Nobody likes a moist and clammy room to work or sleep. If your home has high humidity levels, it makes sense to invest in a quality dehumidifier. However, if you are looking for something long term, the best solution is to settle for a dehumidifier with a built-in pump. These devices ease the process of emptying the device's water unit that it collects over time.
Connect a hose in the outlet and direct it towards a window or an outlet drain, and gravity will care of the rest. It removes the pressure of emptying the water buckets each time they fill over.
That said, dehumidifiers with built-in pumps are priced higher than their conventional counterparts. So, if you are looking for some able dehumidifiers, the following are our recommendations.
Note: The Department of Energy has changed the requirements for measuring the capacities of dehumidifiers in 2019. Most of the devices now have a new and old capacity. A 70-pint machine will most likely show a 50-pint capacity with the new measurement requirements. Hence, double-check the capacity before you press on the Buy button.
If you are looking for a dehumidifier for the basement, the Hisense DH7019KP1WG makes for a good buy. This one is designed for up to 1,000 square feet space, thus making it ideal for big basements and similar areas. It's well designed, and you needn't worry about tripping on cords or water pipes when not in use, thanks to the built-in compartments.
It's energy star rated and removes around 50-pints of water in a day.
Though it does an excellent job of sucking moisture from the air, the DH7019KP1WG is loud. And it's this feature which makes it a bit dicey to place in occupied rooms and spaces such as bedrooms or living rooms.
On the upside, the machine's hum isn't too loud, and you won't be bothered by it once you close the doors. Hence, it makes sense to place it in basements, garages, or even laundry rooms.
Another dehumidifier with a built-in pump is the Frigidaire FFAP5033W1. Like the device above, this one is also designed for larger spaces. Only this time, it can tackle spaces as large as 1,200 square feet. It's powerful and works efficiently and brings home a slew of features, such as Passive Defrost, Timer Settings, Energy Star rating, among others. Unlike the one above, it produces a pleasant-sounding hum, making it perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. At the same time, the wheels at the bottom make it highly portable.
Whenever the buckets are full, the device indicates it via the indicator strip at the top. If you do not have a hose connected to the machine's rear, you have to pull out the buckets and drain the dehumidifier's water to start over.
The FFAP5033W1 can also operate in low temperatures, and the aforementioned Passive Defrost mechanism prevents ice from building on the fans when the temperature dips.
LG's PuriCare UD501KOJ5 is priced a little less than its competitors above and brings home a horde of features. Among the best features is its ability to connect to the Wi-Fi. Yep, you read that right. This one is a smart home device and notifies you on your phone when the water buckets fill up. Cool, right? And that's not all. You can see the current humidity levels and set one right from the comforts of your phone.
Like its counterpart above, it's also a 50-pint device. What makes it stand starkly from the rest is its beautiful aesthetics and its easy setup process. In fact, the latter has been appreciated by some users as part of their user reviews on Amazon. On the upside, the setup is easy and straightforward, and many users have vouched for the same.
Another point worth mentioning is its noise levels. Though it's advertised as a low-noise machine, it produces significant noise when running and may not be suitable for bedrooms. On the upside, the LG PuriCare UD501KOJ5 is energy star rated.
If you do not want to spend a fortune on a dehumidifier, you should have a peek at the Ivation IVADH70PWP2. It costs less than $300 and has all the features you'd want in a dehumidifier. The best part is that it is quite simple to attach a pipe to the pump outlet. Here you do not have to fumble around in undersides of the tank. Instead, you simply have to attach the pipe at the back of the device, and as long as the pipe is unclogged, water will drain out automatically from this device.
The motor is powerful for its build and is suitable for drying houses (or rooms) up to 4,500 square feet. And well, its drying process has been backed by several reviewers on Amazon. As per Fakespot's estimates, over 70% of the reviews are trustworthy and reliable.
Compared to the other models in this list, the Ivation IVADH70PWP2 doesn't have an aesthetically pleasing design. If you plan to keep it in your living room, it might not blend as easily as the LG model.
If you are looking for something short term to dry out a medium-sized house, the GE APER50LZ will perfectly fit your bill. This is an average 50-pint humidifier, and unlike the one above, it has a pleasant aesthetic with a large digital display at the top and an all-black look, which makes it easy to blend it with the rest of your home decor elements. More importantly, it's quieter than the above models. At high, it as loud as the hum of a window AC.
As noted above, the display is at the top. The settings are simple, straightforward, and easy to understand.
Apart from the handle at the top of the water buckets, the APER50LZ also comes with a little see-through slit at the front, making it easy to see the water level. So should the outlet pipe be disconnected, you can keep an eye on this slit before the machine shuts off.
When it comes to durability, the GE APER50LZ has a mixed amount of reviews. Plus, do note that attaching a hosepipe is pretty challenging in this one.
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Not all machines are perfect, and the devices above are the perfect examples. The idea here is to find the one that suits your requirements the best. If looks do not matter to you and you do not want to spend a ton of money, the Ivation IVADH70PWP2 makes for a good buy.
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