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Best Basement Dehumidifiers for the Money 2015

Updated on January 12, 2015

A Dehumidifier is Ideal for Good Health in Humid Climates

A good basement dehumidifier can help to prevent the growth of mold and remove mildew odors. As someone who lives in a humid client with four children that have allaergies I'm as sensitive to this issue as anyone.

Below I'll share with you the pros and cons of a few dehumidifiers that I feel give good value for what you pay. Before you go be sure to share your experience with dehumidifiers in the open discussion area below.

5 Good Basement Dehumidifiers for the Money in 2014 - Frigidaire 70 Pt. Dehumidifier

For dehumidification, this machine will do 79 pints per day with continuous operation as long as the unit is near a good drain. Users have reported disappointment in the fact that it doesn't seem to drain well and it works on gravity because there is no pump.

The directions clearly state that you must hook up a garden hose and no drain kit is needed. Many people find that it works very well, very fast and very quietly. All controls are electronic and it incorporates 2 fan speeds with low temperature operation.

Something that is nice with the Frigidaire 70 Pt. Dehumidifier are the integrated casters that make moving it around a snap. This machine is not that heavy to begin with either. Users report that dumping the water is quite easy and the bucket has a convenient handle for carrying; it will also hold up to 2 gallons of water.

The exhaust from the machine comes out the top instead of the back. Many users say, depending on the amount of moisture in their home, they need to dump it once or twice a day to once every couple of days.

Sunpentown Basement Dehumidifier
Sunpentown Basement Dehumidifier

A Good Basement Dehumidifier Under $200

Sunpentown SD-65E Dehumidifier

This next machine will work for rooms up to 500 square feet and is a 65 pint dehumidifier. It has a 10 liter removable water tank with a bucket indicator that includes an automatic shut off.

The control panel is soft touch technology with 2 fan settings and it comes with a washable air filter. For places that have 35% to 80% humidity, this device works very well.

This makes a great machine for those who suffer from allergies and will keep condensation off windows and prevent mold growth, along with other benefits of dehumidification. You can choose to run the device on continuous or specific percentages of humidity to fit the room it is in.

The Sunpentown SD-65E Energy Star 65-Pint Dehumidifier does give you a drain hose option, but does not include any hoses for such. It is also easy to move around with the casters on the bottom of the device.

One of the best features is that it is Energy Star rated so you will save more money. Users do say that this machine runs louder than others on the market and there have been some reports of the coils freezing up after using it for a few months.

Eva-dry Wireless Dehumidifier
Eva-dry Wireless Dehumidifier

Eva-dry E-500 Mini Dehumidifier

This machine is for smaller areas of about 500 cubic feet so would not be a good choice for an entire basement, but for a single room or a closet, it would work very well. There are no batteries or cords to worry about, it is small and quiet and is non-toxic so it is safe around children and pets.

This little unit is so convenient to hang up where you need it to start absorbing moisture and it works completely without power. It has an indicator window that shows you moisture meter crystals that will change color depending on how saturated they are.

You get 8-10 ounces of moisture removal that will take anywhere from 6-8 weeks before the unit will need to be renewed. When it is time to renew, simply plug into an outside outlet and let the moisture evaporate from the crystals.

This Eva-dry E-500 Mini Dehumidifier device was made to keep all moisture inside so there is no leaking or spilling. Many users say that the time to renew the unit is more like 2-3 weeks instead of 6-8 like the manufacturer states. Many people find this unit to be very good for gun cabinets, kitchen cabinets in high humidity areas and closets.

Danby Electronic Dehumidifier
Danby Electronic Dehumidifier

Danby DDR30E Dehumidifier

With a digital LED lit keypad, this display screen is easy to use. It is a 30 pint dehumidifier that will work for a large area of about 2,000 square feet. This makes a great choice for a basement.

It comes with a direct drain feature that will let you use the machine on the continuous setting without having to empty any water; this is a feature that users absolutely love! There are two different fan speeds to choose from and this unit is also an Energy Star compliant machine.

The refrigerant is non-ozone. Many people trust in the Danby DDR30E Dehumidifier machine to help get rid of their home allergens. Most reviews also state how amazingly quiet it is as well. It has a built in thermometer as long as the meter to measure the humidity in the room.

It will shut off automatically when you empty it and then restart when you are done. As long as you have a drain, the hose that comes with it can be used so you don't have to empty it. It also has casters on the bottom for easier transport.

DeLonghi DD45P Dehumidifier
DeLonghi DD45P Dehumidifier

A Good Under $300 Dehumidifier in 2014

DeLonghi DD45P Dehumidifier

Another Energy Star rated product, this dehumidifier will do 45 pints in a 24 hour period. You can decide to activate the patented pump function which will continuously discharge moisture through the hose that is included, or you can manually empty the tank. The tank is located in the front and is see through so you can always see where your water level is. To change your settings, it comes with a digital LCD control panel. Maintaining this device is easy since you just need to rinse the washable air filter when it gets dirty.

Other features of the DeLonghi DD45P Dehumidifier include an anti-frost device, low temp operation down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit and the tank control system has an alarm. The alarm makes it very convenient when you have forgotten to check the water level. Buyers should be aware that this machine has no automatic restart function or automatic fan shut off and this is a deal breaker for some, but others don't seem to mind and find that it works quite well. Also, having a hose included in the purchase of a dehumidifier has been a great option for people who don't want to find their own hose.

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