dehumidifer basement vs.upstairs


Old 03-09-16, 08:11 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 121
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
dehumidifer basement vs.upstairs

Can I expect a dehumidifier placed in the basement to effect the humidity levels on the upper level?

In my case the unit is sized only for the basement space which is showing the highest RH. However,I am hoping that indirectly the unit will effect upstairs levels as well since the basement will now be dryer.
Sponsored Links
Old 03-09-16, 08:36 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,575
Received 94 Votes on 83 Posts
Depends on whether you have airflow between the two floors. In other words, can the dehumidified air in the basement get upstairs?

While I close the door to the basement at all times, I have vents and returns open on all floors so the furnace or AC will distribute that air for me.
Old 03-09-16, 10:50 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,148
Received 1,113 Votes on 1,033 Posts
I wouldn't count on getting much of a humidity advantage upstairs.
You will get some of the heat though.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: