How to Manage Your Indoor Humidity Levels This Summer

With summer just around the corner, you’re probably starting to feel the rising outdoor temperatures. This time of year when you can also expect humidity levels to increase and creep into your home. If not properly managed, excess humidity can affect indoor air quality and comfort. This is what makes your home feel stuffy and warm.

To learn how you can effectively reduce indoor humidity this summer, our HVAC repair team at Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning has a few useful tips.

Why You Should Manage Indoor Humidity

Excess humidity won’t just put a damper on your home’s comfort. Once it affects your indoor air quality, it can also affect your furniture and items that are known to be sensitive to humidity. Over time, it can even lead to structural damage.

Too much humidity isn’t ideal for your family’s health either. This is because the excess moisture in the air breeds mold and other bacteria that affect indoor air quality. It can also aggravate the allergy or asthma symptoms of those affected. Excess humidity may lead to dust mites, wilted plants and even poor sleep quality. If you don’t want this to happen to you, it’s best to consult with an AC and heating repair technician about reducing indoor humidity levels.

Helpful Tips to Manage Indoor Humidity

  • Use your indoor ventilation fans. Normally, you turn them on in your kitchen while cooking or in your bathroom while taking a shower. However, we recommend keeping them on longer to eliminate any excess indoor humidity.

  • Install a dehumidifier. Investing in a dehumidifier helps you reduce excess humidity further. Whole-home dehumidifiers can be installed inside your unit’s air handler and effectively remove moisture from the air passing through. This makes the conditioned air dry and cool, which is perfect for the summer weather.

Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning is your trusted HVAC contractor offering high-quality AC repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (415) 522-0966 or fill out our contact form online to schedule a consultation and free estimate today! We serve homeowners in San Francisco and the surrounding areas.

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