09:30PM | 09/02/05
Member Since: 09/02/05
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We just bought an old pellet stove (1991 Avalon 900 series). It needs some work that we're going to have a professional do, and help us install.

We are concerned about moisture in the house, as well as keeping the rest of the house warm (long ranch style house - not an open floor plan). We live in the Pacific NorthWest, right off the water and it's very damp here. I was told that we could use the central air on fan to circulate the air in the house and help keep it warm (heat from the pellet stove) and dry. Does this work? Or am I going to have a big mildew problem. Winters are drier in the house than summer, 'cause the forced air heater runs constantly.

Any hints would be apprectated.



09:40AM | 09/03/05
Member Since: 09/02/05
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Thanks for your reply. The duct work is under the house, it is insulated - but not 3.5" of insulation. :) So, you're saying that running the colder air through the duct work is going to create more moisture problems? Eghad!

So, I guess we just use the pellet stove to keep the living area at a comfortable 72* and run the heater at 55* to keep the rest of the house dry (that's still going to make our heating bills enormous!). :(


09:23AM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 09/02/05
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Thanks again for your reply.

Would a small portable dehumidifier help? Or do those just make your electric bills even higher???


09:01AM | 02/12/14
says 9'' from any door or window


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