Best 70 Pint Dehumidifiers For Larger Areas

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If you’re looking for the top rated 70-pint dehumidifiers thats on the market, then you’ve come to the right place.

I won’t go into details about why you need a dehumidifier, you can go here for more on that. I’ll just assume that you already have a good idea of what a dehumidifier can do and the benefits of have one.

Needing a 70-pint or 50-pint or 30-pint is entirely up to your personal needs. The larger the pint, the more moisture it absorbs from the air. Don’t assume that getting a larger dehumidifier will be more efficient if you have a smaller area.

In fact, it can do the opposite. It can make your space too dry, because it’ll suck out all the moisture form the area, so its better to find the right pint for the correct area.

Looking for a whole house dehumidifier? Click here. The 70 pint dehumidifier can work as a whole house system if your home is not too big and doesn’t have a lot of walls that can prevent the system from absorbing the moisture. Whole house dehumidifiers uses ducting system that can be a lot more effective than a single portable dehumidifier.

Without further ado, here are the best 70 pint dehumidifiers

Do I need a built-in pump drain?

Out of all the top 70 pint dehumidifiers that we tested, there’s only one that had a built-in pump drain, the Friedrich D70PB. In most dehumidifiers, the pump drain is not included. The pump is useful if you need to drain the water upwards or to a location far from your dehumidifier, it would only be ideal if you can’t use gravity to drain the water.

The pump is one of three ways that drains the collected condensation. The other two is emptying and replacing the collection bucket and draining it through gravity by using a garden hose. Most consumers just empties the collection bucket, but draining through gravity can be convenient if you don’t want to always attend your dehumidifier.

Our recommendation – you don’t need a pump drain

In most cases, you’re not going to need a pump. You’ll be having more issues than necessary with these types of units. If you would need a pump, we suggest you buying the condensate pump and hose separately. All units have the option in adding a pump that gives you the flexibility. Our take is that most consumers would use these portable units to move from one room to another, and thus removing the headache of reinstalling the drainage system. Dehumidifiers without built-in pumps are a lot more reliable, so for the time being, we recommend you spending your money on dehumidifiers without the pump.

Which 70 Pint Dehumidifier performs the best overall?

After testing the top selling dehumidifiers on the market, our #1 choice is the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1. The hOme Lab HME020031N would be our second choice as it is a more budget friendly option. The hOme Lab dehumidifier has similar features as the Frigidaire, but less expensive.

The Fridgidaire is more durable and reliable and has a 5 years of limited warranty, however, if you’re on a tight budget, the hOme Lab can be a great choice as well, but only with a 2 years limited warranty.

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