Ways to Naturally Reduce Humidity in Your Home
Indoor humidity is a naturally occurring phenomenon that in excess can lead to mold or mildew in the home. This can lead to heavy damages to your drywall, carpet, ceiling, and increases the allergens or illnesses in the air. Often, this can be corrected with proper home maintenance. However, if these solutions don’t lower your indoor moisture it may indicate a more serious problem and requires the assistance of a professional contractor. Here are 3 ways to reduce humidity in your Cincinnati home!
1) Air Circulation
Having well-circulated air in your Cincinnati home will reduce humidity and dry out faster than have a stagnant air flow. Make sure to have your ceiling fans set for summer or winter rotation to further circulate the air. Install and use bathroom and kitchen ventilation fans to prevent trapped air. Finally, open windows to equalize the indoor and outdoor moisture levels.
2) Moisture reduction
Moisture reduction can take on many forms. You can use throw rugs that can create a barrier between a drafty basement or hard flooring. Reducing the number of plants is another method that works well. Using the hood fan on your stove will also reduce the water vapor being released into your living space. Dehumidifiers are also a good option for individual rooms or the whole home and can be installed by your Nelson Comfort technician.
3) Make household repairs
Roof repairs can be annoying and costly, but getting them done will help protect your home and reduce humidity caused by moisture. Replacing damaged shingles, applying sealant compounds and keeping your gutters clear will help protect your Cincinnati home. Even putting up weather strips around doors, caulk windows and any openings that lead outside of your home can help prevent moisture.
If you’re looking for dehumidifier and moisture solutions, turn to Nelson Comfort as your one-stop shops for all your HVAC needs! Get a FREE estimate of the cost by getting in touch with them by dialing 513-212-6037. They have served the Great Cincinnati area since 1925 and are known for their honest approach to their clients. The service is available 24/7 so call now.