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Best Ways To Reduce Moisture in Your Home

September 1st, 2014 10:32 PM by Dan Howard

What Do We Do Now to Control Moisture in Our Building?

  • Control and monitor relative humidity to between 40% to 50%

  • Add a dehumidifier. Consider a whole house dehumidifier or a portable unit connected to a continuous drain.

  • Add an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) to your furnace to add fresh air, control moisture and reduce heat or cooling loss. 

  • Run forced air HVAC systems with the blower fan set to "on" instead of "auto" for better distribution of moisture through the entire home

  • Have HVAC systems property sized

  • Identify and correct areas of dampness

  • Look at the condensation issue when making home improvements

  • Eliminate hidden areas of condensation such as those in unheated areas

  • Have an assessment of your home to identify contaminates and hidden moisture areas  

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Posted by Dan Howard on September 1st, 2014 10:32 PM



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