high humidity / Guides

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...humidity meter and tracking the relative humidity level in your basement is the first part of understanding the mold problem in any home or basement. Compare ...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...Higher quality filters are available (MERV 9-10), which can prevent pollen and dust from contaminating indoor air. Energy efficiency : The system has a high h...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...humidity is generally assumed to be the best for avoiding most health risks and irritants. It’s high enough that you won’t have cracked furniture, chapped lips ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...humidity being too high, so, if there’s condensation happening on windows, the first step we’d suggest is to get hold of a hygrometer or humidity meter or monit...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...humidity standpoint, and even that shouldn't be an issue except with the most extravagant of installations. Relative humidity in a home should ideally be no hig...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...High-Performance Wall Brands : Dörken Delta membranes Climatizer Insulation, high density cellulose insulation High-efficiency doors and windows High Pe...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...High humidity in homes First of all, if the relative humidity of air in your home is too high, work to lower it . Anything over 50% RH is a bit much; 35-40% o...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...humidity and allows you to cook at lower temperatures. Pressure cookers are the most efficient stovetop vessel and they release virtually no humidity while co...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...high humidity plus likely condensation points - both factors in producing a moldy, unhealthy basement. The ideal Basement wall assembly to prevent mold growth...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...high reflecting landscaping materials, and placing of vegetable gardens. The new house Providing natural light and air was behind the idea of using th...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...Humidity (RH) to accommodate mold. With recent "improvements" to construction in North America, we now use standard code compliant paper-faced drywall which onl...