Now that you have a better understanding of what humidity can lead to, here are 5 simple tips to help you prevent it.
1.Air out your home
Allowing air in for proper ventilation is key to reducing condensation and other problems caused by humidity. When the weather is nice, open doors and windows to help circulate the air in your home.
2. Invest in a dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers remove water droplets from the air and lowering humidity levels in your home to helping prevent mould buildup. If you’re in a house, put it in your basement and keep it running constantly to maintain appropriate humidity levels.
3. Seal any gaps
Help keep humid air from getting into your home by properly sealing gaps around windows and doors, where excess moisture may be able to get in.
4. Use exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen
Using exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen can help prevent moisture from building up in your home. Always run ventilation fans while showering and for 5 to 10 minutes afterwards. This can help achieve normal humidity in house.
5. Measure humidity levels with a hygrometer
Hygrometers measure the amount of water vapour in the air and can usually be picked up at any neighborhood hardware stores. If your humidity levels are above 80%, you should consider taking some of the actions mentioned above to help reduce that percentage (as quickly as possible).
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