

Obviously, being a product for use at home, the aesthetic, the quality of materials and, above all, the weight and size are factors to take into account at time of purchase, even considering the budget and available space .

In addition, also the portability and the ability to move easily within the different areas of the home are essential.

Maintenance

Maintenance is also a factor to consider when choosing. It must be said that, however, all the dehumidifiers require minimal servicing.

First of all, it is obvious the need to regularly empty the water pan. The times depend on the humidity present in the house and on the characteristics of the device, but tentatively talking about 8-12 hours.

Some models, however, allow you to install an outer tube so as to ensure a continuous drain.

As for dehumidifiers essicativi, you will need to replace the desiccant material, usually every 2 months.

Even the cleaning of the filters (if applicable) is indispensable for correct operation; for example, it is advisable to check whether the filters are washable or must be replaced.

Dehumidifier prices

As mentioned, the market offers a wide range of products to meet different needs, from the simplest to the most complex.

Based on several factors (size, container size, power and dehumidification capacity, functions), a good dehumidifier has a price that starts at around 90 € to be up to over 500 €.

Most popular dehumidifiers are those mid-range (100-200 €), while there are also products suitable for minimum requirements and very small rooms that are priced from € 30.

How to naturally reduce the moisture levels

Although the help of a dehumidifier can be valuable, there are small everyday steps that can partially limit the degree of moisture present in our environments.

For example, after a shower, it is always advisable to open the finesta bathroom. Similarly, it is useful to ensure a good and constant ventilation even when cooking, or limit the spread of the steam pots, using the appropriate lids. Even insulate the walls can be a useful expedient.

Unfortunately, even drying clothes in the house leads to the increase of moisture, so if possible you should do so outdoors and always use a dehumidifier if you are forced to do it inside.

What is a dehumidifier and what is it?

A dehumidifier is a product, equipped with a motor and tank, designed to reduce the level of humidity inside, and therefore of water vapor present inside homes, offices, etc.

How does a dehumidifier?

There are mainly two types of dehumidifiers: 1) The mechanical-refrigerativi aspire the air, pushing it in through a fan, and then condense the moisture in the water, thanks to a refrigerant gas 2) essicativi humidifiers use essicanti materials, such as silica gel, to absorb moisture.

Dehumidifier or air conditioner?

These are two different devices. The deumificatore has no influence on the temperature of the house. On the contrary, often the air conditioners, however, have the dehumidifier function.

How much does a dehumidifier in the media?

The dehumidifiers of a certain quality have prices that start at around € 90 to be up to over 500 €.