This is a very small, compact mini-dehumidifier. It sounds great, it even has an ultra-violet light to help rid your home of contaminates and mold. It isn't overly loud. However, that's where the good stuff ends because it is a rather dismal failure. Dehumidifiers should remove excess moisture from your house, and living in southern Mississippi, we've got humidity to spare. This little machine seems to fail to find it, however. I was concerned that the relatively small reservoir would require frequent emptying, which was more than once daily, in my mind. Unfortunately, it doesn't. After four days of running, there was a scant 1/2" of water in the bottom of the very small reservoir. I had thought I'd move it from room to room, as needed, to ensure that we didn't get funky smells or mildewed areas as a result of not using a closet or spare bedroom. Instead, I think I need 3 or 4 per room, and our mid century house does not have large rooms OR high ceilings! I'd read plenty of reviews (I thought) to make sure that we got a quality unit. The reviews I read had only complained of noise from the fan, which I assumed we could cope with because we like white noise to block the sounds of traffic, etc. plus we could locate it in another room other than the one we'd be using. The noise is instead very quiet--less than a new fan would produce. I'd not mind the noise one bit, but I really would prefer that it did remove the moisture from the air better. Overall, I'm highly disappointed. It doesn't do the job it was obtained to do. It doesn't even come close to minimal expectations. Even comparing it to the ancient unit (produced in the late 1950s) that we had when I was a kid, this is a dismal failure, and I'd think in 60 years, something would have improved besides a tiny ultra violet light. We are stuck with this unit and its dismal performance for now, but we're shopping for one that can actually remove some moisture and perform, noisy or not. This is nearly useless. Design It looks good. Wish it worked as well as it looks.
Moss Point, MS