Simple to operate, this dehumidifier was able to remove humidity from our basement quickly and efficiently. It has a simple power switch and indicator lights to alert you when the tank is full.

This unit is also compatible with a smart home device like the Amazon Echo. This allows you to control it with voice commands and set up scenes and automations.
Easy to Operate

A dehumidifier that can be controlled with a smartphone app or by voice is handy for those who want to change operating modes or schedules even when they’re not at home. Look for a model that allows you to adjust settings and see how much moisture it has collected so you can know when it’s time to empty the bucket or install a drainage hose (some models require a dedicated drain hose).

The removable dust filter is easy to rinse off, and this unit alerts you when it’s time to replace it. It also has a child lock so curious kids don’t accidentally interfere with the appliance’s functions.

A transparent tank makes it easy to see water levels, and you’ll be notified at a glance when the tank is full or needs emptying. Some models feature a continuous drainage option for use in larger spaces, so you can skip the tank altogether and simply install a drainage hose (some units require you to purchase your own drainage hose).
Easy to Clean

For those with limited space, a small smart dehumidifier is an excellent choice. This model is easy to set up and uses a hygrometer built into the unit so it can monitor your room’s humidity and adjust fan levels as needed (like a humidistat function) to keep air moisture at an ideal level.

Another great feature is a continuous drain option so you don’t have to empty the bucket—it just drains directly into your chosen drainage system. Just hook up the included drainage hose and you’re good to go. We found it a bit challenging to connect the hose since you have to remove panels on the side and bottom of the dehumidifier and snake the hose through, but we got it connected after a bit of fiddling.

If you’re a fan of voice control, this model is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant—though we found two-factor authentication to be missing. We also like the fact that this model is surprisingly quiet when turned on and off, plus it’s a breeze to empty.
Easy to Maintain

Generally speaking, dehumidifiers are fairly low-maintenance appliances. Review the user manual to see specific maintenance tips, but most models will suggest you keep it at least 6-12 inches away from walls and furniture for proper air intake/exhaust, and place it on a level surface to help extend motor life. Some will even remind you to clean the filter when needed.

Some models have a sensor that lets you know when the bucket is full to save you from having to check yourself and empty it; others offer a continuous drain connection for easy plumbing into a floor drain. You can also double-check humidity levels with a hygrometer and take action accordingly.

If you think there’s a problem with your dehumidifier, don’t be afraid to try troubleshooting it yourself first (depending on the severity of the problem and your comfort level with electrical components). This is often much more affordable than calling in a professional to do a more thorough repair.
Easy to Move

Unlike other appliances that can use a lot of energy to operate, dehumidifiers tend to use less. They also generally use a lower amount of water, which means they’re better for the environment and your wallet than washing machines or dishwashers.

Depending on the size of your space, you’ll need to choose a model with enough water-removal capacity to cover it all at once. Larger models are usually heavier than smaller ones, but comfortable handles and smooth-rolling wheels make it easy to move them from room to room or bring them back and forth to your camper or RV.

We loved the fact that our Best Smart Dehumidifier pick could be monitored via its app, which included alerts for when the bucket needed to be emptied. It also had a convenient built-in hygrometer and multiple operating modes, including a turbo mode that was a real standout in our tests. It was even compatible with voice commands through Amazon Alexa.