Last month, my husband and I were looking for a good dehumidifier for our home. We were so tired of needing to drag out the old dehumidifier and try to empty the water tank, without spilling the water all over the floor. It was such a pain, and it was messy too. We were hoping to find a dehumidifier that we could just place a hose outside and hopefully the water would all go onto the ground and not on my hardwood floors. I ended up calling the HVAC company to get their input on our dehumidification problem. He asked us how old our air conditioner was. We told him we still used window air conditioning because of the lack of ductwork. He smiled and he said he had the perfect thing for us. We had told him we were looking for a new air conditioner for the living room. He suggested a new model that he had just got into the showroom. It was smart and compact. The AC unit was only half the size of our cumbersome, heavy old AC unit. He told us that this Ac unit was complete with a dehumidifier and an air purifier. He showed us the stats on the new AC unit and my husband was impressed. For a window AC unit, it had a SEER, or energy efficiency rating of 15. This was really good for a window air conditioner. The AC unit was also heavy enough to cool our entire downstairs and it was less than half of what we had paid for the unit. He told us that he would even take our old unit in for trade, whenever we were ready to part with it.