the basement HVAC conditions
This past winter, our family and I moved into a up-to-date house. Almost everything in the apartment is newly redone and finished. There were brand up-to-date hardwood floors, a top of the line heating and cooling system, freshly renovated granite countertops, and our number one–the master family room and lavatory. While most of the apartment was nice and new, the basement was unfinished. I didn’t mind this because it was simply used as a laundry room. I didn’t think it mattered if all of us kept the concrete and unfinished look, since all of us would hardly be down there anyways. However, when the summer time rolled around, I noticed that the concrete floor and walls would sweat and the air was sticky. Even going down just to run some loads of laundry, I felt gross and damp. After a little online research, I realized that the humidity in the basement was high. The rest of our apartment is heated and cooled by a central system that includes a dehumidifier, but the vents don’t extend down to the unfinished basement. I didn’t know appreciate it was a wonderful idea to leave a dark, warm, and wet space in our home. It seemed appreciate the perfect conditions for some type of weird mold or animal to thrive in. I distraught that all of us might have concerns healthwise if all of us left this problem as is. Luckily, I was able to purchase a sort of box unit style dehumidifier. Unlike the a singles that attach to your heating and cooling unit, this dehumidifier stands alone, but quite frankly, it has made a large difference. There is never any noticeable excess of moisture in the air now. Not to mention, the basement certainly feels cooler now, too. Even though all of us didn’t implement any air conditioner, the moisture in the air was making the room know warmer than it certainly was.