Although we are finally seeing an end to the long hot summer, we still have a little way to go before we have consistently cool temperatures in Longview, Texas. Longtime residents are familiar with the high humidity that sticks around for much of the year, but that doesn’t mean it has a place in your home. Here are four ways to keep humidity levels low, so you can be more comfortable in your home.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Using a ceiling fan is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to deal with indoor humidity problems. The air flow that ceiling fans generate removes moisture from the skin, which makes you feel cooler and more comfortable. When you use fans in conjunction with your heating and cooling system, it can help you to use optimal thermostat settings so you save energy.
Run the Air Conditioner
The air conditioning system in your home does more than just cool the indoor space. It also works to keep humidity at a comfortable level, removing that thick, warm air and replacing it with fresh cooled, air. Use recommended thermostat settings to ensure that you use the system efficiently and minimize energy waste.
Use a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
When you are dealing with major humidity problems, a whole-home dehumidifier might be the best solution. These devices work with the HVAC system to address moisture levels throughout your entire home, and they draw moisture from the air to lower humidity levels much more than an air conditioner can on its own.
Moderate Indoor Activities
Sometimes keeping your own activities in check can contribute to significantly lower humidity levels. Long, hot showers can easily drive up moisture levels, so consider reducing your shower time or taking cooler showers. Cooking and boiling water can add moisture to the air, so try to limit cooking time, especially on high humidity days. All of these small measures can quickly add up to reduce humidity in your home.
Could your home benefit from lower humidity levels? Call 903-374-4012 today, to discuss indoor air quality solutions with the pros at JD’s A/C.
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