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3 Easy Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

While you may notice that you feel sticky and damp and your hair frizzes out, you may also notice that any pet odors multiply.

If you’re trying to beat the heat in your Maryland home this summer, conquering the humidity is half the battle. Not only does humidity make the weather harder to tolerate, but it can create several frustrating and worrying side effects. While you may notice that you feel sticky and damp and your hair frizzes out, you may also notice that any pet odors multiply. Additionally, excess humidity can make rust and oxidation processes speed up, it can cause mold and mildew to grow and spread, and it can cause wood to deteriorate. Fortunately, there are several ways you can fight the humidity this summer.

Remove Moisture

One of the first ways to reduce the humidity in your home is to consider the ways humidity is being increased. This usually comes from any damp or wet areas. First, consider your showers, are you using your fan every time? If not, or if you live in an older home without one, consider taking shorter, cooler showers to reduce the amount of steam you’re producing. Next, check for leaking pipes. Not only do leaky pipes cost you money in lost water, but they might be the source of your humidity troubles as well. Condensation on cold water pipes might not be helping either. Make sure to do a full check of all exposed or accessible pipes each spring, adding insulation as needed.

Check Your AC

First things first, if your air conditioner has a drip pan or if it collects water to make sure to keep it emptied out. Next, check out your filters, when they become clogged the air flow to your home can slow causing humidity to build up. If your home has central air, you might try a “dry” setting to help remove moisture, although this setting does not cool the air so make sure to use it on cooler days. Lastly, try adding in more ventilation and fans to help your AC run smoother with less humidity buildup.

Adding a Dehumidifier

If all else fails, it’s time to bring in a dehumidifier. These can be purchased or made DIY. Regardless of which method you choose your home dehumidifier is often most effective in the basement or whichever area most needs help fighting humidity. Larger homes may need to invest in two, one for the basement and one for the top floor. To make a dehumidifier you can use rock salt, charcoal, silica-based cat litter, or zeolite rocks. All of these materials help to suck in moisture and can help simultaneously reduce humidity and odors within your home.  

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