Are you searching for a good dehumidifier for your home? There are a lot of models and brands out there, not to mention all the possible features and options that we are usually unfamiliar with when we are just starting our search. This can make the whole purchase quite tiresome – after all, a dehumidifier is no small purchase and is a device that both you and your home will rely on for years to come.
To make things a bit easier for you, here we are going to run through all the best dehumidifiers on the market and the various features you want to look for. In this particular article, we will list the best 50 pint dehumidifiers we have found.
If you are wondering whether a 50 pint dehumidifier is the right one for your home, “50 pints” stands for the amount of moisture the dehumidifier sucks out of the air in the span of 24 hours. 50 pints are roughly 34.6 liters and 6.25 gallons. That is usually enough for a room or space that’s 500 – 700 square feet, but it can be enough for more, depending on the moisture level present.
However, while the square footage is relatively easy to figure out, there are also a ton of other specifications to look for – what drainage options does a dehumidifier have, at what temperatures does it operate, what is its noise level, is its design suitable for your intended space, and so on, and so on. Sifting through all these options can be a challenge, so why not start from our list of the best 50 pint dehumidifiers below?
Winner: hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier
Let us kick off with hOmeLabs and their 50 pint wonder. It is a highly effective and efficient machine that will greatly improve the humidity levels in any home, basement, garage or other storage places. It is quieter than most other humidifiers, including some of the ones on this list, making it an even more attractive home option. And while you won’t hear it much, you’ll certainly notice its effects on the air.
Its comfortable design is very easy to move around despite the fact that the dehumidifier isn’t as small as other 50 pint machines. The electronic display is clear and easy to use, making the many features of the dehumidifier a joy to use – the auto restart, auto shutoff and auto defrost features make sure that the dehumidifier works after a power outage and in low temperatures, and it also stops when its water tank is full.
As for the water tank, the level indicator will help you operate it with ease and it also isn’t any bother to take out and empty. The dehumidifier also has a continuous drainage option, but it relies on gravity and doesn’t have a pump.
The hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier is a class above the rest here and is a worthy winner of our comparison test. It excels in all categories and is only let down by the fact it doesn't feature an internal pump.
Runner-Up: Frigidaire 35 (50) Pint Dehumidifier
It won't come as a surprise to many people, but Frigidaire made our list with not one but two dehumidifiers. This here is the replacement to the best-selling FFAD5033R1 model. It has been badged as a 35 pint dehumidifier based on the new regulations but has the same performance as the old 50 pint dehumidifier standard. It sports a neat and beautiful design that makes it great not just for the basement or the garage, but also for living spaces.
More than just a pretty thing, however, this dehumidifier is also a trust-worthy little fellow that won’t quit its job even if the temperature drops to as low as 41°F. The auto defrost feature also helps with that by protecting the coils from freezing, while the convenient auto restart helps in the case of power outages and the auto shutoff stops the dehumidifier when the water bucket is full.
As for the water tank itself, there is an easy to use full tank alert and the bucket is quite simple to take out and empty. And for when you don’t want to deal with that, there is a continuous drainage option as long as the product is placed near a drain.
This great device allows for effortless control over the exact percentage of humidity in any room or space. It's compact and powerful and makes for a great 50 pint dehumidifier.
Our main annoyance with this model is that the humidity sensor is poorly positioned but this shortcoming doesn't seem to affect operation. Here are some additional pros and cons of the Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier:
Alternative: Keystone 50 Pint Dehumidifier
Keystone make our list, just as you’d expect. Their KSTAD50B model dehumidifier has a ton of great features that easily awarded it an Energy Star rating, let alone a spot here. Its electronic LED display is convenient and easy to use – it has a full bucket alert, a filter alert, a timer and a fan speed indicator.
The water bucket is easy to remove and refit and the auto shutoff function makes sure that if you’ve missed the full bucket alert and you’ve let the bucket get full, the dehumidifier will stop working when it needs to. The additional auto restart and auto defrost options bring additional convenience, and the 4 roller castors make moving this portable dehumidifier an easy task.
The dehumidifier is a bit bigger than you’d expect from this power class of dehumidifiers, but this isn’t much of an issue. And, as is typical for Keystone, their KSTAD50B dehumidifier is significantly quieter than most other brands’ dehumidifiers, which makes it great for use in a living space, as well as a basement, garage or a storage place.
Ivation presents us with another quality piece of kit with their 50 pint Energy Star awarded dehumidifier. In this machine you can find everything you’d be looking for in a high quality dehumidifier – a combination of power and energy efficiency, low and easy maintenance and operation, as well as a lot of convenient and useful functions.
The auto restart function is great in the case of power outages, the auto shutoff function helps when the water container is full, and the auto defrost function protects the dehumidifier from any internal damage in the case of lower temperatures. It has a bright LED display which indicates the fan speed, the humidistat, the timer, the filter alert, and more.
The fan has two speeds of operation and the dehumidifier has additional drainage options in the form of a hose outlet which you can use. One negative that we can point out, the dehumidifier is a bit noisier than it could be, but not to the point of being a major inconvenience.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Ivation 50 Pint Dehumidifier:
Frigidaire are back with their FAD504DWD model. Another great option for home and storage space use, this small dehumidifier will do wonders to the air in any room.
The small size and the quiet operation make it an ideal choice for any living space, but also make it easy to move around. Don’t be fooled by its size, however, this dehumidifier is very effective at its job. What’s more, it also has all the neat features you’d expect from Frigidaire – a full water tank alert and an auto shutoff function for when the water tank is full; an auto restart function that helps the dehumidifier resume work after a power outage; an auto defrost to protect the coils from freezing; and much more.
This model can't quite compete with the features presented in our runner-up but still makes a great choice for a 50 pint dehumidifier nonetheless. One of the only negative points we picked up on was the slightly louder than average noise output.
Honeywell also have a great, Energy Star awarded dehumidifier to show us. This cool model has everything you’d need from a dehumidifier either at home or a storage space.
It has a smart digital display with easy controls. Its filter is reusable and washable and detachable water tank is very easy to maintain and operate. This dehumidifier also works great at low temperatures, which is ideal for basement or garage use, and is additionally helped by its auto defrost function.
Some of its many other features include an auto restart and auto shutoff option, continuous drainage option, an anti-spill tank and more.
Despite finding itself at the bottom of this review, the Honeywell 50 Pint Dehumidifier is nearly as good as our winner and just as good as the other models on test.
So, those are our picks for the best 50 pint dehumidifiers on the market right now. If we had to put our finger on just one, we’d choose the hOmeLabs model – it has great energy efficiency while also being very powerful, its design and display make it very easy to operate and maintain, and the exceptionally low noise level makes it great for use in living spaces as well.
But do not take this as a knock to the other dehumidifiers on this list either – they are all great machines that will drastically improve the atmosphere in your home. More information on how these devices work can be found in this resource.