9 Best Air Dehumidifiers In Malaysia 2020 (High Quality)

Eliminate mold, mildew and dampness in your home with the best air dehumidifiers in Malaysia 2020!

Whether you need a dehumidifier to preserve leather goods, books, camera equipment, wooden furniture, musical instruments or simply just to dry your laundry: It’s worth doing your homework before investing in one!

Because the price of a dehumidifier in Malaysia can run up to over RM1,000, They typically use less power than an air conditioner so you would be saving money there!

Types Of Dehumidifier

The direct opposite of a humidifier:

Dehumidifiers have different ways to decrease humidity. Each type has its own limitations. Mainly, in the amount of water that they can remove from the air!

There are dehumidifiers that are designed for rooms. As well as whole house dehumidifiers!

1. Refrigerant-Based

These condensing dehumidifiers /compressors work by sucking air in so that the air is forced over cool coils that contain refrigerant. Which causes moisture in the air to condense. Where it will collect in the water reservoir tank of the compressor.

If this process sounds familiar, that’s because air conditioners and portable air conditioners work in a very similar fashion!

In 4-season countries, condensing dehumidifiers will have a second set of coils that are heated. So that air is warmed before being blown back out into the room. And to prevent frost build-up!

2. Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifier

Another name for chemical absorbent dehumidifiers is desiccant dehumidifiers.

They work by drawing air into a material (i.e. desiccant) that can absorb water from the air. These usually cannot remove as much moisture as the previous type of air dehumidifiers.

3. Thermoelectric Dehumidifiers

Thermoelectric dehumidifiers can be very quiet. They have plates of different metals. And when an electrical charge passes through these plates, the metal heats up at different rates. So one plate will be hotter than the other.

Forcing the moisture in the air to condense at the cooler plate. Again, not as effective as a refrigerant-based dehumidifier. But they are cheaper!

What To Look For In A Dehumidifiers

The most important aspects of selecting the right dehumidifier is the size of the area you wish to use it in. And the area’s respective humidity level.

1. Dehumidifier Capacity And Area Of Coverage

There are 2 factors you can look at to determine the effectiveness of a dehumidifier. Without testing it out physically!

The first, is the area of coverage. Measured in square meters.

And the second is total amount of liquid that a dehumidifier can remove from the air within one day (i.e. liters per day).

2. Water Tank

Naturally, the water tank is directly related to dehumidifier capacity. And if you don’t fancy emptying out the water tank frequently, then a larger water tank may be more convenient.

However, a bulkier tank may hinder the ease of emptying it out too! This is only a problem if the dehumidifier has no other way of getting rid of the water on its own!

Which brings us to the next point:

3. Drainage/ Pump Or Without Pump

Dehumidifiers may have an outlet (to connect a hose to) for the water to leave the tank and flow to the nearest floor drain.

Or a pump to direct water up and out to your sink or even a window at a faster rate.

All while the dehumidifier is running.

4. Other Welcome Features

  • Handles and wheels – to enable you to move the dehumidifier around
  • Digital display
  • Water level alert
  • A filter
  • Filter indicator – to let you know when it’s time to change the filter (if any)
  • Humidity level monitoring (i.e. built-in humidistat)
  • Humidistat control – lets you choose what humidity you want your room to be at
  • Cable storage
  • LED lights – especially if you’re going to use the dehumidifier in a dark basement!
  • High Energy Star rating
  • Low maintenance
  • Long warranty

9 Best Air Dehumidifier Malaysia 2020

You’ll understand from our earlier section on types of dehumidifiers why this list primarily contains refrigerant-based dehumidifiers (or compressors).

1. Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier

Following Swiss design, the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier has a 20L daily dehumidification capacity.

You can’t go wrong with this model if you’re looking for a high-quality compressor dehumidifier to maintain a humidity level of 50% within your home!

Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 4.6L
  • Application Area: Up To 70m²
  • Extraction Rate: 20L/day
  • Power Consumption: 320W
  • Features: 24-Hour Timer, Automatic Shut-Off, Wheels, Hose, 3 Speeds, Swing Mode & Night Mode
  • Dimensions: 35 x 25.2 x 65.5cm (L x W x H)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM1,900

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2. DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A

For a budget under RM1,000:

DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A is a smaller but effective option too. Removing around 2 liters of water in just 3 hrs! It also mobile and comes with a long warranty!

The removable and washable filter at the back of the dehumidifier does require some cleaning from time to time.

DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.3L
  • Application Area: Up To 20m²
  • Extraction Rate: 12L/day
  • Power Consumption: 245W
  • Features: Timer, Automatic Shut-Off, Wheels, Hose, Child Lock, Washable Air Filter
    Dimensions: 30.8 x 22.9 x 47.8cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 2 or 5 years depending on where you get it
  • Price: ~RM899 – RM1,049

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3. Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500

Adjust the Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500 to your preferred humidity outcome. It does have a display to show you the current humidity level too!

Cleaning is easy despite there being grilles on the front. At the back, you can see the water level from 3 markers.

Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 3.4L
  • Application Area: Up To 100m²
  • Extraction Rate: 25L/day
  • Power Consumption: 387W
  • Features: 24-Hour Timer, Automatic Shut-Off, Wheels, Hose, Anti-Frost Protection, 2 Speeds, LED Digital Display
  • Dimensions: 34 x 25.4 x 49.5cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,100

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4. Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14

Another home dehumidifier that you can get in Malaysia:

Solve mold issues in spaces as large as a small 2-bedroom apartment with the Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14. It’s got reusable filters that can be cleaned too!

You can even use it to dry your wet laundry overnight! It does however, make a little bit of noise (37dB(A))so bear that in mind! It tends to make the surrounding air warm after 10-15 minutes’ of use too.

Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.1L
  • Application Area: Up To 65m²
  • Extraction Rate: 14L/day
  • Power Consumption: 230W
  • Features: Adjustable Humidistat, Hose, Anti-Frost Protection, Washable Anti-dust Filter
  • Dimensions: 33.4 x 22 x 50.2cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,179

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5. Sharp 2-in-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW

Sharp combines the function or dehumidification and air purification in to one appliance!

The 2-in-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW will leave your room a lot less damp and musty after several hours. And you can switch on the air purification mode whenever you need it!

Sharp 2-in-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 3L
  • Application Area: Up To 38m² (Humidifying); 24m² (Air Purifying)
  • Extraction Rate: 16L/day
  • Power Consumption: n/a
  • Features: Up To 6 Hours Timer, Air Purifying, 4 Speed Control, Child Lock, 4 Programs (Deodorizer / Dehumidifying / Laundry / Air Purifying)
  • Dimensions: 36 x 26 x 55.6cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,699

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6. Morphy Richards Dehumidifier DE35EV2

Morphy Richards’ Dehumidifier DE35EV2 can collect a full tank of water after 5-6 hours’ of use. It does unfortunately, produce audible noise and some heat which can make it unfavorable for use in a home.

So it would be more ideal for a warehouse or shop environment!

Morphy Richards Dehumidifier DE35EV2
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 4L
  • Application Area: Up To 60m²
  • Extraction Rate: 35L/day
  • Power Consumption: 350W
  • Features: 24-hr Timer, Wheels, Hose, Auto-Shut Down, Automatic Defrost Function, 2 Speed Selection, 3 Stage Filter With Ionizer
  • Dimensions: 37 x 27 x 50.5cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM1,299

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7. Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L

Made in China:

The Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L features a touch-sensitive control panel that displays the current humidity level. The automatic humidity control can be adjusted between 40 – 80%RH (relative humidity).

Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 4L
  • Application Area: Up To 20m²
  • Extraction Rate: 20L/day
  • Power Consumption: 360W
  • Features: Timer, Humidity Automatic Control, Wheels, Hose, Auto-Stop, Automatic Defrost Function, LED Display, 2 Speed Selection, Washable Pre-Filter
  • Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 54.5cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,450

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Larger moisture removal capacity:

8. Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier

About the size of a small water bottle, the Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier uses a ceramic heating plate to remove moisture in the air. Along with 600g of orange desiccant granule beads to absorb that moisture.

These turn dark green or black when fully saturated (one days’ use in a very humid area)! You might need two of them so that you can rotate them!

Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier
  • Type: Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifier | Thermoelectric
  • Water Tank Capacity: 150ml
  • Application Area: < 5m²
  • Extraction Rate: n/a
  • Power Consumption: 20W
  • Features: Rechargeable
  • Dimensions: 7.5×7.5×20.6 cm
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM60

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9. Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier

Don’t underestimate the water-removing abilities of this other small dehumidifier!

The Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier is perfect for clearing excess moisture in a steamy bathroom or any small room! By the way, this appliance requires a power outlet nearby in order to function!

Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier
  • Type: Thermoelectric
  • Water Tank Capacity: 800ml
  • Application Area: Up To 20m²
  • Extraction Rate: 220ml/day
  • Power Consumption: 22W
  • Features: Water Level Sensor With Indicator, Auto-Stop Function,
  • Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 23cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 6 months
  • Price: ~RM80

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Conclusion

For larger rooms, the best air dehumidifiers in Malaysia 2020 you can get are the compressor or refrigerant-based dehumidifiers. Like item 1 on this list!

While for smaller spaces, item 9 is amazing value for the price! And if you were looking to get an air purifier too, why not get item 5? Which can switch between dehumidifying and air purification functions!