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Portable Dehumidifier Ratings

With our portable ac ratings, you can compare portable ac units side by side using our Head To Head tool.

You can compare over 125 different models from 56 major brands in twelve categories such as warranty, capacity, price, & where they are made.

You can also read the individual reviews of each brand below.

With our portable dehumidifier ratings, you can cut through all of the sales hype and find value. Our simple rating system gives each brand a color code and a star rating. If the card is green, then, that is one of the top picks from HvacRepairGuy. If the card is yellow, then, that would be a budget pick from HvacRepairgGuy. If the card is red, then, the brand is not recommended by HvacRepairGuy. It truly is like you were taking a repairman shopping with you!

HvacRepairGuy's 2024 Top Pick

AERIC

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon but they only have a minimal guarantee on the units. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode and a two speed fan but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The AERD351P model has a 35 pint drying capacity with a 1.4 gallon condensate bucket while the AERD501P model has a 50 pint drying capacity with a 2 gallon tank. The units have a programmable timer function but they are only controlled from their panel as they are not Wi-Fi enabled.

AIRPLUS

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but they only have a minimal guarantee on the units. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The AP1907 model has a 30 pint drying capacity with a 1.5 liter condensate bucket while the AP2103 model has a 70 pint drying capacity with a 5.3 liter tank. They are pretty quiet in operation with a sound level that is less than the hum from a refrigerator.

AIUSEVO

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. They use a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the home's air quality. The brand uses R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The AS280 model has a two speed fan and a 22 pint/day capacity while the AS320 model has a 52 pint/day capacity. The units have automatic defrost for continued operation even at lower room temperatures.

AMANA

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China by New Widetech for XLS Products and they can be purchased at The Home Depot. The brand had a product safety recall in 2021 due to the dehumidifiers overheating presenting a fire hazard. The units feature electronic controls with automatic defrost and a two speed fan but they only use basic washable filters which do not do much to actually clean the air. They are available in 35 pint or 48 pint sizes but their guarantee is for only one year.

AMAZON BASICS

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and the units feature electronic controls with automatic defrost and a two speed fan but they only use basic washable filters which do not do much to actually clean the air. The B07XKGLMR8 model has a 35 pint/day drying capacity with a 1.6 gallon condensate tank but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The dehumidifiers are relatively quiet with a noise rating that is roughly equivalent to the hum from a refrigerator but they do not have Wi-Fi access for control through an app or voice commands.

ANDTE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but they only have a minimal guarantee on the units. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The PD161A model has a two speed fan with a 31 pint/day capacity and a 0.52 gallon condensate tank. They have a touch control digital display and the units are pretty quiet in operation with a sound level that is less than the hum from a refrigerator.

BIZEWO

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The DH-CS09 model uses a Peltier module instead of a traditional refrigerant system which makes them very quiet when they are running but they have a very minimal capacity for moisture removal. The unit has a 1.6 pint/day capacity with a 0.78 gallon condensate tank as well as a 7 color LED night light.

BLACK+DECKER

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made in China for Equity Brands and they are sold at various retailers such as Walmart and Amazon. The units feature electronic controls with auto defrost and a two speed fan but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as R32. The BDT model are available in three sizes from 20 to 50 pints but they use basic washable filters which do not clean the air very well. The BD50PMWSA model includes a built-in pump so that the condensate can be disposed of automatically even when a floor drain is not available.

BLAUWHAL

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but they only have a minimal guarantee on the units. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The PD14BS model has a 31 pint/day capacity and a rather small 0.52 gallon condensate tank. They have a digital display and the units are pretty quiet in operation with a sound level that is less than the hum from a refrigerator.

BOGDA

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The 5310-22 model uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. It has electronic controls with a two speed fan but it uses a basic washable filter that does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the room's air quality. They have a 22 pint/day capacity.

CLEVAST

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

The CL-D22S dehumidifier is Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled through their app or with voice commands from Alexa or Google. The unit has two fan speeds with a filter cleaning alert function but it only uses a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air. They only offer the one model with a 22 pint daily capacity which is not suitable for all situations. The unit can be purchased through their website or Amazon store.

COLAZE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The HE0091 model has a two speed fan with a 30 pint/day capacity and a 0.58 gallon condensate tank while the HE0101 model has a 70 pint capacity with a 1.59 gallon condensate tank. The units are pretty quiet in operation with a sound level that is less than the hum from a refrigerator.

COMFORT-AIRE

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is from Heat Controller which is a part of Motors & Armatures Inc. The BCD Cube models are unique in that the unit fits inside the water tank for shipping and storage. They are available in 20, 35, or 50 pint/day sizes but they use R410a refrigerant while the BHD models use earth friendly R32 refrigerant. All of the units are Wi-Fi enabled for control through their smartphone app but they do not work with voice commands. They have two speed fans with automatic defrost but they use basic washable filters which do not do much to clean the air. The BCDP Cube model and the BHDP model have built-in pumps for automatic removal of the condensate even when you do not have an available floor drain.

DAESUNG

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon and they are relatively inexpensive but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The MD308B model uses a Peltier module instead of a traditional refrigerant system which makes them very quiet when they are running. They have a 50 decibel noise rating in auto mode which is equivalent to a moderate rainfall but they have a very minimal capacity for moisture removal. The unit has a 0.47 gallon condensate tank and an auto mode that will maintain the humidity level between 50 and 55%.

DANBY

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China by New Widetech which had a product recall in 2022 for Danby dehumidifiers but it does not affect the models that are reviewed here. The units have a two speed fan but only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to actually clean the air. The DDR030BJWDB-ME model has a 30 pint daily capacity and uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as the DDR050BJ2WDM-ME model which uses R32 and has a 50 pint capacity. The DDR060BMP2WDB model includes a pump so that you can automatically drain the water even when you do not have a floor drain that is handy. It is Wi-Fi enabled for control and alerts through their smartphone app and the brand is backed by a good guarantee.

DELONGHI

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their website. The DDX235PEF model has a 35 pint daily capacity with a two speed fan and a carbon filter to better clean the air from odors. They have a pump to automatically remove the condensate even when you do not have a floor drain but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The DDX45E model has a 45 pint capacity and a BioSilver filter to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. The brand is backed by a good guarantee but they are more expensive than other brands.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

These dehumidifiers are available in three sizes and feature Wi-Fi enabled controls for use with smartphone apps or voice commands from Alexa and Google. The units have a three speed fan but only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The units can be purchased through their Amazon store and they are backed by a very good guarantee.

EVA-DRY

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand uses a Peltier module instead of a traditional refrigerant system which makes them very quiet when they are running but they have a very minimal capacity for moisture removal. The EDV-2400 has a 1 pint per day capacity while the EDV-1100 has a half pint per day capacity. The units are sold at many hardware and discount stores but they are not Wi-Fi enabled and only have an average guarantee.

FEHOM

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on their compressor which is the heart of any dehumidifier is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The PD11A model has a 50 pint/day capacity and a 0.55 gallon condensate tank with a tank full alarm to alert you when it is necessary to dump the tank. They have a child lock function which is good for homes with a small child. The brand also offers 80, 120, & 150 pint/day models but those sizes are usually not required for residential applications.

FOREST AIR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from Sunrise Tradex Corp in Canada. The dehumidifiers are available in three sizes and feature a two speed fan but only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32 and their guarantee is only average when compared to other brands.

FREAIRE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their website or on Amazon but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The 34oz model uses a Peltier module instead of a traditional refrigerant system which makes them very quiet when they are running but they have a very minimal capacity for moisture removal. The 50 pint model uses a conventional refrigeration system and features digital controls with auto, continuous, and sleep modes of operation.

FRIEDRICH

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand features dehumidifiers with a built-in drain pump so that you can automatically dispose of the condensate even if you do not have a floor drain handy. The units have a two speed fan but only a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air. They use earth friendly R32 refrigerant and are available in two sizes (35 or 50 pint/day).

FRIGIDAIRE

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is made by Electrolux and can be purchased through their website or Amazon store and they are backed by a pretty good guarantee. The brand uses R32 refrigerant which is more earth friendly than brands that use R410a and they have a three speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The FFAD models are available in four sizes to match the needs of any home but they are only controlled through their local panel. The FGAC5045W1 model has a 50 pint/day drying capacity and is Wi-Fi enabled for control while the FFAP5034W1 model has a built-in pump to automatically drain the condensate even when you do not have a floor drain available.

GE

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is from GE Appliances which is a part of Haier Company and the units are made in China. They can be purchased through their Amazon store and are backed by a good guarantee. They feature their smart dry technology which automatically adjusts the fan speed based on the current humidity level in the room. The ADHR models are available in either 22 or 35 pint per day models and feature a three speed fan but they only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The ADYR50LC model is a basic unit with a 50 pint capacity and two fan speeds while the AWYR50LC model is Wi-Fi enabled for remote monitoring and control. The APYR50LC model has a built-in pump to automatically remove the condensate even when you do not have a floor drain that is handy.

GOCHEER

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The HA81W model uses a Peltier module instead of a traditional refrigerant system which makes them very quiet when they are running but they have a very minimal capacity for moisture removal. The unit has a drain hose which does not make much sense for a unit with this limited capacity but they have a seven color ambient light.

HAIER

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers basic dehumidifiers with digital controls and a three speed fan but they use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The QDHR models are available in either 20 or 35 pint per day models and they feature their smart dry technology which automatically adjusts the fan speed based on the current humidity level in the room. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 but they are backed by a decent guarantee.

HISENSE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased at Lowes Home Improvement stores. The DH3020K1W model is a very basic dehumidifier that runs continuously and has a 25 pint per day capacity while the DH7021KP1G model has a 50 pint capacity with three fan speeds and three operating modes as well as a built-in pump to dispose of the condensate when a floor drain is not available. The DH7021W1WG model is Wi-Fi enabled for control through their ConnectLife app or with voice commands from Alexa and Google. The DH10019TP1WG model features a state of the art inverter compressor for quiet and energy saving operation. It has a 60 pint per day drying capacity with a built in pump for condensate removal as well as a three speed fan but all of the units only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32.

HOGARLABS

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on their compressor which is the heart of any dehumidifier is not very good when compared to other brands. The units use R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The units have a two speed fan and a four color light to indicate the current humidity level in the room. The PD08GS model has a 34 pint capacity while the PD08G model has a 50 pint/day capacity and the PD223A-22L model has a large 70 pint capacity.

HOMCOM

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China by Aosom LLC and can be purchased through their Amazon store but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands that are available. The units are available in two sizes with drying capacities of either 21 or 25 pints/day and they have a two speed fan but they use a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air. They have a three color room humidity indicator light but they have a relatively small tank holding just half a gallon of condensate.

homeLabs

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for Aterian and can be purchased through their website or Amazon store. The HME models are available in four sizes and have a two speed fan but they use a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air. The brand uses R32 refrigerant which is more environmentally friendly than brands that use R410a. The brand is backed by a pretty good guarantee but the units are not Wi-Fi enabled.

HONEYWELL

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their website or Amazon store and they are backed by a very good guarantee. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They use a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air but they have a filter clean alert to let you know when the filter needs cleaned. The WKN models are basic dehumidifiers while the AWKN models are Wi-Fi enabled for control through the Honeywell app or with Alexa voice commands. The TP70PWKN model includes a built-in pump to get rid of the condensate when there is no floor drain available.

HUMILABS

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on their compressor which is the heart of any dehumidifier is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The DO23F model has a 30 pint/day capacity and a 3 gallon condensate tank with a tank full alarm to alert you when it is necessary to dump the tank. The unit has a two speed fan and a three color light to indicate the current humidity level in the room.

HUMSURE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on their compressor which is the heart of any dehumidifier is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The AP10-2010EE model has a 30 pint/day capacity but a relatively small 0.4 gallon condensate tank.

LUKO

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on their compressor which is the heart of any dehumidifier is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The unit has a 30 pint/day capacity but only a 0.53 gallon condensate tank. The unit has a two speed fan and a three color light to indicate the current humidity level in the room but the settings for the light colors does not make sense and does not actually reflect the proper humidity level that is best for indoor air quality. For instance, the light will be green when the humidity level is between 68 and 81% when it is actually recommended that the home's humidity level be kept between 30 and 50% to prevent mold and dry skin.

KEYSTONE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is available through many discount retailers but they are basic dehumidifiers with only an average guarantee. The units feature a three speed fan but use only a basic washable filter which does not do much to actually clean the air. They use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. They are available in three sizes from 22 to 50 pints per day of drying capacity. The KSTAD506PE model includes a built-in pump to automatically dispose of the condensate even when a floor drain is not available.

LIENUIS

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their website or on Amazon but their guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. They use a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the home's air quality. The brand uses R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The OX-25P model has a 25 pint/day capacity and a two speed fan as well as automatic defrost so the unit can continue to operate even at lower temperatures. The OX-45P model has a 45 pint/day capacity with a 1.14 gallon condensate tank.

LUBAIR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. The PD12A unit has a three speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the home's air quality. The brand uses R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The unit has a 50 pint capacity with a 0.66 gallon condensate tank.

MAKAYLA

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers mini dehumidifiers that use peltier technology instead of a refrigerant system. The 304 and 305 models have two operating modes (day or sleep) while the 305S model has continuous, sleep, and auto modes. The units have very limited capacities for removing moisture at less than 2 pints per day. They are quiet operating as they do not have a refrigerant compressor but they are relatively expensive for their drying capacity.

MIDEA

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their Amazon store. The Cube models are unique in their lift and twist design which allows the dehumidifier section to be stored inside of the water tank when the unit is not being used. The units are available in three sizes with drying capacities of 20, 35, or 50 pints per day and they are Wi-Fi enabled for control through their smartphone app or with voice commands from Alexa or Google. They have a three speed fan but use a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air and they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They are available in models that have a built-in pump for condensate removal wen a floor drain is not available.

PERFECT AIRE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and imported by Bigwall Enterprises inc. The units have electronic controls with automatic defrost and are sold at hardware stores such as Ace, Do it Best, and Tractor supply. The units have a two speed fan but only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. They use earth friendly R32 refrigerant but are only backed by an average guarantee. They are available in three sizes (22, 35, or 50 pint) and the 50 pint model is available in a version that includes a built in pump for automatic condensate removal when a floor drain is not available.

PLUSCENT

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but the guarantee on their compressor which is the heart of any dehumidifier is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature electronic controls with an automatic defrost mode but they only have a basic washable mesh filter which does not do much to clean the air. The VG270 model has a 21 pint/day capacity and a 0.39 gallon condensate tank. They have a 2 speed fan with swing louver for enhanced air circulation throughout the room as well as a child safety lock which is good for homes with small children.

PURE ENRICHMENT

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for Bear Down Brands LLC and the units can be purchased through their website. The PureDry Deluxe dehumidifier has a two speed fan but only uses a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air. The unit has a programmable timer to turn off the unit but it must be controlled from the panel as it does not have Wi-Fi connectivity. The unit has a relatively low capacity of 1.2 pints per day but it is backed by a very good guarantee.

RCA

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand name is licensed to Curtis International Limited and the units can be purchased through Walmart or Amazon. They offer three sizes of units with electronic controls and automatic defrost. They have a two speed fan and a clean filter alert function but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 and they are not Wi-Fi enabled.

ROCSUMOO

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. The unit has a two speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the home's air quality. The brand uses R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The unit has three operating modes (auto, continuous, and sleep) with a 50 pint capacity and a 1.32 gallon condensate tank. The unit features auto defrost for continued operation even at lower temperatures and a child lock feature which is good for homes with small children.

RUWORA

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon. The PD8-KBE model has a 30 pint capacity and features a two speed fan but it only uses a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. It is pretty quiet when operating with a noise level that is below normal adult conversation. The unit uses R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The H3 model uses peltier technology and is whisper quiet but it has a limited capacity of just 35 ounces per day. It has an ambient light but the guarantee on the unit is only average when compared to other brands.

SANVINDER

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These dehumidifiers are made in China for sale on Amazon and the brand offers mini dehumidifiers that use peltier technology instead of a refrigerant system. The CS03 model has a built-in night light and is quiet in operation with a noise level that is much less than the hum from a refrigerator. It has a coverage area of 285 ft2 but a rather small drying capacity of just 1.6 pints per day.

SEAVON

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These dehumidifiers are made in China for sale on Amazon. The MD302 model is a mini dehumidifier that uses peltier technology instead of a refrigerant system but it is still rather loud when operating and it has a very limited drying capacity at only 12 ounces per day. The SN270 model has a 30 pint capacity as it uses a standard refrigerant system but it uses R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The units only have basic controls and are relatively expensive for what you get.

Shinco

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. The SDL-30P has a two speed fan with an activated charcoal filter which traps odors and volatile organic compounds to improve the home's air quality. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The unit has three operating modes (auto, continuous, and sleep) with a 30 pint capacity and a 0.33 gallon condensate tank. The unit features auto defrost for continued operation even at lower temperatures and an alarm when the tank is full. The brand also offers 120 & 150 pint/day models but those sizes are usually not required for residential applications.

SIMSEN

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon but they use peltier technology instead of a refrigeration system and so they have a limited capacity. The CT2 model has a 6 pint per day drying capacity with two operating speeds. The CT15 model has the same capacity but includes a carbon filter and an ionizer to clean the air as well as drying it. The units are available at the same price so I cannot see a reason to buy the CT2 model.

SUNPENTOWN

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and they can be purchased through their website or Amazon store but they are only backed by an average warranty. The SD-300MLB model is a mini dehumidifier that uses peltier technology instead of a refrigerant system but it has a very limited drying capacity at 0.6 pints per day. The SD-33E model uses a refrigeration system and has a 30 pint per day capacity with a two speed fan but it only uses a basic washable filter that does not do much to clean the air. It uses R140a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The SD-53E model has a 50 pint per day capacity and the SD-54PE model includes a built-in pump to automatically get rid of the condensate even when a floor drain is not available. The units can only be controlled through their onboard panel as they are not Wi-Fi enabled for smart operation.

TABYIK

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon but they have a minimal warranty and a very small drying capacity of just 1 pint per day. They use peltier technology instead of a refrigeration system and only have basic controls with a single speed fan. The unit includes a seven color mood light and is pretty quiet with a noise rating that is less than a whisper.

TCL

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their Amazon store. The D Series models are Wi-Fi enabled for control through their smartphone app or with voice commands from Alexa or Google. They are available in 20, 30, 40, and 50 pint capacities and have two fan speeds but they only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The units are relatively inexpensive and are backed by a pretty good warranty.

TENERGY

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on their website and Amazon but they have a small drying capacity of just 1.6 pints per day. The Sorbi model uses peltier technology instead of a refrigeration system and only have basic controls with a two speed fan. The unit includes a true HEPA air filter to clean the air and is pretty quiet with a noise rating that is much less than the hum from a refrigerator. The brand is backed by a good warranty that is extended when the dehumidifier is registered on their website.

THECOSKY

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon but they have a minimal warranty and a small drying capacity of just 1.7 pints per day. They use peltier technology instead of a refrigeration system and only have basic controls with a two speed fan. The unit includes a true HEPA air filter as well as a negative ion generator to clean the air and is pretty quiet with a noise rating that is much less than the hum from a refrigerator. The unit is relatively expensive for its capacity.

ToLife

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon but they have a minimal warranty and a small drying capacity of just 6 pints per day. They use peltier technology instead of a refrigeration system and only have basic controls with a two speed fan. The unit includes a seven color mood light and is pretty quiet with a noise rating that is less than a whisper when operating on low speed. The unit is relatively expensive for its capacity.

VEAGASO

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon but their guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. The VG380 model has a two speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the home's air quality. The unit has three operating modes with a 34 pint capacity and a 0.52 gallon condensate tank. The unit features auto defrost for continued operation even at lower temperatures and is a relatively inexpensive dehumidifier.

VELLGOO

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their Amazon store. The units are backed by a very good guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit. They have an auto defrost function for continued operation even at lower temperatures but they use a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the unit's coil clean or improve the home's air quality. The units have a hydrophilic coating on the refrigerant coil which increases the units capacity and constantly washes the coil to maintain performance levels. They have a built-in humidistat as well as a child lock feature for homes with small children. The VGE013A1BS model has a 22 pint capacity while the DryTank Series VGE023A2Bs model has a 36 pint/day capacity. The VGE033A3BS model has a 52 pit capacity while the DryTank 3600 model has a large 70 pint/day capacity.

WATTSMART

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their Amazon store. The units are backed by a very good guarantee on the compressor which is the heart of the unit. They have an auto defrost function for continued operation even at lower temperatures but they use a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the unit's coil clean or improve the home's air quality. They have fixed louvers which does not do as good of a job of circulating air throughout the room. The HK-DE001 model has a 21 pint/day capacity with a two speed fan while the HK-DE002 model has a 50 pint/day capacity and a three speed fan.

WAYKAR

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their website or Amazon store. The brand features models with electronic controls and a two speed fan but they only use a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The brand uses R134a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 but the are backed by a good guarantee that can be extended when the units are registered on their website. The PD100A model has a 30 pint per day drying capacity while the PD08E model has a 50 pint capacity.

WELLSLE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased on Amazon and they are backed by a pretty good warranty when compared to other brands. The PD11DS model has a two speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to keep the refrigerant coil clean or to improve the home's air quality. The unit has three operating modes with a 34 pint capacity and a 0.66 gallon condensate tank. The unit features an LCD display of the actual room humidity level and is very quiet in operation with a 40 decibel noise rating which is equivalent to the hum from a refrigerator. The PD11D model has a 50 pint capacity and the units are very reasonably priced.

WHYNTER

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their Amazon store but they only have basic controls with an average warranty on the units. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The RPD-421EW model has a 40 pint per day drying capacity and a two speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The RPD-506EWP model has a 50 pint drying capacity and an internal pump to automatically get rid of the condensate even when a floor drain is not available.

YAUFEY

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their website or Amazon store but they only have basic controls with an average warranty on the units. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The PD161D model has a 32.7 pint per day drying capacity and a two speed fan but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air.

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