Nothing is more disappointing than watching your guests feel uncomfortable, sweaty, or uneasy when they visit your house. Likewise, a smelly and inhospitable environment can be highly embarrassing, especially in your living room (because that’s where your guests spend the most time).
But there’s always a solution for such problems; in this case, it is a dehumidifier. Yes, a dehumidifier for living room will extract the excessive moisture from the room, store it in a bucket, and release it into the drain through a hose pipe.
My friend Jane asked me to handpick and review the best dehumidifiers for living room, and it took me around a month to do this job. That being, you can count on our review, and select the appliance you feel is perfect for your living room.
- 1 What is an average size of a living room?
- 2 5 Best Dehumidifiers for Living Rooms
- 3 Verdict
What is an average size of a living room?
The average size of a living room is 340 square feet in the states. Suppose your room has 15ft as breadth, 12ft as length, and 5 feet as height, the volume of the room will be 630sqft. Please note: you have to find the volume of your room, not the area.
Moving forward, this will help you understand how big of a dehumidifier you need. In this case, you can buy a dehumidifier for 1000sqft because it will quickly absorb moisture. However, we recommend buying a dehumidifier according to the features offered because most of them have abilities to adjust fan speed, and control how fast they’d work, so it won’t a headache for you to keep an eye on the appliance.
Furthermore, while buying a dehumidifier, do not buy it specifically for a room. Because suppose if your living room is not humid but your bedroom is, and the volume of your bedroom is 1000sqft, your 500sqft dehumidifier will be inefficient.
Moreover, dehumidifiers and humidifiers are purchased considering the region’s Pint size and humidity levels. Refer to the table below.
Relative Humidity Level
|400 Sq. Ft.||600 Sq. Ft.||800 Sq. Ft.||1,200 Sq. Ft.|
|50% to 60%||20-Pint||25-Pint||35-Pint||50-Pint|
|60% to 70%||20-Pint||30-Pint||40-Pint||50-Pint|
|70% to 80%||25-Pint||35-Pint||45-Pint||55-Pint|
|80% to 90%||30-Pint||40-Pint||50-Pint||60-Pint|
5 Best Dehumidifiers for Living Rooms
|hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier|
|Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier|
Good for Medium Spaces
|AIRPLUS 30 Pints Dehumidifier|
|BUBLUE 4500 Sq. Ft 50 Pint Dehumidifier|
|Midea Energy Star Certified Dehumidifier|
1. Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier
- Small & Compact: Lightweight, compact and portable
- Auto Shut-Off: When full the dehumidifier will automatically shut off and the LED light will turn-on
- Ultra-Quiet & Efficient: Built-in Thermo-Electric Cooling Technology
- Whisper-quiet operation
- Removes 18 Ounces of Moisture per Day
Some houses have a small living room; therefore, keeping this in mind, we decided to start off our list with Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, which covers 250sqft of the area and is one of the best-selling dehumidifiers on marketplaces.
It is so small that it won’t even bother you with its presence while actively working against humidity. You can place it in the corner of your living room and leave it there for some hours until the tank is full.
Coming to its features, it has an auto-shut sensor that turns off the appliance when the tank is full, turning on the LED light to alarm you about the tank being full. You need to manually drain it since there’s no auto drainage facility, but considering its affordable pricing, let’s not complain about this.
ProBreeze did not include a compressor but Thermo-Electric Cooling Technology, which reduces the noise emitted by the appliance, so you can use it in your bedroom, or kitchen, and not get bothered by the noise at all.
On top of that, you need not worry about the energy costs, as running this dehumidifer will cost you only $0.12 per day; this is what ProBreeze claims. You can read this article on how much electricity a dehumidifier consumes for a better understanding.
The best part of buying this dehumidifier is its portability, size, noise-free operations, and price. You can even carry it in your RV or place it in your closet that’s developing molds on its surface.
2. AIRPLUS 30 Pints Dehumidifier (AP1907)
- High-Efficiency Dehumidification
- Convenient Drainage & Sufficient Capacity
- Easy Operation & Multipurpose Modes
- Quiet Moisture Absorber & Multiple Scenes
- Best After Service
If you want a dehumidifier with an auto drainage feature, AIRPLUS 30 pints Dehumidifier is perfect for you. It fits perfectly in basements and crawl spaces; hence, it will also work like a charm in the living room.
The tank’s capacity is 0.4 gallons, around 1.5 liters, but with auto drainage mode, there’s no need to repeatedly check the tank for draining. In case you are not using auto-drainage and manually draining the tank, the auto-shut-off feature will turn off the appliance when the tank is full.
AIRPLUS 30 Pints Dehumidifier comes with four modes, Standard, Drying, Sleep, and Raining, which, as the name suggests, are for different purposes. Select raining mode when it’s heavily raining and the humidity is higher than normal.
While going to sleep, select sleep mode, which reduces the noise and doesn’t bother your sleep; however, according to customers and company, the appliances makes little to no noise and works like it is not even there.
To move it from one room to another, there’s no need to carry it in your arms because the appliance has rolling caster wheels, which makes moving the dehumidifier from one room to another conveniently. This dehumidifier is perfect for fighting against the musty smell in the basement, molds on concrete walls, and excessive moisture in your rooms.
AIRPLUS 30 Pints Dehumidifier (AP1907) comes with an instruction manual, making it easier for initial setup. However, you won’t actually need the manual since the controls are extremely easier to understand.
One thing that’s a minor turn-off is auto drainage mode, which is complicated. The drainage hole is located at the top of the tank; hence it doesn’t start draining the tank as soon as it starts filling up, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless; it does work.
3. hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier
- 1,500 sq ft Dehumidifier
- Designed For The Modern Home
- Super Easy To Use
- Eliminates Moisture Effectively
hOmeLabs is one of the most selling and reputable home appliance brands. hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star is the best dehumidifier for living room, basement, and bedroom. The dehumidifier is packed with useful features for proper dehumidification of the room.
The 0.8-gallon water tank is enough to store the water and gives you options to manually or automatically drain the tank through a hose pipe. However, the hose pipe is not included; you need to purchase it from a nearby store.
This best dehumidifier for living room runs noise-free, with caster wheels that help move it from one place to another quickly. Regarding the dehumidification process, if your living room is extremely damp, turn on the turbo mode to increase the dehumidifying process.
You can maintain humidity levels between 30-60%, which is a recommended level by EPA , with this dehumidifier. Talking about the build quality, hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier did a good job, but some parts, especially the filter holder, seem fragile, but that’s not a big issue.
The dehumidifier turns off as soon as the desired humidity levels are reached, but restarting operations takes a little more time than expected, however, this is how it is programmed, and nothing to worry about.
Lastly, homelabs dehumidifier consumes very less energy and saves you a lot of money, also making it environment friendly. All in all, this dehumidifier surely wins our hearts, but there is still room for improvement.
4. BUBLUE 4500 Sq. Ft 50 Pint Dehumidifier
- Powerful and Advanced
- Multitudinous Array of Functions
- 40DB Industry Leading Noise Reducing
- Child Safety Lock
- 2-Year Paperless (Environmentally Friendly) Warranty
BUBLUE Dehumidifier’s bold design attracted me, and I decided to learn more about it. To be honest, it is one of the best dehumidifiers for living rooms, considering its broad coverage of 4500 sqft and affordable pricing.
This dehumidifier is perfect for RVs, closets, and bathrooms too. With three operation modes, you have complete control over the dehumidification process, and the best part is that it is disturbance-free with just a 40db noise level, which is not troublesome at all.
There are two drainage modes: auto and manual, just connect the hose pipe and let the water drain automatically. To conveniently move around the dehumidifier, BUBLUE has provided 360-degree rolling caster wheels and some space on the top portion for handling it properly.
Like the other dehumidifiers for living room we listed above, this too comes with the same features. Lastly, the appliance’s build quality is commendable, and it comes with a two-year paperless warranty which gets activated as soon as the product is delivered.
5. Midea 1,500 Sq. Ft. Energy Star Certified Dehumidifier (MAD22C1AWS)
- Collect 30 pint of water a day and adjust humidity from 35% to 85%
- Auto-restart function limits disruption due to power outages
- A maximum 51-decibel limit enables low volume operation
- Easily empty the included tank simply connect a standard female garden hose
Midea dehumidifiers don’t need any introduction, as it is one of the best-selling brands globally. This dehumidifier for living room is a great pick, considering its build quality, design, and moveability.
Coming to its features, midea has done a good job here. This dehumidifier can maintain humidity levels between 45%-55% and store water in its 0.8 gallons tank, which can be manually and automatically emptied.
The dehumidifier automatically shuts off when the tank is full, avoiding water coming out and spoiling the room. Moreover, it has a turbo mode that increases the fan speed to maximize the dehumidification process.
But this shouldn’t fear you about the electricity bills, as this dehumidifier is also energy efficient and saves you a lot of money while dehumidifying your home. Summing it up, this dehumidifier can be a fine choice, and the great part is that it is covered with a 1-year warranty.
You can read our full review of the Midea dehumidifier here.
- Energy star rated product
- Automatic restart
- Superfast dehumidification
- Large water tank
- It comes with a long drainage hose
- Clean filter indicator
- Auto defrost
- Ideal for large spaces
- Very easy to use
- The instruction manual isn’t helpful
Finding a perfect dehumidifier for the living room seems tough when you don’t have proper measurements of the room. But when you do, it makes your work easier. Hence, we showed you how to measure it, followed by the best living room dehumidifiers.
Out of all our choices, if I had to choose one, I’d surely pick hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier if I am not in the mood to try out other brands because hOmeLabs is the best-selling dehumidifier on amazon, has all the features I need, and looks attractive.
But if you ask for a second choice, I will pick BUBLUE 4500 Sq. Ft 50 Pint Dehumidifier, because of the build quality and features, of course. Even though this American brand is new in existence, I can still give it a try because my friend Lizzy is using it.
We hope this list helped you find a suitable dehumidifier for your living room, but if you still need any kind of help, comment below, and we will reach out to you.