Venting dryer inside house
I’m going to get absolutely roasted for asking this, but…
We’re moving into a new house and will be replacing the old electric hot water heater with a new heat pump unit (probably a Stiebel Eltron) in the basement.
Separate but related, it appears the laundry room does not have a vent connection for the dryer (there is a second laundry area upstairs that the current owner appears to use as primary).
Rather than drill a hole in the side of the house for the vent, would it make sense to vent the hot, humid dryer exhaust into the basement (obviously would need to address the lint issue, but stay with me…)? My thought is that this would provide “better” air for the heat pump, and the heat pump would cool and dehumidify the basement.
I know going in that this is probably a TERRIBLE idea, but figured I’d ask just in case… I’m guessing the air is way too wet to be properly dehumidified by the heat pump, and I’m asking for mold and general dampness problems.
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