I have a 80% finished basement in my house and its a walk-out basement. FYI, this is in Virginia.
There are 2 small 10x10 rooms that aren't finished which is perfect for storage. These rooms are to the front of the house so they are below ground level.
The problem started when one of the rooms smelt weird (water dampness sort of smell). I read that dehumidifiers could help. So I got a Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier and ran it for 3 days. When it started it showed me a humidity levels of 70.
It runs non stop and brings down the humidity to the set value of 50. But as soon as the tank is full and it auto shuts off, the level is back to 70. Is it because the A/C is on too?
The smell is 90% gone.
Is this normal? Any thoughts on what else I should be doing?
This post was edited by ddkg on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 17:13