Odor problems in the house resulting from high humidity
September 4, 2000
Question from: Mitch
Lac du Bonnet, MB
I have an HRV, electronic air cleaner, and a forced air furnace. I run the units throughout the summer with the HRV set at 50% and the furnace fan at continuous. Even with this constant air exchange the house smells musty, particularly after a rain when humidity is high. I have no water in the basement. The basement is approx. 4 feet below ground level. There is one finished bedroom, but the rest is bare cement. Is there anything else I can do to improve the air quality?
You have all the great options in your home servicing the upper living cavity only, not the basement. Consider installing a basement Humidex system available in Winnipeg please call 1-800-416-9111 for local dealer. They will send you a brochure to explain the importance of basement venting 365 days a year getting rid of musty basement odours.