Nassau and Long Island homeowners are doing their best to get outside and enjoy the comfortable temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately. Once they get home, though, many are running into the same problem—excessive levels of indoor humidity.
Humidity within the home can make sleeping, cooking dinner or simply relaxing on the couch nearly impossible activities, and it’s not uncommon for people to suffer unnecessarily summer after summer thinking that there’s simply nothing that can be done.
The fact is, reducing humidity levels in your home and boosting home performance isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think, and you can get started on doing so immediately. Here are just a few tips to point you in the right direction—especially if you or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma.
Focus on Ventilation
Humidity allows water vapor to form condensation on flat surfaces, especially in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. The key to mitigating this issue is to utilize fans and other sources of ventilation as often as possible. When taking a shower, for example, keep the fan running for the duration and at least fifteen minutes afterward. This will help to clear excess moisture from the air, which can result in odor and mold growth.
Install an Air Purifier
While air purifiers come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, the important thing to understand about them is that the vast majority actually work. Some air purifiers are suitable for bedrooms and offices, while others are designed to clean and purify the air in larger spaces. You’ll not only see a reduction in humidity, but pathogens floating through the air, too.
Keep the Temperature Down
It’s summer, which means most of us have already turned our thermostats down. You may enjoy a little bit of heat in the morning, perhaps, but this is an important time to remember that any excess hot air will inevitably lead to increased humidity. Keeping temperatures down throughout your home is essential, so be sure to crank your AC on the hottest days of the year.
Additionally, you can get a lot of mileage out of using appliances such as your dishwasher or laundry machine and clothes dryer during the coolest parts of the day or night, which will help to keep indoor temperatures from rising unnecessarily.
Looking for more tips on how to reduce humidity levels this summer? The team at Master Plumbing Heating Cooling is here to help.