With our dehumidifier ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. We have researched the manufacturers' data and combined that with our hvac service experience to provide our unique system of ratings. It really is like taking a repairman shopping with you. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.

AIR SPONGE ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is from PHOENIX MANUFACTURING INC. which is a part of WILLIAMS COMFORT PRODUCTS. The units are made in California and can be a stand alone system or incorporated into a forced air duct system. The unit has a built-in float switch to protect from damage caused by a clogged drain line. The unit has 130 pint/day capacity and automatic defrost. wfc-fc.com

ALORAIR ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

The SENTINEL models are available in two sizes (55 or 90 liter/day) and the 90 liter/day model is available with or without a condensate pump for flexibility in installation. They are stand alone systems that are designed for crawlspace or basement applications and can be ducted. The units have an integrated digital humidistat for accurate humidity control and they are available worldwide. thedryair.com

APRILAIRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is from RESEARCH PRODUCTS CORP. They offer three sizes of units and use automatic controls. The units have MERV 8 air filters to clean the air and are backed by a very good guarantee. aprilaire.com

CLEAN COMFORT ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The DV SERIES is available in three sizes to match the needs of the home. They can be independent or connected to the homes hvac duct system. The brand is from DAIKIN GLOBAL and is backed by a good warranty. cleancomfort.com

COLEMAN ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The ECHELON SERIES offers three sizes of dehumidifiers and they are backed by a good guarantee. The brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. colemanac.com

GENERALAIRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand offers two sizes of units and have MERV 11 filters to clean the air. The HEALTHYAIRE units can be used as a stand alone system or connected to an existing ducted HVAC system. generalaire.com

HONEYWELL ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The TrueDry models are available in three sizes and can be integrated into the homes heating/cooling duct system or it can be installed with its own duct system. The DR90 and DR150 models provide an integrated ventilation port to bring fresh air in from outdoors to improve the air quality in the home. They also use two inch pleated MERV 11 air filters to clean the air. The brand is backed by a very good warranty. forwardthinking.honeywell.com

LENNOX ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The HEALTHY CLIMATE line offers three sizes of dehumidifiers (65, 90, and 135 pint). They are designed to be added to a home's forced air heating/cooling system and use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant. They are backed by an excellent warranty. lennox.com

LUXAIRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The Acclimate series units are available in three sizes (65, 90, 135 pints/day) and feature automatic defrost. The units have a standard washable filter so they do not do much to clean the air. The units can be controlled by an on-board electro-mechanical control or by the HVAC system thermostat. They are backed by a very good warranty and are a good option for adding the unit to an existing cooling system. luxaire.com

MUNTERS ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

The DryCool HD units combine a desiccant wheel for chemical drying of the air with traditional refrigerant cycle dehumidification. This combination provides an energy saving alternative with a capacity of up to 120 pints per day and an electrostatic air filter to improve indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. munters.us

SANTA FE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

These dehumidifiers are made in the USA by THERMA-STOR LLC. They are high capacity stand alone systems for crawl spaces and basements. They offer optional duct kits and pumps. The brand is backed by a good guarantee and can be purchased online through authorized retailers such as Sylvane. santa-fe-products.com

TRION ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The COMFORT-D dehumidifiers are available in two sizes and are fan-assisted bypass units. They can be connected to the HVAC duct system or can be used as a stand-alone system. They have a MERV 11 air filter to improve the air quality and a built-in humidistat for easy installation. trioniaq.com

ULTRA AIRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in the USA by THERMA-STOR LLC. They are available in four sizes and can bring in fresh air from the outside. They have a MERV 11 filter as standard on the units to clean the air. The SD12 is a split system where the compressor is outdoors. The units can be tied into an existing forced air system or as a stand alone system. thermastor.com

WHIRLPOOL ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand name is licensed to TRADEWINDS DISTRIBUTING COMPANY. The WGDV160 units have a moisture removal capacity of 160 pints per day and offer optional HEPA filtration and UV germicidal lamps. The units have a stainless steel drain pain for durability but feature R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. The units are backed by a pretty good guarantee. whirlpoolcomfort.com

YORK ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The "Affinity" units are available in three sizes (65, 90, 135 pints/day) and feature automatic defrost. The units have a standard washable filter so they do not do much to clean the air. The units can be controlled by an on-board electro-mechanical control or by the HVAC system thermostat. They are backed by a very good warranty and are a good option for adding the unit to an existing cooling system. york.com

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