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A study of humidity variations in canadian houses

Kent A.D. Handegord G.O. Robson D.R., 1966
house | humidity | occupancy effects
Bibliographic info: ASHRAE trans vol 72
Languages: English

Gives survey of humidity in Canadian homes indicating that humidity depends primarily on outside conditions but is influenced by the ventilation habits of the occupants and moisture storage by hygroscopic material. The difference between indoor and outdoor humidity ratios gave an estimated ventilation rate of 0.44 charges per hour. Resultant indoor relative humidity level is between 25 and 30% on average and approaches the maximum humidity attainable without condensation on double-glazed windows.


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