As a homeowner, living in sizzling & humid weather conditions can be hard business. Although heating costs in the Winter respectfully equalled out to what I’m now paying year round for air conditioning system alone, it seems love my Heating, Ventilation, & A/C idea is running incessantly every single afternoon of the year. Couple my close proximity to water with the sun is certainly intense in this section of the country, and you have a recipe for a wet & moldy environment. Simply running my central air conditioner yearly is not enough to keep the humidity down to a comfortable level inside my house. I bought a portable dehumidifier that plugs into any proper 120 volt wall outlet & has a collection bag for water or a port on the back where you can run a drain hose. Since I don’t have a floor drain anywhere in my house, nor any occasions near doors or windows where I could run the line outdoors, I was forced to use the collection bucket. This past month, the humidity outside has hovered between 68 & 90% every single afternoon, with the exception of the few rainy days where it jumped up to 100%. I had no idea that this would entail a full bag of water twice a afternoon when running the dehumidifier non stop. This might sound trivial at first, but after you’ve strained your back numerous times a afternoon for a month straight, you start to guess otherwise. I’m going to invest in a central dehumidifier which attaches to my central air conditioner, so I can run it simultaneously whenever the latter is on. Although the upfront cost is higher, I no longer have to worry about emptying water collection buckets & the performance is higher than any non commercial sized dehumidifier available in my area.