Dehumidifier During Winter Months?

December 14th, 2009 by admin Leave a reply »

Question:

Hi, I live in a Franklin, WI condo with a finished basement (rec room). During the summer we run a dehumidifier. Is it necessary to run it during the winter months? We have no moisture problems. Thanks.

-Pat

Answer:

DehumidifierSorry, but there is no simple answer to this. It depends on the moisture balance in your home and if the lower, finished level is connected to the central heating system.

I would anticipate that with a newer condo and a finished basement, you don’t need to operate a dehumidifier. I assume the space is connected to the forced-air furnace, so basically the moisture level in the lower level will be the same as the upper level. Moisture will move quickly through the forced-air heating system.

-Tom

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