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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  3/9/2004  5:19 PM
Author:  MurrayS Number:  47475 of 131285

Coldest temp this winter has been around 0 F. My windows are lousy ;-) Seriously, it's a 1940's era colonial with original windows. Hope to get the last of them refurbished this summer.

How are you measuring the humidity? I can't believe your RH is 60% and you don't get condensation on “lousy” windows. Again, the dew point at 60% is 53 deg F. Something just isn't adding up.

OTOH, my parent's house (1959) didn't have condensation on their double hung windows. Do you have storm windows? That will help raise the surface temperature on the inside surface.

Maybe that's part of the issue, though - I presumably have a lot more air infiltration than a newer home. That might be