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Old 05-18-20, 04:05 AM
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jpescatore
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My indoor trainer set up is in the basement, so it is naturally cooler than the house temperatures upstairs. A $20 tlltable 16" floor fan has more than enough air movement to keep me cool - I still sweat up my clothes, but not pooling sweat on the floor at all. And I sweat pretty heavily.

Is your fan big enough/close enough? On some of these YouTube videos I see people using 6" fans 10 feet away - that wouldn't do it for me.

Someone else mentioned a dehumidifier: 2 years ago I had my hot water heater in the basement replaced with an energy saving unit that actually incorporates a heat pump for one of the heating elements. That ends up essentially "air conditioning" the basement, both lowering the temperature but more importantly lowering the humidity. After that went in, I found I could lower the fan speed from high to medium, I think mostly because of the noticeably drier air in the basement. A duhumidifier might be worth a try.
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