Humidity control in homes is not just a building durability issue, it’s also a significant health issue, and not just because of mold. And mechanical dehumidification is no longer just an issue for hot/humid climate zones. As the earth warms and our climate changes, the length of the hot and humid season is growing in areas where builders have historically ignored dehumidification. Moreover, in low-load homes and swing seasons, where the air conditioner doesn’t need to run constantly, we need to control humidity separate from the air conditioner’s latent load capacity.
This is the gist of the latest BS* + Beer Show where Kristof Irwin, principal of Positive Energy, and Nikki Krueger, the industry manager for Therma-Stor’s residential moisture control products, take us deep into moisture issues and their solutions. After an insightful presentation from Kristof and Nikki, the hosts follow up with some clarifying questions, and we take questions from the live attendees as well. Enjoy the show!
The next show is Thursday, June 25, from 6 to 7:30 pm: Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced framing. Our panelists are long-time Fine Homebuilding and GBA author, speaker, educator, and RI builder Mike Guertin; and Port Orchard, Washington framer Tim Uhler. Tim is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Light Construction and shares his knowledge on Instagram and YouTube. Use this link to register for The BS* + Beer Show.
Brian Pontolilo is a former editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine and Green Building Advisor.
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