Ways of Controlling Excess Humidity in Your Home
Maintaining an ideal humidity level is very important especially at your home or work place to help reduce dust mites and allergence. To know if your living in a room with excess humidity, try to note if you have been experiencing allergic reactions, shortness of breath more often. To control humidity levels consider getting yourself a humidistat. In this article I will explain some few methods that you can use to reduce humidity levels in any room
First and foremost, ensure to ventilate well the rooms that create more moisture. Use fans to ventilate the rooms by leaving them on to run on longer periods to reduce the warmth generated in these rooms. Make sure to always open your windows while cooking and opening the bathroom windows or the door if you cant afford do install a fan to drive excess moisture out.
Make sure to use covered pots when cooking food to limit the amount of water vapour released to the atmosphere. Always keep plants outside or in one room inside the house to avoid concentrating moisture inside the house since the level of moisture they can generate is quite significant. Also if you have a firewood place ensure to keep freshly cut firewood outside since they hold large amount of water.
Get yourself a dehumidifier if you find it difficult to maintain low humidity levels in your house or the place you stay has less ventilation systems. You can place the dehumidifier in the specific room that requires moist removal but away from direct sunlight. Dehumidifiers work best in closed doors and windows and should be placed away from walls and furniture. Your office or you only wish to reduce the humidity in your kitchen due to the amount of moisture released from heat then consider buying a small portable device.
You should clean your carpet regularly to avoid dust from accumulating and to reduce the amount of moisture retained by it. Moisture may increase in your house as a result of rain water leaking in your walls and insulation therefore you should inspect the roof for any leakages. Insulate pipes with water proof insulators to avoid pipes from sweating.
Presence of foggy windows foul odour are some of the tips you should consider to know that your house humidity levels are high and attention is needed to control it. Take an initiative of measuring the atmosphere of your home more often to control any build up of excess moisture as you may not see any possible indication of excess moisture. In addition controlling your home moisture will prevent you incurring unnecessary costs from frequent repainting of walls and woodwork caused by excess moisture.