What size dehumidifier do I need for my basement?
Hi -- I need some advice about what size dehumidifier I need for my unheated basement in MA. My house was built about 1870 and has a rubblestone foundation. About half of the basement floor has a thin veneer of concrete and the rest is dirt. Up to now, I didn't attempt to run a dehumidifier because it seemed like it would just be a losing battle, but after flooding last spring (like most of eastern MA and RI) and a humid summer, the humidity level down there has not returned to normal.
The basement footprint is 1000 sq. ft. and the ceiling height is just under 8', if that helps. I plan to run a hose from the dehumidifier to my sump so I won't have to empty the dehumidifier tank manually.
Also, if anyone can recommend a particular brand or model that is quiet, reliable, energy-efficient, and designed to run at lower temperatures, I would appreciate it.