Relative humidity / Discussions

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...humidity inside my home is still high 50-65% . Furthermore, a contractor recommended installing an air purifying system, adding additional insulation in the a...

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

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

...relative humidity (RH). To understand all about condensation on windows, and how to prevent & cure it - see here . But to answer the question, if you don’t ha...

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

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...relative humidity in your crawlspace and increasing your risk of mold forming . Here is our page all about how to insulate a crawl space – Crawlspaces are ver...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...relative humidity. Some hardwood species perform reasonably well in this capacity, but we would recommend that you first consider engineered hardwood for adde...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...humidity will find its way into the main floor of your house. Do you have a hydrometer for testing the relative humidity? That would be a good thing to have. ...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...relative humidity.

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 ant in...

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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...relative humidity. This page about winter preparations covers the topic of condensation forming on walls in winter, and other humidity-related home issues – T...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...relative humidity in your home. They aren’t expensive (probably in the $20 range) and it will be great to have in the future to keep an eye on the humidity leve...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 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 AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...relative humidity, relative humidity levels (RH) should not exceed 50%.

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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...Relative Humidity low. Alternatively, we would propose you simply use the floor for radiant heat, and cool the air in your house instead as is typically done. ...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...relative humidity) Do you know if there is a vapor barrier under the concrete? (it’s okay if you don’t, but check inside the sump pit and you may see one, or ...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...Relative Humidity) and see what it says. They could be using it because the air is dry, but it could lead to mold so they may not be doing themselves any favour...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses