3 Ways to Lower the Humidity in Your Home
If you live in South Florida, you know what a menace humidity can be. Your hair gets frizzy, the rooms feel hotter, and the air feels heavy. Luckily, there are affordable and easy ways to keep the humidity down all year.
Use a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers effectively remove moisture from the air inside your home. They work well for rooms that receive little fresh air or ventilation, for example through open windows. Many people use dehumidifiers in their basements to prevent mold, but they can also work in other areas of your house to decrease the humidity. You may want to consider placing a dehumidifier in the bathroom since that area of your home tends to get the most humid.
You may be surprised to learn that your appliances can generate heat and humidity throughout your home. Your oven, stove top, and dryer all contribute to the humidity levels. Remember to use the exhaust fans when cooking or bathing. Your dryer should also be vented to the outside. By taking steps to reduce the humidity levels, the added bonus is that you will save money on your energy bills. When it is not humid, you will rely less on your air conditioner, so you reduce your energy consumption. Your air conditioner does help with managing humidity, but you don’t want to have it working more than it has to.
Ventilators are another type of indoor air quality product, that can help you to effectively reduce humidity levels. Ventilators such as Carriers’s Performance™ Energy Recovery Ventilator, remove stale air and replace it with fresh, clean air. This ventilator not only lowers humidity levels, it can also rid your home of a variety of pollutants. This very efficient system also enhances the performance of your HVAC system.
Don’t live with humidity in your home. The experts at Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc. can help you to improve your overall indoor air quality. Give us a call at 561-202-1422 in West Palm Beach, or at 772-905-3358 in Port St. Lucie to schedule an appointment.
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