Life in a basement lake house is pretty great, most of the time. Living below ground means that our venue stays cooler in the summer, and warmer in the summer, plus basement apartments aren’t the most sought after venues to live, so I pay a lot less in rent than I would living in a lot of other venues… Combine that with the money I save from not running our Heating and A/C method as much to be comfortable and not having an AC method at all, and the savings is quite a bit. However, living in a basement unit does have its disadvantages. For 1, you get undoubtedly little natural sunlight, so I often have to remember to drag myself outside get some fresh air. For another, it is not always as comfortable as I would adore it to be. My bedroom is the greatest problem. While the rest of the basement has access to the slider door, so the air quality is a bit better here, the air flow doesn’t quite get all the way back to our bedroom. In consequence, the air in our bedroom feels undoubtedly heavy and cold. My bedsheets often assume damp, although I really put them in the drier for more than long enough. However, this was straightforward to solve with a small dehumidifier. The dehumidified removes the excess moisture in the air, which is the real cause behind summertime discomfort. Within just a day of using the dehumidifier, our bed sheets felt clean and crisp, and the bedroom itself felt a lot warmer. The dehumidifier is small enough that it’s quiet too, so I can run it all the time and not be disturbed by it.