not sure where to post this
But i'll try here first,
We have acquired a 35 yr old house, 3 bed 2 bath raised ranch, 2 fireplaces, both capped (unused)patrially finished lower level, under house garage. ok I think that covers that.
heres the thing, I am going NUTS trying to understand what on earth could be causing the following conditons.... bear in mind this house is cuurently unoccupied and has been for 1 yr. now. also we are in New England so the climate is a mixed bag.
1) high humidity.... (plants occassionally have "sweat")& it stinks
2) Interior of house will get colder and remain colder than the outside by around 3 degrees.. ie, 62 outside, 58-59 in
3) this is prbably related to # 2 but, when the house is "closed up " no open windows.... they condensate on the outside !!!
this house still has the original windows, condition isn't too bad, but... they are single pane with outer storms that you raise and lower.
also a couple of large (oak) trees are in close proximity , causing dreaded shade.
these seem like obvious reasons.... but, I am wondering if it is more obvious to an experienced person.
thabks for reading this far , I welcome your input.