Homeowners in Sarasota, Florida, are well acquainted with humidity. With high humidity levels almost year round, it’s important to keep the humidity inside your Florida home well-balanced to avoid moisture getting inside and wreaking havoc. Here are the three best ways to keep the humidity levels balanced in your home.
Ventilation is one of the best ways to reduce indoor humidity levels, especially if the humidity is coming from an inside source. Hot showers and boiling waters are two major sources of water in the air which can mess up the humidity balance in your home. The combination of heat and water saturates the surrounding air which can end up spreading to the rest of your home.
If you notice your air is more humid than usual, run your exhaust fans to effectively ventilate your home and bring those levels back in check. If you’re doing something that generates a lot of steam, run ventilation during and for a few minutes after you’re done.
Seals around doors and windows are an important barrier to keep outdoor humidity from leaking inside. You should check your seals on an annual basis to ensure they’re in good shape and are keeping moist air from getting into your home. Plus, solid seals are important for good energy efficiency in your home by reducing energy leakage.
Finally, dehumidifiers are excellent at keeping your home from getting too humid. Whether you choose a whole-home or a single-room model, dehumidifiers work to get the moisture out of the air and either deposit it into a holding tank or drain it outside. Some humidifiers have dual abilities at both introducing and removing moisture but if you have too much water in your air, a dehumidifier may be your best choice.
Unbalanced home humidity levels can create a range of issues. If you’re concerned about humidity in your home’s air, Arctic Air Services, Inc. can help. Give us a call at 941-203-7062 to set up an appointment today.
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