A humidifier inside of a home.

Benefits of Controlled Humidity

You need to keep tabs on your home’s humidity levels. Excessive moisture in the air promotes mold growth, compromises your comfort and takes a toll on your indoor air quality, which ultimately affects your health.

Here are some of the most effective ways to control humidity.

Invest in a Dehumidifier

Purchasing a whole-home humidifier is one of the best investments you can make. It’ll create a healthier environment by combating mold and mildew. If there’s condensation around your windows, this is a tell-tale sign you need a dehumidifier. Many of the newer models are designed with a built-in humidity sensor, which automatically turns on the unit when needed.

Consider Installing Hardwood Flooring

If your home has carpet flooring, you may want to make a change. Carpet tends to retain moisture. Hardwood flooring is a far better choice. If you’re concerned about the price of installing genuine hardwood, vinyl planks are a great alternative.

Add House Plants

Aside from giving your home a more relaxing aura, some houseplants can also help reduce humidity. Peace lily, English ivy, and Boston fern can make the air feel less clammy.

Use Exhaust Fans

Like the kitchen, the bathroom needs to have an exhaust fan. These two rooms are especially prone to high humidity levels. Whether you’re cooking or taking a shower, remember to run your exhaust fans.

Replace HVAC Filters

Your HVAC unit circulates the air in your home up to seven times a day, helping keep humidity down. However, a clogged filter will restrict airflow, causing humidity to rise. Be sure to replace your air filter every 30 days.

For all of your indoor air quality needs, contact Go Green Express Home Services at (845) 253-4053.