I've nearly finished my basement home theater and it came out really, really nice but I have two big problems:
1) It's getting very humid down there.
2) It's getting a bit warm for comfort (about 71 degrees)
Today I bought a dehumidier and put it down there but to my horror after about 1 hour it raised the temperature to 76.2 degrees and it's still rising.
Since I have no windows down there I am at a loss of what to do.
My basement is split into three sections and only the first section is finished (eg. my home theater). I guess I can place the dehumidifier on the other side of the basement.
Would that solve my humidity problem? (and reduce the heat?)
I think my only air conditioning option is one of those "split" air conditioners that go on the inside of the house AND the outside (eg. kind of like a central air unit), but they cost $1500 or more plus the cost of installation.
Any advice is greatly appriciated.....