Finding the right dehumidifier for your home can definitely be a challenge – there is so much to read and research, especially if you haven’t had a dehumidifier before!
That’s why we are here - to help orient you through all the options and features, what they mean, what they can bring to your home, and how to choose between them. In this article we’ll go through several of the best 40 pint dehumidifiers on the market right now. And the first step is probably to see if a 40 pint dehumidifier is the right size for you.
“40 pints” stands for the amount of moisture the dehumidifier pumps out of the air in a 24 hour time period. 40 pints is roughly 5 gallons or 19 liters. That is typically enough for an area of 300 – 500 square feet of space, but can be enough for more too, depending on the level of humidity present.
So, if 40 pints is the right size for your home or storage space, now is the time to look at some of the other features of a dehumidifier. How big and easily portable do you need it to be? Does the noise level matter or will you use it just for your basement or garage? What drainage options would you prefer, how would you rather drain the dehumidifier – with a pump or a gravity drain? What is the temperature range that the dehumidifier will have to work at?
These may sound confusing, but they are not that hard to figure out. So, let’s look at some of the examples of the best 40 pint dehumidifiers and figure out their features together:
Another dehumidifier that’s awarded with an Energy Star rating, the Whynter RPD-421EW model is a great option for a 40 pint dehumidifier. It operates with ease at temperatures as low as 40°F, making it a great choice for cooler areas such as your cellar or utility room.
It also has a noise level of below 53 dBA, however, so you shouldn’t worry about putting it in a living room either as it will almost certainly not bother you. It has the expected auto restart, auto defrost and auto shutoff options, and has a convenient and easy to use display and controls. The air flow works at 245m3/h / 144 CFM and the maximum power consumption is 580W / 3.8A. This makes it a very efficient machine that will do its job quietly and without a hitch.
The Whynter 40 Pint Dehumidifier should be your pick if your home is the right size for it. It's whisper quiet operation makes it a great choice for living rooms, bedrooms and studies alike.
First of our trio of 40 pint dehumidifiers is this SPT mode. The SD-41E is a great small wonder that will be happy to dehumidify your home either continuously or at 35% - 85% humidity settings (at increments of 5%). The continuous option is provided via a hose outlet, but a hose is not included. Don’t take this is as big negative, this is standard practice with dehumidifiers. You can either get a hose separately or use a suitable garden hose.
As for the SD-41E’s other features, it has an indicator for when the water bucket is approaching full capacity as well as an auto shutoff function for when it does. This model also has a Memory IC – this is an auto restart option that allows the dehumidifier to restart on its own with its last settings in the event of a power outage. This dehumidifier also has 2 fan speeds – Normal and Turbo. It is small and light, as you would expect from a well-designed 40 pint dehumidifier and is easily portable.
Here are some additional pros and cons of the SPT 40 Pint Dehumidifier:
Utopian Systems round up this trio with their 40 pint dehumidifier. This UL-listed little worker has a 6.3-pint water tank capacity which isn’t much, but that’s standard for a 40 pint dehumidifier, as you can see from the previous two entries.
It has a full tank alert, as well as an auto shutoff feature that stops the dehumidifier from working when the water tank is full. For continuous drainage it has a hose outlet that can work either with a (separately purchased) dehumidifier hose or a suitable garden hose. This model works great with relative humidity set points between 35 and 85 percent in 5 percent increments. The removable and washable air filter is reusable and ensures perfect air quality.
This dehumidifier also has the standard auto restart feature in the event of power outages, as well as an auto defrost function to prevent its inner workings from freezing and damage. It also has a 24 hour programmable timer and two fan speeds.
These are some of the best 40 pint dehumidifiers you can find today. 40 pint dehumidifiers are a bit harder to find and choose than other sizes, but each of these 3 machines is excellent and will likely meet your needs with ease.
If we had to choose one of them we’d go with the Whynter dehumidifier for its great overall performance and its very quiet and efficient performance. The other two dehumidifiers have their fair share of advantages too, however – it is all a matter of what you and your home need.
If you think a dehumidifier of a different size might be more appropriate, take a look at our main guide to dehumidifiers.