It’s good to keep moisture in your house but too much of it is pretty stressful and inconvenient! Controlling humidity in your home prevents the growth of dust mites and molds, keeps your place from moisture damage, and saves you money in the long run. We outlined these 5 ways to help you lower your humidity at home.
1. Allow for ventilation.
Especially to those areas with high humidity, ventilation is very much needed. Turning on ventilation fans longer can reduce humidity and allows air to flow. In case you don’t have exhaust fan in your home, you can just open your window during the day and dry the air out.
2. Fix up your house.
Check your house for any leaking pipes and dripping faucets. They will not just leave wet patch on your floor, but they also add moisture on your place as well. Repair or replace pipes if needed and fix leaks including those of your roofs if there are, because they might cause serious damages aside from increasing moisture in your home.
3. Place your plants outside.
Plants add moisture in the air, so it’s better to set them in one corner or put them temporarily outside of your house. Uncovered plant soils can cause faster evaporation, thus increasing moisture and may allow you to water your plant more often.
4. Use dehumidifiers.
If you’re dealing with humidity issues which can no longer be accommodated by simple ventilation, it’s time to install a whole-house dehumidifier in your HVAC system. Dehumidifiers are fast solutions for humidity control and are very convenient to use.
5. Consider a lifestyle change.
You can also help control humidity in your home by changing a bit of your daily routine. Taking fast showers help in controlling moisture by reducing the steam produced. And if possible, wash with cooler water. Keep your pots covered when you cook to keep the moisture inside. Hanging your clothes outside can also reduce humidity and can give your clothes good smell as well. If the weather permits, you can make use of your wood stove or fire place to dry the house. These are just few tricks you can do to control humidity at home. You can always contact Armor Heating and Air for more tips and services for your HVAC needs.