Whole-house dehumidification plan advice
We are trying to develop a fairly passive house in SE Michigan. Plan on heating with wood via a boiler and radiant floor heat in concrete slab and foregoing cooling (maybe adding multi splits later if need be). We are hoping that by using a REMOTE wall system we will be able to insulate the house enough to minimize the seasonal changes in temp. However, as you would expect, we are concerned with moisture.
HRV/ERVs look to be great products, but unfortunately they do not deal with moisture. So we have more or less decided on a whole house dehumidifier with ventilation (Ultra Aire XT155H). The plan would be to draw in air from mainly the basement and a few key locations on the main floor and exhausting into bedrooms, great room, and basement at floor level. We would also have exhaust fans to the exterior for the kitchen, baths, and laundry (Ultra-Aire made it clear that drawing from these high moisture sources was bad for the unit).
Would love to hear anyones comments/concerns/confirmations.
Posted Tue, 08/20/2013 - 07:17
Edited Tue, 08/20/2013 - 08:22
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