The Best 70 Pint Dehumidifiers

Choosing the right 70 pint dehumidifier for your home, office, garage or storage space can be a tricky endeavor. Especially if you aren’t too familiar with the subject, reading and researching about all the different parameters, brands, features and applications of dehumidifiers can be intimidating and straight up make you want to pull back from the idea of buying a dehumidifier altogether.

If your home or space needs a dehumidifier, however, you should certainly push forward. As with anything else, a bit of reading and researching is enough to familiarize yourself. Besides, that’s what we’re here for – to help you out.

The first thing that you should figure out is what strength you need your future dehumidifier to have. That’s typically measured in pints of moisture they can remove from a space in 24 hours (1 pint = ~half a liter = 0.125 gallons). Generally, dehumidifiers can vary in their capacity  but we find that 70 pints, is more than enough for most homes. If you are wondering how much pints of moisture your dehumidifier will need to pump, look at the square footage of your place as well as the level of moisture in the air.

Home Dehumidifier In Use

For places that are only slightly damp and don’t have too much footage (below 300 – 500 square feet), you don’t need a dehumidifier that’s above 30 pints or 40-45 pints.

If your place is bigger – 1000 – 1500 square feet or more, then you probably need a 70+ pint dehumidifier.

If the space you need to dehumidify is not that big but is extra damp, then you probably need a stronger dehumidifier even though the square footage is not that big.

In this article we will go over the best 70 pint dehumidifiers you can find on the market right now. If a 70 pint dehumidifier is not what you are looking for we have reviews for the other types as well and you can check them out too.

So, as we said a 70 pint dehumidifier is best suited for a space that’s of 1500 square feet or more, or even for a 1000 square feet space that is extra damp.

Aside from that, your next decision is whether you need a portable dehumidifier or a whole home one that connects to the HVAC system. There are also dehumidifiers that can work as both types.

A portable dehumidifier is one that you can move around your home or space and locate wherever and whenever you want. This flexibility usually comes at the price of reduced energy efficiency. Of course, there are other factors to consider – do you need your dehumidifier to have a drain hose outlet or not, how does it fare at low temperatures, what price range you are interested in, and so on, however, these are purely subjective factors that you need to figure out for yourself.

So, now that you know what size and type of dehumidifier you need, let’s go over the 8 best 70 pint dehumidifiers on the market right now:

Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier

​Here are a few features of the Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier that makes it a great winner. There are of course a couple of minus points to balance out the positives but they do not detract from what is a great product.

  • Ready-Select electronic controls with digital humidity readout
  • Control lock
  • ​Capable of continuous operation when the unit is located near a suitable drain
  • The fan is a little loud but still quieter than most
  • There have been early reports of poor build quality but these issues have been rectified

Runner-Up: Danby 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier​

​Danby are another unsurprising addition to a “Best 70 Pint dehumidifier” list with their stylish, black 70 pint machine. This beauty has 2 different operating speeds, auto defrost, auto restart, and an auto shutoff functions, a direct drainage outlet, as well as a LED display with electronic controls. It also has a reusable and washable air filter for further convenience.

Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier

​Here are ​some of the pros and cons of the Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

  • A variety of selectable operating speeds
  • Great, stylish look that fits perfectly in a living room
  • A direct drain
  • Putting the container back in is not as easy as it could be
  • Warms the space a little too much

​​Danby have a solid reputation for manufacturing great produts and this model doesn't disappoint as evidenced by it's popularity. ​


Alternative: hOmeLabs 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

​Another great alternative we have for you is this Energy Star awarded dehumidifier from hOmeLabs. This dehumidifier is really tempting with its low price and lack of any major drawbacks with it – the Energy Star rating should be enough evidence of that for everyone. It is designed for garages, basements and large rooms, and its nice, clean design won’t interfere with the ambiance of most living rooms. It has a drain hose outlet and an Auto shutoff function for when its tank is full. The drain hose is not included but you can purchase it separately or use any ⅝” diameter garden hose with a female threaded end.

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hOmeLabs 70 Pint Dehumidifier

​Product Highlights

  • Sleek, minimalist look
  • Very easy operation
  • Features a small water tank
  • ​Louder than average compressor

​Alternative 2: Ivation 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

​The next entry on our list is this Ivation 70 pint dehumidifier. Similar to the one from hOmeLabs and the other 6 products here on test, this Ivation device is also awarded with an Energy Star rating for its great efficiency.

It is powerful enough to easily take care of all the mold, mildew, dust, allergens, and odors in any home, garage, basement or other space of up to 4500 square feet in size (depending on the level of dampness too, of course). It has a programmable humidistat, a hose connector, an auto shutoff and auto restart function, as well as a bright and easy to use LED display.

Ivation 70 Pint Dehumidifier

​Here are ​some of the pros and cons of the ​Ivation 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

  • Very easy operation
  • Extra-long cord
  • Easy-empty reservoir
  • It is quite loud

BLACK + DECKER 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

​Black + Decker make an appearance too, with their Energy Star certified 70 pint dehumidifier. Portable and with a built-in pump, this classically designed machine can push water into an external container in all directions, including vertically. It has 3 different operating speeds and can function flawlessly at temperatures between 41° and 90°F.

It is lauded for its accuracy and has a digital display and an adjustable thermostat. It uses an environmentally-friendly R410a refrigerant and includes the expected auto restart, auto shutoff and auto defrost options.

Black + Decker 70 Pint Dehumidifier

The BLACK + DECKER 70 Pint Dehumidifier didn't score as highly as any of the other dehumidifiers on test but still makes a respectable choice for the money. 

  • ​3 individual fan speeds
  • Environmentally friendly R410a refrigerant
  • Internal pump to push water to an external receptacle
  • Limited control options
  • Difficult to empty

Keystone 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

Keystone ​are another well known manufacturer and their 70 pint dehumidifier is good enough to be included in our review. This model is a proud and deserving owner of an Energy Star rating as well as a lot of other features.

Some of the key ones include 3 different defrost functions – Normal, Turbo and Auto-Defrost; an auto restart function to keep your settings during a power outage, LED display with a 24-hour timer and electronic controls; a transparent water level indicator to help you measure the water in the tank; an auto shutoff function and an alert for when the water bucket is full; 4 durable, rolling casters for easy movement from room to room.

All these and the many other functions of this Keystone machine make it great both for living room use, as well as a cold store, basement, or garage use. Its design is clean and simple and would fit in with almost any furniture.

Keystone 70 Pint Dehumidifier

The Keystone 70 Pint Dehumidifier provides many great features making it a good buy. That said, there are a couple of minus points:

  • ​3 different defrost settings
  • ​Continuous draining option available
  • ​It’s very quiet for its power level
  • ​A flimsy water bucket

Whynter 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

Whynter makes our list as well with their own 70 pint dehumidifier awarded with an Energy Star rating. It has all the signature features you would expect from a high profile and high quality dehumidifier – an auto defrost function to protect the coil from freezing, an auto restart and an auto shutoff option in the event of a power outage or a full bucket, as well as handles and casters for easier mobility.

Whynter 70 Pint Dehumidifier

The Whynter 70 Pint Dehumidifier, whilst not quite up to the standard of either the winner or runner up of this test, still makes an attractive buy. The plus and minus points include:

  • ​Has 3 drainage options
  • ​Built for high capacity usage
  • ​Light weight for its energy class, making it easy to move
  • ​It’s noisier than other dehumidifiers of the same class

LG PuriCare 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

​We are rounding things up with another black beauty – the LG PuriCare 70 Pint Dehumidifier. It too has all the high class features you’d expect from an appliance of this class – portable wheels and casters for comfortable mobility, a level indicator for the water container, a washable filter, full-function electronic controls, and it is energy efficient, as demonstrated by its Energy Star rating.

LG PuriCare 70 Pint Dehumidifier

Plus and minus points include:

  • ​Typical stylish design from LG that will look great wherever you choose to place it
  • ​Unique, white LED display
  • ​Works great at low temperatures
  • ​Noise is recurring theme with a few of the models on test and this one is no different

​Conclusion


And there you have them, our 8 picks for the best 70 pint dehumidifiers you can find today. Of those 8 our pick for the best 70 pint dehumidifier would be the Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier for its overall quality, great price point and extensive list of features. Of course, the other 7 contenders have their merits as well and one of them might be more suitable for your particular home and situation, so choose carefully.

Good luck!

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