In Florida, in-home humidity is one struggle unfortunately many are too familiar with. Even though the humidity comes each year, it seems as though many of us can’t bear the uncomfortable temperatures and humidity and struggle with controlling it year after year.
The good news is, you don’t have to suffer all summer long with in-home humidity. Below, Bertie Heating & Air Conditioning has compiled four ways to lower in-home humidity.
If your bathroom has an exhaust fan, use it! An exhaust fan is any fan or vent inside your home that removes moistened and heated air through an electronic vent. These fans work by sucking up the warm air that has risen and releasing it outside. Soon, your room with flow with cooler air throughout the home.
These vents aren’t just for showers–they can be used at all points of the day to remove extra moisture in the air.
Plants are a great home decor item that can spruce up any area; however, plants can cause a great deal of humidity. In drier climates, plants are a great selling point to increase the humidity in an office or home. In the Florida summers, plants can actually cause excess humidity making the room uncomfortable.
Like humans, plants release moisture into the air. When you water your plant, the water gets soaked up into the plant and then released through pores. Depending on how many plants your home has, this can cause an uncomfortable climate inside the home. It is a best practice to place your plants outside to reduce humidity.
Roofs, windows, and doors can all have tiny leaks that are invisible to the naked eye. These small leaks can let the Florida moisture inside your home which can cause humidity and discomfort. There are many contractors throughout the Gainesville area who perform what is called a Blower Test. This test is required for those who want to have a “green home” and inspects where air leakage is occurring and how much air is leaking. If your home is leaking, contact your general contractor to seal or replace windows, doors, or your roof.
Your AC contractor is your biggest resource when it comes to lowering in-home humidity. Air conditioners themselves have the ability to remove moisture in the air and release the cooled dry air into the home. However, sometimes older homes need additional help which can include a dehumidifier or specialized air filters. At Bertie Heating & Air Conditioning, we will first assess your in-home humidity to figure out what option is right for you. From there, we will help lower your in-home humidity so you can be comfortable in your own home.
If you’re looking to reduce your home’s humidity levels and are in the Gainesville and North Central Florida area, call Bertie Heating & Air Conditioning. Our family-owned HVAC company can help you be comfortable in your own home.