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 dehumidifier to have. That’s typically measured in pints of moisture they can remove from a space in 24 hours / per day (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 many pints of moisture your dehumidifier will need to pump, look at the square footage of your space as well as the level of moisture in the air.
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 most efficient 70 pint dehumidifiers on the market right now:
Frigidaire make some of the best dehumidifiers available and this one is no exception. This great 70 pint dehumidifier is a sight to behold and will make your home safe from any bacteria, mold, mildew, allergens, and other unwanted presences in the air. This model is simple and features a clear electronic display with a digital humidity readout, a control lock and a 24-hour on and off timer.
The dehumidifier operates easily at temperatures as low as 41°F, which makes it perfect not just for your home but for any unheated space such as a basement, a garage, an attic or a storage space. It is light and easily movable, it is energy efficient especially for its power and its Energy Star rating is a great additional benefit.
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.
TOSOT are another unsurprising addition to our 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.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the TOSOT 70 Pint Dehumidifier:
Also of great interest is the fact that this model features an internal drainage pump which will automatically empty the water bucket once full. A great idea and one that works very well.
TOSOT have a solid reputation for manufacturing great produts and this model doesn't disappoint as evidenced by its popularity.
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.
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.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Ivation 70 Pint 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.
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.
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.
The Keystone 70 Pint Dehumidifier provides many great features making it a good buy. That said, there are a couple of minus points:
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.
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:
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.
Plus and minus points include:
And there you have them, our 8 picks for the highest performing 70 pint dehumidifiers you can find today. Of those 8, our pick for the best option 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.
More dehumidifier information can be found in our general buying guide.