I'll never know how on earth my mother's basement got to a 70% humidity level, but it did. What's no surprise, is that it was time to get a dehumidifier. I'm talking bordering on squishy carpet, UGH. In between my gagging, I looked to Bestbuy.com to find out what her options were. Turns out, a lot of people must be having their own debate as to whether they live in the U.S. or in some tropical rainforest, as this appeared to be the only model available for pickup that day -- oh, well, I'll take it!! Mom and I rushed there and bought it. This sucker cleared out our muggy basement in a few days flat!! Holey Moley this sucker is awesome! The collection tray is easy to access, but if you prefer, you can route the water out a window or perhaps into your drain using the included hose. What I like most about this unit, besides its efficiency, is that you can program it to a specific humidity level. This dehumidifier will work until it reaches that level, then shut off, when it detects humidity rising beyond the level you have set, it kicks back on and gets to work clearing the air! I can't imaging all the things that can fester in a humid basement and I don't want to. My mother doesn't find this model noisy or annoying at all, as I see some people report -- granted, it is kept on the complete opposite side of the basement from her bedroom. All in all, just don't run it on high I suppose if you don't want some noise. Anyhow, embrace drier air, and healthier breathing with this Frigidaire!!!