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Q: How to deal with cold damp indoor climate in southern China

 

What is the best way to keep the indoor climate as good as possible.Today is 14 degrees outside, relative humidity is about 90%. The result is that in the morning our bedroom windows will be wet. It is not really an option to have the windows open all day, and as the outside is very humid I do not really see the point. We have air-condition units that can cool/heat/de-humidify, we have an extra heater on wheels. How to best use those to keep a health indoor environment and not have to dress like Eskimos. 

6 years 50 weeks ago in  Housing - Zhuhai

 
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Open the window slightly.

 

There's no trick to solve this one, unfortunately. Unless you want to wipe the windows down every hour.

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Condensation is caused by warm air touching the cold glass on the windows and I used dehumidifiers in Canada to maintain the humidity inside the house and would never open the windows. Having showers, cooking without extractors and breathing when you are sleeping (LOL) also causes condensation. It is a very tricky problem but as far as I know, the only solution is to use dehumidifiers if you can find them in China; I am in Shenzhen and I haven't seen one yet! Are you in Shenzhen as it is also 14 degrees here? oh, I think you are in beautiful Zhuhai!!.........

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Get an electric heater....they sell that in stores nowadays...

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I had problems with walls and floors sweating in the spring. I guess the building was cold and it gets warm out. I moped the floors, which I did almost every day. the walls dried and I didn't have any black mold, so I never worried

 You could leave the windows open a crack and see if that evens out the humidity and glass sweating.

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