7 Top Tips For Controlling Humidity in Your Home

Posted on: March 1, 2018

There is a lot to love about living in Florida, but the humidity isn’t often one of them. If you are continually struggling to keep your indoor humidity to a comfortable and not so sticky level, here are 7 top tips you can try to cut the humidity in your home:

1. Utilize Exhaust Fans

The primary cause of indoor humidity is the excess moisture in the air and without proper ventilation, it can happen pretty quickly. To keep steam and smoke from running up your humidity — be sure to make use of your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.

2. Check The Weather

Knowing the weather beforehand can help you take proper precautions to prevent excess humidity in the home. By knowing what’s coming, you can set your temperature a bit lower so your system can adequately fight the moisture.  

3. Cut Down Your Shower

Long steamy showers might be relaxing and enjoyable for you, but horrible for your home. That extra moisture needs to escape, and without proper window and exhaust fan ventilation, it can affect the rest of your home.

4. Add Some Greenery

Not only do plants add to the beauty of your home, but they are also great for your indoor air quality too. The right houseplants can help decrease stickiness and keep your humidity at a more pleasant level.

5. Keep Your Unit Tuned-Up

An unkept HVAC system is one that has to work hard to keep your home very comfortable, relaxed and humid-free. With regular tune-ups, your system can fight humidity with ease.

6. Use A Fan

Attic fans, dryer fan, are a must for a humidity happy home. With proper fan usage, you can adequately remove the hot air and steam that can often cause your home’s humidity to rise.

7. Purchase A Dehumidifier

If you don’t happen to own a dehumidifier, it’s an investment you’ll want to consider. Humidifiers are a great way to get the moisture out of specific rooms, and if you are having a large party, it’s always a good idea to run one for a bit beforehand, to ensure the extra body heat doesn’t create more steam than needed. Another plus — it also helps fight allergens and dust.

The experts at Midway Services understands the importance of indoor comfort. To ensure a comfortable and humid-free home, an HVAC Tune-up is key. For service in the Tampa area, get a free estimate or call us at 727.565.4715.

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