Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


05:12PM | 04/12/07
Member Since: 04/11/07
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I've been told conflicting stories about central air conditioning for the basement. Some say that the central air will keep the humidity down by itself while others say that you may have to lower the temp. too much before it makes much of a difference. I was also told that some people use both a dehumidifier and air conditioning together. Is there such a thing that has it all in one unit? Is there one best way?


03:10AM | 05/01/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
271 lifetime posts
Every house is different as is every situation. Different factors will play a roll in your situation. Natural relative humidity, basement size and openess and if it is a finished basement, was drywall used or paneling...etc.

What works for one basement may not work for another.


10:26AM | 08/14/14
Like KingVolcano said, it depends on each basement. We had central air in the basement of the house I grew up in and it worked great there. The house I live in now uses a different method and it works great for this house. A professional might be able to help you decide what would be best for your house specifically. Good luck!


02:48PM | 08/14/14
Member Since: 08/14/14
3 lifetime posts
My sister lives in Michigan, and they just put a portable air conditioner in their basement. The central wasn't working too well in the basement, but the portable unit helps keep it tolerable.

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