As you probably already know, humidity is the main cause of damp in your home. Some signs of high humidity levels include foggy windows, musty odour or your skin feeling sticky. Now you don’t have to live in a rainy area to experience this. There are various reasons why your home could be humid during winter, even if it doesn’t rain.
Below we’ll give you some tips on how you can reduce humidity in your home so you can avoid damp issues in future.
- Ventilate Your Home
If you don’t have proper ventilation, there’s nowhere for the moisture in the air to go. This is especially true for the bathroom and kitchen. If you don’t have vent fans, leave the window open (even just a little bit) or use fans to dry out the air.
- Be Smart When Cooking
Use your ventilation fan when cooking. Additionally, you can leave the lids on the pots to limit the escaping moisture
- Increase the Temperature in Your Home
Humidity decreases whenever the temperature in your home rises. Running the air conditioner will work excellent but can be costly. Alternatively, invest in a gas heater or electric fan heater and run them for short periods of time.
- Invest in a Dehumidifier
If you have a humidifier running in your home, turn it off for a while. Additionally, you can use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in the air. For sufficient circulation, dehumidifiers should be placed away from furniture and walls.
- Reduce the Number of Houseplants
Plants release moisture into the air which can increase the humidity levels in your home significantly. Especially if there’s a lot of them. Consider reducing the number of plants you have in your home, or place them outside temporarily.
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