Keeping the Right Humidity Level in Your Richmond Home

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Maintaining the right humidity level in your Powhatan, VA, home is important. Ideally, you want the humidity to be between 30% and 50%. Once it rises above 50%, you’ll notice that the environment starts to feel uncomfortable. Also, high humidity in your home can lead to other problems, such as biological growth.

Take Advantage of Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Two of the best tools for keeping your home’s humidity level where you want it are humidifiers and dehumidifiers. As the names suggest, these tools either add or remove humidity from the air. If your home is too humid, a dehumidifier can help. If it’s too dry, a humidifier can add a little moisture back into the air.

Oftentimes, it’s best to use these tools in places where humidity levels vary the most. For example, basements and crawl spaces can benefit from humidity-controlling tools. If you already have biological growth forming in your crawl space because of high humidity, crawl space encapsulation services can help.

Eliminating Sources That Cause High Humidity

Another option for keeping the humidity level in your home under control is to eliminate sources that raise humidity. Hang-drying wet clothes indoors is one example.

Unfortunately, you can’t control all sources of humidity. For instance, boiling water and taking showers release moisture into the air, increasing humidity. However, you can’t simply stop doing these activities.

That said, you can take steps to remove some of this excess moisture. Running a bathroom exhaust fan while showering will remove some of the excess humidity from the bathroom. The same is true for the exhaust fan in the hood above your kitchen stove.

Get the Help You Need to Control Humidity and Improve Indoor Air Quality

Sometimes, controlling your home’s humidity level is difficult. If you have trouble or want to improve your indoor air quality, you can learn more about possible solutions from Southern Goodman Mechanical.