50 Pint Dehumidifier - Reviews and Buying Guide

The 50 pint dehumidifier is the mid-size dehumidifier. Most dehumidifiers are 30 pint to 70 pint in size. A 50 pint dehumidifier is usually smaller then a 70 pint dehumidifier but can still be heavy if you need to move it around often. At 50 pints capacity the dehumidifier can dehumidify up to 50 pints of moisture per day.

Many of the 50 pint dehumidifier reviews we surveyed have indicated that this size strikes an ideal balance between effectiveness and cost. 50 pint dehumidifiers usually cost less than their larger counterparts and can still keep stable humidity levels for most household applications. A 50 pint dehumidifier is still strong enough to cover large areas. Most of these can still cover from 800-3000 square feet, which is usually plenty for a residential basement.

50 pint dehumidifiers are usually a bit smaller; this means that their reservoir tanks are usually smaller also, taking more of your time to consistently empty the dehumidifier’s reservoir. Thankfully many have now added the auto drain feature. This means that if you place the unit near a sump pit you can attach a hose to the dehumidifier and directly drain instead of having to change buckets.

50 pint dehumidifiers come with many great features like digital screen display and programmable settings. This permits you to control the unit even when you’re not home. These dehumidifiers are known for consuming a lot of energy, especially when running all day. When looking for a 50 pint dehumidifier look for one with an “Energy Star” rating. These units generally cost a little more but this added cost will pay for itself with big savings by reducing your electricity bill. Some retail outlets are even offering rebates for purchasing “Energy Star” rated appliances, this is something to look into when purchasing a dehumidifier.

These dehumidifiers can be used almost anywhere indoors and also in places such as a:

  • Finished Garage
  • Finished/Unfinished basement
  • Apartment or house
  • Cottage

There are many of these units on the market making it difficult to know which one to go for. Here are 2 of the best 50 pint dehumidifiers on the market today:

2017 Best Rated 50 Pint Dehumidifiers

#1 Keystone KSTAD50B 

The Keystone KSTAD50B is a solid reliable dehumidifier. It can remove up to 50 pints of moisture daily and is powerful enough for areas up to 3000 square feet. It has a large water tank that is easy to empty, has a water level indicator, full tank alert, and an auto shut off when the tank reaches its maximum. It also has a continuous drain option. This dehumidifier is Energy Star efficient and has a reusable dust filter. It is also fully programmable. It retails for around $190.

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#2 Frigidaire FAD504DWD

Able to remove up to 50 pints of moisture daily, and cleans the air of bacteria and bad odors, the Frigidaire FAD504DWD is hard to beat. This excellent dehumidifier has a 12 pint water tank with handle and splash guard, and auto shut off and alert when the tank is full. It also has a continuous drain feature. The  FAD504DWD is Energy Star efficient, and has a washable filter. It has a LED display and is easy to program. It also comes with castor wheels, 6 foot long power cord, and a 2 speed fan.

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2012 Best Rated 50 Pint Dehumidifiers (For Your Reference)

#1 Best Rated 50 Pint Dehumidifier - DeLonghi DD50P

This is without any doubt the best 50 pint dehumidifier. This unit has a reputation for being extremely stylish and easy to use. The DeLonghi DD50P is not only stylish but also a powerful and dependable machine. This dehumidifier keeps on getting better with its Energy Star rating, saving you quite a bit on electricity bills.

DeLonghi DD50P Full Review

#2 Best Rated - Frigidaire FAD504DUD

This Frigidaire model is great with a brand name you can trust.  Most of the 50 pint dehumidifier reviews we surveyed for the Frigidaire model give it a solid 4/5 star rating. The Frigidaire has all the same great features as the GE. Frigidaire is also known to stand behind their product and over deliver if something goes wrong with their units, giving you extra peace of mind when purchasing a Frigidaire unit.

Frigidaire FAD504DUD Full Review

#3 Best Rated - Winix DHD501

The Winix dehumidifier is a good-quality humidifier with some unique features. For example, it has a built in pump to pump the water out, up to 15 feet, when the reservoir is filled. It is fairly new to the market, although it looks like a promising unit so far.

Winix DHD501 Full Review

A 50 pint dehumidifier is a good choice for home owners and those living in an apartment. You may have severe moisture problems or just a little extra dampness to take care of; any of the units listed above will solve your moisture problems quite ably.