A Simple Guide to Solve Winter Home Moisture Problems
Keeping Humidity Levels Controlled
Don’t let inadequate humidity levels ruin your festivities. Follow the below tips to make your home feel comfortable during the holidays.
Use Dry Heat
Heating a Colorado home in the winter helps to keep excess moisture controlled. Use dry heat and make the necessary adjustments to have proper airflow when warming your home.
Use A Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers dry the water out of the air, speeding up the natural evaporation process. For more effective results, place a dehumidifier in the basement, laundry room, or bathrooms and any other areas that have high humidity levels. Look out for models with a built-in humidistat. This device measures relative humidity levels in the area and signals a humidifier to turn on or off accordingly.
Improve Airflow and Ventilation
That is when fans come in handy. Turn on the exhaust fan as you prepare all those delicious dishes, so the moisture in your food doesn’t affect your home. Also, whenever you take a bath, use the fan in the bathroom and leave it on for another forty minutes after you get out of the shower. Further, installing an exhaust fan in the laundry room will help avoid foggy windows. Don’t forget to check if the dryer is venting the hot air outside. Hire experts in the field to get any problems fixed.
Insulate Your Pipes
Exposed pipes inside your home have problems sweating. Insulate them to prevent leaks and to protect them from the cold weather.
Downspouts and gutters should be debris-free. Make sure the downspouts and landscaping direct water away from your home.
Upgrade Your Windows
High-efficiency windows, such as double pane windows or those with an insulating film reduce energy exchanges during the winter, so they’re less likely to fog-up. Similarly, ensure the weather stripping and caulking around windows is in good shape.
By following the tips as mentioned above, you will be able to balance the moisture inside your house during this holiday season.
If you need expert advice or a new HVAC system, contact Quinnair in Colorado. Our experts in HVAC equipment will happily assist you to keep your home comfy all-year round!