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How To Get Rid of Humidity In Your Home

September 25, 2019
Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Humidity stands for the level of moisture in the air. It is created when heat combines with moisture. Humidity, especially in the home, can be dangerous as it creates a perfect environment for mildew, mold, dust mites, and asthma.

There are many solutions to resolve the issue of humidity in the home. It all comes down to changing habits, DIY solutions, and the proper tools.

Changing Habits
Some habits that we have developed in our daily routines contribute to the moisture that we create in our homes. We can easily cut down humidity levels in our home by changing or cutting down on habits such as showering less (and ensuring that the fan is on while showering), drying clothes outdoors, and avoiding humidity creating cooking methods such as boiling water, frying, indoor grilling, and oven cooking.

DIY Methods
There are some things that you can add to spaces of high humidity to absorb it. Rock salts, salt lamps, baking soda, and certain types of plants are all great for doing this. The best kinds of plants for absorbing humidity are: peace lily, orchids, Boston ferns, cactus, and English ivy.

Tools
Tools such as humidity monitors, ventilation exhaust fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers are all beneficial in both monitoring and removing humidity from a space in a home. Although they are a bit more of an investment than a houseplant, they work just as or even more effectively at getting rid of humidity quickly.

Though these solutions are usually successful in dealing with humidity, sometimes the root cause of humidity is more of a technical issue that requires professional help. If you are struggling with high humidity levels in your home, consider getting your HVAC system checked out by us at Taunton Trades, the HVAC specialists in Durham/ Whitby. Call us today at 905-493-4227 or email us at mail@tauntontrades.comto book an appointment.