If you’ve spent any time in the Southeast, you’ll know that humidity is the bane of many people’s existence. Even if you’ve spent your whole life in the South, it can still feel like it gets out of hand.
While humidity outside is bad enough, it gets even worse when humidity becomes a problem in your own home. If you or someone you know has an issue with their humidity, check out this article in which we discuss some ways to bring your humidity down!
Why You Don’t Want A Humid Home
We know that humidity is very uncomfortable, but why else should you worry about humidity?
Mold & Mildew: Excess moisture in the home is a surefire way to create mold and mildew in your home. This mold and mildew can appear on walls, in ventilation, and other areas of your home. Not only can mold and mildew leads to poor smells, but it can actually harm your health and your family’s health.
Floor & Wall Problems: That mold and mildew that can build up from excess moisture can actually cause damage to your walls and floors. If caught early it can be dealt with, but too much mold and mildew can mean needing to replace flooring or a wall.
Furniture Damage: Having your home be too humid can not only damage your walls and floors, but it can also damage your furniture as well. Humidity can damage wooden tables, chairs, and even couches. Keeping your humidity at an optimal level can keep your furniture nice and long-lasting!
Ways To Keep Your Humidity Down
Purchase A Humidistat – The first step to addressing your humidity problem is to have an accurate picture of it. A humidistat allows you to get a real-time picture of your humidity.
Fix Leaking Pipes – Leaking pipes can add moisture to the room, adding to the humidity in the room. If you can identify and rectify any leaks in your home, it can help with your humidity issues.
Buy A Dehumidifier – Dehumidifiers are an excellent way to keep the humidity down. Dehumidifiers work by drawing in warm, moist air and having it pass over cooling coils. The moisture is deposited into a drainage bucket, and the air is reheated before leaving the system.
Keep Gutters Clean – If your gutters aren’t clean, it can affect the way that your home feels as a whole, especially in terms of humidity.
Use Exhaust Fans When You Can – If you’re boiling water for tea or cooking, you should turn on the exhaust fans if you can. As water is boiled, the steam can contribute to more humidity. Turning on your exhaust fans while cooking can cut down on this.
Consider A Smart Thermostat/Replace Filters – Sometimes humidity can be caused by a faulty or inefficient thermostat. Smart thermostats can help with this kind of issue. If your A/C filters haven’t been replaced in some time, it may be time to replace them. Dirty, clogged filters can contribute to humidity.
Use Houseplants In Your Home – While dehumidifiers are a wonderful way to control for a humid home, there is a more natural way to go about it. Plants are actually a great way to naturally dehumidify your home and provide good air.
Shorter & Colder Showers – Long, hot showers are great after a workout or long day at the office, but it also pumps your home with humidity and moisture. If you’re already dealing with humidity, hot showers definitely won’t help.
Replace Your Carpet – If humidity has been a problem for your room/house for a while, you may need to explore replacing your carpet.
Let Custom Cooling & Heating Make Your Home Comfortable
Custom Heating & Cooling has spent years making Floridians feel more comfortable in their home year-round. If you are having a humidity problem or any other kind of A/C issues, Custom Cooling & Heating has the knowledge and expertise to help.
Give us a call today to learn more!