Here in the Allentown area and throughout the state, many residents battle with keeping humidity levels in check throughout their home. Too much humidity can make temperatures feel warmer and make your home feel uncomfortable, it can also lead to the build-up of mold and mildew throughout your home.
If you are looking to reduce humidity levels in your home, contact the team at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we can help you create solutions that will work to keep your home comfortable.
Signs of Excess Humidity
If you notice these things happening within your home, then you likely have a problem with excess moisture.
- Skin constantly feels clammy.
- Water stains on your walls and ceilings.
- Repetitive upper respiratory infections.
- Mold and mildew.
- Condensation builds up inside of your home’s windows.
- Your home feels uncomfortable and it is hard to breathe.
If any of these signs show up in your home, it may be time to start working to reduce the humidity levels in your home.
Three Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home
There are things you can do around your home to help reduce humidity levels, these three tips are a great place to start.
- Reduce the Amount Indoor Plants You Have – If you have a lot of indoor plants inside your home this could be creating excess humidity and adding to the moisture problem. Plants release moisture vapor into the air. If you like having indoor plants, maybe choose one room where you keep them all, kind of like a greenhouse or purchase plants that can be placed outside during the summer.
- Shorter or Cooler Showers – When you have a hot shower your bathroom fogs up due to the moisture in the air. By reducing your shower time or having cooler showers during the summer, you can help reduce humidity levels in your home.
- Ventilation – Making sure that vents, such as bathroom, kitchen, and even dryer vents all lead outside, can really help when it comes to excess moisture in your home. If these vents or fans are not venting outside, then moisture will build up inside your home and within your walls and roof. Adding ceiling fans to the rooms inside your home can increase air flow reducing humidity levels.
Reduce Humidity Levels Further
If you have attempted to reduce the humidity levels throughout your home without any success, you may want to look into adding a dehumidifier in your home, or replacing an aging air conditioning system. Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric has a team of certified technicians that can help offer you solutions to reduce the humidity levels in your home, keeping your home comfortable. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and work hard to gain our customers trust. Contact us today and let us help you reduce the humidity levels in your home so that everyone in your home can stay comfortable and healthy.