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How Can You Lower Home Humidity?

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Check out these tips on how you can lower home humidity.

Maryland is currently experiencing spring, and the weather is lovely and warm. However, this also indicates that our dry winter homes might turn into humid hotspots sooner rather than later. While the weather is cool, it’s time to think about how to prepare for those humid months to come. Check out these tips on how you can lower home humidity.

Consider Air Conditioning

The air conditioner is your first resource for maintaining your home cool and dry. It should actively transfer fresh, cool air into your home while taking out humid, warm air. In addition, your house will be less likely to develop mold, which enjoys inhibiting in dark, damp places. So, keep your fan automatic to blow cool air rather than continuously. Remember to change your air filter once every 2 to 3 months, depending on how often it gets dirty. If you believe you have leakage in your air ducts, call a professional to repair the problem immediately.

Make Sure to Repair Leaks

Speaking of leaks, you can lower home humidity if you inspect your house for leaks. Leaks in pipes and faucets add moisture to the air, plus any spots in the house that have previously shown water damage. Ways to spot leaks in your home are if you suddenly have high water bills and if your ceiling or wall feels damp.

Learn How to Use Your Home

The way to lower home humidity also has to do with how you may use your home. For instance, you create a higher humidity level in the room when you take a hot shower. So, drop the temperatures of your showers, and don’t forget to ventilate so the humid air has a place to escape. Also, turn on the exhaust fan to remove water vapors right away when boiling water or using the range.

Use a Dehumidifier

Besides using an air conditioner and ventilation system, another common machine for lowering home humidity is the dehumidifier. A dehumidifier effectively takes in water from the air, and you can currently find relatively quiet models, too.


Some things in nature naturally take in the moisture from the air surrounding them, including charcoal. You may use either charcoal bags or charcoal briquettes and leave them in a container for several months.


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