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Old 11-23-14, 01:41 PM
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Hi All, what creates humidity in a closed up condo i.e one in Naples Fla. There are no showers taken,no cooking,unit is well insulated with new high impact windows all around.
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Old 11-23-14, 01:49 PM
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Probably no fresh air exchange... no air conditioning. Houses on concrete slabs with concrete walls absorb moisture from the ground and air.
 
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Just because you have "high impact" windows, that is no guarantee about holding off the exterior humidity (about 2/3 of all windows are not installed properly). The windows themselves could leak air also.

I have friends that "abandon" their Florida condos in the summer, but they leave the air on and set to a high temperature to operate once in a while to eliminate the excess humidity and odors that can linger and show up when the unit is opened up again.

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Old 11-23-14, 02:35 PM
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Any gas fired appliances can also generate some humidity even when properly vented. Power vents not so much AFAIK.
 
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Fla has high humidity to start with and if the condo is closed up without the HVAC running the humidity has nowhere to go.
 
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