- Seal up your windows. Storm doors and windows can reduce moisture by preventing moisture in the air from getting into your home. The added benefits in energy efficiencies can also help reduce your energy consumption (and the monthly energy bill).
- Add a dehumidifier to your HVAC system. Your HVAC system currently will remove some humidity from the air in your home, while in humid climates, it’s often not enough. Installing a dehumidifier to work with your HVAC system can eliminate annoying conditions such as stuffy air, sweaty floors, mold and mildew growth, musty odors, condensation on water pipes, wet stains on walls as well as help those who suffer with allergies.
- Ask a professional. Addressing the HVAC humidity control issues in your home is often best left in the hands of a professional. An experienced and knowledgeable HVAC service provider can help you determine what would work best for your specific home and with your current HVAC system requirements. An initial HVAC humidity control inspection coupled with a preventive maintenance plan is a step in the right direction toward improving the air quality for your family.
“It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” We’ve all heard it and probably said it in the heat of one of Alabama’s scorching summer days. It’s not just an adage we like to say during the dog days of summer, it’s a fact we feel more discomfort when there is more humidity in the air. Humidity affects our indoor air quality, creates an opportunity for mold and mildew to flourish and can even cause our HVAC systems to run inefficiently and run the risk of breaking down. Use These 3 Tips To Lower The Humidity In Your Home This Summer: