⚖️ What you measure matters

Technology is enabling us to measure, track and receive alerts in real time for all kinds of environmental qualities in our homes.

Why it matters: Knowing what’s wrong is the first step to changing it.

🔬 Zoom in: I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of the moisture problems in my home.

😳 Which helps explain why I’m fighting to keep humidity in my living spaces below the upper limit target of 60%.

🥊 Reality check: I don’t have the answer yet.

  • But I can rule out several solutions, including using drying fans in the crawl space.

🙄 I wired an outlet in the crawlspace and connected a smart plug so I can control the fans.

  • But when I run the fans to move air toward the crawlspace vents … the humidity does not change!

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Do you have a problem in your house you need solved?
  • Before you throw money at a solution, consider how you can measure the results.
  • So you can know if your solution actually worked.



P.S. Remember this mindset from the great Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

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