30 Pint Dehumidifier - Reviews and Buying Guide

The 30 pint dehumidifier is one of the smallest dehumidifiers on the market today. Being a 30 pint dehumidifier means it can absorb up to 30 pints of humidity a day. Unlike its bigger counterparts, a 30 pint dehumidifier is usually quite light and thought of as being more “portable." Most 30 pint units have a handle on them letting you easily carry them room to room. They also usually have castors so you can wheel them to different rooms.

The 30 pint dehumidifier has a much smaller reservoir than larger capacity units. This means it is more suitable for areas with not much humidity. In high humidity areas, you will need to change the reservoir bucket quite often. This smaller unit usually doesn’t have the direct drain feature that the bigger ones do as well.

Many smaller units do come packed with a variety of useful features. Most have a digital display and programmable settings. This lets you control the levels of humidity for the area and set specific times for it to run. Almost all of these also have the auto shut off feature. This means that when the reservoir is full the unit will shut itself off to avoid spilling over. Like other models, some of these units come with the “Energy Star” rating; they use less electricity and save you money.

Some of the more expensive 30 pint dehumidifiers can cover a large area, although on average most cover only 250 to 1000 square feet. How damp the area is will also come into consideration when calculating the space the unit will cover.  This unit usually won’t be big enough to cover a full damp basement; a 30 pint unit is used to clear the humidity of specific rooms or smaller areas within the house. 

You might be wondering where you can use a 30 pint dehumidifier - here are a few examples:

  • Ideal for apartments
  • Small to midsize rooms
  • Finished garage
  • Basements with medium-low humidity

30 pint dehumidifiers are very popular with consumers because of their lower price point; here are the top 3 rated in this category:

2015 Best Rated 30 Pint Dehumidifiers

#1 Frigidaire FAD301NWD

The FAD301NWD is one of Frigidaire's smallest and least expensive models of dehumidifiers. It removes up to 30 pints of moisture from the air daily. It also removes bacteria, dust and bad odors from the air. It is extremely easy to use, just a simple turn of the dial gets it going, and it is Energy Star efficient and has a washable filter. It has a 12 pint front access water bucket with a handle and also has a continuous drain option. It retails for around $160.

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#2 Whynter RPD-302W 

Solid, dependable, energy saving and effective, Whynter's RPD-302W Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier is perfect for keeping small spaces, up to 2000 square feet, free of excess moisture. This excellent dehumidifier removes up to 30 pints of moisture daily and has the option of using a water tank or continuous drain. It is Energy Star rated, uses a washable filter, has digital controls and programming, and has adjustable humidity. It also has auto shut off, restart and several other helpful features. It retails for around $180.

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2012 Best Rated 30 Pint Dehumidifiers (For Your Reference)

#1 Best Rated 30 Pint Dehumidifier - Danby DDR30E

This amazing unit is the best 30 pint dehumidifier currently available. The Danby DDR30E Premiere 30 Pint Dehumidifier has been receiving rave reviews, with an average rating of 4.5/5 stars. Even though it’s a 30 pint unit this dehumidifier is extremely capable; it can cover areas up to 2000 square feet! This great compact unit is full of features, dependable and durable making it the clear choice if you’re looking for a 30 pint dehumidifier.

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#2 Best Rated - Soleus Air DP1-30-03

The Soleus Air DP1-30-03 is another very good choice. The unit features external drain, digital setting, humidistat, is Energy Star certified and can work in low temperatures. The 30 pint humidifier reviews for this product have been excellent with an average 4/5 star rating.

Soleus Air DP1-30-03 Full Review

#3 Best Rated - SPT 30 Pint Dehumidifier

The SPT 30 Pint Dehumidifier, made by Supentown, finds itself in a close third place.  According to the 30 pint dehumidifier reviews we surveyed this is one the most durable humidifiers on the market. It also has many great features like digital setting, washable filters and a bucket full indicator.

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30 pint dehumidifiers are a bit smaller but can fit the needs of most households - any of the dehumidifiers above would be a great choice.