franpipeman wrote:If you are looking for humidity reduction in summer a hot water heat pump, dehumidfies your space and puts the heat
nto your hot water heater storage tank very effiecient in summer some like what is known as the geyser from nyle can be hooked up to indepenct storage tanks makes your hot water and dehumidifies your home at a very low electrical usage.
I have been seriously looking into to getting one of these. I have a small DHW load (2 adults) and my electric bill is only 50-60/month in the summer. Even if I burned 20-25lbs a day that would cost 90-100 dollars a month. However, I am in upstate NY so humidity is bad here in the summer. My basement was routinely 80%+ humidity last summer, no dehumidifier. I was thinking that since I have electric hot water anyway, I could get the Nyles Geyser and hook it right up to my electric tank like they describe in the youtube video. This would heat my hot water at a reduced rate and dehumidify the basement. My only concern is....since I have a light DHW load will I get enough de-humidification in the basement to make a difference? Any one have some real world experience with one of these units?