A damp, musty basement is not only damaging to your home, it can be detrimental to your health. When basement humidity spirals out of control, it creates inviting conditions for mold and mildew, wood rot, rust, and dust mites. Using a dehumidifier regularly can help keep humidity in your basement under control and create a healthier home overall. Browse our top-rated basement dehumidifiers below. These models are packed with features that make dehumidifying your basement easy and hassle-free. All of these dehumidifiers feature low-temperature operation—a must in cooler basements—large moisture removal capacities, adjustable humidistats, automatic operation, and more.
What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need?
When shopping for a basement dehumidifier, be sure to consider the size of your basement in square feet. Most residential dehumidifiers have a recommended square foot coverage area determined through product testing. Estimated square foot ratings typically have corresponding moisture removal capacities.
Moisture removal capacity may be measured at saturation, which refers to an environment with 100% relative humidity, or under AHAM conditions, which is the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' standard testing condition of 80 degrees F, 60% relative humidity.
Smaller residential dehumidifiers are usually tested in saturated conditions while larger residential and industrial-grade models are tested under AHAM conditions. When shopping for a dehumidifier, note the model's capacity at saturation and at AHAM to get a more accurate idea of its moisture removal performance in your space. As a rule of thumb, capacity at saturation is roughly double the capacity at AHAM.
All basements vary in size and conditions. If you need advice on choosing a basement dehumidifier, give our friendly product experts a call at 800-934-9194. We'll help you find the ideal dehumidifier for your basement.