Looking for advice on using our dehumidifier to remove musty odors in our basement.
We have a finished basement that has a musty smell. It is dry except for very rare extreme downpours that cause a bit of water to come in in the unfinished portion. It runs down the drain that is in the same area.
One of our issues is whether or not to run the dehumidifier year round. We live in the mid-west (Missouri) and get all four seasons and summertime humidity. I like to have the windows open as much as possible, typically in the spring and fall. The dehumidifier is in our basement and the door to the basement is almost always closed. Do we run the dehumidifier when the upstairs windows are open? I have read conflicting information.
When finances allow we need to address the problem. Our furnace and AC are 22 years old and we have an older dehumidifier.