Lower Your Indoor Humidity Levels
Are you looking to lower your indoor humidity levels? Here on the Northeast Coast, especially on Long Island, high indoor humidity levels can make summer living hot, wet, stick and downright uncomfortable. Too much indoor humidity is not only uncomfortable; it can cause various other problems such as mold, rust, wood swelling and the amplification of odors.
Naturally, your air conditioning system can do a wonderful job of lowering your indoor humidity levels by removing excess moisture as it cools your home, and in order to help your HVAC do a more efficient job at lowering indoor humidity (which will naturally help save you money), try these proven tips:
- Replace your air filters: This cannot be stressed enough. Clean air filters allow for more efficient cooling and humidity reduction. If you are unsure how to do this, contact an HVAC Professional.
- Check for leaking pipes/insulate pipes: Fix any leaks so there is no excess moisture being produced by drips and puddles and insulate your pipes to reduce condensation.
- If you have a lot of plants in your house, cover exposed soil: The water will evaporate if not covered, increasing humidity as well as the need to water more often.
- Avoid long, hot showers: All that steam produces an abundant amount of humidity! And it’s bad for your skin.
- Dry clothes outdoors: Even if your dryer is vented to the outside, it still produces a great deal of indoor humidity. Additionally, line drying is better for your clothes and the outdoor scent they will have is wonderful!
These practical tips can help your air conditioner work more efficiently and do a more cost effective job of lowering your indoor humidity levels. If you have a severe indoor humidity problem, it’s best to contact an HVAC professional for advice.