Humidity can wreak havoc on more than just your hair. Hot weather and damp, humid air can also damage your home. Too much moisture in the air leads to mold and mildew, which can in turn cause health problems. Furthermore, unwanted moisture in the home can also give rise to issues with wallpaper, paint, and dry wall. No fun at all.
The Weather Channel provides an infographic that explains how humidity impacts your home and gives helpful tips for preventing these negative consequences. We think it is a great resource, so we wanted to highlight some of the main points from it in order to help you out.
If you haven’t seen it already, you can check out the whole thing here: A Guide to Help Protect Your Home from Heat and Humidity Damage by Ally Hirschlag.
The most important thing is to reduce the amount of moisture in your home.
-Use dehumidifiers, insulation, and fans to effectively ventilate your home
-Clean out the gutters to prevent water build up from leaking inside
-If possible, keep your houseplants outside during the summer months
-Look for condensation on plumbing pipes
-Try colder showers and be sure the bathroom is properly vented
-Check that the windows are sealed correctly
The good news is that many of these preventative measures are fairly easy steps to take. One of the best things is to simply be aware of where moisture in your home is coming from such as from showers, windows, pipes etc…. Flame is happy to help you find the right dehumidifier for your home and to help with any questions in regard to ventilation, insulation, and plumbing.
Looking for more information? Contact us at Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical!