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Drying clothes in a Passivhaus

Question: Following on from our Passivhaus open day visit I was just wondering how do they dry their clothes in a Passivhaus? I’ve got mine on the radiators all over my drafty old Victorian house at this time of year!!! Just wondered where all that moisture goes too!

Solar space at Denby Dale Passivhaus

Answer: Drying clothes in the winter seems to be a perennial problem in UK homes. However in Passivhaus houses, clothes dry overnight without the need for radiators! The water vapour in the air condenses in a condensate drain in the MVHR unit and then drains away.
In small Passivhaus buildings which generate a lot of water through cooking / showering, there is never usually a problem with being too dry but some MVHR systems are available now which can re-humidify a building if needed.

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