How To Lower Humidity in Your Home

humidity.gifYou might be able to not just feel humidity but see it.  You’ll spot foggy windows or smell a mildew or musty odor.  Damp spots, mold and rotting wood are signs the soggy enemy is taking over the place.

But even if there are no indications (yet) your home’s atmosphere is too humid it’s wise to measure and control it. You will feel better both physically and mentally while keeping more money in your pocket due to reduced heating bills

First and foremost, ventilate. Especially in the areas that create moisture, like the kitchen and bathroom. When vent fans are present, make sure to turn them on and/or leave them on longer.

Cooking, showering, and the use of washing machines and dryers affect the amount of moisture found in the air, especially when people take long, hot showers. You may also want to use a dehumidifier if maintaining your humidity has become an issue or you live in an older, less ventilated building.

Dehumidifiers are commonly placed in basements since they are underground and do not get a lot of warmth or direct sunlight, or in bathrooms without windows or specific areas in the home that require moist removal. Reese Services can help with encapsulating your crawl space to keep moisture out.  Dehumidifiers work best with closed doors and windows. In order to ensure proper circulation dehumidifiers need to be placed away from walls and furniture. Reese Services offer a variety of dehumidifiers to meet the needs of your home or your office.

Do not underestimate the importance of proper humidity levels

Improper indoor humidity levels are a common home hazard that is often underestimated. Dust mites and allergens, pathogens, and noxious chemicals are more abundant in humid conditions.  Contact Reese Services for a quote today.  We can help outfit your home or office with dehumidifiers or help to ensure that your home’s structure is keeping out moisture.