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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  3/9/2004  11:11 PM
Author:  MurrayS Number:  47492 of 128178

I typically set the temp to 55F at night and 60 F to 62 F during the day

Wow, you're pretty "cool" :-)

From http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sacramento/fire/rh0-500.pdf a temperature of 62 F and 59% RH yields a dew point of 48 F which means dropping your temperature to 55 F puts you 7 degrees above raining (that would be inside, not outside)!

It sounds like you're measuring your RH accurately so I'm at a loss why you're not getting any condensation at 60% RH and I get condensation at 40%. Perhaps your RH drops with the outside temperature so it stays in check while mine stays more steady.

We should be able to open our windows soon and put all of this behind us until next winter!

-murray
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