The construction of a home can greatly influences how much humidity is desirable. In fact, construction practices was one of the main factors in the creation of Innovative Dehumidifier Systems and our unique dehumidifier product, IW25. Please read our Case Studies for more information on why and how our product was created.
Tightly constructed buildings with properly installed vapor barriers and tight-fitting doors and windows retain more heat and moisture. This is when mechanical ventilation becomes important. If a home does not have the proper mechanical ventilation, excess water vapor can move through walls and ceilings causing wet insulation, peeling paint, and mold on walls and woodwork.