Humidity in a home can increase energy costs, cause health problems for people with breathing issues and just be generally uncomfortable. But there are ways to reduce the amount of humidity in your home that are easier than you think. Let’s look at some things you can do.
Install an Air Conditioning Unit
Air conditioners not only cool your home, but they also draw moisture out of the air. An HVAC professional will be able to assess your home and recommend an AC unit for your home depending on your specific needs.
Rooms that tend to produce a lot of moisture like kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms should be properly ventilated. Using a vent fan every time you cook, shower or wash clothes can really make a huge difference in the amount of humidity present in your home.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers come in all shapes and sizes depending on your specific needs. Smaller units are great for bedrooms or bathrooms, while larger units may be necessary for areas like a kitchen or basement. Some dehumidifiers work by pulling the moisture from the air and collecting it in a containment area that needs to be emptied. Whichever dehumidifier you choose, it can make a huge difference in the air quality in your home.
Move Plants Outside
If you have a large number of potted plants in your home, that could be contributing to the high humidity in your home. Try keeping some outside during the day, if you notice a difference in the moisture level in the air, you’ll know that you’ve found a source of the problem.
Take Cooler Showers
Yes, hot showers feel amazing, but a long hot shower could be contributing to the high moisture levels in your home, especially if your bathroom is not properly ventilated.
All these things can help reduce the humidity in your house, making for a more comfortable healthy home for you and your family.