Suggestions for Dehumidifying and Ventilating an Unconditioned Storage Shed
Hot Humid Climate Zone 2. Austin TX.
I’m building a shed. Well, it’s a shed that will likely eventually be a conditioned workshop, so I’m building it as airtight as I can. I’m using a low-perm air-tight wrap (DA from 475 building products), 1.43 perms (with a vapor open diffusion port at the ridge). Small building, just 196 sq ft.
While it’s a shed, I’d like to dehumidify and ventilate, just enough. One of the things it’ll store will be bikes, and they get pretty wet. As does yard stuff etc.
I’d love to use something like a ventilating dehumidifier but those are all $$$ and sized for big stuff! Are there any really small ones? Spring for
I have a plug-in dehu that could run (drained outside via a drain with a u-bend, I guess). Or a dessciant dehumidifier?
But how to do ventilation? Perhaps a bath fan with a passive inlet (ie balanced ventili? The Panasonic balanced things (WhisperGreen Select + WhisperFresh Select?) or WhisperComfort FV-04VE1? I doubt an ERV will help inside humidity levels much (but at least it won’t hurt).
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