After all, this is not one of its primary roles
Like most people, I loved to disappear into the basement once in a while. I had turned it into some man cave for myself and my friends. It is no longer fun to stay down there. There is always a strange smell that I am yet to figure out. The irritating odor always seems to come and go. It smells as though there is something damp somewhere, yet all my efforts reveal nothing. Everywhere appears to be dry, but the air is not fresh. After a few weeks, I noted that molds were growing all over the walls. That is when it hit me that the situation with my basement’s heat and cooling moisture was off. Either my furnace was not doing its work well, or I needed a quick assessment by my HVAC technician. Not wanting the situation to deteriorate, I called my air conditioner expert to have a look. Three days later, and after a detailed check, it was clear that my HVAC unit was not performing optimally. Usually, the unit would release all the excess humidity in the space. The HVAC unit was not dehumidifying as it should. Most of the condensed moisture was not draining as it should. The technician advised on getting a new dehumidifier for the basement. After all, this is not one of its primary roles. With this new information, I will be hunting for a new dehumidifier for my man cave. The amount of peace I get just being down there enjoying a movie or a game is worth this investment.