You’d be surprised how much water vapor people create on a daily basis. A family of four can add a half pint of water vapor every hour to the home just through normal breathing and perspiration. And, if you take a five-minute shower, you produce another half pint of water vapor. Even the simple act of cooking dinner on a gas stove can produce two and a half pints of water vapor.*
“Invisible water vapor is everywhere in the home,” says Gary Pember with Simonton Windows. “The key is for homeowners to monitor the levels of moisture in their homes and then take steps to manage the humidity levels.”
Water vapor is part of our lives and our homes. To help control the amount of condensation in the home, experts at Simonton Windows recommend the following tips:
For tips on understanding condensation in your home, visit http://www.simonton.com/NR/rdonlyres/3DB62B45-B04B-4F4B-837E-580239C26F65/0/CondensationBrochure1211.pdf.
*Source: Moisture Sources Associated with Potential Damage in Cold Climate Housing (1988)