Basement Humidity

 
ColdHouse
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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. May. 13, 2024 6:17 am

All I know is that when I wake up in the morning and dew is all over the car and grass and it is 60* and the dew point is 60 there is 100% humidity on a perfectly clear morning. With little effort I would be dripping with sweat or is it condensation? Later in the day when it warms up to 90* and the dew point remains at 60, the humidity is only 66%.
When I was young people always associated humidity to hot days. Then I realized that the humidity is much higher the cooler it is.


 
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Post by k-2 » Mon. May. 13, 2024 8:29 am

ColdHouse wrote:
Mon. May. 13, 2024 6:17 am
When I was young people always associated humidity to hot days. Then I realized that the humidity is much higher the cooler it is.
Until you get below freezing. I only have to run my dehumidifier in summer. All winter my basement hovers around 40-50% humidity. In summer 70-75% I use the dehumidifier to bring it down to 60 - 65 in summer. Although it is warmer in there in winter with the stoker.

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