Title

AC System Equipment Specification, Installation and Operational Options for Improved Indoor Humidity Control

Report Number

FSEC-PF-443-08

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-PF-443-08.pdf

Keywords

HVAC; Buildings; Humidity

Abstract

High-efficiency home designs have significantly reduced sensible cooling loads, and some building codes and IAQ standards have begun requiring continuous outdoor ventilation air. These trends have led to an increased prevalence of high indoor humidity conditions (Rudd and Henderson 2007). This paper presents a summary of low-cost or no-cost equipment selection and operation options for conventional residential air-conditioning equipment than can result in lower indoor humidity levels. These options should be evaluated and employed to the extent possible prior to considering the added first cost and operating costs of separate dehumidification equipment.

Date Published

12-15-2008

Subjects

Humidity; Buildings - HVAC

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