About the Author: Bryan Hunsberger

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Troubleshooting Your Humidifier

Troubleshooting Your Humidifier

Maintaining your wood floors also means knowing a little about humidifier maintenance. Wine, cigars and wood: three very expensive items in your home that require very specific environments to stay in tip-top shape. A grand piano, essentially a fine piece of wood work, will go out or tune or have a damaged exterior with the …

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Fix the Dry: Getting the Right Humidifier for Your Hardwood Floor Winter is Near: Drier than the Sahara

Winter is Near: Drier than the Sahara

Last week I wrote about how the relative humidity of indoor air is affected by temperature, and that it is feasible for RH levels to drop to as low as 7% during the winter. I had this thought, but if you have a home at 7% RH, would it be drier than the Sahara desert? …

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35 And Raining

35 and Raining

It’s 35 degrees outside and raining. That’s basically the most miserable weather scenario I can think of. Too warm to be snowing, too cold and miserable to be outside; cloudy, dark, and raining.  Yuck.  Hope your HVAC humidifier is running. Otherwise you’ll be dry as a bone inside. Now hold up a second there you …

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Winter is Near: Bring on the Heat!

Winter is Near: Bring on the Heat!

After six weeks of acclimation, a moisture reading of 6.5% after installation, I saw gaps in my new Sappy Ipe flooring – 12 hours after turning on the heat in my house. What on earth had happened? In the next post, I’ll talk more about how winter heating cycles create the driest conditions in homes …

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How to choose the right moisture meter