As the summer months get hotter in Evansville, it’s easy for the humidity inside to get out of control. The experienced professionals at Baylor Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. have put together some tips on controlling the humidity in your home.
Keep Your Home Well Ventilated
Keep your home well ventilated, especially the areas that create moisture, like the kitchen and bathroom. When vent fans are present, make sure to turn them on and/or leave them on longer, especially in the kitchen, bathroom, and basement. Call Baylor Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to learn more.
While many homeowners don’t realize it, newer energy-efficient homes tend to fall victim to problems of high humidity more often. Because these homes are sealed up tight to prevent energy loss from heating and cooling, the home also seals in a lot of moisture, making it difficult to control humidity.
Run the AC
This isn’t the cost efficient option, but letting your air conditioner run will help air circulate throughout the home and keep humidity from sitting and creating issues.
Move Your Plants
Seriously. Temporarily place house plants outside or concentrate them in one area. Plants release moisture vapor to the air, increasing humidity. When you have lots of plants, their role in home humidity levels can be significant. Furthermore, make sure not to overwater them.
Look into Using a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers are typically used in basements, since they do not get a lot of warmth or direct sunlight. They’re also used often in bathrooms without windows or specific areas in the home that require humidity to be controlled. Dehumidifiers work best with closed doors and windows. In order to ensure proper circulation, dehumidifiers need to be placed away from walls and furniture, except for models that have an air vent on top.