The Omaha area has had a tough go of it so far this spring and summer. The entire Midwest has been pummeled by rain, rain, rain. With these seemingly endless storms, homeowners might begin to experience a few problems. Issues such as basement flooding and leaks can lead to longer-lasting problems like mold growth and musty smells. Just the added humidity outside can be enough to seep into your home and cause issues. So what can you do to avert these situations? The G-Force team has put together our best tips to help you keep your home drier, less humid, and more comfortable.
Install a Dehumidifier in Your Home
This is one of the best ways you can combat the effects of humidity in your home. Oppressive humidity can make you feel sticky, clammy, and makes it harder to cool off since sweat doesn’t evaporate as quickly off of your skin. Installing a whole house dehumidifying system will help you start feeling more comfortable almost immediately. Plus, dehumidifying systems, like the Honeywell one we install here at Getzschman, also help lower your energy bills associated with your heating and cooling system. Decreasing the humidity levels in your home also help decrease the strain on your cooling system in the summer months, thereby making it more efficient and requiring less energy.
Related Read: G-Force’s Tips to Keeping Your Home Cooler This Summer
Other Ways to Decrease Humidity in the Home
As a whole, keeping humidity levels down is important to maintain optimal comfort, as well as the integrity of your home and the furniture inside. Here are some other ways you can help decrease the amount of humidity in your home this summer:
- Use your kitchen and bathroom ventilators when cooking and showering, and leave them on for longer periods of time after you’re done.
- Use ceiling fans to create more air movement throughout your home.
- Take colder, shorter showers.
- Temporarily place houseplants outdoors or concentrated in one room. Plants release moisture vapor into the air.
- Hang damp clothes outside instead of using the clothes dryer.
- Open windows at night to let cooler air ventilate the home.
Use these tips to keep your home comfortable through the rain and humidity! If you are experiencing any problems, be sure to give Getzschman Heating & Cooling a call. Our client care representatives are available 24 hours a day to serve you. Call us at (402) 554-1110.