Winter moisture and condensation

With snow and ice on the ground and colder temperatures outside, you may notice condensation collecting on your windows and in other parts of the house.

Though you should be concerned about this moisture, stopping it is not as difficult as you might think.

Before you can curb moisture you should understand that the moisture is generated by our activities that occur inside the house.

Balancing moisture levels in your home

An average family of four will generate about 63 litres (20 gallons) of water a week through normal household activities.

This is not to say that you shouldn’t continue to live the way you do but you should take steps to monitor how and when complete these activities and if you can cut back on the frequency of them.

You should also check the humidity in your home and when it is too high, turn down the humidistat. If your hardwood floors start to separate, the humidity is too dry and you should turn up your humidistat. You may need to regularly adjust the humidistat setting and the HRV setting to properly control the humidity in your house.

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