How to Reduce Humidity this Summer

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Tips to reduce humidity in your home

Summer temps rise, but when the humidity kicks in it can make the high temps feel unbearable. High levels of humidity is more than just uncomfortable, it can cause many problems in your home. Condensation builds up and can cause mold. When humid air meets a cold surface water droplets are formed causing condensation. These droplets can seep into windowsills, doorframes and even into your drywall causing mold to form. Mold can cause a variety of health issues. Here are three easy ways to keep cooler, eliminate the possibility of mold and reduce humidity levels in your home.

Dehumidifier

Installing a dehumidifier in specific areas of your home can be quite helpful at reducing humidity levels. Place your dehumidifier in your basement and in any other open areas of your home. Be sure to empty the water out regularly.

Use the air-conditioning

Turning on your AC will help draw humidity out of your home and stop condensation from forming. Your HVAC system will improve indoor air quality by removing and preventing moisture in your home. Keep your unit in proper working condition and be sure to have it regularly checked out by a licensed HVAC technician contractor.

Use your exhaust fans

When you are bathing, cooking or even doing the laundry be sure to use your exhaust fan. The steam that is created will be removed through the vent and drastically reduce the humidity inside of your home. You should also make sure that all of your exhausts are vented to the outside of your home and not just into your attic.

When humidity levels rise outside use your exhaust fan, install a dehumidifier and turn on your HVAC unit to keep the humidity levels down inside. For any questions and all of your HVAC needs contact Air Expo.

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