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Working in a older building leading to humidity issues

I just started my job about 2 months ago. I have learned a lot of different things, but most importantly I’ve learned what to do and what not to do in our building. For example with our office thermostat, there a lot of the coworkers who are very stringent on when people change the temperature on the thermostat. The reason for this is that the building gets very humid especially in the summertime. Now since we’re getting into somewhat warmer weather, the building gets very humid. The building is about 100 years old and I can tell that the humidity really impacts our productivity. People sometimes get lazy and don’t want to work, people compare and complain about their hair frizzing. And worse, sometimes there’s condensation that collects on the windows and recently we’ve had water damage and some slight organic growth on our walls. All of the floors in our building are wood floors and the walls are greatly impacted by the different temperatures and humidity levels. I’ve read that at least three pints of water can hold in a cubic foot of wood flooring that’s at 60% of humidity. A lot of humidity can impact building joists, studs and finishes on walls. This can cause cracks and long-term damage. I believe that within the next year there’s going to have to be some serious renovations done in our building due to all of the humidity that we have. To combat this issue, our boss has installed multiple dehumidifiers to help with the humidity. Personally I do not think the dehumidifiers are enough, I think our boss should reach out to a local heating and cooling technician to see if there’s anything more that we can do to minimize the humidity.

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