I live in the southern part of the United States in a local surrounded by water. I moved to a new rental beach house and the air conditioner here isn’t as efficient with removing the humidity from the air while it runs as my old 1 was. I don’t like having my skin feel sticky–it’s disgusting. I decided to buy a dehumidifier. My local hardware store sells them in various sizes according to how much water they remove from the air: 35 pint, 50 pint, and 70 pint. I have a fairly big beach house with various rooms so I broke down and purchased the 70 pint machine. I turned it on and within an hour already noticed a large amount of water collecting in the reservoir bucket. I spent the next few afternoons liberally emptying the dehumidifier when I realized it wasn’t making a large difference with how dry the air felt throughout the entire house; it felt a little dryer in the kitchen near the spot where I have it plugged in, however not so much everywhere else. I decided to buy a 35 pint component to supplement my current 1 and set up the new one on the opposite side of the house. I then ran drip lines from both machines to indoor drains. After a week of steadily running both machines, I finally feel a considerable improvement with humidity level as 40% when they have been on for an hour or two at a time. It isn’t the cheapest solution, however it will get me through the sticky Summer heat until I can move to a better house.