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How to Lower the Humidity in Your House

At Comfort Air, we know that our customers want to stay as comfortable as possible all summer long. Sometimes the high temperature is the issue, but occasionally what you really need to worry about is the humidity. Fortunately, there are many easy ways to lower humidity in your home and ensure that you’re beating the heat this summer. 

Fix Plumbing Problems

The reason why your home feels so humid is because there’s more moisture in the air. That’s not just created outside. The excess moisture could also be coming from inside of your home. If you have plumbing problems like dripping faucets or leaky pipes, the water that accumulates eventually evaporates. This means more moisture in the air and more humidity. Taking care of those plumbing problems can help you lower the humidity, and as an added bonus you’ll save on your water bill too.

Bring in HVAC Experts

Plumbing problems aren’t the only issues that can cause humidity to rise in your home. Your HVAC system could also be accidentally adding to humidity levels. An issue like a clogged A/C drain line could cause water to back up into your home, for example. Fortunately, our HVAC repair experts can help with any problems like this during the summer months.

Improve the Airflow in Your Home

Improving the airflow in your house can also help get rid of built up moisture and extra humidity. Look at areas like the attic, where ventilation may need some improvements. Adding more vents to certain areas could make a big difference, and you may not even need to spend a lot to see big improvements.

Change Some Habits

You can also affect humidity levels in your home by changing some of your personal habits. One way to do that is by taking shorter showers and using colder water. We’ve all seen a steamy bathroom after a hot shower. That’s just more humidity that you’re adding to the atmosphere in your home. A low flow or more efficient showerhead can also help in this endeavor.

Move Plants

It might also be a good idea to move your house plants. These create moisture vapor and can make your home a bit more humid. You can move plants outside or just move them to one room so that they’re concentrated in one area. You should also make sure that you’re not over watering them. This is better for the plants and better for the humidity levels in your home.

Get a Dehumidifier

If all else fails, buying a dehumidifier can cause a drop in humidity levels and improve air quality in your home. These appliances simply take in air and remove the moisture from it. You’ll occasionally have to empty out a dehumidifier so that it can keep doing its job, but generally this machine can help you lower humidity in your home without too much extra effort. A dehumidifier can be especially useful in basements and other parts of the house that tend to get less sunlight.

With these tips, your home will be more comfortable and you’ll avoid costly problems like rust and mold. Contact us at (360) 891-2665 if you need help improving the air quality of your home.