Basement residing conditions

When my buddies & I decided to rent out an house house, there were two living rooms & a basement.

I thought I was being so smart choosing the basement as my living room.

The basement was large & I had plenty of space to store my bed, desk, clothing & workout equipment. I was also totally private, but unless you wanted to do laundry, nobody bothered me, then yeah, it was a bit annoying having to go upstairs anytime I needed to pee or eat. The major con was the air quality in the basement though; Basements are truly stuffy & moist like. I abruptly realized that I was getting sick all the time due to the moist air quality. I had to buy myself a sit down dehumidifier to take care of the moisture, then frequently I needed to clean the machine or else mold & mildew would form inside of it. I then struggled with staying hot enough in my little basement too. The boiler plan was in the basement with it, however heat rises, even though I couldn’t touch the boiler since it was lava hot, the basement was cold cold. I ended up needing to buy a space heating system to add a little warmth to my wet cave. It wasn’t the greatest option of rooms. If I could go back, I would choose a small living room to have proper heating & air quality. It also would have been nice to have a window & be near the bathroom & living room. I will never live in a basement again.

Cooling technician