Keeping indoor humidity levels down is important for your family’s comfort and health. It also helps prevent costly home repairs or replacements from moisture damage. Signs of high humidity levels include swollen wooden doors that are difficult to open and close, foggy windows that are covered in condensation, clammy skin, and a consistently wet or damp feeling indoors. The Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning pros share simple and effective tips to keep your indoor humidity levels at or below the recommended 50 percent this season.
How to Regulate Indoor Humidity Levels
- Proper Ventilation—proper ventilation is extremely helpful in reducing humidity levels because airflow helps dry up excess moisture. Certain rooms in your home will require extra ventilation attention, like the bathroom, kitchen, and basement. Run exhaust fans when showering, use hood fans when cooking, and keep gutters clear and draining away from your home to prevent basement flooding. And ask us about a whole-home air ventilator to improve ventilation in every room.
- Air Conditioning—running your air conditioner maintains cool and consistent temperatures on hot days. To keep your cooling system working at maximum efficiency levels, it’s important to keep the filters clean. Replace yours regularly to keep air circulating properly and avoid moisture buildup. Routine filter replacements will also prevent your system from using more energy or overworking, both of which will add up on energy bills and likely lead to an early failure.
- Run a Dehumidifier—a portable unit may be enough to treat overly-humid rooms. But when humidity levels get too high—like above the recommended 50 percent mark—our pros will recommend a whole-home Bryant® dehumidifier which runs 24/7 to remove excess moisture. As an added bonus, your home will feel cooler at higher temperatures since drier air feels cooler. That means more money in your pocket while still feeling just as comfortable.
- Home Maintenance—repairing any issues that allow moisture to enter the home is another way to reduce humidity levels. Caulk cracks, repair holes, install weather-stripping, check for leaking water in your basement, and inspect window and door seals. The more airtight you keep your home, the less water and moisture will get inside and create humidity.
Humidity Trouble? Call in the Experts at Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
For help with your indoor humidity levels, contact the experts at Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve seen extreme cases on both ends of the humidity spectrum—too much humidity and not enough. No matter which issue your home is facing, we can recommend solutions that fix the problem with a single installation. Give us a call today to get started: 763-473-2267.