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Top three dehumidifiers for 2020

By Christina Woodger

A dehumidifier might be the answer to your prayers if your home suffers from damp, condensation and mould. We've rounded up three top dehumidifiers.

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A good dehumidifier isn't cheap, so you want to make sure that you are getting one that will help tackle high humidity in your home.

Dehumidifiers may be pricey, but they're worth it when you no longer have to battle wet windows and walls, damp air and black spots of mould everywhere. A dehumidifier can also help with excess moisture as a result of drying clothes indoors in the winter. 

However, not every dehumidifier is up to the job. Which is where our independent, expert dehumidifier tests come in. 

Here you will find: 

  • Three of our top dehumidifier recommendations
  •  Some of the things you need to consider when shopping for your dehumidifier 

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Top three dehumidifiers

A great dehumidifier will work both at warmer and cooler temperatures. It won't guzzle energy, so you can leave it on and won't have to worry about your energy bill sky rocketing. 

A really great dehumidifier will also be easy to use, not too noisy and have handy features such as a clothes-drying function and an auto-setting. 

These three dehumidifiers aced our tests and are well worth buying. 

Top three dehumidifiers


This versatile dehumidifier works as well in warm as in cold rooms. It's compact and easily portable, too.


This dehumidifier is energy-efficient, easy to use and - most importantly - great at extracting water.


This dehumidifier has been on the market a while, but it's still one of the best. It's nice and quiet, too.

Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct as of November 2019

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What kind of dehumidifier do I need? 

This is a question you should consider before shopping for your dehumidifier. You will need to understand the differences before figuring out which type will suit you best. Here are some things to consider: 

Desiccant vs refrigerant dehumidifiers

  • If you will be using your dehumidifier at cool temperatures (below 21°C or room temperature), then a desiccant model will be the best for you.
  • If your home is normally at room temperature (21°C), you will want a refrigerant (or sometimes called compressor) dehumidifier.
  • Most dehumidifiers won't work at freezing or close to freezing temperatures. 

Extraction rate

  • The extraction rates that manufacturers claim are usually based on testing in a hot and humid environment. So do not expect your dehumidifier to extract what the manufacturer claims. 
  • However, the extraction rate can help you determine what dehumidifier you need for the space you want to dry out. Generally, the bigger the area, the higher the extraction rate needed. 


  • Dehumidifiers are noisy machines, there is no getting around this. 
  • If you intend to run it at night look for a dehumidifier with a 'night mode' or a 'silent mode'. 

For more insights into the world of dehumidifiers, check out our guide on how to buy the best dehumidifier


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