Dehumidifiers? If you’re always feeling sweaty in Singapore, even at home, here are five good ones to consider.

If you’ve ever wondered why your skin feels sweaty and sticky, even when you’re at home on a rainy day, it’s because Singapore’s humidity levels are twice the ideal humidity level. Environmental Protection Agency states that healthy humidity levels ranges at 30-50%, but Singapore’s average humidity levels are at a staggering 84%.

While hydration is key, high humidity levels are bad for your health, and the longevity of your home and furniture, which we’ll elaborate at the end of the article.

What are the best dehumidifiers in Singapore in 2024?

Singapore dehumidifiers
1. LG 30L Dual Inverter Dehumidifier with Ionizer — most powerful dehumidifier, perfect for Singapore’s humidity
2. IONA Mini Dehumidifier — most affordable dehumidifier on this list
3. Mistral — dehumidifier with cooling feature
4. Philips 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier — best of both worlds
5. Honeywell 70-Pint Energy Star Qualified Dehumidifier w/ Built-In Pump — for offices or large properties, with continuous drainage

Why do you need a dehumidifier in Singapore?
1. Purpose of a dehumidifier
2. Air purifier vs dehumidifier

Best dehumidifiers in Singapore

1. LG 30L Dual Inverter Dehumidifier with Ionizer

LG 30L Dual Inverter Dehumidifier with Ionizer
LG 30L Dual Inverter Dehumidifier with Ionizer is perfect for Singapore’s high humidity level. Photo: LG

What sets LG apart from the other dehumidifiers in Singapore? Its power.

Compared to a single compressor that is typically installed in dehumidifiers, using a dual inverter compressor makes a dehumidifier more effective. Furthermore, it saves energy and is less noisy — at just 33dB, which is barely audible.

But just how strong is the LG 30L Dual Inverter Dehumidifier with Ionizer ($699)? It sucks up to 30 litres of moisture daily, which is equivalent to 60 bottles of 500ml mineral water.

In addition to its high performance, its smart efficiency system is able to detect humidity levels of your home. This allows it to adjust its power, ensuring the humidity in your house remains comfortable. While this process is automated, you can also monitor your house’s humidity levels through an app. The app is also built-in with a time scheduler, and energy monitoring.

LG dehumidifier’s second unique feature is its additional hose attachments to ensure every drawer and corner of your house is dehumidified. A Y-hose aims to fit the shape of shoes, while the T-hose can be placed in a narrow closet without the need to open it fully.

Lastly, pet owners who are worried of bacteria, can be rest assured as LG’s dehumidifier releases antibacterial nano ions that disinfects the air.

LG 30L Dual Inverter Dehumidifier with Ionizer

2. IONA Mini Dehumidifier

IONA Mini Dehumidifier - affordable and small dehumidifier in Singapore
IONA Mini Dehumidifier. Photo: Shopee

One of the cheapest dehumidifiers in Singapore, IONA Mini Dehumidifier.

But despite its affordability and small size of 30m2, this dehumidifier exhibits high-performance, especially for small rooms and closets. This is perfect for home owners who don’t wish to clutter thier homes with too many appliances.

To make the most of this dehumidifier, we recommend simply shifting it across the house from room to room, which is rendered easy with its small size.

IONA Mini Dehumidifier is available on Shopee.

IONA Mini Dehumidifier

3. Mistral 10L Dehumidifier with Ionizer and UV

Mistral dehumidifier with cooling feature
Mistral 10L Dehumidifier with Ionizer and UV. Photo: Mistral

Mistral has been an increasingly popular dehumidifier among households in this blazing weather.

The 10L Dehumidifier with Ionizer and UV ($399.00) is a great home essential in Singapore for several reasons.

Mainly, the addition of a environmental-friendly refrigerant R290. Not only does it suck up all the extra moisture in your home, it keeps the air extra cool.

Of course, Mistral’s dehumidifying capabilities is also superior. Its comprehensive features cater to diverse needs, from automatic humidity adjustment to quick laundry drying, ensuring optimal air quality and comfort.

Its user-friendly design, featuring a 24-hour timer, soft button control, and automatic shut-off when the tank is full, simplifies operation and enhances convenience. Moreover, the mobility-enhancing elements such as the handle and four castor wheels make it effortlessly movable, allowing you to easily wheel it from one room to another.

Mistral 10L Dehumidifier with Ionizer and UV

4. Philips 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier 

Air purifier vs dehumidifier? Get 2-in-1 with Phillip's 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier
Not sure whether to get an air purifier or dehumidifier? Get the best of both worlds with this appliance.
Photo: Philips

If you planning to upgrade your house in one shot, save money and space with Philips’ 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier ($839).

It dehumidifies up to 25 litres a day, with five levels of humidity for users to pre-set: 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, and 80%. It’s also equipped with a ‘dry laundry’ mode, which operates at the highest fan speed to reduce the time needed for laundry to try indoors.

Meanwhile, its air purification feature is effective up to 270 metre cube per hour, according to the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR). This means that one dehumidifier is more than enough for a 4-room HDB flat.

Philips’ 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier

5. Honeywell 70-Pint Energy Star Qualified Dehumidifier w/ Built-In Pump

Photo: Honeywell

For offices, or large landed properties, consider getting Honeywell’s 70-Pint Energy Star Qualified Dehumidifier w/ Built-In Pump ($440.95, U.P $539.95). One of this is sufficient to dehumidify roughly four 4-room HDB flats.

It comes with a 4 metres hose, while allows for continuous draining of the water tank for a hassle-free operation. However, even if there aren’t any drains where the dehumidifier is drained, it has a large water tank capacity of 7 litres. The dehumidifier will alert users when the tank is full.

Honeywell 70-Pint Energy Star Qualified Dehumidifier w/ Built-In Pump

Why do you need a dehumidifier in Singapore?

As home and living gurus promote various “essential” home appliances, such as water dispensers and air purifiers, is there really a need to buy a dehumidifier in Singapore?

With average humidity levels at almost twice the optimal amount set by the Environmental Protection Agency, there is a need to reduce humidity levels at home to protect your health and house.

High humidity levels can have various adverse effects on your health. For instance, increasing the risk of infections as bacteria and viruses thrive in humid conditions. You are also more at-risk to heat-related illnesses as the body’s ability to cool itself through sweating is compromised, as sweat evaporates more slowly in humid environments.

In addition, humidity can encourage harmful mold and mildew growth, and even structural damage to your homes.

Purpose of a dehumidifier

A dehumidifier essentially extracts moisture from the atmosphere.

Hence, having a dehumidifier not only reduces the chances of falling sick and protects your house from mould, the lower humidity levels also results in a more comfortable living environment.

Air purifier vs dehumidifier

Many Singaporeans are asking what are the differences between an air purifier and dehumidifier.

While both air purifiers and dehumidifiers contribute to improving indoor air quality, they serve different primary functions.

Key differences:

  • Function: Dehumidifiers primarily target moisture reduction, while air purifiers focus on removing airborne particles and pollutants.
  • Technology: Dehumidifiers use refrigeration or desiccant materials to extract moisture, whereas air purifiers employ filters and other purification methods to capture and neutralize contaminants.
  • Effectiveness: Dehumidifiers are most effective at addressing moisture-related issues, such as mold growth and musty odors, while air purifiers excel at improving overall air quality by removing allergens, pollutants, and odors.
  • Usage: Dehumidifiers are typically used in areas with high humidity levels or moisture problems, while air purifiers are utilized to enhance indoor air quality in various environments, regardless of humidity levels.

In summary, while both dehumidifiers and air purifiers contribute to creating a healthier indoor environment, they serve distinct purposes and are often used in combination to address different aspects of indoor air quality.

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