How to get fresh air in finished basement without the condensation?
Purchasing a 1960’s built home that has a “finished” basement on Long Island (mixed Humid / 4). There is forced air AC upstairs, but none downstairs in the basement. There is oil fired hot water radiators both up and down. Looking for a short-term and long-term strategy. Will eventually undertake major renovation and do a better job looking at the whole house system.
I am familiar with ERVs and HRVs, and have chosen passive fresh air strategies (both bath fan/inlet and air handler connected) in our past homes.
The basement remains passively cool during the summer. My concern is if I go and cut in a dampered passive fresh air inlet, and put a timer on the bath fan, am I not going to get warm most air condensing on my cool basement surfaces? An ERV would help, but not that much.
What are some other retrofit strategies for getting fresh air into a finished basement?
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