Basement Humidity

Old 11-17-11, 05:20 PM
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Basement Humidity

We live in central NH and our basement is extremely humid in the summer and we usually run a dehumidifier non-stop from spring until fall. This year we are still running the dehumidifier (we have had unusually warm weather and rain). Last night I purchased a cheap $10 thermostat w/a hygrometer and was shocked when I checked it tonight to find that the basement is 48 degrees and the humidity is 60%.

I would like to treat the basement to make it more bearable in the summer, but don't want to use a toxic materials.

Any recommendations?

Thank you!
Old 11-17-11, 07:12 PM
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You have to stop the moisture from the outside. If your dehumidifier is running that much you need a better unit. At 48 degrees a off the shelf unit is not going to do it. You need a good unit
Old 11-18-11, 10:19 AM
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48° is pretty darn cold - is this not a conditioned basement?

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