The indoor climate in well insulated modern houses is normally healthy for your fuel bill but certainly not always for your health. The problem stems from the missing air renewal.
Gone are the days of natural ventilation through numerous small leakages in our houses. Instead we find tight windows and doors, while walls and ceilings are sealed by vapor barriers. Moisture on the inside of the double glazing has become a sign of an unsound indoor climate.
For health reasons, it's important to maintain a proper humidity level in your home.
While too little humidity can cause some discomfort issues such as chapped lips as well as cracks in wooden furniture, the reverse side of the coin - too much moisture, can make your home a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can lead to some very serious health issues.
Some homes may have moisture problems only at certain times of the year, such as in Spring when there is a lot of ground water runoff, while other residences need help to control moisture levels, year round.
There are also times when moisture is a problem only in one room or area of the home and though small, this should not be neglected.
Typically we see high humidity levels in basements.
Solar powered warm air from a SolarVenti panel which is being blown into at humid room, will result in elemination of the humid air, in some cases the system requires an exit ventilation hole for the humidair to be transported out of the room/house.
SolarVenti panels are your best and foremost economic solution in combating humidity.
Buildings left unused for longer parts of a year, are particularly exposed in terms of damaging humidity outside most of the holiday season.
The indoor climate suffers due to the relatively low temperatures along with the closed windows and locked doors. Typical signs to look for are stale air and lumps in the sugar bowl when the house is being visited during weekends or opened for the season.