He said this is a common issue with basement air quality, and using the correct HVAC equipment I can expect to see improvement within only a few days
I love having a basement. I feel like it’s a real luxury, and I can’t imagine moving into a house without one ever again. I appreciate the extra storage space it provides, the utility space that is perfect for doing laundry and completing household projects, and I love the naturally cold air that the ground insulates year round. The only thing that turns me off from our current basement is its tendency to collect too much moisture. The air down there is always nice and cool, but sometimes it gets far too humid to deal with. The moisture gets into every surface downstairs, and compromises the items I have stored down there, creating mold and mildew that is difficult to get rid of. Sometimes I can’t even do laundry downstairs because everything ends up reeking of mold and requiring multiple washes. I contacted my local HVAC technician and described my problem, and he was quick to offer me a reasonable solution. He recommended that I purchase a few high powered dehumidifiers and place them strategically around the basement to remove the extra moisture from the cool indoor air. He said this is a common issue with basement air quality, and using the correct HVAC equipment I can expect to see improvement within only a few days. I asked him to point me towards the correct dehumidifying units, and he issued me a quote for several energy efficient models that wouldn’t break the bank, since I need to operate them 24/7. I’m ready to get serious about my basement’s air quality.