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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  3/9/2004  2:35 PM
Author:  IndecisiveFool Number:  47462 of 128998

Just out of curiosity, where do you live and what humidity levels are you seeing that you need a humidifier? We had a central fresh air system/dehumidifier installed when we finished our basement last year. http://www.thermastor.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=245 I try to keep the relative humidity between 35-40% in the winter and under 50% in the summer here in Wisconsin.

Interesting discussion. Maybe some of the differences is not only in location of the home but the type of construction. You keep mentioning needing a central dehumidifier in the basement. In my area (central NC), very few homes have a basement. In the wintertime, RH can get down to 10%. Maybe you're getting a lot of moisture introduced into the house through the basement.

IF


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