Reducing window condensation
I am from Minnesota and had a question about window condensation and ice on our new windows and doors now that is winter.
1. The house was built around 2000, split level, original forced air furnace and ac, no air exchanger, roughly 1300 sq ft down stairs and 1300 sq ft upstairs. We added a door to the lower level for renters, The upstairs is vaulted. 6 people living. 4 bed 3 bath.
2. My understanding is that high humidity levels are contributing to window condensation and ice, and the lower the temp the lower the humidity should be.
3. Regardless of humidity, whenever our windows are closed, is it important to have some sort of fresh air exchange for general health and oxygen levels or is it not that big a deal? I feel like we have a well insulated tight house especially with the new windows.
4. I’ve heard mixed opinions of what to get from hrv/erv, whole house dehumidifier, stand alone dehumidifier, or decentralized hrv/erv. I think most people I talk to have a biased opinion about it.
Thanks for any info,
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