How to Reduce Indoor Humidity

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Summertime is the hottest, most humid time of the year here in New Jersey, and your air conditioning (AC) system is doing its best to beat the heat.

Yet, your Egg Harbor Township home still feels a bit muggy and uncomfortable. What is the solution?

Even with a properly maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, your home may struggle to maintain the appropriate level of indoor humidity.

According to the Mayo Clinic, your humidity levels should remain between 30 and 50 percent. Learning how to achieve this will support ideal indoor air quality (IAQ), protect your health, and keep you comfortable.

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Install a Whole-Home Dehumidification System

The best action you can take to fight high indoor humidity levels is to install a whole-home dehumidification system. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air to support an ideal level of humidity and reduce the risk of mold growth and potential health consequences that can occur as a result of it.

While you could opt for a portable dehumidifier to control a particularly humid area of your home, a whole-home dehumidifier is an excellent solution for keeping your entire home within the appropriate range of humidity levels. A whole-home dehumidification system ensures you and your entire home remains comfortable.

The Carrier® Performance series dehumidifier is available in two sizes. Whether you need a whole-home solution or want to tackle a humid basement, you’ll have a dehumidification strategy that’s just right for your needs.

How High Humidity Can Damage Your Home

High humidity levels can cause all types of damage to your floors, furniture, and personal items.

When the temperature is high and your home is too humid, your home is at risk for mold growth. The last thing you want is to breathe in mold spores. Nor do you want mold growth on any new or expensive furniture or valuables.

A humid home can also cause wooden furniture, floors, and materials in your home to get too moist, loosen up, and rot.

But high indoor humidity doesn’t just impact your home—it can also compromise your health.

You may experience the following as a result of an overly humid home:

  • Fatigue and low energy levels
  • Allergies and asthma attacks
  • Worsened upper respiratory symptoms

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Tips for Controlling Indoor Humidity

Ready to improve your home’s humidity levels and enhance your overall comfort? Try these suggestions to take back control over your indoor humidity:

  • Use the Exhaust Fans
    When you cook in the kitchen or shower in your bathroom, be sure to turn on your exhaust fans. These fans will prevent the spread of moisture in the air, helping to stabilize your indoor humidity levels.
  • Cover Pots When Cooking
    Placing covers on your pots and pans when you’re cooking in the kitchen goes a long way. It prevents the steam from getting out, ultimately reducing the humidity in your kitchen and nearby areas.
  • Install Some Ceiling Fans
    If you have ceiling fans, be sure to turn them on. Your ceiling fans support your air conditioner, maximizing its efficiency and helping to reduce humidity.

    Fans help keep you cool without having to overwork your air conditioning system. Even without opening your windows, a fan can help improve airflow and help reduce moisture in the air.
  • Support Ideal Airflow and Leave Interior Doors Open
    Proper ventilation can help reduce excess humidity. Improve ventilation by opening your interior doors, allowing air to travel throughout your home better.
  • Move Any Furniture Blocking Your Vents
    A blocked vent can increase humidity in that area of your home. The more vents you have blocked, the more humid your entire home becomes.

    Be sure to move any furniture blocking your vents and open any closed vents. Doing so ensures air is being distributed evenly throughout your home.

Benefits of Ideal Indoor Humidity Levels

Having the proper level of humidity inside your home is beneficial for the following reasons:

  • Encourages ideal indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Prevents your air conditioner from overworking itself
  • Reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth
  • Helps decrease the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms
  • Protects your belongings and furniture from damage caused by low and high humidity levels
  • Allows for optimal indoor comfort

Call Our Indoor Air Quality Experts Today

Ready to enjoy a greater level of comfort inside your Egg Harbor Township, NJ, home? Our team at Comfort Now by Bob McAllister can help manage your indoor humidity and improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 609-400-1005 or request service online.

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