Certain features in your home and appliances can help the process of excess humidity. A home needs some moisture in the air for comfort and health, but if it’s too high, it can be trouble. Your hands get clammy and the smell of mildew is in the air. How should you reduce indoor humidity quickly?

 

How to tell if your home is too humid

 

It might be blatantly obvious that your home has too much moisture. It may feel like you’re entering a sauna when you walk into your home. Less obvious signs could be water stains on walls and ceilings, mold inside the bathrooms, or condensation on windows. High levels of humidity can potentially have negative effects on your health, sleep, and home.

 

How to reduce indoor humidity.

 

Dehumidifier. The best way to reducing humidity indoors is a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier can help lower the moisture in the living space by drawing water out of the air. You can usually find portable dehumidifiers in any department or hardware store. For permanent residence, an HVAC specialist can be contacted about installing your appliance. If you do not own a dehumidifier, there are a few hacks you can use to dehumidify your home without one! These methods are fairly easy and uses equipment you would already have at home.

 

Ventilate your room. Keeping your home ventilated, especially in areas that create more moisture (such as a bathroom or kitchen). Open the windows and doors as much as possible and keep vents or fans on to ensure ventilation.

 

Cat litter. Spreading cat litter on to a shallow baking pan, and then placing it in a secluded area of a room can lower the humidity. The cat litter will draw moisture from the room.

 

Air conditioning. Turning on the air condition not only cools a room, but It can help reduce humidity especially during humid weather. Cleaning your AC filters units regularly can help ensure dehumidifying. If AC filters are clogged, they can slow down air flow and won’t be as efficient in reducing humidity.