- Updated June 23, 2019
- Posted by: Shannon Ward
Dehumidifiers are designed to reduce the humidity level of our house in an easy and safe manner. However, in most cases, they are quite noisy, which can be a real inconvenience for many people. This is especially the case when you have to work from home, watch TV, read a book, or you have to place it in the baby’s room. Luckily, it’s not that difficult to find discrete dehumidifiers as the market is large and in a continuous expansion.
Top 13 Quietest Dehumidifiers Compared
1. Frigidaire FFAD7033R1
If you are looking for a silent moisture removal device, then this is the right one for you because it will operate so silently that you won’t even know it is on. With such a machine you will be able to do whatever you want, without being troubled by any annoying noise. It has 3 variable speeds and each one of them is very silent, making it appropriate even for late night use. Moreover, it effectively eliminates the excessive moist from your home and the bacteria in the air. The anti-bacterial mesh retains and eliminates the bacteria and impurities it finds in the air so you will breathe not only drier but also cleaner air. It features a simple, modern design and it can easily be used in large rooms or basements and it collects 70 pints of water per day. The SpaceWise feature allows you to control it by simply touching the buttons which are positioned on top of it. If you want to achieve a certain humidity level, all you have to do is let it monitor and adjust it for you. Furthermore, it alerts you when the tank is almost full and you also have the possibility to connect it to a drain and the bucket will empty all by itself.
What We Like
- SpaceWise feature endorses a convenient use
- When the water tank gets filled, you will be notified
- Anti-bacterial mesh enables it to even destroy bacteria and viruses
- Puts 3 operational speeds at your disposal
Able to dehumidify large areas, all without making much noise during its operation, this Frigidaire product had to make it in our top. Furthermore, the reasonable pricing does not hurt either, making it accessible to a wider range of customers.
2. Keystone KSTAD70B
If a discrete operation is what you are seeking, this Keystone entry is your ideal pick, the low noise output making it perfect for use even in the nursery. It’s easy to set up as the input settings aren’t confusing and the electronic controls ease your work. Another positive aspect to take into consideration is the fact that it features a slide-out filter which is easy to remove and clean when too much dust settles on it. Price-wise, it is indeed a considerable investment to make, but its high efficiency in moisture removal makes up for this flaw. Furthermore, the company which manufactures it backs the product with a 1-year warranty for parts and labor and a 2-5 year warranty for the sealed system.
Since you have ended up here, it’s clear that the aspect which interests you the most is how loud the operation of the dehumidifier is. Thankfully, the KSTAD70B is one of your best options from this point of view, producing only 48.1 decibels when it is set on the highest speed setting. As aforementioned, this whisper quiet operation it delivers makes it a perfect fit even for the room you or your baby sleep in.
As quiet as it may be when it runs, this dehumidifier is a real force to be reckoned with when it comes to its moisture removal efficiency as it is capable of removing up to 70 pints of moisture over a 24-hour time span. Furthermore, it preserves this high efficiency when placed in a space of up to 4500 square feet, which is a feat on its own. Another mention-worthy aspect is the fact that it allows you to set the desired humidity level in 5% increments, so you have full control over the dehumidification process.
Mention-Worthy Features and Specs
- Up to 10 hours, you can set the timer in half-hour increments, and when you set it past 10 hours, you can set it in 1-hour increments.
- Allows you to set the humidity level desired from 35% to 85%.
- Built-in pump it features allows a convenient continuous operation of the device.
- Consumes approximately 720 watts when it operates.
- Clean filter alert reminds you when the time comes to wash the dust-collecting filter.
This product measures 10.8 inches in depth, 23.2 inches in height, and 15.4 inches in width, so it doesn’t take up a hearty amount of space, being usable even in crowded rooms. As it weighs only 40 pounds and comes with portability features that make moving it a cinch, like caster wheels, relocating it will be an easy 1-person job. It features a LED display where you can check out the current temperature and humidity level in the room. Additionally, the electronic controls it boasts make using it and changing operational settings to your liking a cinch.
What We Like
- Is not overburdened when used in highly humid spaces
- LED display gives it a sleek look and makes it easy to operate
- 24-hour timer lets you decide how long the duration of its operation should be
- Features an easy to clean dust filter
If you want to enjoy complete silence, look no further than this Keystone dehumidifier. Able to handle large areas and convenient to work with due to its user-friendly design, this product is our top recommendation for those who completely dislike noisy appliances.
3. Honeywell TP50WK
It might be one of the costlier dehumidifiers on the market, but considering the effectiveness of the Honeywell TP50WK in terms of moisture removal, it’s safe to say that your money is well spent on it. Of course, not only does it shine through the fact that it can remove up to 50 pints of moisture from the air per day, but due to the fact that it produces a maximum 50 decibels as well, thus not presenting a nuisance or distraction. It provides optimal dehumidification when used in spaces of up to 3000 square feet, so you can use it in the basement, attic, or for whole house moisture removal without worrying it might underperform. Beware of the environmental conditions though as it cannot be used in spaces where the temperature isn’t in the 41-89 degrees Fahrenheit range as it could be damaged.
It features a 7-pint capacity water collection reservoir and a neat alarm that sets off when you should empty the tank so that you don’t have to continuously check up on it yourself. Of course, it would be more convenient to use the included drain tube and not have to lift a finger anymore to prevent overflow or overheating caused by excessive moisture collection. If you do go for the manual water removal option, know that the splash guard prevents spills, so you won’t make a mess as you tend to routine maintenance tasks. To make it easy for you to relocate it when needed, it features a heavy-duty handle and 4 caster wheels. Evidently, we cannot overlook the Energy Star certification it is accompanied by as it highlights the energy efficiency of the dehumidifier. Thus, you know for a fact that it won’t draw too much power when it runs, so your energy bill expenses won’t go up a lot as a result of using it.
A feature it comes with that further helps hype its energy efficiency is the 24-hour timer that automatically turns it off after the number of hours you have selected passes. To make your life better as a whole, when it pulls in the air to remove moisture, it handles eliminating dust and other impurities that linger in the air as well due to the washable filter it features. Lastly, we mention that it is backed with a 1-year warranty on parts and labor, and a 5-year warranty for the sealed system, which means that you won’t spend money on repairs while these agreements are active.
What We Like
- Full tank alert notifies you when you have to empty the collection bucket
- Automatically restarts after a power outage with your pre-selected settings
- 24-hour energy saving mode helps maintain a cheap operation of the dehumidifier
- Uses a removable and washable air filter to remove dust and other impurities from the air it pulls in
What We Dislike
- Some users report that it is rather difficult to empty the bucket
- It comes at an expensive price
Manufactured by Honeywell, a worldwide renowned brand, the TP50WK manages to remove excess moisture in quite a discrete manner as it produces 50 decibels at tops when it runs.
4. Emerson Quiet Kool EAD70E1
Operational silence is achievable as long as you know where to look. By far, one of your best selections is the EAD70E1 that only produces a maximum of 53 decibels when running at the highest speed setting. Thus, you can even place it in more sensitive areas of the house like the bedroom or the nursery, all without worrying that it might present a nuisance. It features automatic defrost which keeps it up and running in a top notch shape for a long time. It allows you to select the preferred humidity level ranging from 35 to 80 percent. One of its most useful features is definitely the 24-hour timer that allows you to decide whether you want it to run continuously or only for a few hours per day, thus saving on the energy bill. Of course, we cannot end without drawing your attention on its most important specs, which are the dehumidification capacity and the area coverage provided. What compelled us to place it in this top is not only its silent profile, but the fact that it can effortlessly remove up to 70 pints of moisture per day, and it can tackle spaces as large as 4500 square feet.
What We Like
- Automatic restart in case a power outage occurs
- Automatic defrost function keeps it up and running perfectly for a long time
- Reasonably priced – great price to quality ratio
- 24-hour timer enables you to decide the precise length of its operation
While you might be tempted to think it does not perform all that well when you set your eyes on the cheap price tag, the truth is that it is one of the best choices you could make. Not only is it silent, but it is designed for areas as large as 4500 square feet, being able to remove as much as 70 pints of moisture from the air each day.
5. Whynter RPD-503SP
Among the quietest entries on the market, we must mention RPD-503SP because it is really an excellent device that performs at high standards and low noise. It relies on a fan with two speeds that does not release more than 53.5 dB on the high level. It collects 50 pints of moisture from the air in 24 hours of functioning and it manages to do so without consuming too much electricity. It draws only 950 watts, which is not much considering its size. The consumption is also reduced by the auto shut off feature and the integrated humidistat that allow you to set the level of humidity you want the device to reach. Once it has reached its purpose, it will turn off to prevent energy waste. It also features an auto restart that resumes the operating in case of a power shortage. Furthermore, there is a filter included for retaining impurities from the air along with the water particles. RPD-503SP also includes a drain option with a hose to continuously drain water as it collects it. Moreover, there is also a built-in pump with a long hose so you will be able to evacuate the water out through a window or in a sink. To make sure it will operate at low temperatures, the manufacturer has included an auto defrost to prevent frost build-up.
What We Like
- Draws only 950 watts when operating – energy efficient
- Features a filter which retains impurities to further enhance air quality
- Built-in pump allows continuous water drainage
- Automatic defrost prevents frost from building up
What We Dislike
- Puts only 2 operational speeds at your disposal
- Humidity readout sometimes jumps from one value to another before stabilizing
Although it is not as versatile as other models when it comes to the operational speed choices it puts at your disposal, it is exceptional nonetheless as it is whisper quiet and it can extract up to 50 pints of moisture per day.
6. Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP
This is another great option for all those who want a discrete dehumidifier that is able to successfully reduce the humidity level from the house with just a touch of a button. With it in your home, you won’t have to worry about the possibility of being disturbed by any unpleasant noise because it is very quiet. Also, its compact size allows you to place it anywhere in the house and it can be connected to a drain port in case you do not want to manually remove the water. It works for areas measuring up to 4,500 sq. ft. and it can remove an outstanding 70 pints of water within 24 hours of operating. Furthermore, the air filter maintenance is very simple because all you have to do is to clean or wash the filter whenever necessary. The Smart Dehumidifying Technology enables it to automatically adjust the humidity level in the room and the electronic panel will also show you the humidity, temperature and defrost time. Thanks to the auto de-icer that automatically melts ice buildup, you can safely use it in very cold rooms like basements or garages. Among the other features worth mentioning, there is the auto restart, the built-n vertical pump, and the Energy Star rating.
What We Like
- Energy Star rated for its energy efficient operation
- Able to handle areas as large as 4500 square feet
- Washable filter eliminates the need for additional purchases
- Smart dehumidifying technology enables it to automatically change the dehumidifying speed according to the environmental needs
In addition to an ultra-silent operation, it also provides you with a variety of convenient operational features like smart detection of humidity levels, an automatic de-icer, automatic restart, and so on. What we can assure you of is that it is an investment you will not regret making.
7. hOmeLabs HME020030N
What you want the most from a moisture removal device can be found in the hOmeLabs, an entry we adore as it maintains a silent operation throughout, all while delivering high efficiency in reducing humidity. To get a better idea on how discrete it is, know that it produces only 57 decibels when it runs. Thus, you can confidently place it in your proximity when you sleep without worrying it might wake you up. Of course, there’s the energy efficiency aspect to take into consideration as well, and seeing how it is certified by Energy Star in this sense, you can rest assured knowing your electric bills won’t skyrocket as a result of using it.
As it puts 2 operational speeds at your disposal, you get the chance to customize it according to your specific needs at that moment. Considering that it delivers an impressive 30-pint or 4-gallon moisture removal efficiency per day, regardless of how high indoor humidity is, it will tackle the issue at hand effortlessly. Our only complaint would be that the collection reservoir is a tad small in capacity, being able to hold only 0.8 gallons of moisture. In highly damp spaces, this means that you would be required to empty it up to 4 times per day if you choose to run the system continuously. On the upside, it does provide an automatic shut-off that activates when the tank is full in order to prevent overheating. Also, there’s the timer that help reduce energy costs and provides you with full control over its operation.
As it features a built-in drain hole, all that you have to do in order to opt for continuous dispensation of the collected moisture would be to separately purchase a hose and direct the water it picks up towards a drain or bucket. This way, you wouldn’t have to worry about emptying the tank anymore. Of course, if you do opt for manual draining of the moisture, even if it is a bit inconvenient, at least there’s no chance for spills or overheating as the system automatically shuts down when the bucket is filled.
Mention Worthy Features and Specs
- Features built-in handles that makes it easy for you to move it from one room to another.
- Due to the presence of the 24-hour timer, you can enjoy a full customization of its operation, as well as energy efficiency.
- Manufacturer guarantees it will be free of defects during the first 2 years after you purchase it.
- Intuitive design of the control panel provides ease of use.
- Features smooth-rolling casters that enhance its portability.
It is compact is size, so you won’t have any trouble finding a spot to place it in. The exact measurements it boasts are 15.2 inches by 10.2 inches by 19.7 inches, a relatively small footprint that you can work with even in crowded rooms. As it weighs only 30.5 pounds, even without the presence of the aforementioned caster wheels and handles you would have had an easy time moving it from room to room. Another important aspect is the durability of the housing, which is granted with this product as the ABS construction ensures it is a durable acquisition.
What We Like
- Energy Star rated for its low energy consumption
- Washable filter spares you of extra purchases
- Backed by the manufacturer with a 2-year warranty
What We Dislike
- Small 0.8-gallon capacity of the water tank
- Container is a bit difficult to move in and out
Although there are many aspects to be praised when it comes to it, we must admit that its whisper quiet operation alongside the plethora of features which accompany it have determined us to rank it high and recommend it to anyone who has high indoor humidity problems.
8. iSiLER 4.2 Pints
This model makes an appearance in our top due to the fact that it produces only 40 decibels when it operates. Thus, you can confidently place it in the bedroom or office, not having to worry that it might become a nuisance. It boasts a compact profile that makes it basically fit anywhere you need it to, measuring only 8.9 inches by 5.9 inches by 14.7 inches. In terms of efficiency, it might not be the best out there, but considering the low asking price and compact size, this should not come as a surprise. It is able to remove approximately 1.6 pints of moisture from the air per day, being recommended for spaces of up to 269 square feet. It boasts a simplistic one-button operation, thus being one of the more user-friendly entries on this market. It comes with a 4.2-pint collection reservoir which ensures that even if you let it run continuously, you will have to empty the reservoir only once every few days. When the tank does get filled, it will automatically shut off in order to prevent overheating from occurring. In addition, the company which produces it backs the product with a 1-year warranty against defects, and offers a 3-month money back guarantee as well.
What We Like
- Automatic shut-off when the water tank is filled
- 4.2-pint water tank capacity
- Suitable for areas of up to 269 square feet
- Backed by a 1-year warranty
As it produces only approximately 40 decibels when it runs, it’s easy to understand why the iSiLER is one of our top recommendations to those seeking a silent dehudehumidification device. Easy on the wallet and on the years, it is ideal for covering areas of up to 269 square feet.
9. Hysure 2000ml
As it produces only 33 decibels when it runs, the Hysure is the quietest selection you could go for, by far. It provides an optimal operation in rooms and spaces of up to 215 square feet, so you can rely on it to remove moisture in the bedroom, office, or nursery. Over the course of a day, it removes up to 750 milliliters of excess humidity to normalize indoor conditions as fast as possible. Due to the generous 2000-milliliter capacity of the water reservoir, you will only have to empty it once every 3-4 days, depending on how humid the room actually is and how long you let it run each day. In case you forget to empty the tank on time, it will turn off on its own to prevent overheating until you get the task done. It even features a LED indicator that turns on to let you know when the tank fills, eliminating guesswork. It draws only 40 watts of power when it runs, so it won’t add to the utility bills all that much. When it comes to backing, the manufacturing company has it covered for 2 years on parts and labor, and there’s even a 30-day money back guarantee provided with it.
What We Like
- Recommended for areas of up to 215 square feet
- Backed by a lengthy 2-year warranty
- LED indicator lets you know when the tank needs to be emptied
- Comes at a very low, accessible price
The quietest entry in our top, it produces less than 33 decibels when it runs, so chances are that you might not even hear it run. In addition to this quiet design, it is able to remove a hearty 750 milliliters of moisture per day from the air, so it will solve your excess humidity issues in no time.
10. Eva-Dry E-333
The E-333 ranks so high in our top precisely due to its noise output that is basically inexistent, producing approximately 0 decibels when it runs. However, we must warn you that it makes for a great option only if you need utter silence as its performance pales in comparison to almost all models presented in our top. It is best to opt for it if you intend to use it in a small space of up to 333 cubic feet as it will inevitably underperform in larger rooms. Furthermore, it only draws 8 to 10 ounces of moisture over the span of 3-8 weeks, so it shouldn’t be used in a highly damp space either. But for those who aren’t in need of a large coverage nor are confronted with high humidity, it makes for a great solution as it is indeed, as aforementioned, the quietest model on the market.
What makes it so silent is the fact that it uses the renewable silica gel technology that doesn’t require power or batteries to fulfill its job of drawing excess moisture from the air. When the indicator crystals turn green, you have to “renew” them by plugging the unit in for approximately 10 hours, and then you are good to work with it for another 3 to 8 weeks. Thus, maintenance isn’t costly at all and it isn’t required often either. What’s even more amazing is the fact that it comes with a 5-year warranty. Considering the cheap asking price, it is indeed surprising that the manufacturer backs it for so long, but this is good news as it shows you are dealing with a quality product.
What We Like
- Needs renewing only once every 3-8 weeks
- Renewable silica gel ensures maintenance is cost-free
- Backed by a 5-year warranty
What We Dislike
- Draws only 8-10 ounces of moisture over a minimum 3-week time span
- Can only handle removing moisture in small spaces of up to 48 square feet
The cheapest and most silent option in our top, the Eva-Dry is perfect for those who need its dehumidification properties for small spaces of up to 48 square feet. Sure, it doesn’t compare with more expensive products performance-wise, but it is the quietest entry in the niche, so it is deserving of its spot.
11. SPT SD-31E
The SD-31E is a smart investment to make if you want to get an affordable device that will keep your ears safe every time you turn it on. It is ideal for small to medium rooms where you have a problem with excessive moisture. The lowest humidity level it can reach on any of the two speeds is 35% so you can trust it to perform at the highest standards. The programmable timer and the humidistat allow you to customize the settings and minimize its consumption without sacrificing performance. If you do not attach a hose to the continuous drainage, you will have to empty the tank every 5-6 hour because it can only store 6.3 pints of water. To make maintenance easier, it features a full bucket indicator that will alert you when you have to empty the tank. Otherwise, it automatically shuts off to prevent water spillage. The memory IC is a great feature that enables it to restart automatically at previous settings after a power failure. This means that it will memorize the humidity level it has reached and it will continue to operate until it reaches its purpose. Additionally, the washable air filter is specially designed to capture the dust and other small particles that may affect your health. Also, the fan stops when it achieves a certain humidity level, which is a very convenient feature.
What We Like
- Memory IC feature ensures it will remember your settings when the power comes back after a power outage
- It shuts off to prevent water spillage until you empty the reservoir
- Washable air filter enables it to capture harmful airborne particles
- Programmable timer enables you to pick the duration of its operation
What We Dislike
- Small-sized water reservoir will have you emptying it often – once every 5-6 hours
- In some cases, it wrongfully displayed error messages
Easy to use and silent, it is one of our top recommendations not only due to the plethora of features which accompany it, but due to the cheap, reasonable price it comes at.
12. Eurgeen OL210-E25
The cheap price this Eurgeen product comes at is no indicator of poor quality, so you can breathe easy knowing that it is actually a smart bargain. It produces fewer than 50 decibels when it operates, meaning that it is incredibly discrete, not bothering you when you work or sleep if it is in the same room as you are. It is intended for use in rooms measuring 200-300 square feet, and it can remove an impressive 50 pints of moisture from the air per day. It has a neat safety system in check so that whenever the 2.5-liter water tank gets filled, it automatically stops its operation to avoid spills. As it even allows continuous draining, you won’t have to worry too much about maintenance work overall. Make sure that the room you place it is has a temperature ranging from 41 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit for it to not be damaged in any way. In addition, the automatic defrost keeps internal parts safe from potential freezing, while the auto restart function ensures that in the event of a power outage, it remembers your selected settings to continue from where it left off when the power does come back.
What We Like
- Can remove up to 50 pints of moisture per day
- Suitable for rooms measuring 200-300 square feet
- Water tank capacity is 2.5 liters
- Automatically shuts off when the water reservoir is full
A cheap yet effective dehumidification device we strongly recommend especially to those who are on a budget, the Eurgeen is extremely silent during its operation, not surpassing 50 decibels. Intended for spaces of approximately 300 square feet and capable of removing up to 50 pints of moisture from the air, it is sure to serve you well for years on end.
13. Ivation IVADH30PW
If you intend to place the dehumidifying appliance in the bedroom or office, one thing is for sure – you need for it to be as silent as possible. Otherwise, it will present a nuisance. This Ivation product is just what you need as it produces 52.1 decibels at tops, meaning that you are likely to not even notice it is turned on. It’s Energy Star certified due to the fact that it does not consume much power to operate. It offers 2 fan speeds for you to pick between, the lower setting being more silent. In terms of operational quality, it’s quite an appealing choice as it can remove as much as 30 pints of moisture from the air per day, and you can use it for spaces of up to 2000 square feet. It features a timer that you can program for up to 24 hours to save on energy costs. The water tank it features has a generous 1.3-gallon capacity, so there won’t be a need to empty it all that often. However, for your convenience and to ensure continuous operation, you can always opt for continuous draining by acquiring the optional hose. The simplistic LCD interface makes it easy to use, while the smooth-rolling wheels ensure easy room to room transportation. It features a washable air filter which ensures no additional costs are needed when maintenance work is due. For safety purposes, it automatically shuts off when the reservoir is full. Furthermore, it features a frost sensor which helps protect the evaporator coils and waste energy.
What We Like
- Energy Star certified for its low power consumption
- Covers areas of up to 2000 square feet
- It removes up to 30 pints of moisture per day
- LCD displays humidity level and allows you to pick the level you want to be achieved
Perfect for spaces of up to 2000 square feet and producing only 52.1 decibels when it runs, it is perfect for your bedroom or office as it remains quiet throughout the entirety of its operation. Best of all, the asking price isn’t all that bad either.
Why You Should Get One
One of the particularities of dehumidifiers is that they can be very noisy due to the fans that rotate when absorbing water from the air. Many people buy one then regret not having inspected its specifications and analyzing its noise level. Usually, these devices are set to start when they detect a high level of humidity, which can happen at any hour so, having a device that sounds like a chainsaw is not the most appealing choice.
It is best to have a dehumidifier that makes less noise because it will not disturb you in any way. If you pick one for the basement, you might not be interested in how quiet it is but things change when you install it in a living room or a bedroom. A low operating noise will allow you to keep it running at any hour without having to worry about it being too loud.
High performance with low noise
Usually, the smaller the device, the quieter because of the motor that powers it and the fans make less noise. Small devices are more silent than the large models but sometimes you might need a large device that is also discrete. For times when you need a heavy-duty device with quiet operation, you must know which are your best options.
How We Tested
Amount of noise produced
As this is a ranking of the dehumidifying devices which produces the least amount of noise when they run, it was obvious that we had to test and see for ourselves just how silent of an operation they can maintain. The entries that scored highest after our testing trials were the ones that, obviously, produced the least amount of decibels. For the process of checking their noise output, we used a decibel meter that was placed 1 foot away from each device.
Care and maintenance
Convenience in use is key with any product, being all the more important when a dehumidifying device is in discussion. This is why we had to test and see for ourselves how easy or hard it is to care for each product and perform the required routine maintenance work. During the process, we cleaned the filters in devices that featured one, emptied the moisture collected in their tanks, and cleaned their collection tanks.
Ease of use
Understanding how to operate a device is of an utter importance as no one likes getting stuck reading the instruction manual for hours each time they use their latest acquisition. For this reason, we tested to see how intuitive to use each entry is, changing moisture removal settings, in models that feature a timer setting to a certain parameter, and changing operational speeds were it was possible.
Moisture removing capabilities
We had to test and see just how effective each product is when it comes to removing moisture from the air as this is the reason why you are interested in making the purchase to begin with. We let each device run for 1 hour, checking to see the difference in indoor humidity before and after its operation. The products that lowered moisture levels the most received more points, evidently.
|Product||Amount of noise produced||Care and maintenance||Ease of use||Moisture removing capabilities|
|Overall score: 9.8/10|
|Overall score: 9.8/10|
|Overall score: 9.3/10|
|Emerson Quiet Kool EAD70E1||8/10||10/10||10/10||10/10|
|Overall score: 9.5/10|
|Overall score: 9.3/10|
|Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP||8/10||10/10||10/10||10/10|
|Overall score: 9.5/10|
|Overall score: 9.3/10|
|iSiLER 4.2 Pints||9/10||10/10||10/10||6/10|
|Overall score: 8.8/10|
|Overall score: 8.8/10|
|Overall score: 8.5/10|
|Overall score: 9.5/10|
|Overall score: 9.3/10|
|Overall score: 9/10|
Usual Noise Output
Due to the fact that most devices use fans and compressors to draw in the air in a room, they are likely to get noisy especially after extended use. If you want one for the bedroom or an office, the last thing you will want to hear is a buzzing sound at all times. Fortunately, you can choose silent dehumidifiers that will operate at extremely low noise levels.
Aside from the noise created by the running compressor, you will also experience the noise made by the intake fans placed on the front and exhaust fans located either at the top or the sides. Models with the exhaust located at the top are louder than the ones with the exhaust on the side because the air is evacuated closer to your hearing range. These aspects are worth considering when rating a device silent or not.
In order to be able to select a device with a low noise output, you must first know which is the sound range so that you will know your boundaries. Firstly, note that moisture removal devices have several speed levels so the noise output will differ according to the speed you select. We have rated our picks according to the noise level on the lowest speed because this is how you will likely keep it.
Normally, a silent model releases around 48 dB on the lowest speed setting and can exceed 60 dB on the highest speed. The average sound level is around 50 dB so this should be the number to look for. Of course, the sound can differ according to the intensity of the operating meaning that if the device is too small for the room, it is likely to seem overburdened and to get noisier. Also, if you do not clean the compressor and allow scale buildup, the device is likely to make more noise. Models that create over 50 dB on the lowest speed and exceed 70 Db on the highest are not considered as silent so they are not part of this category.
Where you place it is also related to its noise output because the closer you sit to it, the louder you will hear it. Also, if you place it near walls or furniture, the fans will get noisier as they will intake and exhaust the air.
Ratings Criteria Explained
|Amount of noise it produces||Since you are interested in a quiet model, it is obvious that the amount of noise the appliance produces is one of the most important aspects to take into consideration when rating the products on this market. The quieter the product, the better, so the ones with the lowest decibel rating received the highest scores.||ISiLER 4.2 Pints|
|Amount of moisture removed||Evidently, we had to rate our picks according to the amount of moisture each of them can remove per day as this is one of the main reasons why you have opted to invest in a dehumidifier to begin with. The higher the amount of humidity removed, the higher the score, of course.||Keystone KSTAD70B, Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP, Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, Emerson Quiet Kool EAD70E1|
|Area it can cover||The area a device can cover shows for what size spaces it is recommended, more precisely in what circumstances it will deliver the best performance possible. We gave models that can cover wider areas a higher score as these products are more versatile, enabling you to use them in small rooms like the bedroom or office just as well as you can use them in larger areas like the basement, for example.||Keystone KSTAD70B, Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP, Emerson Quiet Kool EAD70E1|
|Timer feature||The timer function allows you to select the exact amount of time for which you want the device to operate, which gives you the ability to not only customize the way it runs to your liking, but that ensures a more energy efficient operation of the device as well.||Keystone KSTAD70B, hOmeLabs HME020030N, SPT SD-31E, Emerson Quiet Kool EAD70E1, Ivation IVADH30PW|
|Energy Star certification||The Energy Star certification is given only to products that consume considerably less power to run when compared to most entries in their niche. Evidently, we gave higher scores to the selections in our top that came with the prestigious certification as it shows you won’t pay a lot of extra money on the utility bills to operate any of them.||hOmeLabs HME020030N, Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP, Ivation IVADH30PW|
|Continuous draining capability||The option of continuous draining ensures that, it you go for it, you won’t have to tend to emptying the collection reservoir anymore. It is a feature that greatly enhances the convenience in use of the device, one which is important in its overall quality.||Keystone KSTAD70B, hOmeLabs HME020030N, Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP, SPT SD-31E, Whynter RPD-503SP, Eurgeen OL210-E25, Ivation IVADH30PW|
|User-friendly interface||Having a product that is comprehensive to use is important in this day and age where technology might be complex, but devices try to be as intuitive to use as possible to make people’s lives easier. Thus, we took the aspect of ease of use into consideration as well, rating the products according to the user-friendliness of their interface as well.||Keystone KSTAD70B, hOmeLabs HME020030N, Danby Premiere DDR70B3PWP, Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, SPT SD-31E, Whynter RPD-503SP, Emerson Quiet Kool EAD70E1, Eurgeen OL210-E25, Ivation IVADH30PW, iSiLER 4.2 Pints|
✔”Good purchase for the money!”
✔”It’s really easy to clean the filter it features, I like this design aspect.”
✔”I have had it for 3 years now, no leaks or problems with it, really pleased by it.”
✔”It’s so quiet that I forget I turned it on. Great option for the work area where you need to concentrate without distractions.”
✘”I feel like I am constantly emptying it, it’s really bothersome.”
✘”Plastic casing makes it seem cheap, not all that durable.”
✔”Great pricing considering the high humidity removal delivered.”
✔”It pulled out excess moisture in the living room in a matter of hours.”
✔”I love that the control panel is so easy to read.”
✔”Drain hose is really easy to attach and makes running it completely hassle-free.”
✘”Humidity sensor setting isn’t very accurate, my hygrometer shows different values.”
✘”I had some trouble running it, honestly, didn’t really understand all the settings and features.”
✔”Works like a charm, and I really like the direct drainage it provides.”
✔”After 3 hours, it lowered moisture levels in the bedroom from 75% to 60%!”
✔”Perfect for my damp basement, I never expected for the environment to be so dry ever again.”
✔”I run it almost 10 hours per day, and I’m pleased to say that it doesn’t consume much power.”
✘”It stops working as it senses that it is out of its temperature range when it actually isn’t.”
✘”It is a little bit difficult to set up or maybe I just didn’t understand the directions properly.”
✔”Really quiet, I leave it running overnight in the bedroom and don’t hear any noise coming from it.”
✔”I like the digital readout and intuitive controls, it’s easy to use and the design is quite appealing.”
✔”Perfect for the basement, it covers wide areas and draws plenty of moisture.”
✔”It does indeed remove moisture as advertised, I’m pleased that for once manufacturers don’t lie to customers.”
✘”Humidity readout isn’t reliable, I recommend you use a hygrometer separately.”
✘”It constantly shows the F0 error and I’ve only had it for 10 months, I’m disappointed by it.”
✔”It draws so little power to run that I barely noticed a difference when the electric bill came.”
✔”I have had it for almost 7 months now, ever since I bought it, the office I set up in the basement doesn’t have a musty smell anymore.”
✔”Really easy to run and aesthetically pleasing, goes perfectly in my living room.”
✔”It took only a few hours for it to lower humidity levels from about 70% to the mid 50% range.”
✘”Not as feature-rich as the dehumidifier I previously owned, but it is indeed quieter, I’ll give it that.”
✘”A bit inconsistent when displaying current humidity levels indoors.”
✔”It is considerably quieter than my previous dehumidifier, now I can enjoy a proper humidity level in the bedroom even during the night.”
✔”It doesn’t run the fan continuously, I really like this design aspect.”
✔”The integrated pump works as advertised, it’s great to see a quality device in this chaotic market.”
✔”Customer service folks were of great help when I contacted them for information regarding the internal pump.”
✘”Mine started to make an annoying humming noise after about 4-5 months of use.”
✘”I find it a bit hard to figure out how to run all its settings, the design doesn’t feel all that user-friendly.”
✔”Quiet and functional, perfect for the office I have set up in my basement.”
✔”A truly whisper-soft machine, I can barely hear it running.”
✔”I felt a huge difference in moisture levels after just 1 hour of running it.”
✔”Removes moisture faster than I had expected, the second day after I bought it the hygrometer showed a healthy 53% moisture in the living room.”
✘”The design of the connection port you use to hook up the hose is horrible.”
✘”Casters seem hollow, their design isn’t all that qualitative.”
✔”I compare it to a white noise machine as it runs so quietly that it has astounded me.”
✔”If it wouldn’t beep when the collection reservoir is full, I would most likely forget that it is turned on, that’s how quiet it is.”
✔”It pulls an impressive amount of moisture per day in my basement, approximately 5 gallons per day.”
✔”Easy to set up and run, its design is the friendliest I have encountered up to this point.”
✘”Water tank is a bit too small, I have to empty it too often.”
✘”The musty smell reappeared in my basement after 5 months of using it, I don’t think it’s doing its job properly.”
✔”Provides great relief during summer, my basement has never been drier.”
✔”I like the caster wheels, they make it easy for me to move it around the house for a full excess humidity removal.”
✔”Great purchase, the value is outstanding despite the reasonably low pricing.”
✔”Since we bought it, our son hasn’t had any allergy attacks, the air has clearly been cleansed of mold spores.”
✘”The outer shell seems kind of cheaply made.”
✘”I have to empty the bucket too often, it’s a lot of hassle to work with.”
✔”I use it in the bathroom, next to the master bedroom, and have never been awaken by its operational noise as it truly keeps quiet.”
✔”I have had it for about 2 weeks, and moisture levels in the entire house are back to normal, it did a great job.”
✔”I like that it is designed so that you don’t have a hard time using it.”
✔”The musty, damp smell in by office is gone since I started running it.”
✘”I had to clean the filter often, don’t know why it keeps getting dirty so quick.”
✘”It looks a bit cheaply made, honestly, I’m not all that blown by its design.”
F.A.Q. For what rooms is it recommended to purchase a silent dehumidifier?
As long as the dehumidifier is suited for the size area of the room you want to place it in, you can do so without worrying about its performance and capability to reduce moisture. However, it is true that in terms of design, this moisture removing appliance is best suited for rooms where peace and quiet are required – the bedroom, the library, the office, the nursery, or the office.
What are the features I must look into to make sure it is convenient to operate?
Seeing how the device is silent in its operation, there is no need to look into this spec. When it comes to convenience-enhancing features, we recommend you look for the continuous drain option and the automatic shut-off feature as these functions play the most crucial roles from this point of view. The continuous drainage option ensures you will not ever have to empty the water reservoir as the moisture collected will be automatically released into a drain or through a window outside, while the auto shut-off function ensures that if you do not have continuous drainage, the unit will stop operating when the reservoir is full to prevent spillage.
How do I figure out if it is energy efficient or not?
To figure out the energy consumption a dehumidifier boasts, check the spec sheet it comes with. You can either compare it to similar performing models to figure out if it is energy efficient or not, or you can check for the Energy Star certification. Any appliance that comes with this certification has already been checked and proven to consume less energy when operating than most products in its category.
Does the fact that it produces less noise affect its performance in any way?
No, the low noise output does not reflect the performance of the appliance in any manner. A great example is the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 model which is capable of removing up to 70 pints of moisture over a 24-hour period, all while producing an outstandingly low 48.8 dB when set on its highest speed setting.
Besides noise output, what are the most important features to look into?
We recommend that you look into dehumidification capacity and area coverage first after checking out the noise output as these two specs influence its performance quality the most. Make sure that the area coverage provided suffices when it comes to your personal needs, and opt for a model that can draw at least the minimum amount of excess moisture per day you estimate would be needed in the space that it will be placed.
When high humidity levels arise in the bedroom, nursery, or office, it is clear that the dehumidifier you use to re-normalize them must be whisper quiet in its operation. The model we consider the most optimal to go for not only due to its silent operation, but the great overall moisture removing capability it provides is the Keystone KSTAD70B which produces only 48.1 decibels on the highest speed setting, and is able to remove up to 70 pints of moisture over a 24-hour period. Furthermore, it features a 10-hour timer that you can set as you please to limit its operation solely to what is actually needed, limiting electricity consumption.
The Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 is another option worth taking into consideration as it produces a mere 48.8 decibels when it runs on the highest setting. Best of all, it actually puts a total of 3 operational speeds at your disposal, when you opt for the lower ones the sound output dropping considerably as well. A bit louder but still silent when compared to most models out there is the hOmeLabs HME020030N which delivers a maximum sound output of 57 decibels during its operation and that provides 2 speed settings to choose between.