Many homeowners want to know about the best ways to reduce humidity in the home. There are different steps you can take to prevent and control high indoor humidity, like using a dehumidifier. Here are some other methods to lower humidity levels in your home
How to Reduce Humidity in Your Home
Running the air conditioning not only cools off your living spaces, but it also helps to reduce the humidity in the house.
Reduce Humidity in the Home with Ventilation
Ventilation in the bathroom and the kitchen is most important since these rooms tend to get more humid. If possible, occasionally open windows in these rooms. The bathroom and kitchen should also have ventilation fans, which always should be turned on when cooking or showering. The fans will vent the moisture from the air to the outdoors.
Replacing the AC Filters
Replace the HVAC filters regularly. When the filters are clogged, the airflow is less efficient and it becomes more difficult to reduce humidity.
Line Dry Clothes Outdoors to Reduce Humidity in the Home
Some people hang their clothes to dry indoors or use a dryer. Both actions raise the humidity levels, especially in a home with poor ventilation. The best solution is to hang clothes outdoors to dry. If you prefer to use your dryer, use it only at night when it’s cooler and humidity is naturally lower.
Taking Cooler and Shorter Showers
A long, hot shower produces a lot of steam, which adds to humidity. Take cooler and shorter showers to have less of an impact on humidity, and be sure to always use your ventilation fan.
These are just some of the tips that can help to reduce indoor humidity. The main focus should be on airflow, which is achieved through proper ventilation. You can also run a dehumidifier to help remove excess moisture from the air in problem areas.
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