The basement in my house has always been excessively damp. We’ve tried digging drainage lines around the exterior perimeter of the home. We invested a fortune into various types of sump pumps. Nothing seemed to work, and mold and musty smells were a constant problem. I didn’t dare store anything in the basement, and the abundance of moisture continued to impact the lifespan and reliability of the water tank, washer, dryer, and heating equipment. The odor and moisture infiltrated the house through the heating and cooling vents, causing condensation on windows, bacterial growth and greater demand on the air conditioner. I finally did some research into dehumidifiers and found that portable units are not overly expensive. I was able to go online, order a dehumidifier and have it delivered right to my doorstep. The unit was not heavy or cumbersome, and was very simple to set up. Because of the damp basement floor, I placed the dehumidifier up on blocks to protect it. I removed the packaging, plugged it in and hit the power button. The dehumidifier is exceptionally quiet and allows me to customize the level of humidity. It offers the choice between collecting water in a reservoir or attaching a hose for continual flow into a drain in the basement floor. Within a few hours, I noticed a difference in the basement. After running the dehumidifier for a couple of months, the basement is now totally dry, and I have far less issues with bugs, odors and mildew in the house. This small unit has definitely improved indoor air quality, cleanliness and comfort.