Standalone dehumidification required in zone 4a?
I’ve lived in an 1100 sqft NYC apartment for a number of years but recently bought an old townhouse (3 story, ~2500 sqft) that I’m bringing up to modern spec. My experience in the apartment is our AC gets the place plenty cold (~72F) but doesn’t do enough humidity (60-65%). To counteract this, I bought a 35 pint dehumidifier which fills up twice a day during the summer and once a day during the spring and fall.
I often see advice that standalone dehumidification is a waste of money and energy, and the AC system should handle it. However, this isn’t my experience and was curious what other people in similar climates observe. I don’t want to pay to install a dehumidifier that I don’t need, but I also don’t want to finish building the house to discover I really should have put in ductwork for the dehumidifer.
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