Do you ever go home after a long day at work and find a strange, musty smell waiting for you in your basement? Have your allergies have been acting up lately and you don’t understand why? Is your child’s asthma getting worse?
If your answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ then you’ll be glad you clicked on this article, because it can definitely help solve your problem. I used to have similar issues to the ones mentioned, which is why I can relate. By doing my own research, I found tons of info about possible solutions, specifically dehumidifiers. (my saving grace in this humid climate)
I compiled a list of the best 70 pint dehumidifiers, which benefited me personally. So that’s why I’m sharing this list, so that hopefully some of the information will be helpful to others with the same problem I had.
Friedrich D70BP with Built-In Drain Pump
Whynter RPD-702WP with Pump
Ivation Energy Star 70-Pint Portable
Danby 70 Pint with Pump
These machines have the sole purpose of keeping a room dry, and removing the humidity from the air. They are put to good use in basements, where moisture problems are common, or in the entire house. The two main types of dehumidifiers are known as either refrigerant or desiccant.
Refrigerant dehumidifiers are the most common. They are made up of refrigerated coils and a fan. When the hot air passes through the fan and the coil, the moisture from the air is trapped on the coil. This removes the humidity from the air.
Desiccant dehumidifiers contain a chemical that is called ‘desiccant.’ This chemical has the ability to absorb and release moisture. Desiccant units are good in comparison to others in regards to efficiency because they tend to have the lowest amount of power fluctuation.
So you have decided that you are going to go with a dehumidifier for your home or business. How are you supposed to differentiate between all the different types? (because there’s tons, too many, really) This primarily depends on two major factors: how large is the area you need it for, and what capacity you want the dehumidifier to function at. And then these two factors really depend on each other. This chart showcases what type of dehumidifier you should be looking at and also take a look at our sizing guide.
The numbers, shown in pints, indicate what capacity (how much moisture is removed from the air per day) the dehumidifier should be at. For example, if you have a very damp room that is 1,000 square feet, you should be looking at purchasing a 70-pint dehumidifier.
Frigidaire is an extremely well-known brand, particularly when it comes to their refrigerators and dehumidifiers.
This dehumidifier is a heavy-duty unit that can function for your whole house. The popular machine is quiet and efficient at its work. Compared to units of a similar size, this product has a larger collection bucket for condensation. This means less maintenance is required, as you do not have to empty or replace the bucket as often.
Next on the list is a product from Friedrich, which is one of the best 70-pint dehumidifier with a pump that I’ve ever come across. When the units come equipped with built-in pumps, the condensation that is collected automatically gets emptied through the drain hose. This unit is top of the line for smaller spaces, e.g. apartments or basements due to it’s smaller size and ease of portability. You could easily move it from room to room throughout the day to suck the moisture from the air rather than purchase multiple units.
Whynter products are commonly rated the best for being quiet in comparison to other brands. This model in particular only runs at about 56 decibels, which is approximately equivalent to a quiet conversation between two people. It is a good unit to be placed in a bedroom, because it likely will not wake you up when it turns on.
As this unit is capable of handling up to 3800 square feet, it is reasonable to assume that it will work for your entire house. In my opinion, it’s the best 70 pint dehumidifier with pump, but that’s for personal reasons. That could differ, depending on the user.
This is a portable dehumidifier, so you can pick it up and move it to wherever you want. However, it is also very powerful, and is capable of handling areas of up to 4,500 square feet. It’s lightweight design of only 40 lbs and the colossal capacity sort of makes it a hybrid model; good for small or large spaces. But one great feature you can pull from it’s ability to work 4500 sqft is that in a small space, this means maximum moisture removal and can really help cool your home in warmer seasons.
This dehumidifier, made by Danby, can cover areas of up to 4,500 square feet. The company has been providing the public with top quality appliances for over 50 years. As well, they offer a 2-year warranty on all their dehumidifiers, which is double that of other companies.
But what consumers seem to love the most is it’s modern design. It’s streamlined look helps it blend into main living areas which is a great relief from the usually clunky, chunky look most dehumidifiers have. It also has a built-in real time humidex that displays exactly what the humidity and temperature levels are in the room.
In the case of the best 70-pint dehumidifier, the award would go to the Whynter RPD-702WP Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier with Pump, 70-Pint. This product is flexible to your wants, and can be placed anywhere in the house because it runs so quietly. It is proven to be energy efficient because it has achieved ENERGY STAR® certification.
The unit is able to dehumidify your entire house, and it has a built-in pump that automatically empties the condensation. This means that there is less for you to worry about! As well, this dehumidifier has the most affordable price tag, and is well within a reasonable budget. Choosing this product could quite likely be the best decision for you and your family.
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