Keeping you comfortable in your Keithville, Louisiana, home is a big job for your air conditioner, not only does it have to cool, but also lower humidity. A high level of humidity in your home can make your skin feel clammy and less cool, causing you to crank up the AC and have higher energy bills. Here are some fixes for high humidity.
Your dryer puts out a lot of moist heat which creates moist air and taking a long, hot shower can create a lot of humidity. To prevent these rooms from getting overly humid, create ventilation with exhaust fans to the outside, overhead fans, plug-in fans, or opening a window. Cooking can also raise humidity levels so be sure to use the exhaust fan on your stove to push humid air out of your home and reduce humidity.
This may seem like an unconventional tip as plants are known to improve indoor air quality, but move your plants outside as they can increase your indoor humidity. Humans also release moisture when they breathe, about one-quarter of a cup per hour, so having a house full of people can raise humidity levels. But we don’t condone kicking out your kids just to reduce the humidity.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
For a stubborn humidity problem, consider purchasing a dehumidifier. Reducing the humidity in your home isn’t all about your comfort, it can also prevent mold in your AC unit, rotting wood, and foggy windows. The ideal home humidity is 45 percent. Anything below 30 percent is too low, and anything over 50 percent is too high. If you’re not sure if you have a humidity problem, you can purchase a sensor or call us to send a trained HVAC repairman to check for you.
If your windows are constantly fogged, or your house always feels clammy, it just might be time to call in the experts. For a home humidity assessment, don’t hesitate to call Pioneer Comfort Systems at 318-795-8000.