Feb 3, 2012
Humidity problems can make your home in Longview, Texas, uncomfortable. In addition, it can pose a significant threat to your family’s health and cause damage to your property. To create the most comfortable conditions in your home, you need to maintain an indoor humidity level between 30 and 50 percent. Follow these four tips to properly manage indoor humidity in your house:
Improving ventilation in your home can help control moisture levels in the air. Therefore, when it’s humid outside, close your doors and windows. Use fans to circulate air throughout your home. Also, turn on exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms when you’re cooking, showering, doing laundry, or performing any other activity that generates heat and moisture. Exhaust fans will extract moisture from the air and release it outside. As a result, it’ll freshen the air inside your home.
Leaks, damp ground conditions, and moisture from household activities can increase indoor humidity levels. Locate and eliminate moisture sources in and around your home. Make sure your plumbing system and roof aren’t leaking and that water isn’t gathering around your home’s foundation.
Plants not only make your home more aesthetically pleasing but also reduce humidity levels by absorbing moisture from the air. They’re also effective at improving the air quality in your home because they can remove harmful airborne particles and contaminants. Therefore, consider adding peace lily or snake plant in your home.
Finally, if your home still feels humid after you have taken the aforementioned measures, consider investing in a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier works by absorbing moisture in the air and turning it into water droplets, resulting in clean, dry air. Depending on the severity of the humidity problem in your home, consider a portable or whole-home dehumidifier.
Managing indoor humidity can benefit you and your family in many ways. If you need help maintaining comfortable humidity levels in your home, contact JD’s A/C at (903) 759-7483.
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