Hello HVAC pro's!!
I'm a fairly new condo owner with a serious condensation issue. This is the third year that I'm living in this condo, and have experienced the issue from the first winter to present. I probably should have made a much bigger fuss from day one but never did...my fault #1. When I finally did bring it up to the condo board the first winter, they said that it was being experienced by a few other condo's and they came and made a bigger space at the bottom of my front door because the fresh air circulation happens from the hallways. This did seem to help at first and shut me up until the end of winter #1 as I continued to wipe the windows when condensation did occur. Winter #2 came around and the problem was still there. I brought it up again and they asked about my living arrangements. I explained that I had myself, a room mate, and both our girlfriends often here meaning sometimes up to 4 showers, double the cooking etc etc. I basically agreed with them that it was my lifestyle causing too much moisture etc...my fault again. They came in the spring after winter #2 and fixed all the wooden window seals because they were damaged from the massive amounts of water from the condensation. I realized then that this still isn't a fix to the problem but knew that I wouldn't be living with a roommate much longer and that maybe they were right and it was simply the amounts of showers, cooking etc.
It's now winter #3, it's just me and my girlfriend that live in the condo. We don't create anymore moisture than the average couple...and the condensation problem is worse than ever with the cold temperatures we've started getting in the last few weeks. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
I didn't buy a brand new condo to have to run a noisy dehumidifier (which I actually did bring over here from my parents who own a 50 yr old home and have to use it in the summer in their basement).
What can I do here?? Is this a problem on my end, I've been doing what I read that I should do in a condo...using the fans during showers, things like that...but the condensation is still insane!
Please help me here!