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Know How to Lower Indoor Humidity During the Summer

Indoor HumidityHaving too much indoor humidity can make your Yuma home feel uncomfortable during the summer. High humidity levels can also cause other problems, such as mold growth and wood damage. If you need to lower the humidity in your home, consider the following tips.

Use a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are designed to decrease moisture levels inside homes. You can place a portable dehumidifier in a room or area of your home where the humidity level is too high. If you have more than one area that needs lower humidity, you can move your portable dehumidifier around or use multiple dehumidifiers. Having a dehumidifier can help your home feel more comfortable and cooler overall so you don’t have to run your air conditioning as often.

Turn on Ventilation Fans

Ventilation fans in kitchens and bathrooms pull steam and moisture out of the air and move it out of your home. Turn on these fans when you’re taking a shower or using your stove in order to avoid making your home more humid. With these fans running, you’ll have lower indoor humidity levels in these areas of your home.

Add Insulation

Inadequate insulation or a lack of insulation in certain parts of your home can allow moisture to build up, increasing your humidity level. Insulate areas where moisture can accumulate, such as your attic and pipes.

Seal Cracks Around Windows and Doors

Windows and doors can develop tiny cracks over time, which can let moisture into your home. Check for small gaps and holes and then seal them to prevent moisture from getting inside.

Watch Your Indoor Humidity Levels

Humidity levels that are too low also aren’t good for your home. You might be more likely to have low humidity levels rather than high levels due to Yuma’s climate. Use a humidifier to increase humidity levels in your home if needed. Ideally, your humidity level should be between 30% and 50%.

If you need help with indoor humidity in your Yuma home, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.