Maintaining proper humidity levels in your Clearwater, Florida, home is essential to your comfort and well-being. To keep your home feeling cool and crisp even when the outside temperatures soar, aim for home humidity levels in the 30 to 50 percent range. This should keep your home comfortable and prevent any humidity-related problems from developing.
Increase Your Home’s Ventilation to Reduce Humidity
If your home’s humidity levels are too high, take steps to improve its ventilation. Ventilation fans in rooms that lead outside, such as your home’s bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room, will help. If you’re worried your fans aren’t working or unsure if your ducts contain them, we can help. Our professional service technicians can assess your home’s ventilation system and provide recommendations to increase its effectiveness if necessary.
In addition to air duct fans, using ceiling fans is an easy and cost-effective way to improve your home’s ventilation. By circulating the air, ceiling fans help keep your home well-ventilated.
Cover Houseplants’ Soil
Houseplants release moisture into the air and having too many can increase your home’s humidity levels. If you don’t want to limit yourself to one or two, keeping your houseplants’ soil covered is an effective way to limit their moisture output. Sprinkling pea gravel over the soil is an affordable and attractive way to do this.
Check for Water Leaks
Water leaks are common, but many homeowners are unaware they have a leak. The best way to test for a water leak is to check your water meter when all your faucets are off. If the water meter is moving while all your faucets are off, you have a leak. Water leaks can contribute to your home’s humidity levels while increasing your monthly utility bills.
Taking steps to keep your home’s humidity levels at proper levels will help keep you comfortable and prevent expensive problems from developing. If you’re worried that your home’s humidity levels are too high, contact us at Advanced Cooling Systems today. Give us a call at 727-213-5888.
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