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Basement, Crawl Space, Attic and Wine Cellar Humidity Monitoring

Posted by Bob Burkhart on

It's that time of year again.  Summer -

When the temperatures go up, the humidity in your basement, crawlspace, attic or wine cellar will increase right in line with the temperatures.  Many of us will install a dehumidifier to prevent damage to furniture, flooring and to control the growth of molds and bacteria.  Once the dehumidifier is installed though, how do we really know it's doing the job? 

Many of our customers purchase an instrument to monitor the RH (relative humidity) in their wine cellars, basements, attics and crawlspaces.  If you're in the basement regularly, a good choice is the model TRH158 or WS9410.  The TRH158 has a particularly large display and is easy to read from a distance, but some prefer the styling of the WS9410.

If you're not in the basement regularly - and particularly for crawl spaces, attics and wine cellars, a better choice would probably be a wireless humidity monitor.  With a wireless RH monitor, a small sensor is placed in the basement, attic or crawl space.  The wireless sensor transmits temperature and RH (humidity) readings to a receiver display that is located on the main floor of the home.   Our model EMR963HG is one good choice.  Not only can you see the temperature and humidity from the main floor, but you may also set alarms to alert you in the event the RH exceeds the limits you specify. 

We take a different approach with our model RTR-322.  It too monitors temperature and humidity, but rather than displaying the readings on a receiver, the readings are transmitted to your computer and recorded, allowing you to maintain a permanent record of the temperature and humidity.  Each reading will have the time and date recorded with it, and the results may be viewed graphically too.  The beauty of this setup is that you will have an ongoing history of the temperature and humidity that you can refer back to at any time - including to show to your HVAC service company as needed. 

Questions?  Just give us a quick call and we're happy to help you!  Our toll free number is 800-390-0004.

 


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