I also have a basement divided into multiple areas: a family room, a laundry room, and a section in the middle. I bought one dehumidifier at first, but when I put it in one area its RH would drop, but the other area would stay a little higher (I used two hygrometers to measure). I bought a second dehumidifier, placed one in the family room, and the other in the laundry room and the results were better. Both main areas of the basement are at about the same, lower RH level now.
I agree with you that the dehumidifiers are pretty expensive, and that's why I bought both of my dehumidifiers second hand, and that saved me lots!
Originally Posted by LifesPeachy
We have 3 separate sections of our downstairs, 2/3 of it is a MIL apt that is being rented so her door is always closed. 1/3 is a foyer, laundry room, and bathroom- this is outside the MIL. And finally through the foyer yet another door is an office and hallway that lead upstairs. Can I put one dehumidifier in the middle of this crazy downstairs which would be the closed foyer (but there are doors leading to the office/upstairs and the MIL) or would it better to have 3 dehumidifiers- one for each separate section?
I know this sounds like a crazy question and I'd just get 3 if they weren't so expensive! Just wondering basically if they work through doors..