How To Decrease Humidity Levels In Your Home

The risks of high humidity levels in your home include growing mold and bacteria, stuffy conditions, overall discomfort. Maintaining an indoor humidity level between 30% and 50% is ideal. There are a few things, big and small, that can be done to reduce summer humidity in your home. Having a cool and comfortable home is important and here are five things you can do to keep it that way. 

  1. Whole House Dehumidifiers

Basically the purpose of a dehumidifier is to suck water out of the air and reduce humidity in your home. Whole house dehumidifiers are designed to keep your entire home cool and comfortable by maintaining healthy humidity levels.

While portable humidifiers are an option, they are only good for the room they are located in. A whole house dehumidifier works with your heating and cooling system. A whole home dehumidifier is built to last and improves the air quality of your home. 

  1. Take a Short and Cool Shower

Hot water from a warm shower can get into the air and spread throughout your home, especially if your bathroom is not well ventilated.  

  1. Turn On Fans

Spreading humid air around will help keep things cool, especially in a small space. It will also reduce sweating from humid air. 

  1. Insulation

Making sure your home is insulated well is especially important if you live in an area like

Virginia where humidity levels run high.

  1. Leave Plants Outside

House plants can increase the moisture in the air since when they breathe in carbon dioxide, they are releasing water. This can cause a slight uptick in humidity levels in your home. Although indoor plants can add good design to your home, they are not the best for your indoor air quality. 

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