High humidity can cause problems in your home. It can lead to mold growth, and it could cause discomfort and asthma symptoms. Higher humidity levels can cause damage to homes, from damaged wallpaper to water-damaged ceilings and walls.
Is your home humid?
There are common signs indicating that your home is too humid. Air with high moisture-content causes condensation on glass and metal surfaces. Monitoring humidity levels with a hygrometer is helpful since it allows you to see if there is a serious problem. Here are some ways to lessen humidity:
Using a dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers pull warm air in through a hose and push out cool, dry air. This method of removing humidity is one of the simplest and is available for a low cost. It is important to be aware of the water level in the dehumidifier since it will stop functioning when it is full.
Showers and cooking increase the humidity levels in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry areas. Keeping your doors and windows open to increase ventilation can help lower the relative humidity in these rooms. It is important to make sure that your exhaust fans work properly to ensure these areas don’t get too high levels.
Use your dryer properly
Clothing and linens left in the dryer often lead to high humidity levels in the air. Another issue comes from a dryer that vents inside the building. While there are devices that will trap the lint when you run the dryer, they also introduce a lot of humidity into your home. Another solution is to hang your laundry outside.