This is a wonderful dehumidifier. It's a bit noisy, but no noisier than an oscillating fan. a great job of removing moisture from the air is. It is automatically cut off when the tank is full. Placed in a laminate floor hall, just in case it was dripping. I would not put on the carpet. I empty the water collected in the back of my toilet to save on your water bill! We live in southeastern North Carolina in the, where it is very humid in the summer. But I bought it in the winter, when we had a very rainy spell. I emptied 5x over a period of 24 hours to begin. Well, it made my home feels more comfortable on the Elimination of all that water from the air! I'm looking forward to using this summer to hopefully cut down on my bill for air conditioning.