This little dehumidifier is ideal for one room (no bigger than 8 x 10). I use it in my office at work to remove that cloying summer morning moisture after the air conditioner has been off all weekend. While it doesn't suck up the humidity fast, it is effective over the long-run. It runs very quiet but only has one speed. It's super lightweight and easy to put just about anywhere. The water tray is easy to empty and isn't open like some of the trays, so you don't have to worry about sloshing water as you carry it to the sink. It's very attractive and is stable sitting on the rug.