We are creating a basement suite in our house. Currently, it is unoccupied and the relative humidity this summer is 70-72%.
Part of the legal suite requirements say that we must block the forced air ducts to the suite and install separate heating. We've decided on electric fan heaters.
We want a way to bring down the humidity, especially once the suite is occupied and people are cooking, showering, etc. The suite will have two bathrooms. If we place a dehumidistat in a central location and wire it to both bathroom fans, will this effectively lower humidity?
The other option is to install a stand-alone dehumidifier (50-70 pint) but we are concerned about noise.
The suite is approximately 1500 sq ft. What is the best (quietest and most effective) way to reduce humidity?