Humidity is one of the biggest indoor air quality challenges for Holiday, Florida, homeowners. However, there are several home humidity solutions you can implement to tackle the problem. From eliminating the source of moisture to investing in a dehumidifier you can manage comfort.
Find and Eliminate Major Sources of Moisture
Humidity, at a basic level, is the amount of water vapor in the air. Outdoor humidity is affected by climate and weather conditions, but indoors, sometimes excess humidity is the result of indoor activities such as cooking and showering. Your houseplants can even affect humidity levels.
The most effective solution is to simply find and fix the source of the problem. But if you suspect your problem is related to your daily activities or outdoor conditions for which you have limited control, you can try a few mechanical solutions.
Use Mechanical Ventilation
Having good ventilation in your home is important because the circulation helps cut moisture while minimizing the effect of pollutants. Turn on your ceiling fans to help air circulate throughout your rooms.
The heat and moisture generated from hot showers and cooking can also build up over time. Run your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans when you’re showering and cooking to let the air move out of the house.
When outdoor humidity levels are higher than about 45 percent, one solution is to keep your windows tightly shut and run your AC to keep indoor humidity at a comfortable level.
Get a Dehumidifier
If none of the above solutions seem to help, even after you’ve taken consistent measures, consider investing in a whole-home dehumidifier. These systems are specifically designed to remove moisture from your home’s air. The whole-home dehumidifier works with your HVAC system. You can also opt for a portable humidifier if the problem is concentrated in a specific room or area.
Call United Air Conditioning today at 727-470-6803 to ask about our whole-home dehumidifiers and how they work with your HVAC system. Also, ask about our portable models, and we’ll be happy to make the appropriate recommendations.
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