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What to Do if Your Home Is too Humid
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What to Do if Your Home Is too Humid

Sticky humidity is easy to avoid when it’s a consequence of summertime weather. Retreat indoors, where your well-cared-for air conditioner gets rid of the heat factor, and you’re good to go! But if your home is a victim of too-high humidity levels, it can’t entirely escape the way you can—and the lasting damage can be disastrous.

Luckily, though, you can do plenty in both the short and long term to mitigate this damage. Furnace Doctors, your Saint Paul Park providers of furnace repair and air conditioning services, is here to inform. Below, you’ll learn all about high-humidity first aid and when it’s time to get your HVAC contractor involved to help.

Ventilate, Ventilate, Ventilate!

As a temporary fix or bandage until you find the cause, bust open those windows if at all possible—just like you’d do if you accidentally burned something in the kitchen. Providing as much ventilation as possible can help equalize humidity levels indoors and out. This is particularly useful in combating unwanted condensation on the windows.

As we said, this isn’t a permanent fix, though. Rain, snow, and cold temperatures will eventually drive your windows shut again. Suppose your home’s humidity levels are high enough to warrant excessive ventilation in the form of open windows. In that case, you need an HVAC contractor to check out your home’s humidity management system.

Check Out Your Plumbing

Excess humidity always has a cause; it’s never “just the way a home is.” One such reason may not be related to your HVAC system at all, but to your plumbing! Indeed, when water leaks from a pipe or an appliance, it can make your home a lot more humid and even promote mold growth; and according to Simpson Plumbing, it is quite tough on the residential indoor air quality.

If you know your plumbing is leaky, work on patching it up in the way that works best for you. Your home’s humidity levels will lower.

Invest in a Whole-House Humidity Management System

An air purification device such as this can help compensate for poor building design or other ventilation issues that may cause your home to feel swampy. They don’t just deal with high humidity, but the too-low variety, too. When your home’s humidity levels are ideal, you’ll maintain prime comfort levels and avoid all of the pitfalls we discussed in our blog on the topic.

For a Happier Home With Higher Residential Indoor Air Quality, Contact Furnace Doctors Today

We’d be happy to help you wrangle your household’s out-of-control humidity levels. Reach our Saint Paul Park office today at 651-789-3082.

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