These are the results of the information we collected on our visit to the Homan building. This audit is very critical to our research because it will show that the building is working effectively. We wanted to simulate an active household to find all of the things that could cause a change in the humidity and temperature. The team and I conducted several tests: we turned on the shower, boiled water, opened windows, and also used napkins to test which way the air was flowing in each room.
The letters represent the exact location of each sensor in the different rooms.
This graph shows the temperature and humidity of all the rooms as we ran the shower with the door closed. Data was recorded every 5 minutes of the 15 minute long shower. The temperature remained consistent threw out the course of the 15 minute shower; while the humidity varied in every room, although the bathroom had the highest level of humidity.
The bar graphs are shown by task meaning, for every test we conducted the graph would represent our findings. One of the first tasks was turning on the shower while also cutting on the exhaust fan. As you see the humidity raised once we opened the door but the temperature went up slightly. This showed us that activities that are being done in one room can affect the humidity and temperature in other rooms within the apartment. we also learned that the ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was working for 15 minutes to return the temperature to its original state.
Another task was the to open of all the windows in the house. Clearly the humidity had risen in every room except the bathroom, most likely because it had no windows. Our research shows that although the humidity might go up in the home with the help of the ERV the temperature does not have to be affected by the changes in humidity.