If there is a significant amount of moisture produced within a house, a means of removing that moisture must also exist. Normally, water vapour is removed by air change, either by natural air leakage through the building envelope or by mechanical ventilation systems. It can also be removed by the use of dehumidification equipment but residential dehumidifiers have a limited capability for moisture removal during winter. Many of the current problems of high humidity and condensation in houses may be addressed quite effectively by controlling moisture sources rather than by using a dehumidifier or by increasing the air change rate.

Common Areas of Moisture Presence

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Basements/Foundation
  • Attic
  • Laundry Room