Like the rest of the Southeast, summers in Raleigh can be particularly brutal. This is due in large part to the high humidity that our region experiences. So how can you stay cool when everywhere you turn feels like a sauna? Rapid Repair Experts has some tips to reduce humidity in your home this summer in The Triangle.
Use ventilation to your advantage
Fortunately, your home most likely came equipped with tools to help you reduce humidity. For instance, clothes dryers are designed to reduce moisture from clothing, so you’ll want to make sure that moisture makes its way out of your home. Keep your dryer vents clean and clear of lint and dust so that the humid air can properly exit the house. In addition, use ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathroom when cooking and showering in order to keep humidity levels low.
Reduce humidity with house plants
House plants are excellent natural dehumidifiers, but you’ll want to make sure you choose the right one. Plants like boston ferns and english ivy will continuously absorb water from the air, lowering your home humidity. All they need is a little sunlight and moist soil! Furthermore, these plants do a great job of filtering toxins, keeping your home’s air cleaner and safer to breathe. If you want an easy way to reduce humidity, improve air quality, and liven up your home’s aesthetic, check out some house plants!
Ductwork maintenance from Rapid Repair Experts
Damaged HVAC ductwork can contribute to rising humidity levels in your home. If you can’t seem to keep your air dry and comfortable, you could have leaks in your duct system. Small holes and cracks in the ductwork will allow humid air from the attic and basement to enter your home, turning your living rooms and bedrooms into your own personal steam rooms! Schedule HVAC maintenance with Rapid Repair Experts to inspect and repair any damage to your A/C ducts.
Staying comfortable this summer is all about staying cool and dry! Call us today to schedule your HVAC maintenance.