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How Your House Works - what you need to understand about your house


How Your Home Works  Understanding some scientific concepts can help you understand the forces at work in and around your home. 


Humidity
The humidity level in your house can be an issue in both the winter and the summer.

House Pressure Driving Forces
Understand the driving forces that cause air to flow inside and outside your house.

Moisture Outside Your Home
Moisture from outside sources can enter your house and cause damage.

How Your House Breathes
Learn how your house brings in fresh air and exhales water vapor.

How Your Thermostat Works
Your thermostat controls your heating and cooling system.

Minnesota Code Requirements for Mechanical Ventilation
State code requires that your home has a mechanical ventilation system.