Living in southern California, we typically are not very familiar with hot, humid summers with the exception of the last 2 years.  Humidity can make summer seem a whole lot hotter than it actually is. The air outside is thick with moisture which makes us feel sticky and sweaty. But what happens when the humidity starts to seep into your home? High humidity in a home can cause rot, promote mold growth and attract pests. It can also cause symptoms such as itching, sneezing and coughing since many people have allergic reactions to the organisms that thrive in humidity.

 

You can lower the amount of humidity in your home using these easy, natural steps:

 

  1. Circulate fresh air
  2. Using fans and windows to circulate fresh air throughout your home will keep moisture from accumulating. When the air in your home becomes stagnant, the moisture has nowhere to go and will eventually cause mold, mildew and rot issues.
  3. Take Shorter or Cooler Showers.  Long, hot showers have a way of raising the humidity in your home more than anything else. Taking cooler or shorter showers will help to decrease the humidity.
  4. Get a Dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is a great air treatment solution for removing uncomfortable excess moisture from your indoor environment and restoring a healthy humidity level. However, dehumidifiers are often overlooked as solutions because many people, for example, don’t understand how they function or are not aware of the many benefits they offer.
  5. And if that doesn’t work, you can get a free in home estimate on and air conditioner and/or dehumidifier.