Our house is 7-8 months old in the Central PA area. We have been running a dehumidifier in the basement for several months. It was filling up about every 5 days until the recent hot/humid weather has it filling up daily. I read it was good to remove the moisture in a new house, but is a dehumidifier useful in the summer? After the house settles/dries is it a good ides to continue? I hope to refinish the basement in a year or two, already seen a lot of print on that topic.
I have a brand new house in south texas and my humidity levels were high around 65%.During the winter months the humidity is fine.I have done much research on the subject and found that humidity levels above 55% is unhealthy. I have my dehumidifier set for 50% relative humidity and maintain that throughtout the year. This will solve mold and dust-mite problems.This also is a good setting if you have wood floors which require 50% for warranty purposes.