Weekly utility bills can be an issue

The basement in my condo has always been excessively damp.  We’ve tried digging drainage lines around the exterior perimeter of the home.  The two of us invested a fortune into many types of sump pumps. Nothing seemed to work, & mold & musty smells were a constant problem.  I didn’t dare store anything in the basement, & the abundance of moisture continued to impact the lifespan & reliability of the water tank, washer, dryer, & heating equipment.  The smell & moisture infiltrated the condo through the heating & cooling vents, causing condensation on windows, bacterial growth & greater demand on the air conditioning. I finally did some research into dehumidifiers & found that portable units are not overly high-priced.  I was able to go online, order a dehumidifier & have it delivered right to my doorstep. The unit was not heavy or cumbersome, & was genuinely simple to set up. Because of the damp basement floor, I placed the dehumidifier up on blocks to protect it. I removed the packaging, clogged it in & hit the power button, but the dehumidifier is exceptionally quiet & allows myself and others to customize the level of humidity.  It offers the option 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 weeks, the basement is now totally dry, & I have far less issues with bugs, smells & mildew in the house. This small unit has definitely improved indoor air quality, cleanliness & comfort.