The best type of dehumidifier for a basement is generally a full-sized model that is able to remove a large amount of moisture in a short time. However, for smaller or dryer basements, a medium-capacity model is likely to be able to serve in a satisfactory manner.
A large capacity dehumidifier is classified as being able to remove up to 75 pints of moisture daily. This type of dehumidifier is also able to operate at various humidity levels without generating excessive noise. In a smaller basement, a medium-capacity dehumidifier can also be effective, as it can remove between 45 to 50 pints of moisture on a daily basis.