this humidifier works great and does a really good job removing liquid from the air. I use it in my basement of my new home. The newly poored concrete is still releasing a lot of moisture, so the basement gets very humid and can be very muggy. I leave this running as much as possible to reomove all of that humidity. It works very well. The downsides I can think of is taht it is a bit noisy, but for me that is fine because I keep it in the basement which is not living quarters for my family. The tank fills up very quick and has to be emptied twice a day if I want to keep it running constantly,. as my basement floors cure more, this will hopefully not be the case. If you have a drain in the area you plan on placing the humidifier I advise that you hook up the draining mechanism so you are not constantly hasseling with emptying the things. It does have a nice smooth look, I would recommend this.