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Old 2011-09-01, 11:35 PM
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Hi im just wondering if anyone can tell me how to get a good humidity level in my house. We have a dehumidifier running in the basement, and running the a/c sometimes and our humidity level still hangs between 60 and 70 %. Im not sure what else to do.
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Old 2011-09-02, 12:07 PM
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That's odd. Between the dehumidifier and the AC, you should be good. Do you keep your windows open a lot? Do you take long showers?

What size is your home, and what kind/capacity dehumidifier do you have?

I have a 2000 sq ft semi, with no AC and the Dehumidifier has no problem keeping humidity between 40 and 50%
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Old 2011-09-02, 12:55 PM
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From my experience (posted in detail in this thread : http://www.buildinghomes.ca/communit...ad.php?t=17435), the right sized dehumidifier and AC 24/7.
Good luck! I know it can be frustrating!
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Old 2011-09-03, 01:09 AM
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i have a 2121 sq ft and im using a LG Electronics 65-Pint Dehumidifier,and i cant seem to get the humidity to 50,i have the dehumidifier set at 40,is there something im doing wrong?
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Old 2011-09-03, 09:27 AM
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i forgot to add the tempature reads fine in the basement its just on the main floor,i would just think that the tempature would carry over to the main floor,im reading 45 in the basement and on the main floor its around 60 to 68
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Old 2011-09-03, 11:57 AM
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Does your air circulate between the floors? We have our furnace fan on all the time right now (it being the first year we are in the home)
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Old 2011-09-03, 12:32 PM
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The first things we made sure to do were have the fan switched to "ON", not "auto". Drop the temp in the house by a degree to help run the AC longer. You said your AC is on only sometimes, try keeping the windows closed and running the AC always.
Are you using the bucket or the direct drain with your dehumidifier? I found when we were using the bucket, we would have to empty it at least once a day, and if you don't, it shuts off, humidity creeps back up then you are working to get it down again. The drain prevents this.
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