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.