If you have a home that tends to get damp and humid, a smart dehumidifier can make all the difference. These devices are designed to dry out spaces, and you can keep track of them from your smartphone with an app. They also come with features like a built-in hygrometer, and they can be set to stop operating once a certain level of humidity is reached.
Our Best Smart Dehumidifier pick, the Midea 50-Pint CUBE Smart Dehumidifier, is well-suited to basements and other areas with nearby floor drains. This unit comes with a drainage pump, allowing it to be run continuously without the need for a bucket.
This model is Wi-Fi compatible and can be controlled with a smartphone or via voice with Alexa and Google Assistant. It is quiet at 51 decibels and provides audible alerts when it needs attention or the tank is full.
It is relatively expensive, but it’s easy to see why it’s a top-rated choice with excellent customer reviews on Amazon and at Home Depot. It has an attractive design, a large digital display and a clear water bucket that makes it easy to see when it’s time for emptying.
The Frigidaire FGAC5044W1 dehumidifier has lots of high-tech features and settings (an app, smart home option, control sensors, etc) that look great on paper. However, we found it confusing to use and a bit complicated to set up. It was able to do its job, however, and it did quickly and effectively reduce the humidity in our test room.