Keeping your indoor air at the proper humidity level can enhance your home's comfort and even help you stay healthier. However, maintaining the right balance between too much moisture in the air and not enough calls for different techniques from season to season.
Here are some tips that can help you manage your home's humidity levels so you can enjoy comfortable indoor air regardless of the conditions outside.
Run the Air Conditioner
Circulating cool air through your home helps dispel lingering humidity on those hot, sticky days. Not only does your air conditioner cool your home, but it also extracts excessively moist air to the outdoors.
Keep your air conditioning system operating at peak performance with routine maintenance and regular filter replacements.
Use Ventilation Fans
It can be easy to overlook the moisture that everyday activities generate, but adding even small amounts of extra humidity can push your indoor air into the uncomfortable range. The good news is that making it a habit to use your ventilation or exhaust fans can make a significant dent in the amount of humidity that hangs around after bathing, showering, or cooking.
Reduce Your Hot Water Usage
Hot water releases steam, and this water vapor can exacerbate indoor humidity if you're already struggling to keep it under control. As good as a hot shower or bath may feel at the end of a long day, using cooler water and limiting the time you spend in the tub can help keep humidity levels in check.
Install a Dehumidifier
The air can feel heavy in small spaces. A dehumidifier can give these rooms the added defense they need to feel cooler. Plug-in units pull moisture out of the air to bring humidity into balance. Likewise, whole-house dehumidifiers work in conjunction with your HVAC to bring the entire indoor environment into balance.
Install a Whole-Home Humidifier
During the cold winter months when you face the double dryness threat of low moisture in the frigid air and dry heat from your furnace, nosebleeds, itchy skin and frequent colds can happen all too often.
A whole-home humidifier can help eliminate these and other discomforts by adding a targeted amount of moisture to your furnace's heat production system. The humidifier's adjustable control lets you set just the right amount of moisture to keep you and your home comfortable throughout the entire winter season.
Bottom line: Controlling your indoor humidity doesn't have to be an impossible task. Putting these tips into practice can quickly pay off with a comfortable home environment, elevated indoor air quality, and several potential health benefits. To learn more, contact Guaranteed Service at (732) 412-1134.