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High humidity levels and coldness

...dehumidifier in the basement. 50 – 65 RH is a little bit high, but with a dehumidifier that you could buy for a couple of hundred dollars I think you could brin...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

I live in Sudbury in a 1959 bungalow and the basement is always humid and the dehumidifier runs constantly. It also costs a fortune to heat. I was advised to i...

Posted by Anonymous Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Foam board insulation in basement

...dehumidifier. Read those links above, and I would say start with the one about why basements are moldy, and I think all this will make more sense. I would for...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...dehumidifier for a couple of weeks and it hasn't fixed the issue or smell. I smelled behind the insulation and found that to be where the smell is originating.....

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...dehumidifier. Solutions: The first thing we would recommend is removing the wet and mouldy fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass is quite susceptible to moi...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...dehumidifier. Forgetting about insulation for the moment, you could at least stick a 6 mil poly vapor barrier on the walls if that's where the moisture issue ...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you get rid of mould in a bathroom?

...dehumidifier help? The first thing to realize is that mold grows in humid environments. So along with getting rid of it, you should take steps to prevent it fro...

Posted by Anonymous Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...dehumidifier in the mean time, and try to keep the humidity to 50%RH or lower if possible. Doing that should alleviate a bit of the problem.

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...dehumidifier going, then those few places where you haven’t completed the insulation will have more heat loss but they shouldn’t be a major source of moisture. ...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...

...dehumidifier if that's possible?). Anyway, a bio-home inspector would be ideal but all funds need to go towards the actual updates. HVAC right now is not effici...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

...dehumidifier, or and HRV or ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilation / Energy Recovery Ventilation). The Rockwool insulation boards can go right against the CMU wall (R...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
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