08:47AM | 04/27/09
Member Since: 06/08/04
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I live in Massachussets and I was told by my local building inspector that I need additional ventilation in the basement. The code is 8% of the square footage of the room needs to be window space. (I don't know if I'm explaining that well enough). However, I either need more windows or mechanical ventilation installed.

What are my options and what would the rough cost of a unit and install be?


11:37AM | 04/29/09
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
I install Humidex units in basements with excellent results.

I even have on in my own home. The do not consume much electricity and the noise is minimal. I leave the unit running 24/7 to reduce humidity in my basement.

Humidex has a suggested retail price of $1,500 installed.

Since I also live in Mass, you can contact me for pricing.




07:37AM | 04/30/09
Member Since: 06/08/04
28 lifetime posts
Hi Ron, thanks for responding. Is the Humidex system just a dehumidifier? The Building Inspector is telling me I need additional air circulated into the basement (and obviously an exhaust out as well).

Are there any smaller/cheaper units under $1000 installed. The space is very small and the cost/benefit ratio seems to not be worth it.


02:40PM | 04/30/09
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
The Humidex unit will control humidity while venting air out. I installed a Humidex unit because I wanted the ability to set the unit to run when the humidity level went over 50%.

Since you need to satisfy your local B.I., your options are limited.

I have installed other units, but none seem to have the longevity of the Humidex units. They have an excellent 10 year warranty and solid build quality.

The price for the Humidex is SUGGESTED by the mfg.

Email me, I will give you my phone number.
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