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Controlling Excess Humidity in the Winter

In older homes, winter humidity problems often mean excessively dry air that requires adding humidity to the air. In newer homes, however, outdoor air does not circulate as easily through the home because of tighter construction, better insulation and improved sealing of windows and doors. The result can be excess humidity that leads to fogged windows and the potential for moisture damage.

The most effective way to manage wintertime moisture problems and maintain healthy indoor air quality is to ensure adequate ventilation. This means having supply and exhaust ventilation that allows for sufficient air circulation to remove humid air. Types of ventilation systems include bathroom fans, kitchen range hoods, roof vents, etc. In addition, fresh air inlets can be installed to supply fresh air to bedrooms and other living areas.

Because there are many factors that affect the amount of ventilation needed to correct wintertime moisture problems – including the size of the home, the number of occupants, the natural ventilation rate, and potential sources of moisture – you should consult with a home heating and cooling expert before attempting to correct the problem yourself.

Have excessive moisture or other indoor air quality problems? Call ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric, we can evaluate your home and provide effective solutions.

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