Very high humidity levels can cause an intensive buildup of germs and bacteria in your house. Your basement especially can invite more parasites that any other place in your house, as it is more susceptible to moisture retention and poor ventilation. During summers, it is always better to take necessary precautions to avoid such moisture retention, as the allergens present in the atmosphere can cause a lot of air borne diseases, including breathing problems, asthma and allergies.
What you need is a good dehumidifier to absorb all the excess moisture from the air and keep it dry; one that also eliminates allergens to keep you safe and healthy, throughout the year.
So to help you in the process of buying one, here is a list of the top 5 best dehumidifiers for your basement.
This is a compact and super-efficient dehumidifier from the house of iSiler. It is quite compact and hence fits discreetly in small spaces within your basement. It not only dehumidifies but also deodorizes the atmosphere by removing any musty odor as well. It therefore cleans up the atmosphere and makes your basement cool and comfortable to be in.
The iSiLER portable dehumidifier is equipped with a large detachable water tank of 2 liters and can remove up to 750ml of moisture per day. It not only works efficiently in absorbing excess moisture from the air but also removes the musty odor and eliminates dust mites and mildew to reveal clean and comfortable air.
Its air filter is located in the front air inlet which makes it very easy for us to clean them as well. On the downside though, it could make the filters get dirty very quickly
It also features a simple to use, one-button on and off operation with an indicator light that turns green when in operation and turns yellow when the water tank is full and automatically shuts off.
What’s more it also operates at a very low noise level of 40 dB during operation which means it can be used comfortably even during meetings or while sleeping.
This is a large 9 gallon dehumidifier created by Homelabs. It is a perfect fit for large basements that can be a breeding ground for allergens of all sorts. It is also Energy Star certified, which means it efficiently absorbs moisture quickly without taking a toll on your electricity bill.
Considering the fact that this one has a pretty large water tank capacity, it would be the best size to get for a large basement; it absorbs up to 70 pints of moisture on a daily basis. Other than that, it also has a sleek and clean look as opposed to other dehumidifiers.
It runs on a 24-hour cycle once you turn it on and works till the tank is full; it then shuts off automatically. On top of that, it also has a drain hose outlet which allows you to let the dehumidifier automatically drain once its tank is full. However it doesn’t come with a drain hose.
Another one of its notable features is its turbo mode. On turbo mode the fan speed is increased for maximum absorption of moisture and reduction of odor. This can come in very handy during extreme humid conditions.
One major downside though, is the fact that it heats up a lot during operation.
This is a high-efficiency mini dehumidifier that is suitable for small spaces created by Pro Breeze – an already established name in the air purification field. It is very lightweight, compact in design and very easy to carry around.
The Pro Breeze mini dehumidifier is best suited for small places considering the fact that it is a mini size. Yet it is highly efficient and absorbs up to 9 ounces of water per day, with a tank capacity of 16 ounces of water. Now for a mini dehumidifier that does seem like some reasonable figures, but it means that you will have to drain the tank every other day, which a lot of people might not have time for.
It can be used in spaces spanning an area of up to 150 square feet, which is pretty small.
One of its notable features is that it uses the unique Whisper Technology for operation. It means a low noise Peltier system that does not need a compressor. Although this is a really good thing, the absence of a compressor could render the device less powerful.
It also features an auto shutoff, along with an indicator light for when the tank is full.
This is a surprisingly heavy-duty mini dehumidifier perfect for homes and basements, created by Manzoku. It features a small LED display to know real-time air humidity and also customizable settings for different levels of humidity.
This one has a large water tank with a capacity of 52 ounces or 1,500ml. It is capable of absorbing up to ounces or 400ml of moisture per day. Hence it is the perfect dehumidifier for your basement.
One of its best features is, of course, the smart LED display that shows you the real-time air humidity while it is working. It also allows you to customize the settings for various humidity levels in your basement.
Apart from that, it also has an auto shutoff feature once the water tank is full.
It doesn’t consume a lot of electricity either, so you don’t have to worry about the electricity bill.
This one also works on the Peltier system which means low noise and no compressor.
This is a multi-functional small dehumidifier, perfect for small spaces and created by Hodgson. It is super silent, highly efficient and features a one-touch on-and-off control for convenience.
This small dehumidifier comes with an unusually big detachable water tank of 700ml and eliminates up to 300ml of moisture per day. It is perfect for small places only though as it does not use a compressor. On the plus side, because of its peltier system it remains ultra-quiet during operation. It also eliminates vibration of the device as well.
It is also multi-functional in that it not only absorbs a good amount of moisture but also effectively removes dust mites, mildew and all kinds of musty odor.
It also features a one-press on-and-off control along with an auto shutoff feature for when the tank is full and an indicator light.
Out of the top 5, if you are looking for a heavy-duty and efficient dehumidifier for a considerably sized basement, then I would suggest the iSiLER Portable Electric Dehumidifier. It has everything you need in a dehumidifier including a large water tank and a good coverage area. It is also quiet in operation and features an auto shutoff.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a low-budget option, then the Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier would be a good bet as it does have a good set of features. The cons can be ignored if you have a small setting.
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