On extremely hot days, it may seem as if your air conditioning isn’t doing enough. Even after having your air conditioning examined by a professional, on extremely hot days, your home may only feel comfortable, not cold. In these situations, humidity is the culprit. Instead of running your electric bill up or worse, breaking your air conditioning system , you should consider reducing the humidity level in your home.

Purchase a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are a quick and easy solution when it comes to removing moisture from the air in your home. There are two types of dehumidifiers: a desiccant dehumidifier and a mechanical dehumidifier. Desiccant dehumidifiers remove the moisture in your home by circulating the air over desiccant material. Desiccant dehumidifiers are best at controlling low humidity levels. However, mechanical dehumidifiers work much like your air conditioning unit. These units cool air via coils. Mechanical dehumidifiers are recommended when you have high levels of humidity.

Use Your Fan in the Bathroom While Bathing

Another simple way to control the humidity in your home is using your ventilation fans. Activities such as cooking and bathing cause the most humidity within your home. As a result, you should turn on your ventilation fans to ensure that the heat coming from these activities are being transferred outside. If you notice no difference by using this method, then you should consider contacting our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating. We can help you remove the humidity from the air in your home.

Don’t Use Vaporizers or Humidifiers

Vaporizers and humidifiers place more water in the air. Many people use these systems because they get irritated with dry skin or eyes when there is no moisture in the air. However, after getting used to these devices running, it’s easy to forget the devices are on. These devices are working against your efforts to reduce the humidity in your home; therefore, you should ensure that they are powered off during the summer months.

Purchase a Humidity Monitor

One last step you can take to ensure you decrease the humidity in your home is purchasing a humidity monitor. These devices are relatively inexpensive, and they are effective. By using a humidity monitor, you can proactively see what changes are working for you in your attempt to reduce the moisture in your home.  

At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we understand that you want to keep your house comfortable this summer. High humidity levels force your air conditioning to work harder than it should, which could jeopardize your system. By removing the moisture from the air in your home, you can help your air conditioner and save money in the process.