Diagnostics & Audits

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Getting the Vapors - How to Keep Humidity in the Right Range

Wednesday, April 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Salon A (5th Floor)

In winter, the air in many homes is too dry. In summer, it can be too humid. What are the causes of these conditions? What are the solutions? If you have questions about humidity in homes, this is the session for you.

In this session, we'll go over the basic physics of water vapor and psychrometrics, discuss why homes get too dry or too humid, and give a range of solutions to keep humidity in the right range. You'll learn about humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.

Some of what we say will surprise you. Some of it will shock you. Some of it may even anger you.

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Allison A. Bailes

Energy Vanguard

Allison Bailes writes the Energy Vanguard Blog for the company of the same name, which he founded in 2008. He also has built a high-performance home out of structural insulated panels, run a home performance company, and worked as regional manager for the EarthCraft House green building program. He earned a PhD in physics from the University of Florida, is on the board of directors for the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), and is a member of ASHRAE. In addition, he juggles and skis and has the honor of being included in Who’s Who of American Women.


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Rob Minnick

CEO/ President
Minnick's Inc

Rob Minnick is the CEO/ President of Minnick's Inc. He has 35 years’ experience in the Heating and Air Conditioning field, in particular with Mechanical Design & Building Performance for owners. He earned his certifications from State of Maryland, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Building Performance Institute, Residential Energy Service Network and United States Green Building Council. In addition to his heating and air conditioning work, Rob is the former President, 2016, for the Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP), formally (ACCA) Washington, DC Chapter, ACCA National Building Performance Council Chair, ACCA QA Steering Committee Chair, ACCA Standard Revision Advisory Committee, ACCA 12 QH Advisory Committee, ACCA Joint Futures Committee, ACCA/BPI QEE Standard Development Committee, Building Performance Institute (BPI) National Board of Directors, ACHR News Advisory Board, ACI National Program Committee, HVACRedu.net Program Oversight Committee, Home Energy Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board and Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee.


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