When the weather outside is hot, humid, and downright miserable, staying inside your home can feel like the ultimate refuge. But what if your house is also feeling hot and humid? Read on for a list of things you can do to help reduce humidity levels in your home.
Where is this humidity coming from?
Your home can become humid when moisture comes in and doesn’t have a way to escape. Daily activities such as taking showers, cooking, washing dishes and so on can increase humidity levels in your home. Not only are high humidity levels uncomfortable to live in, but they can also negatively impact your home and your health. Excessive humidity can cause mold and mildew, and it can also cause sleep problems for you and your family.
How can I remove humidity from my home?
- Set up a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier can help remove excess moisture in the air. While this is only a temporary, short-term fix, it can help make your home feel less humid almost immediately.
- Run your air conditioner. A common way to minimize the humidity in your home is by simply running your air conditioner. However, if your AC unit is on and your home is still feeling uncomfortably humid, there could be something wrong with your system. We recommend calling a professional HVAC company, like Valor Mechanical, to come out and inspect your air conditioner to make sure everything is working properly.
- Install ventilation fans. Cracking open a window can help ventilate a bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room in the short term. But for a more permanent solution, you could call a professional to install ventilation fans to help manage high humidity levels.
An unbearably humid home isn’t something that you should have to live with. Thankfully there are a number of ways you can combat high humidity levels in your house. If you’ve done all the troubleshooting you can on your own, it might be time to call in the experts. Our team of professionals would be glad to examine your air conditioner and ventilation fans to ensure everything is operating efficiently. For more information on our residential or commercial services, connect with us today.