Home humidity Posts

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

...home has a higher relative humidity (RH). If you don’t have an air exchanger yet that is likely part of the problem, as moisture you generate in the home (thr...

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

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...humidity level in your home if it is too high, so first hit the hardware store and pick up a hygrometer to measure the indoor relative humidity, They cost abo...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...humidity level in the home low, down below 40% Relative humidity if you can. Avoid leaving out any food that might attract ants. Signs of carpenter ...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

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

...home is typically responsible for more than 30% of heat loss. It sounds like you do have problems caused by excess water infiltrating your basement walls, pro...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had cellulose added decades ago, but the cellulose h...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Dense Pack Cellulose Wall insulation

...homes with interior air conditioning can create a significant differential in temperature and humidity from indoors to out compared to homes in the past that ra...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

I watched a presentation by Emmanuel Cosgrove of Ecohome who said that a house built on an insulated slab floor was much more ecological and more affordable th...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
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