Whole-Building Dehumidifiers: Types

Before buying a whole building-dehumidifier, make sure that the existing HVAC equipment is optimized to remove both sensible and latent heat. As with any HVAC upgrade, improve the building enclosure with cost-effective retrofits. If this HVAC-and-enclosure...

Dehumidification: Drying Your Indoor Air

Air conditioners and dehumidifiers remove water vapor from indoor air by refrigerating the air to below its dew point to condense water vapor. The air conditioner (AC) should be the primary moisture remover whenever possible. However, when the AC doesn’t activate...

Air Leakage in Multifamilys

Multifamily buildings usually have relatively tighter enclosures than single-family homes. They also have less exterior surface area per unit of floor area. Furthermore, the multifamily-building exterior is often quite weather-tight to resist rain and wind....

Flood Recovery and Renovation

Dry and Decontaminate Quickly Flood recovery begins with drying and decontaminating the home as quickly as possible after the flood recedes. Materials like carpet, sheetrock, ceiling tile, insulation, and fiberglass ducts are almost never salvageable because you...