Bathroom humidity and moisture can lead to dozens of health issues such as mold, bacteria growth and so on. It can also cause damages to walls and fixtures. The best way to avoid these problems is by using the best bathroom dehumidifier. It will help you overcome these problems.
Your bathroom tends to have higher humidity levels than other rooms, especially if you have a big family where the bathroom is used regularly for various activities: bathing, making use of the shower and other things. In this kind of situation, the humidity level is bound to get extremely high. Hence, you will need an efficient dehumidifier to get rid of the moistures. It is not all dehumidifiers that have the capacity to deal with this problem efficiently. This is why we have put in a lot of time and effort to pick out some of the best dehumidifiers for bathroom in the marketplace.
5 Best Dehumidifiers for Bathrooms
After putting in a lot of time and effort, here are the top dehumidifiers that our team of reviewers have put together from the marketplace.
hOmeLabs Small Bathroom Dehumidifier
hOmeLabs small bathroom dehumidifier is a great option for bathrooms. This model is essentially suitable in rooms of 110 square feet, and it pumps up to 9 ounces of moisture from the air per day.
It has a tank that is capable of containing up to 16 ounces or 500 ml. This means that you will have to empty the tank once every 2 days. This appliance also features the auto shutoff technology, which enables it to automatically shutoff once the tank is full and needs to be emptied. With this feature, you will never be bothered with overflow problems.
Just like most models that we have reviewed, this model also utilizes the thermoelectric peltier module technology, and an energy efficient 25W ETL adapter. This unit is also designed not to disturb you with any noise or sound; it is a very quiet model that you can use in your bathroom or better still, outside of your bathroom in case you decide to use it somewhere else. Below are some of the pros and cons you should consider.
Pros and Cons
Hysure Auto Mini 2000ML Dehumidifier
This model is rated second place by our team of reviewers. The Hysure mini dehumidifier comes with a 2000 ml water tank, and successfully removes up to 750 ml of moisture from the air in the span of every 24 hours. This appliance is very effective for bathrooms and any other kind of small room. Its designed is highly classic and stylish. Due to its stylish design, if you don’t observe it carefully, you are likely to mistake it for a Bluetooth speaker. You can put this appliance in your bathroom or other rooms and your friends will hardly be able to tell what it is when they come to visit.
This device did not only get all its high ratings from its look. Apart from its good look, it is also incredibly easy to operate and handle. It is quite easy to move around. This Hysure model has dimensions of 6.4 X 4.2 X 10.2 inches, and it weighs below a kilogram.
In addition, this model is highly efficient and reliable, and it does not consume much power. It is essentially designed for any shower room or other small rooms. Its coverage capacity is between 10 – 20 square meters. Below are some of the pros and cons.
Pros and Cons
Eva-dry Edv-1100 Electric Petite Dehumidifier (white)
The Eva-dry dehumidifier is one of the best options for individuals who need a small efficient dehumidifier for a bathroom or space such as small laundry, mini-room, baby nursery and so on.
The Eva-dry dehumidifier comes with some special features which enables it to extract more moisture than other dehumidifiers, at the same amount of power. This feature is known as the Peltier module mechanism. This technology is essentially designed to enhance efficiency.
In addition, its water tank is capable of holding up to 16 ounces of water, and the unit extracts up to 8 ounces per day. Its operation power is 23 watts. This appliance has a dimension of 8.6 x 11 x 6.5 inches; and it is designed to successfully remove fungus, odor, moisture, damp patches (that can form in your bathroom), and bacteria. It also prevents mildew or mold from forming in your bathroom.
Just like other models our team has reviewed, this model is designed not to bother you with sound; it is exceptionally quiet. Also, it does not come with an internal compressor. This is as a result of the type of technology it is built on (thermo electric).
The device is considered by our team to be environmentally friendly. This is because it does not use any chemical substance, which is very important for a bathroom, where spillage and disgusting odors can be very nauseating.
Lastly, it has a LED indicator with the sole function of notifying you whenever the water tank is full; and it automatically shuts off to prevent any negative occurrence. See pros and cons below.
Pros and Cons
Pro Breez Electric Dehumidifier
The Pro Breeze model is also a great choice for bathrooms and small rooms with poor ventilation but high humidity levels. It is most suitable for areas that are up to 20 square meters or 110 square feet in size. This model does not come with a compressor, it uses the thermo-electric cooling system, which makes it also suitable for small bed rooms, due to its exceptional quietness. It is designed not to disturb you with sound or noise.
This appliance also uses the auto shutoff technology, which is a great option added for the purpose of preventing overflow. This feature mostly comes into play when the water tank is full. Coupled with this, it also has an indicator light which notifies you whenever this is going to happen. In addition, this appliance comes with a weight below a kilogram, and dimensions of 24 X 14.2 X 12.4 cm. It is so flexible that it can easily be placed at any part of your bathroom or other small rooms. View pros and cons below.
Pros and Cons
Gurin Thermo Electric Mini Dehumidifier
The Gurin dehumidifier is essentially designed for small bathrooms and spaces. It also features the Peltier technology which makes it highly efficient and reliable. This also means that it does not require a compressor. This technology also makes the unit highly lightweight. Just like the Eva-dry dehumidifier, it also features a whisper-quiet operation.
Its water tank is capable of taking up to 16 ounces; and the unit has the capacity to extract up to 8 ounces of water every day. This appliance features a transparent glass, which will enable you to easily see the water level in the tank.
The Gurin dehumidifier also comes with an automatic shut-down feature. This feature enables the device to shutoff once it reaches its water capacity. Finally, it has an LED indicator light that notifies you whenever the water tank needs to be emptied.
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Ivation IVA DM35 Mini Dehumidifier
The Ivation IVADM35 is another efficient model that is designed to serve bathrooms and small rooms. It is a good choice for small rooms or bathrooms with high levels of humidity.
This model of humidifier also features some high-end technological units. It comes with both thermo-electric peltier module and ERS technologies. These technologies play very important roles in reducing power consumption and extraction of more moisture. For example, the ERS technology is essentially designed to balance the temperature of the peltier element, which is usually hot at one end and cold at the other. Balancing the temperature enables the unit to extract more moisture while using the same amount of power as other dehumidifiers that lack this technology. In other words, this appliance can extract more moisture at the same level of power consumption with other units that do not feature this technology.
Furthermore, this unit is capable of extracting up to 12 ounces of moisture per day, and its water tank is capable of storing 22 ounces. This is way higher when compared to other dehumidifiers that we have reviewed above. And another good thing here is that it consumes the same amount of power; it does not consume more power.
The appliance also comes with a LED light indicator which changes according to various situations. For example, the light changes from blue to yellow whenever the tank is full and needs to be emptied. It also has auto-off, which enables the appliance to automatically shut off whenever the tank is full.
In addition, this model has a dimension of 14.1 X 7.2 x 9.6 inches and a medium height of 6.85 pounds. It is also important to mention that this appliance does not feature any moving part; this makes it extremely quiet (noiseless) in operation. It is designed not to bother you either in your bathroom or anywhere else in your home, in case you decide to use it in another room.
Pros and Cons
How to Choose the Best Dehumidifier
There is always some moisture present in your bathroom after a hot bath or shower, and it is obvious that bathroom extractor fans are very less effective for a situation like this. It does not have the efficiency of removing excess moisture from your bathroom. Apart from this, another problem with this extractor is that they are designed to run only when the lights are on. Another option would be opening your window to help its performance in dehumidifying. However, this is not an option if you live in a colder region or during winter. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you use a bathroom dehumidifier to remove excess moisture. Using this appliance for this purpose will not only make your towels dry faster but also make your bathroom environment much more pleasant. It will also prevent mold from forming in your bathroom, as it specializes in removing excess humidity. In a nutshell, your home will have a better air quality.
Now, buying the right dehumidifier for your room or bathroom is very important. This section is essentially designed to give you some hints about what you should look out for when buying a dehumidifier. So, before going ahead to order for any of the models above, you might want to take some minutes to read this section. It will help you make the right choice quickly.
Below are some of the things to consider when buying a dehumidifier, either for your bathroom or other rooms.
Bathroom dehumidifiers are way smaller in size than other types. This is because the bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in any home. For this reason, they are designed to be small, and they’re also cheaper than the full-size models which are for large rooms or whole houses. You can get a good bathroom dehumidifier for less than $100. Just like most appliances, the cheaper the model, the less features it will have. So, keep this in mind as you choose between cost and performance.
It is true that bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in most homes. However, there are some homes that have large bathrooms. For this kind of situation, you might want to consider a bigger dehumidifier with a greater capacity. This type of dehumidifier usually cost around $200. And for best result, you might also want to consider higher models. They may be a bit expensive, but believe me, they are worth every penny.
Another thing you must consider when choosing a dehumidifier for your bathroom, bedroom or whole house, is power consumption. This is not going to be a huge problem anyway, because most compact dehumidifier utilizes energy-efficient thermoelectric technology. This is good news as a thermoelectric dehumidifier is best for small spaces like a bathroom.
How long your dehumidifier will need to run will depend on the level of relative humidity and the size of your bathroom. Hence, it is very important that you go for a model that is energy efficient in order to keep your power bills low. If you choose any of the models above, this is no longer going to be a problem because all the wet room dehumidifiers that we have reviewed above have incredibly low demand for power. Any unit with the upper limit of around 200w of energy consumption is okay. Also bear in mind that higher (more powerful) models will have the ability to dehumidify your bathroom faster.
Size (Square Feet)
Most small dehumidifiers are designed to operate in approximately 1200 cubic feet (110 square feet) in size. Just like I have already mentioned, if your bathroom is considerably larger, it is advisable to buy a model slightly larger.
However, if your bathroom is small, you can go for a small dehumidifier that extracts at least 8 ounces of moisture per day. These dehumidifiers feature water tanks that can hold up to 16 ounces of water.
One common mistake most people make when buying a dehumidifier is buying the wrong one. Some people end up buying the one that is not powerful enough for the room they want to dehumidify or the one that is too small for the room. A large dehumidifier suitable for a basement may be a bit too noisy and large to be placed in a shower room; and the best dehumidifier for a shower room will not be suitable for a large basement.
Type of Dehumidifier
Different types of dehumidifiers for bathroom feature different types of technologies. Some use compressor, while most use the peltier technology. The peltier technology is designed to control the temperature; the heat pump cools the surface and shrinks the water vapor from the humid air.
The peltier technology simply means that there are no moving parts required. For this reason, the operation is quieter than those that use compressor. This technology also makes the device to be highly lightweight.
Water Tank Capacity
Another important thing to pay attention to is the size of the water tank. This is important because if you buy the one that has a large water tank, you will not be required to empty the tank regularly. In contrast, if you buy the one with a smaller tank, then emptying the tank might become a regular activity for you. If you live in a highly humid climate, it is advisable that you use a bathroom dehumidifier that has a larger storage capacity.
This is something you must not ignore when deciding on a dehumidifier for your bathroom. It is very important that you find out how much moisture the appliance can extract before the water tank will need to be emptied. As I mentioned in earlier sections, also pay attention to the amount of power the device consumes. Knowing just these two pieces of information will help you make the right choice without wasting much time. It would be easy for you to tell whether the dehumidifier is efficient or not.
We recommend that you use a unit that has the capacity to extract a larger amount of moisture at the same power consumption level of a dehumidifier with a lower extraction capacity. Some of the reviewed bathroom dehumidifiers above meet these criteria.
Common Compliants by Users
The most common complaints that some users make about their dehumidifiers is that they are not functioning well. This, in most cases, is due to lack of enough water in the water tank. In some cases, it may be as a result of a fault in the system itself. In some cases, the problem may be that the room is not highly humid. Another thing that may lead to such situation is when you buy the wrong type of dehumidifier for a particular room or area. For example, using a unit designed for small rooms in large rooms.
Another common complaint is the noise level. Every dehumidifier is designed to produce sound. The level of the sound may depend on the technology the unit built on. However, some of these appliances are exceptionally quiet, like the ones we have reviewed above. You will hardly hear a sound. Some of them come with quiet feature, which means you won’t be bothered with noise. So, bear this in mind when picking a dehumidifier for your bathroom, bedroom or whole house.
You have seen it all. These are our top choices from the marketplace. The most rated among all of them is the hOmeLabs model. If I had a small bathroom and I were to choose from the list above, I would go for it. Its impressionistic outstanding energy efficiency won our heart. Apart from this, its quality makes it a great choice for any bathroom.
However, the rest of the options also have their advantages which may fit your situation better. The good news here is that you cannot go wrong with any of them, as they have been properly tested and confirmed to be highly efficient to get rid of molds and prevent all its dangerous allergies such as asthma.
After you start using a dehumidifier in your bathroom, you will notice a lot of changes, most importantly, the level of humidity in your bathroom will significantly reduce. Its operation will reduce mold, bacteria and germs that usually breed in high humid rooms. In addition to that, it will improve the air quality of your bathroom.
Follow the tips outlined above in order to make your buying process more less stressful and seamless when shopping for your bathroom dehumidifier.