The most effective method for preventing condensation during cold weather is through constant ventilation of the house to expedite the normal drying process. Operation of your HRV System, using the fans in your kitchen and bathroom when cooking and bathing, opening your fireplace damper, and opening a basement window are effective means of reducing humidity in the home. Do not attempt to accelerate the drying process with high heating temperatures during winter. This will create uneven drying which, in turn, will exaggerate the effects of normal shrinkage. Where humidity is extremely high, it may be necessary to use a dehumidifier.