Controlling Humidity in Senior Housing for Health, Comfort and Property Protection
Designing mechanical systems for senior housing that can effectively control moisture and keep tenants comfortable is a challenge. As people age, their bodies naturally become more sensitive to cooler temperatures, which is often amplified by health problems and medications. Extending air conditioning run times to remove excess moisture and control humidity, is not an option if the goal is comfort for senior residents. Unfortunately, less AC runtime means less moisture removal, and in these tightly-sealed modern buildings, a greater potential for microbial growth.