I've had less than good experiences with dehumidifiers, so I'd prefer to defer judgment until I see how this unit performs over the long haul. Some I've purchased haven't lived long enough to warrant their purchase, and the warranty provided is worthless. I'm hoping Danby is different. Mean time, it is performing quite nicely--had to dump the bucket after only ten hours of operation, so it's doing what it's intended to do, and very well. Not very loud while operating, with the compressor very silent.