I am moving again. I found the perfect place that has space and a good neighbors. I have been living in a town home that had a basement but it also had a sump pump in the corner. It always smelled damp and I hated having my food storage down there. I felt confident in my storage holding up but the dampness really bothered me. This new place has a basement that is dry, no sump and does not smell musty. It is cool and has two rooms that I could store food in. One is a normal room that is in right off the furnished part of the basement (semi-cool) but anyone opening the door will see my food storage. Off that room is another door that leads to the water heater and furnace with an adjoining smaller room. I am thinking this would be a good place for my preps but am questioning if the water heater and furnace will be too dry and warm. It felt cool both times I was down there but the heater and water heater really were not being used. I would like my preps to stay cool and dry. There is a half wall separating the room and the furnace/water heater. Do you think in the winter it will get too warm and dry?