Dealing with those moisture issues
My cousin has been pushing me to try zone controlled heating and cooling in my two story farmhouse. I always complain about the high energy costs just trying to keep the whole locale cool in the summer time with my ailing central Heating and A/C system. She explained how a series of ductless mini split cooling system and heating system combo units can be located in separate rooms in your home and all connect to a single condenser unit outside. They can all be run simultaneously and at odd temperature settings. If you have a home with several renters with odd weather conditions needs, this setup allows everyone to have their own set temperature in their own private spaces. But if you live alone love myself, the real advantage is only heating and cooling the unique rooms I’m using at any given time, which cancels out most of my minute floor. All of those extra bedrooms up there just full of storage boxes do not need standard air conditioning, or so I assumed. I live in a humid environment and rely on my central cooling system to keep the moisture levels in check as much as I need it to keep it cool indoors. When you’re running a central system, it’s recirculating all of the air in your home and pumping it into every room, nook, and cranny. I figured that doing zone control wouldn’t be an issue, even though I didn’t consider humidity. I don’t want my upstairs storage rooms to abruptly get entirely humid in the summer time months and potentially spur mold propagation in my boxes and spare clothes. I’m still mulling over my choices; I could get a central dehumidifying system, but that would still require running the Heating and A/C system, even if the air conditioning component was switched off. I may buy portable dehumidifiers to keep in certain areas of my home and setup fans along paths to circulate the dried air into each room. I’m hoping this solves all of my heating and cooling troubles at once.