Best Dehumidifier for Bedrooms (2021 Reviews)

Dehumidifier In Basement

The bedroom is where you spend a lot of your time. For that reason, the air you breathe in your bedroom should be free from mold, mildew and other harmful allergens.

Unfortunately, high humidity can become a problem in even the grandest of bedrooms which is why we recommend using a bedroom dehumidifier. You'll benefit from better air quality and a bedroom that is free of damp and musty odours. 

Buying the best dehumidifier for your bedroom can be a challenge, so we've put together this helpful guide. You will learn which features to look for that will help you to buy a bedroom dehumidifier that meets your specific requirements.  

Best Bedroom Dehumidifier Reviews

hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier

hOmeLabs Dehumidifier

Best overall

Seavon Electric Dehumidifier

SEAVON Electric Upgraded Dehumidifier

Great alternative option

Honeywell 50 Pint Dehumidifier

Honeywell 50 Pint Dehumidifier

Great alternative option

SEAVON Dehumidifier

SEAVON Dehumidifier

Energy efficient option

Eva-Dry Wireless Dehumidifier

Eva-Dry Wireless Mini Dehumidifier

Best for large garages


Best Dehumidifier for Bedroom

hOmeLabs Dehumidifier

The hOmeLabs dehumidifier costs around $260 and it's our top recommendation for bedrooms because it's so quiet. Most dehumidifiers even with Peltier technology output around 44 dB, but this hOmeLabs model has a noise level below 40 dB. That's not going to keep you awake at night.

The hOmeLabs dehumidifier is also perfect for your bedroom as it will reduce humidity much faster than smaller dehumidfiers. This means it will turn itself off faster too.

This dehumidifier can remove up to 45 pints of moisture a day, and the water tank will hold around 9 pints. It also has auto shutoff, so no accidents are going to happen, and a light that will warn you when the water tank is full.

The hOmeLabs dehumidifier can dehumidify rooms up to 4500 sq ft, but it's energy efficient, at 100w using less than 1kW of energy a day. It's also compact and easily portable, at less than 25 inches tall and weighing under 40lb.

It's easy to operate; the water tank slots in and out and you can remove the air filter at the front for cleaning.

This model has all the power you need and will easily handle really high levels of humidity. It is great for other areas of the home too with an operating range of between 68F and 86F. For most bedrooms, we really like this dehumidifier for its unbeatable performance.

The hOmeLabs dehumidifier is also perfect for use in basements because of its power.

hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier

SEAVON Electric Upgraded Dehumidifier

This dehumidifier is in the same $60-ish price range as the larger SEAVON model, and it's another small, compact product. It's even lighter, at 2 1/2 lbs, and can extract up to 9 oz of moisture per day. The water tank will allow you to run it for nearly two days before it needs emptying, even at maximum extraction capacity. Auto switch-off prevents flooding if the tank gets full.

The SEAVON is quiet, using Peltier technology, and energy efficient with a 40 watt rating meaning it'll use less than 1kw a day even if you're running it full time.  And it appears to be a reliable choice - one customer reports 5 years of continuous operation! A 12 month warranty means you're covered if you do have any issues.

Like most mini dehumidifiers, it works in a limited temperature range, between 59F and 86F.

The one glitch that many customers find annoying is the drain plug. Unlike other dehumidifiers where the tank has a removable lid, the SEAVON is more of a flask, with a rubber stopper which can be difficult to remove, particularly if your fingers are wet.

Seavon Electric Dehumidifier

Honeywell 50 Pint Dehumidifier

With this choice we make a big step up in budget to the $200-230 level. This dehumidifier can cover up to 1000 sq ft, so if you have a big ranch house or an industrial loft, you may need to make this investment to get adequate moisture extraction.

The Honeywell has rather basic looks - it's a big white cube on casters - but where it excels is in performance. Its energy star qualified so efficient to use, and has controls giving you plenty of choice including sleep mode, a timer, and target humidity levels. It also has low temperature operation (though you probably won't need that in your bedroom). Auto restart after a power outage includes automatic return to your chosen settings.

The air filter can be washed clean under a faucet so you don't have to buy expensive replacement filters.

The main grumble is that the water tank isn't large enough and needs to be dumped out every day. You'll need to pay for a larger version if you want one with a pump, and to be honest, there are better choices if you do. The pump option seems to be the main customer problem, with reports of breakage, and auto-restart doesn't restart the pump along with the rest of the machine.

 Honeywell's customer service, by the way, is exemplary.
Honeywell 50 Pint Dehumidifier

SEAVON Small Dehumidifier

Back to the budget options with a dehumidifier that is one of our favorites, the SEAVON. At around $50 it's not going to break the bank and it extracts up to 16 oz of water daily and has a 35 oz tank. It suits rooms up to 260 square feet and it's a good looking unit, in white with a transparent water tank so you can easily see water levels.

It's quiet, at 39 dB, and the 40 watt rating is energy efficient. It's also small, at just 6x 6 x 9 inches, and highly portable with a built-in handle at the back.

The tank is easy to slide in and out, and there's a removable mesh grille to keep dust out which you can wash down when necessary.

The unique feature, which we find appealing, is the LED light which you can use to adorn the tank with a choice of colors. It will flash red to alert you when the tank gets full (and the machine will also shut off automatically to avoid spills). If you want a dehumidifier that's also a night-light, this is a great idea!

SEAVON Dehumidifier

Eva-Dry Wireless Mini Dehumidifier

If you don't want cables in the bedroom or you don't have an appropriately placed power outlet, this is the dehumidifier for you. It works on silica gel beads which will absorb moisture for as long as a month, and you recharge them (or dry them out) by plugging the device into a power socket for about ten hours.

At around $20 this is the cheapest of all our dehumidifier recommendations. You can afford to buy a bunch of these! It's also the smallest - you can hang an Eva-Dry in the closet, put one on the nightstand, or hang it by a window. And, of course, it's 100% quiet - it makes no noise at all.

A single Eva-Dry can extract 6 oz of moisture. That's not a lot but in a small bedroom that may be all you need. It will also help absorb bad odors. And once it's absorbed all the humidity it can handle, the orange beads will go green so you know when to recharge the unit.

One potential issue: the device can get hot if it's left plugged in too long, so don't leave it to charge unless you're around.

The Eva-Dry comes with a 5 year guarantee.

Eva-Dry Wireless Dehumidifier

Bedroom Dehumidifier Buying Guide

You can't sleep when it's hot and sticky. And when your bedroom's cold and damp, going to bed isn't a pleasure. And don't forget damp and mold aren't going to be good for your health.

If you've got either of these problems - either because the weather is tropical, or because your house has damp issues - then you need a dehumidifier in your bedroom.

You could leave the windows open - but bugs will get in. You could use an electric fan - but fans are noisy and power-hungry. Or you could use silica gel packets - but these quickly get saturated and need to be recharged, so a dehumidifier really is your best option.

If you're buying a dehumidifier for your bedroom, you'll have two main requirements:

  • You want to know it can dehumidify a large enough area
  • And you need to know it's quiet enough for you to get a good night's sleep

Most small dehumidifiers use Peltier technology, which uses thermocoupling rather than moving parts to reduce the amount of operating noise, but there can still be a difference between the best and the rest. You won't get truly silent operation, but you should only hear a low hum, with no clanking or growling noises. If you really hate noise, then you might consider using your dehumidifier by day and switching it off at night, perhaps using the Eva-Dry to assist.

You should also look at energy ratings, and at the size of the tank - you don't want to be emptying your dehumidifier twice a day. One of our top five will surely fit your requirements.

See our home dehumidifiers for more options. 


Final Verdict

If you've ever tossed and turned in a hot damp bed, or hated the clinginess of cold damp sheets, you're going to wonder why you left it so long to get a dehumidifier for your bedroom.

The right dehumidifier will let you get a really good night's sleep - and besides looking after your comfort, will make your bedroom healthier. That's a fantastic investment.

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About the Author Lets Remove Mold

If you're looking to buy a new dehumidifier then you're in the right place. Through years of HVAC and mold remediation experience, the team at letsremovemold.com are able to provide advice on the type of dehumidifier you need for your home.

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