4 Tips to Balance Your Home’s Humidity
If you want your Kissimmee, Florida, home to be as comfortable as possible, there are several solutions that you can try, including making sure that the humidity level in your home is balanced. Ideally, the humidity level in your home should be between 30% and 50%, but keeping this balance can sometimes be difficult, particularly in Florida where humid air is the norm.
When the air in your house is too humid, it can make your home feel hot, stuffy, and may even reduce your indoor air quality. Dry air is just as big a problem and has the potential to cause cracked skin and nose bleeds, as well as certain respiratory issues. Fortunately, with the right strategy, you should be able to keep your humidity balanced and your home comfortable. Here are some tips for balancing the moisture level in your home so that your family has the comfort they deserve.
Control Room Humidity Individually
Sometimes, only certain areas of your home will have unbalanced humidity. If this is the case in your house, then the ideal solution is controlling the humidity level in that area would be to invest in a room-sized dehumidifier.
For example, if you notice that an area of your home feels clammy, a room-sized dehumidifier can remove some of the excess moisture from the air and make the space more comfortable.
Cost is probably the biggest benefit of a room-sized dehumidifier. These tools are relatively inexpensive and can effectively balance the moisture levels in problem areas of your house.
Choose a Whole-Home Humidity Solution
If humidity levels seem unbalanced in your entire house, room-sized tools aren’t the best choice. Instead, you should consider investing in a whole-home humidifier, which as its name suggests, can control the humidity levels in your entire house.
While they are more expensive than room-sized units, whole-home humidifiers are the most convenient and effective solution for balancing your humidity levels. A whole-home humidifier can be incorporated into your existing HVAC system, and will automatically adjust the moisture in your house based on preset controls.
So, in the summer months when humidity levels are high, your system will work to keep moisture levels around 50%. With a whole-home dehumidifier, your home will be a lot more comfortable and you won’t have to worry about the ill effects of unbalanced humidity.
Make Sure Your House is Sealed
In addition to adding a dehumidification system to your house, there are several other ways you can keep your humidity balanced. For instance, making sure that your home is properly sealed is one of the easiest ways to keep your humidity levels in check.
When your home isn’t sealed, air can leak into and out of your home, and in the summer season, this means that extremely humid air from the outside will be able to impact the humidity level inside your house. Making sure the areas around your windows and doors are fully sealed will protect your home from the influence of outside air.
Add Ventilation to Trouble Areas
Installing ventilation fans in areas of your home that are prone to higher moisture levels is another good solution for keeping your home comfortable. In particular, if you don’t have ventilation fans in your bathrooms and kitchen, adding them can make a big difference in controlling localized humidity.
If you need help controlling the humidity in your home, call Frank’s Air Conditioning Inc. at (407) 490-2070. We offer a wide range of heating and cooling services, and one of our knowledgeable technicians would be glad to come to your home and provide additional information about adding whole-home dehumidification to your existing heating and cooling system.
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