4 Ways to Lower Your Home Humidity
It’s a fact. High humidity decreases your energy efficiency, and Florida has plenty of humidity. Humidity makes the air inside your home warmer, and your HVAC is going to have to cool it down.
Here are a few ways to lower your home humidity and save some wear and tear on your HVAC System.
Run Exhaust Fans in the House
The kitchen and bathroom fans are there for a reason – to help let out obnoxious odors and excess humidity. And, if left in a room for 24-48 hours, humidity levels above 55% can cause mold and bacteria to grow? So keep those fans running whenever you have to cook or take a shower to keep that excess moisture out.
Clean Your AC Filters
Air conditioning is a great tool for preventing or reducing humidity as in order to provide you with a cool home, it will pull in air from outside and filter out the moisture. This is a natural method of dehumidifying but is only as effective as your AC filters. Over time, filters become clogged and prevent the flow of air, enabling humidity. Giving them a clean will help to reduce the amount of humidity in your home. Vented furnaces have a similar effect also, so be sure that you clean those out as well.
Take Colder and Shorter Showers
Face it. Most of us look forward to our long, hot showers. And while they are as much a part of our routine as brushing our teeth, these showers expose homes to moisture and heat. Humidity can be decreased simply by taking colder or shorter showers. Efficient appliances like low flow showerheads can also be used to minimize the amount of humidity within a home by reducing the amount of moisture that homes are exposed to.
Use a Dehumidifier
Using a dehumidifier will quickly take moisture out of the air, decreasing the ability for these particles to multiply because they are designed to remove moisture from the air.
The humidity in Florida can be a big problem if it’s not kept in check. From your home’s comfort to air quality, it makes a big difference. If you want more information on ways to lower your home humidity, give us a call. We are here to help.