As the temperature rises and humidity levels go up, we feel uncomfortable. We want to be able to lower the humidity level in our home as well as keep cool naturally.
When you turn on your air conditioner for that quick blast of really cold air, it can give you a chill and actually increase the heat in the room rather than lowering it. It takes energy for your A c system to pump out all that extra moisture-filled (and cooled) Air and remove the water vapor from inside your house so it will start to warm back up again once it heats up from being outside.
As for keeping cool naturally, there are some things you can do around your home which will help. You can change out those mattresses from spring to foam, plant trees for shade, turn off the lights and solar screens on your windows as well as use blinds and curtains to direct the sun’s rays away from your home.
Tip To Lower Humidity Levels
If you want to do something about humidity levels in your home, these tips will help:
Keep A Lid On It:
As we cook our foods we add moisture and humidity into our homes so try not to stir-fry or boil too much food at one time. Don’t leave pans of water boiling on the stovetop either. Another way is to only fill the kettle only half full when boiling water for that cup of tea.
Open the windows and doors for a few hours each day to allow fresh air in. Make sure you use screens or fly-wire on your windows and that all gaps under your door are sealed with weather stripping.
Add Some Moisture:
A humidifier will add moisture into the air whereas an evaporative cooler (swamp cooler) will only be able to remove it. There are also other humidity control solutions such as dehumidifiers and ventilators which can decrease humidity levels if needed. Dehumidifiers often make the most sense when the outside temperature is cool, but inside temperatures start getting too high due to lack of adequate ventilation; they don’t work well when outside temperatures are warm because they’ll need higher fan speeds to remove the same amount of moisture.
Keep It Real:
Don’t put air conditioning on if you don’t really need it. Try opening windows, curtains, and blinds during the night when temperatures are cooler to take advantage of the breeze instead.
Be Clever With Heating:
If you have electric underfloor heating installed in your home, this uses less power than portable heaters plus they work by gently warming up the floor which is nice for keeping cool feet while waiting for that lower humidity level.
Lowering humidity levels in your home doesn’t have to be an ordeal, just use these easy tips and do what you can naturally.
Lower humidity levels can cause a myriad of issues for homeowners. It can lead to mold and mildew growth, as well as increase the risk of fire damage in your home. To learn more about how K2 Mechanical can help you lower humidity levels in your home, visit our website today.
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