We live in Chattanooga, and everyone around here knows that humidity in the summer comes with the territory. But how do stop the humidity from coming into your home? Follow these tips to start enjoying the cool comfort of your home.
Be wary of long, steamy showers and wet towels
Long, hot showers not only create more humidity in the home, but they also contribute to higher energy bills as well. Another note to consider is the hanging of wet or moist towels in the bathroom and other parts of the home. Wet towels, clothes or rags also adds moisture, and thus humidity, to the air.
Ventilate and use fans
Ventilation and circulation are more keys to winning the war against humidity in your home. Invest in ceiling, floor or window fans to circulate the cooled air that your air conditioner works hard to release.
Decrease oven use and clothes dryer use
Your oven and clothes dryers are also perpetrators of humid conditions in the home. Minimize their use in the summer by making foods like salads and chilled soups and drying clothes outside if possible.
Adjust your AC settings and change the air filter
Be sure to change your AC’s air filter every month as a clean, new air filter will ensure only efficient airflow to your home. Also, check the settings of your thermostat. Many air conditioning systems have a “dry” setting that will decrease excess moisture and humidity. Having your HVAC system professionally maintained will also keep your system at its utmost efficiency level. Our Preferred Customer Program will help ensure that your system is always running at its best.
Invest in a dehumidifier
If all else fails and your Chattanooga just always feels like a swamp, it may be time for a dehumidifier. They will increase your indoor air quality and remove the humidity from your home quickly and efficiently.
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