Guide to Keeping Your Home's Humidity Level Low
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    Guide to Keeping Your Home’s Humidity Level Low

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  • Guide to Keeping Your Home’s Humidity Level Low

    July 20, 2018

    Although it probably isn’t too terribly high up on your list of home-improvement priorities, effectively managing the humidity level at home can pay dividends for you and your family. When humidity gets too high, your body gets tricked into thinking the temperature is much higher than it actually is, which can cause health problems if not treated. In addition to the added potential risk for overheating, high humidity is just a nuisance that makes your home significantly more uncomfortable to live in.

    If not treated, humidity can wreak havoc for you and your family, so the best course of action is to treat it as soon as possible. To help you lower the humidity in your home as effectively as possible, the air-quality experts at American Air and Heat have put together a handy guide to keeping your home’s humidity level low. Follow these tips, and you’ll return your Orlando home to a cool and comfortable place to live in, away from the sweltering humid air you’re trying to escape in the first place.

    Our expertise doesn’t stop there. For even more information or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

    Move It, Moisture!

    When you set out to combat the humidity indoors, what you’re basically doing is aiming to eliminate the sources of excess moisture that have popped up in places it shouldn’t be allowed. While you may think that getting rid of all humidity is the best course of action, you don’t want to reduce it to zero. Too little humidity can be equally as problematic as too much – an ideal level of humidity is roughly 45 percent.

    Adjust Water Usage

    We’ve all got to take showers and use our cooking appliances, obviously, but we’ve got to keep in mind how exactly we use those, so we can be conscious of what we can do to cut down on moisture usage.

    • Showers are a big culprit. A lot of us like to use it as a time to relax and unwind, and that becomes a significantly long time spent in the shower, enjoying the warm water. However, all that steam becomes an issue eventually. It’ll fog up the windows and wiggle its way into the air circulation of your home, and the problems only increase from there.
    • Aim to cut down on the amount of time spent in the shower. Even if you can’t make that sacrifice, either open up some windows and run the exhaust fan in the bathroom to ventilate the moisture.

    Pick the Right Plants

    Research ways to cut down on humidity, and you’ll likely come across lots of articles telling you to stock up on indoor plants. While it’s true that plants help in that regard, too many plants can actually end up producing more moisture than they soak up. A few plants here and there will suffice.

    Do It All with a Dehumidifier

    If you’d prefer to skip the longer processes of finding ways to lower the humidity in your home, invest in a dehumidifier. It’ll do all the dirty work for you and get the humidity levels to what you’re aiming for, and you won’t have to deal with the uncertainty of knowing whether or not your strategy worked.

    We hope this was of great help to you and your family, and that you’ll be able to enjoy Orlando for all its beauty without wondering if you’ll ever be able to escape the humidity. The air quality solutions don’t stop here, though. American Air and Heat is the area’s premier HVAC and IAQ service provider, and we’d be glad to talk with you to find a solution to your troubles. Give us a call at 800-421-2665 and schedule an appointment today