How to Lower Humidity in Your Home

Everyone waits all year for summer to arrive, but once the days start warming up, there’s a serious wish that the temperature wasn’t so high — or at least that it was a dry heat. Humidity can put a real damper on your summer activities, especially when it affects you indoors too. If your home suffers from high moisture, here’s how you can lower those humidity levels.

Take Care of Leaks

Leaks and dripping faucets are not only inconvenient since they waste water, but they also contribute to humidity problems in your home. Get dripping faucets fixed by a plumber and cover sweating pipes with insulation tubes. Additionally, get any leaks or cracks in your roof fixed since those can highly contribute to humidity problems and can cause structural damage.

Invest in Home Upgrades

A few upgrades now can make a big difference in the long run. Add caulk and weatherstripping around windows, doors, and exhaust vents to prevent humid outside air from entering your home. Also, make sure your clothes dryer vents hot air outside and not into any part of the house.

Change Up Your Daily Routine

Aim to take shorter showers in slightly cooler water, and always use your bathroom exhaust fan to get rid of the humid air more quickly. When you’re cooking, keep lids on your pots to hold the moisture inside, and also use your kitchen exhaust fan.

Add a Dehumidifier

A quick and easy way to lower humidity in your home is by adding a dehumidifier to your HVAC system. While there are portable humidifiers available, a whole house humidifier is the best solution for high humidity because they’re more energy efficient and can lower humidity levels on a larger scale.

If you need to lower the humidity levels in your home, contact Air Treatment Company. We can install a whole home dehumidifier in your home to create a more comfortable environment for you and your family. For more information, or to schedule a service, call us at (703) 270-0881.

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