A lot of moisture in your Goose Creek, South Carolina, home’s air can make you and your family feel sweaty and hot in spring and summer. In winter, you could have dry air instead. Regulating the humidity in your house can help you save on energy costs and significantly improve your indoor air quality. It also prevents rotting wood, biological growth, and cracks in wood. Here are some ways to control your home’s humidity and improve your comfort.
Use a Dehumidifier
Your air conditioner can’t always remove all of the excess humidity inside your home. Too much moisture can make your house feel stuffy and lead to water damage or biological growth. It can also increase allergy or asthma symptoms and cause unpleasant smells. Fortunately, you can take care of these issues with a dehumidifier. You can use a portable dehumidifier in one room at a time or you can have a whole-home version installed in your ductwork by the experts at Coastal Air Solutions.
Check Your Insulation
Gaps or leaks in your insulation let conditioned air escape from your home while outside air comes in. They can increase your utility bills and make controlling your home’s humidity difficult. Have your insulation checked by a professional and add more or replace it if needed. Remember to insulate any pipes that could cause condensation as well.
You can use ventilation to remove dry or humid air. It can also help you get rid of bad smells and biological growth from excess moisture. Have exhaust fans installed in your kitchen or bathroom, open your windows when needed, or use an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). With an ERV, you can conserve energy while regulating your home’s humidity and keeping your air fresh.
Coastal Air Solutions is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than a decade of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality experience. For outstanding, friendly service and help with controlling the humidity in your home, call us anytime at (843) 482-0407.
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