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Humid climates aren’t just uncomfortable, they can breed allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites. If you live in a humid area or are only dealing with humidity from the season or a particularly damp home, having the best dehumidifier with pump can help alleviate you of the extra moisture in the air. These units remove the moisture from the air and pump it out through a drain hole, washing machine outlet pipe, or into a sink. These types of dehumidifiers are especially useful since they rid you of the moisture with little effort on your part.
Not only are pump models convenient, they are easier to use for the elderly or those with trouble getting around. However, getting the best one is not an easy task to do. To help you here we’ve examined the products’ key features such as the amount of moisture a unit can remove per day, coverage area, and water tank capacity. We’ve also looked into each product’s dimensions so that you know if it would fit into the desired space.
To help you figure out which is the best dehumidifier with a pump for your needs, we’ve scoured manufacturer’s websites, read countless reviews, and tried out a number of models. We chose our top five, then created a table with a rating for each one, plus a detailed description for each model. There is also a buying guide to help you figure out just what to look for in a decent dehumidifier.
This Ivation model may be the best 70-pint dehumidifier with a pump there is. It is light and compact, with an extra-long cord and easy-roll casters, so you can move it around if needed, without taking up too much space.
The Ivation dehumidifier is Energy Star certified, making it extremely energy efficient, even if you’re running it for days on end. It includes a 16W pump, which continuously pushes the water out of the machine, even up the wall and out a window or up to a sink if needed. A drain hose is even included with this model, so you don’t need to purchase it separately.
There are two fan settings so that you can customize your air regulation depending on the humidity levels in your home. If at some point you don’t need to use the drainage hose, there is a 2.25-gallon reservoir, which uses an auto-shutoff when it needs to be emptied.
Another handy feature is the LCD interface, where you can set the ideal humidity levels, change the fan speeds, program the 24-hour timer, and keep track of the humidistat. There is also an auto-restart, which will turn on the dehumidifier if a power outage turns it off. An auto-defrost reduces the amount of energy wasted while protecting the evaporator coils in chilly weather. For added convenience, the air filter is washable, so you never need to replace it.
What are our favorite features?
Easy to use
Lightweight and compact
Includes the drain hose
What could be better?
It runs a bit warm, so may heat up the room it’s in
Though the Tosot 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Internal Pump is a great model for removing the moisture from a damp basement, it is also portable enough to move to any room of the house you need it in. The quiet pump and fan can even be used right in your living room without disturbing you or drowning out conversations.
There is an internal tank, which can hold up to two gallons of water, plus has an auto-shutoff when the tank is filled. It also has an indicator light which shows you it is time to empty the dehumidifier. If you prefer automatic moisture removal, all you need to do is hook up a standard ¾-inch garden hose and turn on the pump. The water will drain down a drain hole or into a sink as needed.
Three fan speeds allow you to customize your moisture removal, depending on how damp the area is. There is also a two or four-hour timer for dehumidifying in a delay mode, or you can set it to the continuous function. If there is a power outage, there is an auto-start to turn it back on again when the power is restored.
Another handy feature is the filter light, which tells you when the filter needs to be cleaned. It is Energy Star rated at 2.0, which helps the planet and saves you money at the same time.
A dehumidifier is one of the best things to have in your home but you hate it every time you have to empty the tank. Well, here is one that you will love for an entirety as it has a built-in pump.
This Honeywell dehumidifier is one of the largest ones in the market and is best suited for home use, in medium to large rooms of about 4000 sq ft.
As large as it is, this dehumidifier is energy star qualified. It is powerful enough to remove moisture using the least amount of energy, thus saving you a solid one in your power bills.
Essentially, the Honeywell TP70PWK is easy to use, thanks to its easy controls and an LCD display that can be read by anyone. It also displays the humidity on its front.
Additionally, the dehumidifier sets itself apart with a built-in pump that can drain condensation either vertically or horizontally up to 15ft. this makes it highly convenient as you can empty it through the window, or down a sink. Plus, it comes with a drain hose that can facilitate continuous draining if you have an emptying outlet nearby.
Also featured is a built-in air filter that helps reduce dust and you can wash it under a running tap. This will save you from the cost of buying replacement filters every often. There is a light that comes on to let you know it’s time to clean the faucet.
You can adjust the humidity control between 30% and 90% in increments of 5% and you can set the unit to automatically turn itself on and off.
Why did it make our list?
It has a built-in pump for easy emptying of the tank
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent dehumidifier with a pump for your basement or crawlspace, though this one is a bit loud to use in your living areas. This unit from Frigidaire has three fan speeds to clear out the moisture in the air as needed.
There are two options for draining it after it has run for a while. The auto shutoff turns off the dehumidifier when the tank is almost full, alerting you at the same time, so you can empty it and start it up again. The tank is front loading, plus includes a carry handle and a splash guard for added convenience. There is also the continuous drain function, which lets you turn on the pump to empty the water automatically, even if draining upwards to a window or a sink.
Though a bit heavy, this dehumidifier has caster wheels and handles on the side, as well as a top handle with a recessed area to keep it out of the way when not in use. The air filter is removable for easy cleaning.
The controls are all easy to use, allowing you to set the humidity level you want. There is a 24-hour timer, which turns the dehumidifier on or off as needed. There is even a control lock to eliminate accidental setting changes.
This dehumidifier is going to get through a lot of work every day. It will keep your basement dry by taking up to 50 pints of fluid out of the air. With a coverage area of up to 1000 square feet, it’s also should be more than enough for most basements.
It does allow you to set an automatic humidity control, but sometimes that can fail to kick in, but works most of the time. It’s also important to point out that it is quite loud, which is to be expected for such a large model. A final negative is that it can be hard to empty the tank without spills due to the lack of handles.
Aside from those minor issues, the dehumidifier is brilliant and has plenty of great features. Despite its large size, it’s very easy to move, which is aided by the solid wheels it has underneath. The overall usability is quite high and that’s supported by the LED display.
You also get a timer and filter alert to help your life a little easier. The energy efficiency is also very impressive, and it makes the most of the power supply. Along with the excellent build quality, it all adds up to value for money and a dehumidifier that will get the job done.
What are our favorite features?
High energy efficiency
Easy to move
Value for money
Excellent build quality
What could be better?
Auto humidity control
Hard to empty the water without spills
Things to Consider
Though all five of the dehumidifiers with pumps we’ve reviewed are great models, there are a number of details that may still need some explanation. For instance, what is the benefit of the pump models? What do all the features do? And is size an issue? Read our buying guide to get the answers you need.
What are the advantages of dehumidifiers with pumps?
There are a few different types of dehumidifiers. Most of them have a tank, which collects the water that is pulled out of the air. These need to be emptied frequently though, usually at least once a day, or they will overflow.
There are also dehumidifiers featuring a special hose that transports the water out of the dehumidifier and down a nearby drain. The issue with these is that the machine needs to be higher than the drain in order for gravity to move the water. They don’t require much effort from you, though, as they do all the job themselves.
The pump models have a benefit that the other two don’t. Not only do they pull the water out and collect it in a tank, they also remove it themselves, no matter where you place it. This is because the pump pushes the water out through the hose, so gravity isn’t needed.
The dehumidifiers with pumps can be used with a drain hole in the floor, a nearby sink, window, or even through a hole in an exterior wall.
Features to consider while choosing a dehumidifier
When you are deciding which model is the best dehumidifier with a built-in pump for you, there are a number of features you should consider. These features are essential to ensure you have the right one for the moisture levels you’re dealing with, as well as the area you’re trying to dehumidify.
The dehumidification performance refers to how much moisture the dehumidifier can pull from the air to bring down the humidity levels in the area. All of the models we’ve reviewed here have a dehumidifying capacity of 70 pints per day. The damper the area you’re placing your dehumidifier, the higher its capacity will need to be. The higher the performance level, the faster it will remove the moisture from the air.
If you are using the pump to push the collected water up to a sink or out a high basement window, the drain height is an important feature to look for. Each pump has the power to push that water only to a certain height. If you try to push it higher than what is recommended, you could damage the pump itself or have leaks all over the place because your pump isn’t doing its job. Most pumps have a height of about 15-16ft.
Make sure to measure how high your drain hose needs to reach so you know which model to buy.
Water tank capacity
Even if you’re using the pump to drain the water, you still need a water tank in the dehumidifier to collect that water first. Some models, like the Frigidaire FFAP5033W1, don’t even have the pump kick in until the water tank is almost full. For this reason, you need a decent size tank to make sure it won’t fill up faster than the pump can remove the water. You should also consider the tank size if you don’t always plan to use the pump. The smaller the tank, the more often it will need to be emptied.
The coverage area refers to the size of the room the dehumidifier will be used in, which is measured in square footage. The larger the room, the higher the capacity for moisture removal will need to be. If the dehumidifier is too small, it won’t work as well, leaving the humidity levels the same. That’s why it is always better to find one that has a wider coverage area than you need. In fact, you can use one with a large coverage area in a small room to remove the humidity even faster.
Dimensions and weight
When it comes to the dimensions of a dehumidifier with a pump, you need to consider two factors. One is the entrance way to the area you’ll be using it. If you’re putting it in a basement with a normal-sized door, the dehumidifier’s size likely won’t be an issue. But for a crawl space or attic with a smaller opening, the dehumidifier will need to be measured to ensure it will fit.
When it comes to the weight, if you are putting it in one place and leaving it there, a heavier dehumidifier won’t be much of an issue. For those who plan to move it from room to room as needed, a lighter weight model will be a better choice for portability.
No matter what you’re buying, you want it to last. Unfortunately, not everything works as it’s supposed to, and dehumidifiers are no exception. That’s why you should always check the warranty of the product you’re buying because they can vary. For instance, the Ivation 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier with Pump has a one-year limited warranty. The Frigidaire FFAP5033W1 also has a one-year warranty, which covers full parts and labor, plus adds in a four-year limited warranty on the sealed system. The longer the warranty and the more it covers, the more piece of mind you’ll have using that particular model.
A dehumidifier needs a few additional features to make it worthwhile and easier to use. One such feature is an LED or LCD indicator, which will display whatever settings you’re on or light up when certain functions need to be dealt with. The controls should be straightforward and easy to use. Having multiple speeds is also handy, especially if the humidity levels in the space vary with the season or the weather.
For portability, there should be castors on the bottom as well as some handles on the sides and the top. This way, it will be easy to move the dehumidifier if needed, without lifting it off the ground and straining your back.
Though a silent dehumidifier isn’t a possibility, you can find a quiet model, like the Tosot 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Internal Pump. This allows you to place it in a living space if needed without having it interfere with your normal daily routine.
Another necessary extra is an automatic shutoff. If your tank gets full and the pump isn’t running or you don’t have a gravity drain set up, it will overflow if the dehumidifier keeps on running. An auto shut-off eliminates this possibility, so you don’t have a mess to clean up. Many models with this function also include an alert or alarm to let you know the tank needs to be emptied.
Every dehumidifier needs a filter to keep dirt and dust out of the coils. The best option is one that is easy to remove and washable with a bit of soap and water. This saves you time and money on replacement filters.
You connect the drainage hose to the hose connector on the dehumidifier. You may need to add some tape for a secure hold and to reduce leaking, though if the hose fits well, this may not be necessary. Then run the hose up to a window, floor drainage hole, exterior wall hole, or directly to your sink. Turn on your dehumidifier and choose your settings.
Yes, you can. All of the dehumidifier models we’ve reviewed above have internal tanks to catch the moisture. Of course, if you are planning to empty the tank manually rather than using the pump, it may be best to choose a dehumidifier without a pump. The pump models are more expensive, so if you aren’t using this feature, save some money and buy a cheaper manual model. You should also check the tank size, to be sure it will have the capacity to meet your needs. Keep in mind that the larger tanks will be heavier when full, so you may need to empty it more often if you can’t handle the extra weight.
The pump models will use a bit more energy than those with no pumps, just because the pump needs to run at times to get rid of the water. Of course, most of the larger dehumidifiers remove moisture faster than smaller ones, so they run for shorter times to get rid of the same amount of moisture. Most of the models we’ve reviewed here also have an Energy Star rating, so they are quite energy efficient, even if you run them every day.
Having a dehumidifier with pump in your home has many benefits, such as taking the moisture out of the air and reducing harmful allergens like mold and mildew. They are also convenient, with an abundance of great features. We’ve reviewed five exceptional models, but three of them rise above the rest.
The Tosot 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Internal Pump is our second choice, with a quiet motor, three speeds, and a 24-hour timer. It also has an auto shut-off on the tank and an auto-start for power outages, plus a handy filter light to show when cleaning is due.
Our third-place model is the Honeywell TP70PWK 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Built-In Pump, which is Energy Star qualified and boasts of a powerful pump to drain water either vertically or horizontally up to 15ft high, and aesthetically-pleasing design to use it anywhere you might want to.