If there’s one thing Floridians know about, it’s humidity. Pair the heat with humidity that we experience in South Florida, and it can be pretty unbearable at times. Even though it’s October, we are still experiencing some hot and humid days. Since Florida experiences summer-like weather for about 10 of the 12 months of the year, it’s good to be aware of ways to lower the humidity in your home.
Here are our 3 tips to lower humidity levels:
- Run indoor fans
Running your indoor fans increase the air movement in your home. This movement of air helps dry up any water and help you feel cooler at the same time. Don’t forget about the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Cooking and hot showers increase humidity; the exhaust fans will help keep that humidity in check.
- Look for water leaks
Extra water in your home is sure to increase humidity. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure you look for leaks in your pipes. One of the first places you can look for a leak is in your air conditioning unit. If you notice a leaky pipe in your AC unit, call a professional to repair it. Some other places to check for leaky pipes are under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. You can also have a professional insulate the outside of your hot and cold pipes to keep out the moisture from condensation.
- Run a whole-house dehumidifier
Whole-house dehumidifiers work independently from your ac unit, providing an extra boost to your ac unit’s humidity-removing capabilities. You can run the dehumidifier without the ac unit or in conjunction to it. You can also program the dehumidifier so it runs at the times and levels you want it to.
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