Posts Tagged ‘HVAC controls humidity’
Why is My Crawl Space Wet After New HVAC Install?
It is common for homeowners to experience extremely wet crawl spaces after installing a new heating and air conditioning system. In the warmer, more humid parts of the country, it is quite common to have the HVAC system running way colder than the previous one. Moisture can find its way into crawl spaces even when…Read More
Essential Guide to Humidity Control
The reason for this Essential Guide to Humidity Control is high humidity is extremely damaging and needs to be controlled. Controlling humidity in the entire home is important and often overlooked or misunderstood. The importance of controlling humidity in the entire home is often overlooked or misunderstood. Although our focus as a company is on…Read More
Misconception: Fans Lower Crawl Space Humidity
When I first began studying crawl spaces, the foundation vent fan was the #1 recommended way to lower humidity. Dehumidifiers were touted as too expensive and an unnecessary gimmick. Crawl space encapsulation contractors are still viewed by some as snake oil salespeople with only one goal: to take your money. Just today we received a…Read More
Misconception: Using HVAC to Control Moisture in Crawl Space
Are you planning to use your home’s HVAC to control moisture in the crawl space? What are the pros and cons of this project? Have you discussed moisture and crawl space humidity control with your Heating and Air Conditioning contractor? HVAC Removes Humidity Your home’s HVAC unit is great at removing high humidity. That is…Read More
How to Air Seal Return Air Duct
The return air duct is often over looked for indoor air quality but when properly air sealed with spray foam insulation and mastic, it will make your HVAC system work better.
The return grille and the air filter may hide how badly your cold air return needs to be air sealed.