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super musty basement-can I combine new furnace with dehumidifier

chicagoerin
7 years ago

Hi-I am buying a house with a 1400 sq ft unfinished basement. house is 60 years old and doesn't appear to get water when it rains, but it smells incredibly musty. it currently has oil heat and I am upgrading to gas.

1. What should I buy to dehumidify basement? type/size. Whole house dehumidifer?
2. Since I am replacing furnace, water heater and need a dehumidifier down there..is there anything I should consider in terms of an all in one heater/dehumidifier unit?
3. Water heater-is gas cheaper to run if both are energy star rated?
4. I would assume the basement doesn't get much air ventilation

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