I was thinking about installing a fresh air intake with a damper.
+1 Especially if you live in an area where the bug spray truck passes down your street in the summertime...For a fresh air intake to your skimmer just be careful to where you place the inlet outside your home and think about using a charcoal canister to filter the air reducing contaminants
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Split the intake between a fresh air damper and your AC intake. The exhaust it to the AC plenum. Tie the fan terminals on the HVAC and dehumidifier as per instructions. If you already have bath vents that exhaust outside the home, you don't need to do anything else. Put the humidistat on your highest floor in the home, or in the middle of your home if you are single story.
You want these to run continuous as much as possible, so bigger is not better.
Yeah I thought about that also. The dehumidifier I have now is a commercial one and it’s constantly running
I’m an AC guy
his is my only hesitation to doing something like @clsanchez77 recommend. Is there a way to have the system stop pulling air in when the humidity is 90 -100%. I guess pulling-in extremely cold or hot air is another of my concerns. @BumpaBaaby, is the best way to just go the manual route of opening and closing it yourself?
Just make sure the damper is only opened to 10%. When it does get cold you can open the damper all the way to get free coolingYes, there are controls on these systems, everything is $$$ of course. I actually don't have one, but plan to put one in when I replace the AC.