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I recently purchase a house in Northern NJ and have quite a bit of Humidity in the basement. The central AC is connected to the basement but i barely run the AC because it has not gotten that hot. I am thinking about putting the Sanidry (expensive) dehumidifier but i am not sure if it is necessary. Its a finished basement and i would like to use it for as a play room for the kids so i want to make sure there is no mold or musty smell. Is there another solution beyond a dehumidifier. I looked at humidex but it does not look like it will work in the summer months.

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Dehumidifier for sure!, usually a small 200$ unit will do the job. you can even hook a hose to one to drain it so you dont have to empty the bucket all the time. as for your house, when its raining hard outside, walk around you house and see if there is any areas where water is going in beside a wall. also long eavestrough pipes away from the house helps alot

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