When the humidity levels in your home get too high, it can make your home feel uncomfortable. Humidity makes the air feel hotter than it actually is, and can make your skin feel sticky and gross.

You should aim to keep the humidity levels in your home between 30 and 50 percent. Humidity not only affects you, your family, and most of the items in your home. Therefore, it is important to monitor the humidity levels in your home and take extra measures to keep your Bensalem home comfortable. If you need help controlling the humidity levels in your home, contact Modern Air Solutions for help.

Get a Dehumidifier

One of the best ways to dehumidify your Bensalem home is to get a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier does exactly what you would expect; it reduces the humidity levels in your home. Buying a dehumidifier offers a variety of benefits. Your home will be more comfortable, you can reduce the number of allergens in your home, you can help eliminate musty smells in your home, your clothing will dry faster, and more.

Ensure Your Home is Properly Ventilated

Without proper ventilation, the air in your home will become saturated, making it feel sticky. Ventilation promotes air flow and helps remove stale air. Rooms such as the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, basement, and attic, are the rooms that need ventilation the most.

Attics are typically the hottest and most humid areas of your home. This heat can get trapped and radiate back into your home. This causes your air conditioner to take longer to cool your home and uses more energy. By having Modern Air Solutions install an attic ventilator for you, you can help reduce your energy costs and save money.

Get Some Fans and Open the Windows

While fans won’t remove humidity like a ventilator, they do increase airflow, which can help the air feel less stale. Air that isn’t moving, will collect and retain humidity. Getting the air in your home moving helps circulate air around your body so it can more easily evaporate the sweat off of your skin, making you feel cooler. Opening your windows can also help, as long as it's not hotter or more humid outside.

Replace Your Air Filter

Replacing/Cleaning your HVAC system’s filter is a task that should be completed regularly. The standard 1” filter should be changed on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, it is fairly easy to forget to do. If the filter gets clogged, it can decrease airflow. As stated above, air will retain humidity if it’s not moving.

Dirty or leaky air ducts can also contribute to this issue. Your air ducts should be cleaned about every ten years. If your air ducts are due for a cleaning, contact Modern Air Solutions today!

Reduce Activities That Increase Humidity

There are many daily activities that add humidity to the air. By reducing how often you do these activities or doing these activities in a smart way, you can also help reduce humidity in your home.

Use Exhaust Fans When Cooking

Boiling water causes it to evaporate and adds moisture to the air. When cooking, be sure to use to exhaust fan.

Take Shorter Showers

While a long hot shower can help you relax and soothes your muscles, it also adds to the humidity in your home. Try to keep your showers shorter, or just take a cold shower.

Remove Plants

Plants look pretty and add life to your home. However, they also add moisture to the air. If possible, move your plants outside.

Dry Your Clothing Outside

If you let your wet clothes dry inside, that water is going to evaporate into the air. If it is a nice day in Bensalem, take your clothes outside to dry instead.

Schedule Maintenance With Modern Air Solutions

Your air conditioner does more than just regulate the temperature of your home. It also removes humidity from your home. However, it may not do so if there is an issue with your system. Make sure your HVAC system is working properly by ensuring it receives annual maintenance from Modern Air Solutions. You can contact us here. Alternatively, you can call (215) 490-3433