• Howard Gallagher

How To Dehumidify Your Home

Indoor Humidity can wreck havoc on your home. It can put stress on your body and expose your home to mold and mildew. Humidity levels increase as outside temperatures increase. Humid weather is tolerable when it is around 30% to 50%. When humidity goes any higher , wood starts to deteriorate and metal begins to rust. With summer steadily approaching, you want to spend the hottest months of the year in a humid house. Your Home is supposed to be the place you can relax and spend time with your family. While many of us have dehumidifiers in our homes already, sometimes they simply can’t keep up or end up racking up a high utility bill. Here are a few tips to reduce the humidity in your home.


Redirect Downspouts


Your downspouts serve an important role. They drip water onto your basement and ground near your home. This water affects your home’s humidity. Extending your downspouts further not only reduces the humidity in your home but also the indoor flooding risk in your home.

Move Plants to The Garden


House plants are great . They add ambiance to your home. However they attract moisture and humidity particularly when it is warm. As the weather improves, place your plants outside.

Invest In A Dehumidifier


A dehumidifier is a device that evaporates all the moisture in the air. This is done by collecting the moisture in the air and condensing it into water. If you want more results with drying up your home, you could opt to get more than one dehumidifier for your home. Placing dehumidifiers all over your home will ensure the internal air dry up faster.

Use Your Clothes Line Over Your Dryer


If it is possible, try to use your clothes dryer as less as possible. Dryers can increase the humidity levels in your home. Drying your clothes outside allows you to save energy.


AC Maintenance


Your HVAC System is the main system in your home responsible for air flow in your home. Place you air conditioner on the dry air setting to push humid air outside your home. Inspect all your HVAC filters .Make sure your filters are regularly cleaned in order to ensure maximum air flow.

Keep Your Home Dry


Plumbing Issues can drip into the home and increase moisture in your home. Insulating the pipes will prevent condensation from building up in your home. Your windows, basement and attic are all vulnerable areas to moisture build up. Insulating those area s reduces humidity and lowers your cooling bill. Moisture can build up in your home appliances.The best thing you can do for your home appliances against humidity is invest in a home warranty plan. Global Home Protection has a nationwide network of service technicians and 24 hour claims department to help you in your time of need. Repair or Replacement of covered items can be done all for a small service call fee. You save time and money oppose to finding and hiring your own technician. Call 877-660-1621 to sign up today to receive a free bonus.