Managing Your Home’s Humidity

Do you find it’s difficult to achieve optimal comfort in your home during the hot summer months? Taking steps to better control humidity levels in your Buffalo home can greatly enhance the air quality in your house while improving overall air flow. Here are some of the ways in which you can better control moisture within your home and achieve the ideal indoor humidity:

Make adjustments to your air conditioner

Most people don’t realize there are tweaks you can make to your air conditioner to remove excess humidity from your Buffalo home. Humidity control can be achieved by keeping your air conditioner’s unit’s coil clean, adjusting fan speed, and checking the refrigerant charge can make your unit more efficient at reducing humidity and maintaining optimal functionality. If you haven’t had your air conditioner inspected in awhile, call an HVAC professional to make these adjustments, as well as any repairs that may be preventing your unit from operating properly.

Fix leaking pipes and keep your gutters clean

Beyond your AC unit, there are other types of household maintenance that can be done to lower humidity. By repairing any leaking pipes or faucets, you’ll reduce the amount of moisture from entering your home in the form of stained drywell or wet spots. Additionally, keeping your gutters clean will prevent indoor leaks that cause moisture build-up, making sure water is directed away from your home. 

Remember simple lifestyle changes

There are also some very simple changes you can make within your home to reduce air moisture. For example, covering pots while cooking on your stove, keeping interior doors open to improve airflow, and putting dehumidifiers in different rooms can all make a difference in humidity control. Dehumidifiers, which are most effective in laundry rooms, basements, and bathrooms, will allow for less usage and wear and tear of your air conditioner.

Taking action to adequately control humidity through ongoing maintenance and repairs will ensure your house remains comfortable during even the hottest months of the summer. By following the tips above, you’ll strike the right balance of moisture, ultimately having a positive effect on your family’s health and quality of life.

Are you having ongoing humidity issues within your home? Get in touch with The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo, and learn how our experienced plumbing team can help you control humidity in your home.

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