Whole House Dehumidifier

Whole House Dehumidifier

Where should a dehumidifier be in the house? If you have humid conditions throughout your home, the portable unit will not be enough. Investing in a whole house dehumidifier with an optional air purifier is a better option.
  
These devices integrate with your HVAC; heat ventilation air conditioner, system. Whole house dehumidifiers are powerful enough to handle homes with thousands of square feet.[1]

In this review:

COLZER 232 Pints Dehumidifier Review
Best Overall

Brand and Size: COLZER 232 Pint Dehumidifier
Area: around 2600 to 3500+ sq ft. 
Features: Fast Drying, Humidity Control, Convenient Drainage, Reliable, Auto Humidity Control, 2 option Drainage, Easy to Move Around
Suited for: Basement, Crawl Space, Whole House, Industrial Use, and more

Xtra Large Dehumidifiers range from over 150 Pint capacity. Xtra Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 2600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet. 

These Xtra Large appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

The COLZER 232 Pint Whole House Dehumidifiers are designed compact enough to fit in small tight spaces. They are still very efficient with a humidistat to set it to the desired humidity level. A defrost function will prevent the coils from freezing, a low-temperature operation, and remote control because the whole house is too small and inconvenient to enter.

Excess humidity can make you feel hot because the heat builds up in the body having no way to escape through sweat. It obstructs your body’s natural cooling mechanism.

The COLZER 232 Pint dehumidifiers will bring down the humidity levels to make living comfortable and when the heat leaves your body through evaporation of sweat, you will feel cooler.

The COLZER 232 Pint Basement dehumidifiers improve air quality in the entire home. It has a low-temperature operation, a remote control, drainage hose option, humidistat, collection tank, and auto-restart.

It is not comfortable to live when you can smell mustiness all around. Excess moisture in the air makes all surfaces damp. Over time, the walls and woodwork absorb the dampness and emanate a foul odor making it difficult to breathe freely.

Keeping the air dry will prevent dampness in homes. With the dampness gone, there is no room for the moisture to stick to surfaces in the home and no musty odor either.

The COLZER 232 Pint whole-house dehumidifiers cover the entire house and are high-capacity units. They have a sturdy built design to prevent leaks. They have a digital control and can be installed in the basement with vents for airflow. They have a dedicated drain and easy to clean filters.

The problem in high humidity is that the air is constantly damp. Such a damp environment is a haven for mold and mildew. Constant exposure to mold impacts your and causes health issues, including itchy skin and throat irritation.

BlueDri 150 Pint Dehumidifier
Best Overall

Brand and Size: BlueDri 150 Pint Dehumidifier
Area: around 2600 to 3500 sq ft.
Features: Convenient, Water Damage Restoration, Water Extraction Capability 
Suited for: Basement, Crawl Space, Whole House, Industrial, Commercial, Garage, and more

Xtra Large Dehumidifiers range from over 150 Pint capacity. Xtra Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 2600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet. 

These Xtra Large appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

The BlueDri 150 Pint basement dehumidifiers improve air quality in the entire home. It has a low-temperature operation, a remote control, drainage hose option, humidistat, collection tank, and auto-restart.

Working on a table that is always damp can be uncomfortable. So is sitting on furniture that is sticky because of dampness. 

The solution to removing dampness all around is using a dehumidifier. When the indoor environment is dry, your furniture will stay dry, too.

The BlueDri 150 Pint Garage dehumidifiers have an auto-restart function, a continuous drain off feature, and dries the air to prevent corrosion. They are usually Desiccant dehumidifiers that can work at low temperatures and do not freeze.

Dust mites are a type of allergen that can trigger asthma attacks. If you are already suffering from asthma, your condition could get worse. Those that do not have a history of asthma may develop an asthmatic condition if they are exposed to dust mites in the air. 

The BlueDri 150 Pint dehumidifiers to bring the humidity level to less than 50% are ideal for removing dust mites from your home.

The BlueDri 150 Pint Attic dehumidifiers have custom humidity controls, a remote control, different fan speeds, digital readout, timer, auto-restart and auto-shutoff functions, and washable filters, with built-in pumps for continuous draining. They have wheels and handles, making it easy to move them where needed.

Your body can develop heat cramps because of high humidity. It means that you are low on salt and your body salts need balancing. If you are exercising outdoors or indoors, high humidity can cause your legs to cramp and cause acute pain and discomfort. You can take electrolytes if you are outdoors. But, for indoor exercising, you need to bring the humidity levels down. 

The BlueDri 150 Pint dehumidifiers are an ideal addition to your home to bring the humidity levels down. Exercising or yoga can become easier if you don’t have to fight off cramping.

BlueDri BD 130 Pint Dehumidifier
Best Overall

Brand and Size: BlueDri BD 130 Pint Dehumidifier
Area: around 1600 to 3500+ sq ft
Features: Convenient, Commercial, Industrial Use, Drain Hose, Pump, Easy to Use, Reusable Filter
Suited for: Basement, Crawl Space, Whole House, Industrial Use, and more

Large Dehumidifiers range from 110-160 Pint capacity. Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 1600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet. 

These Large appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

The BlueDri BD 130 Pint basement dehumidifiers improve air quality in the entire home. It has a low-temperature operation, a remote control, drainage hose option, humidistat, collection tank, and auto-restart.

High humidity damages clothing and leather accessories faster because they absorb the moisture from the air. Such dampness can attract mold and mildew and make your clothes smelly even if they have been recently washed. Apart from that, fabric and leather get damaged by the constant presence of moisture in the air and in closets.

The BlueDri BD 130 Pint dehumidifying your home will keep the clothes dry and smelling fresh. Moreover, they will last longer.

The BlueDri BD 130 Pint whole-house dehumidifiers cover the entire house and are high-capacity units. 

They have a sturdy built design to prevent leaks. They have a digital control and can be installed in the basement with vents for airflow. They have a dedicated drain and easy to clean filters.

Sound sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body. Excess moisture in the air can make it very uncomfortable to sleep through the night. Tossing and turning because the sheets stick to your body is the likely result of too much mixture in the bedroom.

The BlueDri BD 130 Pint  whole-house dehumidifier or a portable one in the bedroom is the ideal solution to give you a comfortable night’s sleep.

The BlueDri BD 130 Pint Garage dehumidifiers have an auto-restart function, a continuous drain off feature, and dries the air to prevent corrosion. They are usually Desiccant dehumidifiers that can work at low temperatures and do not freeze.

Mold thrives in humid conditions. Exposure to mold can be harmful because mold spores are toxic to the body. These toxins can cause nasal blockages, wheezing, coughing, and skin irritations.

Removing the mold from your home and preventing it from appearing again would be the best solution. Using a dehumidifier can help prevent mold and mildew from growing in your home leaving the air drier and cooler. Breathing becomes easy, and there are no toxins present to cause health problems.

Waykar 130 Pint Dehumidifier
Best Overall

Brand and Size: Waykar 130 Pint Dehumidifier
Area: Around 1600  to 3500+ sq ft.
Features: Large Capacity, Portable, Continuous Drain, Manual Drain
Suited for: Basement, Garage, Warehouse, Whole House,Crawl Space, and more

Large Dehumidifiers range from 110-160 Pint capacity. Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 1600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet. 

These Large appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

The Waykar 130 Pint  whole-house dehumidifiers cover the entire house and are high-capacity units. They have a sturdy built design to prevent leaks. 

They have a digital control and can be installed in the basement with vents for airflow. They have a dedicated drain and easy-to-clean filters.

High humidity damages clothing and leather accessories faster. It is because they absorb the moisture from the air. Such dampness can attract mold and mildew. They can make your clothes smelly even if they have been recently washed.

Fabric and leather get damaged by the constant presence of moisture in the air and in closets. Moreover, they will last longer.

Fabric and leather get damaged by the constant presence of moisture in the air and in closets. Dehumidifying your home keeps the clothes dry and smelling fresh. Moreover, they will last longer.

Alarms in dehumidifiers indicate when there is a fault. 

They can alert you to the water levels and humidity levels.

High humidity doesn’t allow the sweat to evaporate because there is already too much moisture in the air. It leaves one feeling sticky and uncomfortable.

The Waykar 130 Pint  dehumidifiers help in reducing the moisture level in the air and allow one to sweat more freely. 

With less humidity, sweat drops on your body evaporates and leaves you feeling cooler.

The Waykar 130 Pint  dehumidifiers come with an auto-off control feature. This feature switches the dehumidifier off when the humidity level is low, or the water tank is full. 

Mold thrives in humid conditions. Exposure to mold can be harmful because mold spores are toxic to the body. These toxins can cause nasal blockages, wheezing, coughing, and skin irritations.

Removing the mold from your home is the first step. Preventing it from appearing again would be the best solution. 

The Waykar 130 Pint  dehumidifier can prevent mold and mildew from growing in your home. It can leave the air drier and cooler. 

Breathing becomes easy, and there are no toxins present to cause health problems.

Does A Whole House Dehumidifier Work?

Whole House Dehumidifiers work to remove water in the buffer between the wet ground and the living areas in the home above.

Whole House Dehumidifiers are large enough to fit in basements and utility spaces. They are still very efficient with a humidistat to set it to the desired humidity level. A defrost function will prevent the coils from freezing. They can be a low-temperature operation.

Where Should I Place A Whole House Dehumidifier?

If you have a storage or utility space in your home or office, a Whole House Dehumidifier is a great solution. It makes that space a little more pleasant when it needs to be accessed.

Whole House Dehumidifiers need free air circulation. They are usually used when there is a problem elsewhere in the structure. This makes them secure from the elements, promoting mold growth and allowing in air that will encourage excess indoor humidity. It also means that by the time you notice a problem, it could have progressed quite far.

Controlling the humidity in your whole house also makes the environment less favourable to pests, including insects that thrive in high humidity areas.

Dehumidifiers placed in a whole house perform two specialised functions to work most effectively in that particular space. Look for one with a strong fan to push air throughout the entire space and one which is compact enough to fit in this cramped area but still allows airflow over the whole unit.

What Size Whole House Dehumidifier Do I Need?

Size/CapacityCapacity in Pints
Recommendation
70 Pint Dehumidifier61 to 80
70 Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 800 sq feet to 1600 sq feet.
90 Pint Dehumidifier81 to 110
90 Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 1200 sq feet to 2600 sq feet.
Large Dehumidifier110 to 160
Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 1600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet.
Extra Large DehumidifierAbove 160
Xtra Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 2600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet.

70 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Considerations

Whole House 70 Pint Dehumidifiers range from 61-80 Pint capacity. 70 Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 800 sq feet to 1600 sq feet. 

These 70 Pint appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

70 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
70 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
70 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale
70 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale

90 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Considerations

Whole House 90 Pint Dehumidifiers range from 81-100 Pint capacity. 90 Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 1200 sq feet to 2600 sq feet. 

These 90 Pint appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

90 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
90 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
90 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale
90 Pint Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale

Large Dehumidifier Area Moisture Considerations

Whole House Large Dehumidifiers range from 110-160 Pint capacity. Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 1600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet. 

These Large appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

Large Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
Large Dehumidifier Area Moisture Table
Large Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale
Large Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale

Xtra Large Dehumidifier Area Moisture Considerations

Whole House Xtra Large Dehumidifiers range from over 150 Pint capacity. Xtra Large Pint dehumidifiers are suitable for areas that range from 2600 sq feet to 3500+ sq feet. 

These Xtra Large appliances are suited to moisture conditions from Wet means [80 – 100% humidity] Water ALWAYS on walls / ceilings to Less Damp means [50 – 60% humidity] Air SOMETIMES feels damp / musty.

Suitable Extra Large Area Moisture
Suitable Extra Large Area Moisture
XL Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale
XL Dehumidifier Area Moisture Scale

What Features Do I Need In A Whole House Dehumidifier?

1: Antibacterial

Antibacterial filters come with an ioniser that cleans and purifies the air

Dehumidifiers can come with antibacterial filters which remove pollutants from the air. The filters come with an ioniser producing clean and purified air.

2: Energy efficient

Energy efficient dehumidifiers use less power and save you on your electric bill.

An energy-efficient dehumidifier uses less electricity. It has features that allow it to use energy only when it needs to. This has an auto-shut-off feature.

It switches the dehumidifier off when the humidity level is low. It only works when it’s supposed to. The built-in pump also uses less electricity.

3: Low Temperature

Dehumidifiers that work well in low temperatures even as low as 2-degrees are desiccant dehumidifiers.

Desiccant dehumidifiers are the best low-temperature dehumidifiers. They can work in extremely low temperatures, even lower than 2-degrees and below. They do not freeze over.

4: Made in The USA

Made in the USA is an American- made product

This means the product is home-grown, American-made products that are all locally made. Support the homeland.

5: Self-Draining

A self-draining dehumidifier automatically pumps the condensed water out threw the drain hose out a window or into a sink.

This is the dehumidifier with an inbuilt pump that expels condensed water automatically. Its powerful pump can force water into a washbasin or out a window from up to 16 1/2′ away.

It removes the need to empty a water tank and makes it suitable for basements without floor drains.

6: Washable filter

Dehumidifiers with washable filters make maintances easy and more affordable.

Washable filters are convenient because they only need a wash. Washing them helps remove debris and other trapped particles. It is ideal because it makes maintenance more manageable and more cost-effective.

7: Wheels

A dehumidifier with wheels is portable and can move easily from one area to another.

A dehumidifier that has wheels is so very convenient because it is portable. It can be moved around and positioned where it’s needed.

Rolling a dehumidifier around is much easier than carrying a heavy appliance. Rolling a dehumidifier also means there’s no chance of dropping it.

Choosing The Best Whole House Dehumidifier.

We reviewed the performance of 11 Whole House Dehumidifiers and here are our picks. If you are thinking of buying a smaller capacity unit then consider buying two or more dehumidifiers based on your space.

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Model

Size / Area

Features / Benefits

Aprilaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier
800 to 1600 sq feet
Hisense 70 Pint Dehumidifier
800 to 1600 sq feet
Honeywell 90 Pint Dehumidifier
1200 to 2600 sq feet
Aprilaire 95 Pint Dehumidifier
1200 to 2600 sq feet