10 Best Dehumidifiers for Home Basements
for November 2022

During the winter and summer months, humidity levels in your home can fluctuate drastically. Too much humidity can cause condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew, while too little humidity can dry out wood, paint, wallpaper, and leather. A dehumidifier can help keep your home at a comfortable humidity level, which can help reduce condensation, prevent mold and mildew growth, and keep your home's air clean.

A dehumidifier works by removing excess moisture from your home, which is accomplished by running a fan and an evaporator coil that pulls moisture out of the air. The moisture is then collected in a built-in bucket or tank, where it can be pumped out and discarded. Some models can even allow you to set a timer so the unit automatically turns off when it's full.

Our dehumidifier experts test dehumidifiers for performance, such as how quickly they remove moisture from the air, how easy it is to empty the collected water, and how easy it is to use. We also look at energy efficiency, such as how much electricity the unit uses, and how easy it is to clean. Here are the best dehumidifiers for homes:

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COLZER 5500 Sq. Ft 100 Pints Dehumidifiers for Home Basements, Garage, Humid Bathroom, Laundry Room, Grow Room, with Drain Hose for Continuous Drainage

COLZER 5500 Sq. Ft 100 Pints Dehumidifiers for Home Basements

What We like

You just invented a dehumidifier with 100 pints of capacity, 3 buttons, and a drain hose. We think this is slightly exaggerated, but you get the idea.

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TOSOT 35 Pint 3,000 Sq Ft Dehumidifier Energy Star - for Home, Basement, Bedroom or Bathroom - Super Quiet (Previous 50 Pint)

TOSOT 35 Pint 3,000 Sq Ft Dehumidifier Energy Star

by TOSOT
What We like

This dehumidifier is the best overall performer in our dampening test, and it's the lowest priced efficient dehumidifier we tested.

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Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for Spaces up to 4500 Sq Ft at Home and Basements PD253D,White

Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for Spaces up to 4500 Sq Ft at Home and Basements PD253D

by Kesnos
What We like

The Kesnos 70 Pint dehumidifier is ideal for large spaces up to 4500 square feet. It can remove up to 70 Pint of moisture per day, making for a more comfortable environment, with a dehumidifier level of 30 to 90% humidity.

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Shinco 2,000 Sq.Ft Dehumidifier for Basements, Home, Office, Bedroom, Bathroom, Laundry room and Garage. Auto or Manual Drain, Quietly Remove Moisture & Control Humidity

Shinco 2

What We like

Because of its quiet operation and capacity, the Shinco dehumidifier is the best pick for home or basement use.

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

hOmeLabs 4

by hOmeLabs
What We like

This dehumidifier is efficient, quiet, and user friendly. Its spacious tank size allows it to work for days without emptying, and the slim design fits almost anywhere.

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Shinco SDL-1500 Sq.Ft Dehumidifier for Medium Room, Home, Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, Auto or Manual Drain, Quietly Remove Moisture & Control Humidity

Shinco SDL-1500 Sq.Ft Dehumidifier for Medium Room

What We like

This dehumidifier runs quietly, looks good, and works well as a room dehumidifier. It's compact enough to store easily in small spaces, yet capable of removing enough moisture to dry even large rooms.

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Waykar 2000 Sq. Ft Dehumidifier for Home and Basements, with Auto or Manual Drainage, 0.66 Gallon Water Tank Capacity

Waykar 2000 Sq. Ft Dehumidifier for Home and Basements

by Waykar
What We like

Waykar dehumidifiers keep basements dry and root the moisture from dark corners, while meeting the EPA standards for safe indoor air quality. The dehumidifier has a powerful pump and a simple-on/off switch. The dehumidifier weighs 23 pounds and fits easily into a closet.

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Gocheer Upgraded Dehumidifier for Home 550 Sq.ft Dehumidifiers with Drain Hose for Basements and Bathroom Remove Humidity for Bedroom Closet Kitchen Garage RV with 2000ML (64oz) Water Tank

Gocheer Upgraded Dehumidifier for Home 550 Sq.ft Dehumidifiers with Drain Hose for Basements and Bathroom Remove Humidity for Bedroom Closet Kitchen Garage RV with 2000ML (64oz) Water Tank

What We like

This dehumidifier is the quietest of the lot, and it's energy efficient. The water reservoir is also the largest, but the 24 hour operation time, though impressive, is a little shorter than most of our other picks.

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2000 Sq. Ft Dehumidifiers for Home and Basements with Drain Hose, COLAZE 30Pints Dehumidifiers with Auto or Manual Drainage, 24 Hours Timer, 0.66 Gallon Water Tank, Auto Defrost, Dry Clothes Function for Large Room or Basements

COLAZE 2000 Sq. Ft Dehumidifiers for Home and Basements with Drain Hose

What We like

Our budget pick didn't dehydrate the air any more quickly than the pricier units, but its lighter design and easy-to-use controls make it an excellent choice.

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