The heat is bad enough here in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, but the high humidity levels really add to the discomfort. Humidity levels that are comfortable should range between 30 and 50 percent. Numbers over that will make a hot day feel unbearable. So, what can you do to control summer humidity in your home? Here are a few tips on lowering humidity levels so you and your family can stay cool all summer long.
One of the best ways to combat high humidity levels is by using a dehumidifier. We can install a whole-home dehumidifier inline with your HVAC system that runs automatically to bring the humidity down to a comfortable level.
Fixing Leaky Pipes Helps Control Humidity
Leaky pipes and faucets add moisture to the air and that is the last thing you want to do when you are trying to lower moisture levels. Have a plumber inspect your home and fix those issues, and be sure to wrap pipes with insulation to help avoid condensation build-up.
Run Your Air Conditioner
Not only does your air conditioner pull hot air out of your home, but it also dehumidifies it as well. Be sure to have regular maintenance on your air conditioner so that it runs at peak efficiency to keep your home cool and comfortable.
Exhaust Fans Expel Humidity
When you are showering or boiling pots of water on the stove, it is often easy to forget to turn on the exhaust fans. They are designed to pull steam, moisture, and even odors from inside and expel them to the outside. Be sure to run them for a bit after you are finished so they can pull the excess moisture out.
Give our team of experts at Sullivan Oil & Propane a call today to discuss the best ways to lower humidity in your home, including having us install a dehumidifier. We would love to speak with you at (610) 810-3992.
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