Ok, so I have learned that I have some humidity problems in my home (1,100 square foot ranch) in southern New York State. Winter time is fine and summertime is fine. where I have issues is on cooler days or mornings where the dew point is high. For example, last night when I went to bed, the RH was 50%, the ac had been on from the late afternoon through the evening. It seems to do a great job at removing the humidity even though it is a bit oversized.
However, last night the temp dropped to 62 outside and the RH this morning OUtside is 85%. I had slept with some windows open b/c my AC just would not have run overnight with temps that low.
The RH in the house this morning is 70%. That has me nervous about mold,etc...
I do run a dehumidifier in the basement which works great at keeping the entire basement at 50%, I have the drain go directly to my sump, so it runs auto pretty much.
I have seen some posts about whole house dehumidifiers and the possiblilty of hooking them up to the main return? of the house.
Are these types of dehumidifiers, sante fe, etc.., that hook up to the duct work easy to find and also are they the type of thing that a homeowner installs?
I installed the one in the basement, but it was easy, just put it there and hook up a garden hose to it. Not so sure about hooking up to the ductwork though.