How to Maintain Balanced Humidity in Your Home
Improve the Air Quality and Comfort in Your Home
The HVAC system in your Colorado home plays a key role in maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout your living space. However, there is another factor to consider for achieving even a comfier atmosphere: humidity. The main idea is to use devices such as a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier to regulate the amount of moisture or water vapor present in the air. Here are other tips for balancing humidity levels in your home during the summer.
Look out for moisture or water present in your humid-prone areas like the bathroom or around plumbing. Leaky faucets and pipes contribute to higher humidity levels in the home. Constant condensation increases the risk of bacteria and mold growth. Another source of water intrusion is leaky foundations or poorly sealed windows. Repair and/or seal leaks as soon as possible.
Allow Fresh Air Inside Your Home
Promote air circulation inside your home when it is cool outside. Use fans to allow the cool air to circulate inside your home, especially during the early morning hours and at night.
Remove Absorbent Materials
Carpets, pillows, and rugs located in spaces such as basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are sources of moisture absorption. Make sure to eliminate these items from the humid-prone areas.
Use A Whole-House Humidifier or Dehumidifier
Additional equipment like a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier is designed to address humidity problems. All in all, humidity levels above 50 percent in your home, will make you feel uncomfortable and increase the risk of microbial growth. Use a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier to maintain levels between 30 and 45 percent.
If you need help to achieve the ideal indoor humidity levels for your home, contact Quinnair. We have been providing quality HVAC services in Colorado since 2005. Schedule your indoor air quality services with us here.