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Maintaning humidty and lower Temps?

Started by MZUKO, 05/01/2004 06:22PM
Posted 05/01/2004 06:22PM Opening Post

I live in N.J. and was wondering how people deal with high temps and humidty in the summer. I have a roll off roof observatory. I was think about a window fan or a de-humidifier. Anyone run an AC?

Marc Zukoff
Posted 05/02/2004 12:53AM #1
This will be the first summer in my observatory here in the Washington DC area. I considered AC but went with a thermostat-controlled 1300cfm exhaust fan. I noticed that the interior of my south-facing wall was warm to the touch during an 80+ day a week or so ago, so I installed some batt insulation on that side only. I'll have to let you know how this all works. One thing I know for sure - the white fiberglass dome and white EPDM roof help tremendously with the temp problem.

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