Excessive moisture in homes can cause many different types of health and safety issues, including wood rot and mold growth. One of the best ways to control moisture is to stop it from entering your home in the first place. If you have a crawl space or basement with open dirt, moisture from the ground is constantly seeping into your home. EnergySmart of Vermont can install a membrane in your crawl space or basement to prevent ground moisture from getting into the air, which then circulates inside the rest of your house.
When excessive moisture in the air comes into contact with a cold surface, it condenses into water. On these damp surfaces, mold can begin to grow. To prevent this from happening, EnergySmart can insulate walls and other problem areas. Not only will your home be healthier and safer, but getting rid of cold surfaces will make you and everyone who lives in the house more comfortable.
Another solution for moisture control is to pull air out of kitchens and bathrooms – places in your home where a lot of moisture tends to be present because of daily activities. Standard bathroom fans don’t provide adequate ventilation because most people don’t leave them running all the time. EnergySmart can replace your bathroom fan with a superior two-speed fan. It runs continuously on a very quiet low speed to provide necessary ventilation. When someone is using the bathroom, a motion sensor triggers the fan to run on high speed for a period of time. This is an efficient and effective way to improve the ventilation in your home without having to cut new vents into the exterior shell.
One of the best ways to control moisture build-up in your Barre area home is to prevent it from entering in the first place. If you have a crawl space or basement with open dirt, moisture from the ground is constantly seeping into your home. EnergySmart of Vermont can install a protective moisture barrier (or membrane) to prevent ground moisture from building-up, evaporating into the air, and then circulating inside the rest of your home.