Dehumidifiers are important in fighting humidity, but they can create noisy friends. Our laboratory is on it, taking the decibel measurements on each dehumidifier we tested, so we can show you the quiet, powerful choice of air drying, do not make you uncomfortable
To evaluate the noise output, we first set our test chamber at a relative humidity level of 60%, then rotate the equipment to the fan outlet and the highest humidity. Our test technicians read some decibels at an imaginary point 3 feet from the ground, 2 feet from the front.
"Most of the noise generated by dehumidifiers comes from their fans." In our tests, many models were noisy. like a box fan in a high place.
How to check the best quiet dehumidifier?
Of course, noise is just a quality of dehumidifier that we check and evaluate. An important water removal test measures the amount of water that each model can pull out of the air at 80 ° F with a relative humidity of 60%. Checking our moisture accuracy determines how each dehumidifier can approach and maintain how moisture levels are set. We also tested the effectiveness of each model in a space at 50 degrees with a relative humidity of 60%, a good indicator of performance in a cold basement or cold basement.
We group dehumidifiers by the amount of water they take out of the air. The models that we call high capacity are rated as removing 60 to 70 pints of moisture per day; Average storage models remove 50 pints per day; And small capacity removes 30 to 35 pints per day.
To choose the right size, consider the conditions of your room (ie, your space is just a bit moldy or, that is, there are water particles on the wall during rainy days).
Here are six powerful performers who rated very well or better in terms of noise levels. They are sorted by capacity with two models from each category. For more dehumidifiers, check out our complete dehumidifier rating.