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Tips to Lower Indoor Humidity

Sometimes your home can get quite humid -- even on the coolest of days. Just like anything else, humidity can strike up at any time and out of nowhere. Whether you’re looking for a way to get rid of humidity altogether or just to reduce it, here are some simple tips and tricks to follow:

Get a Dehumidifier

One of the best ways to eliminate any humidity in your home is to purchase a dehumidifier. Coming in a variety of shapes and sizes, this device is the perfect way to keep your home feeling comfortable, without using too much energy. If you’re looking for the most effective way to rid of humidity, then it’s best to place it in a room that gets quite stuffy, such as a basement!

Keep it Cool

Another effective way to keep the humidity at bay is to keep your showers cool. Believe it or not, taking a hot shower can be quite harmful to your home. Not only will it make it humid, but it will also have the potential to create mold on the walls and ceiling. Before making that next shower scorching, take the temperature down a notch -- and you’ll notice a visible difference.

Open the Windows

Experiencing cool weather lately? If that’s the case, then it’s best to open up the windows in your home for a bit. Not only will this let in fresh air, but it will also make your home a much more comfortable temperature. Of course, when opening the windows, you’ll want to make sure you’re home (while they’re open) and only open them in the daytime (to avoid the obvious).

Keep the Fan On

Besides keeping your home cool, a ceiling fan will help evenly distribute humidity throughout your home. As it’s known, humidity has the potential to stay in one place and not circulate throughout your home or room. With that being said, keeping a ceiling fan is the best possible option to prevent that humidity from moving!

Turn on the AC

When you’re looking to cool down your home, turning on the AC will help tremendously. If you’re looking to get rid of humidity, then your AC unit will be able to help eliminate it -- but if you want to keep your energy bill at bay, then it’s best to keep your unit on energy saving mode.

If you have any problems with your home plumbing, heating or cooling, and you prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling — or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.