There are at least two dozen brand names marketing dehumidifiers. Review this brief summary of five of the most commonly requested brands, and you’ll be well on your way to narrowing down the list.
As with most other brands, Goldstar dehumidifiers can remove up to 50 pints of water from the air in a 24-hour period, with reservoir capacities of 21 or 22 pints. They are among the most economical dehumidifiers; one model can be had for under $80. Buy one if you only need to use a dehumidifier for two to three years.
Delonghi dehumidifiers range in price from $130 to $350, making them one of the more expensive brands. They often use a rheostat, which is similar to a humidistat, so that not only can you predetermine the level of humidity you want, but also allow the machine to adjust intelligently to overall humidity. There are two levels of dehumidifying power: when you don’t mind the noise, you can crank it up, but when you want quiet, you can lower the power.
Whirlpool dehumidifiers are solidly built and feature a toggle switch for “auto-dry” or “always on.” Many of these Whirlpool models are inexpensive (under $200), simple to control, and, with the smooth-rolling castors are easy to maneuver about the house. Review websites generally love Whirlpool.
Kenmore dehumidifiers are available at Sears. There you will pay less than for other brands, and you can count on decent service, should you ever need it. By most accounts, this brand scores high marks for their all-around solid dehumidifiers.
The casing and reservoir of a Maytag dehumidifier is made of a thicker plastic than on most other brands, making it one of the sturdiest you can buy. Additionally, some Maytag dehumidifier models use “squirrel cage” types of fans for blowing out the dried air, making Maytag dehumidifiers more efficient than most. It can dehumidify down to 42-degrees, and some models hold a whopping 65 pints of water. Maytag offers a five-year parts and labor warranty – much longer than most brands.