How do you go about eliminating high humidity in newly built homes?

New homes have naturally higher humidity levels since the components used to construct the condo are still curing, but the wood products used to expel moisture into the environment make it hard to maintain the ideal, 35 percent, humidity level! However, by your following year, humidity levels will be much easier to control; and by the fourth or third year, most of the window condensation or high humidity levels will be gone. A current condo expels 500 to 600 water gallons while the two of us were in the first year and a half, and you will need to always run your humidifier, turning the humidity too low prior, up to about a month in advance. Turn your humidifier back up once it warms up, then ensure your condo is adequately ventilated, especially the lavatories and family rooms where boiling water use is rampant. Turn on vent fans and leave them on if there is moisture in the room. Invest in extra fans if you suspect troubles caused by high humidity levels. Run your cooling system, which will cool your condo and remove humidity and moisture. Ensure to get a cooling system that is appropriately sized for the square footage of the house, however weather-stripping around your windows and doors also goes a long way to ensure excess humidity does not seep inside you as it creates a tight seal that prevents moderate or cool air from escaping. They are essential for hotter climates where it is humid outdoors… Nevertheless, you should consult an heating and A/C worker for more ways to keep your indoor area more comfortable and free from excess humidity.

 

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