6 Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home


Summers in Iowa mean sweltering levels of both heat and excess humidity. Excessive moisture in the air inside your home can lead to damage and set the stage for mold and mildew growth and poor indoor air quality.

The best way to reduce your indoor humidity levels is with a dehumidifier. However, if you do not own a dehumidifier or the humidity problem is mild, here are some helpful ways to reduce moisture levels and enjoy a comfortable haven even in the height of summer. These methods are fairly easy and use equipment you would likely already have in your home.

  1. Ventilate Your Room. Keep your home ventilated, especially in areas that usually create moisture such as your kitchen and the bathroom. Make sure to use your exhaust fan!
  2. Turn On Your Air Conditioning. Turning on your air conditioning not only cools down the room but it will also help reduce indoor humidity, especially during humid weather.
  3. Fans Are Your Friends. Fans are excellent at moving warm stale air around in the room. A fan will increase the airflow in the room that will remove excess moisture through evaporation.
  4. Replace Your Filters. If your filters are clogged and dirty, they will slow down air flow in the ventilation system and won’t be as efficient in reducing humidity.
  5. Take Shorter, Colder Showers. Showers produce a lot of excess steam that will increase humidity indoors.
  6. Take House Plants Outside. Did you know plants release moisture vapor into the air? Temporarily place your plants outdoors. Also, make sure to not over-water your plants.

When the dog days of summer bring waves of sweltering heat, you don’t have to languish in hot, humid and stuffy air. Let us help you turn your home into an oasis of comfort and reduce humidity indoors.

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