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I need to do something to bring the humidity level down in my home. The humidity reads from 70% to 80%.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 29, 2012 01:01 AM
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I live in the South where the humidity level is high. I have been trying to make my home more energy efficient. I put in two pane, hurricane windows, put R19 in the attic, have a zippered wrap to keep the hot air from coming in the house, house was wrapped and new siding was put on, heat areas from the attic were detected and plugged. The humidity problem began after the house was wrapped and new siding was put on. The stucco walls started cracking. We also had a 4 ton 12 seer air conditioning system at that time but recently replaced it with a 2.5 ton a/c which is supposed to be the right size for our 1,338 square foot house. What is your advice?




 

 

I live in the South where the humidity level is high. I have been trying to make my home more energy efficient. I put in two pane, hurricane windows, put R19 in the attic, have a zippered wrap to keep the hot air from coming in the house, house was wrapped and new siding was put on, heat areas from the attic were detected and plugged. The humidity problem began after the house was wrapped and new siding was put on. The stucco walls started cracking. We also had a 4 ton 12 seer air conditioning system at that time but recently replaced it with a 2.5 ton a/c which is supposed to be the right size for our 1,338 square foot house. What is your advice?

In general House Wrap does not prevent air infiltrations. It is designed to keep water vapor away from your exterior walls.

  • If the wrap on your house is designed like Tyvek...



 

 

 
 
 

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